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  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 10- European shares snapped a seven-day losing streak on Wednesday, helped by some solid corporate earnings and a recovery in Deutsche Bank from 30- year lows. "The rebound in Deutsche Bank is helping to reassure some investors who had been concerned about possible contagion in the banking sector," said Francois Savary, chief investment officer...

  • *Bank shares lead Europe stocks up after Asia falls. LONDON, Feb 10- European stocks rose on Wednesday, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eased and oil prices recovered from Tuesday's steep falls. Investors and traders were looking ahead to Congressional testimony from Federal...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 recovers after sharp fall. LONDON, Feb 10- European shares rebounded on Wednesday from two-year lows reached in the previous session, helped by some solid corporate earnings and a recovery in Deutsche Bank. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen 1.6 percent to its lowest point since September 2013 on Tuesday, rose 1.5...

  • People enter the building of the Swiss bank UBS in Midtown Manhattan

    UBS has reacted to the financial market turbulence by freezing salaries for its investment bankers until at least mid year. The FT reports.

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500 X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions. DUH has already accused General Motors' Opel division, Renault and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand of...

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500 X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions. DUH has already accused General Motors' Opel division, Renault and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand of...

  • Drug prices jumped about 13 percent in the United States last year, spurring a public outcry and moving the issue onto the campaign platform of Hillary Clinton and other U.S. presidential candidates for the November 2016 election. The agreement applies to Cigna's commercial business and does not apply to its Medicaid or Medicare plans. Entresto, which costs...

  • GENEVA, Feb 8- When executive board members of the World Health Organization sat down for their annual meeting in Geneva in January, many powerful figures spoke forcefully of the need to reform the leading global authority on health and disease. "It's time to stop talking," Stewart Jessamine, New Zealand's director of public health and a WHO executive board member,...

  • GENEVA— The new CEO of Credit Suisse has proposed that its board make a "significant" cut in his bonus after the Swiss bank posted disappointing earnings last week and announced 4,000 job cuts. An e-mail from Credit Suisse's press office said he proposed the biggest cut among the bank's management team because "I cannot demand sacrifices from others and not make...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors on Saturday praised the speed with which new Argentine President Mauricio Macri made a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has strangled government finances. A financial markets pariah since defaulting on a record $100 billion in 2002, Argentina proposed on Friday a...

  • Investors welcome Argentina's swift offer to holdouts Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 12:14 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors on Saturday praised the speed with which new Argentine President Mauricio Macri tabled a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has strangled government finances. A financial markets pariah since defaulting on a record $100 billion in 2002, Argentina proposed on Friday a...

  • MILAN, Feb 5- European shares were little changed in choppy trade on Friday with investors reluctant to take up big positions before a key U.S. jobs report that could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. "With the focus on the jobs report in the U.S., we don't expect a very dynamic market today in Europe," Johannes Mayr, head of economic...

  • *BOJ board members told of negative rate plan days before meeting. TOKYO, Feb 4- Just days before the Bank of Japan stunned financial markets with its radical adoption of negative interest rates, members of the central bank's own policy board had also been taken by surprise by the move. That would be in keeping with the single-minded style of central bank Governor...

  • GENEVA— Credit Suisse is cutting roughly 4,000 jobs to reduce costs after announcing a massive pre-tax loss in the fourth quarter that includes "substantial charges which are not reflective of our underlying business performance," the bank said Thursday. It reported a pretax quarterly loss of 6.4 billion, including a 3.8- billion-franc impairment charge...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 4- Property developers and other Chinese firms have shown strong interest to bid for the $1 billion insurance asset of Hong Kong's Dah Sing as they seek diversification from a slowing mainland economy and a weakening yuan, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. China's fourth-biggest developer, Country Garden Holdings, and its biggest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 3- Venture capital firm Index Ventures has raised $1.25 billion to invest in technology startups, in another sign that neither stock market turmoil nor unease in the late-stage investing market has slowed venture fundraising. In addition, Index Ventures disclosed it raised late last year a $700 million fund that will be dedicated to...

  • UPDATE 3-ABB shifts focus in China as demand slumps Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:35 AM ET

    *ABB hit by slumping demand in China and from oil customers. ZURICH, Feb 3- Swiss engineer ABB is responding to sluggish demand in China by expanding in the country's western cities and focusing on sales of robotics and high-voltage power equipment, while cutting costs across the group. A cost-cutting programme meant to trim ABB's expenses by some $1 billion...

  • HONG KONG— A Chinese state-owned chemical maker offered to buy Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta for $43 billion in what would be the biggest-ever foreign acquisition by a Chinese company. Basel- based Syngenta said in a statement that ChemChina's cash offer is worth the equivalent of 480 francs a share, including a special 5 franc dividend for shareholders if...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is not among those accused of wrongdoing in an investigation by Switzerland's chief prosecutor into alleged corruption involving the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad sovereign fund, a Swiss official said on Tuesday. Andre Marty, spokesman for the Office of Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, said in an...

  • Pacific Biosciences shares were trading up 25 percent at $12.70 in afternoon trading in New York on the news, giving the company a market value of close to $1 billion. Based in Menlo Park, California, Pacific Biosciences focuses primarily on developing and manufacturing systems for gene sequencing. In 2013, Roche, which is based in Basel, Switzerland, penned a...