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  • PARIS, July 27- A revised outlook from Casino got a cool reception on Thursday with a fall in its shares, even though the French supermarket retailer nudged up its financial guidance. Trading profits in France, Casino's biggest market, rose 43 percent from a year ago, while earnings also improved in Brazil, which is Casino's second-biggest market.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.55 billion. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 75 cents per share. Shell Oil shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • HELSINKI, July 27- Network equipment maker Nokia reported a jump in profit on Thursday thanks to a patent deal with Apple and gains in market share though it warned the network business could slow by more than expected this year. Nokia's shares rose 5.5 percent by 0820 GMT after it posted second-quarter operating profit of 574 million euros, up 73 percent from a...

  • MADRID— Official statistics show the number of unemployed in Spain fell below the 4 million mark for the first time in more than eight years as new contracts were signed for the summer tourism season. The figure is still the second-highest rate in the 28- country European Union behind Greece. Unemployment in Spain peaked at 27 percent in 2013 just before it began...

  • HONG KONG— China's Huawei Technology says first-half revenues at its telecoms equipment and smartphone businesses expanded at a slower pace than the year before. The company, which is one of the world's biggest telecoms gear makers, said Thursday that sales grew 15 percent to 283.1 billion yuan in the first six months of the year. The company, based in the...

  • KINSHASA, July 27- Democratic Republic of Congo's central bank said on Thursday it expects inflation for this year to stand at 44.64 percent, up from a previous forecast of 33.12 percent and a 20 percentage point rise over last year.

  • LONDON, July 27- Britain ordered a year-long study of EU migration on Thursday to help it design a post-Brexit immigration system that is due to come into force just six months after report is completed. However, with Brexit negotiations already under way and the EU hoping to wrap up talks by October 2018, critics said the study should have been commissioned...

  • COLUMBIA, Md. _ W.R. Grace& Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $43.9 million. W.R. Grace expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.30 to $3.45 per share. W.R. Grace shares have risen 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MADRID _ Telefonica SA on Thursday reported net income of $902.1 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Madrid- based company said it had profit of 17 cents. Telefonica shares have risen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Britain _ Astrazeneca PLC on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $477 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Cambridge, Britain- based company said it had net income of 38 cents. Astrazeneca shares have risen 24 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ Xenith Bankshares Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $6.3 million. Xenith Bankshares shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Xenith Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Teck Resources Ltd. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $429 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Teck Resources shares have increased slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK _ Value Line Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $1.1 million. Value Line shares have dropped 8.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Value Line, Earnings Report.

  • DALLAS _ Westwood Holdings Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $6.9 million. Westwood Holdings shares have fallen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Westwood Holdings Group, Earnings Report.

  • CHICAGO _ Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $11.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Chicago- based company said it had net income of 19 cents. Keywords: Tootsie Roll Industries, Earnings Report.

  • BEIJING _ TAL Education Group on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $28.8 million. For the current quarter ending in September, TAL Education said it expects revenue in the range of $428.4 million to $433.8 million. TAL Education shares have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.

  • ESPOO, Finland _ Nokia Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $480.6 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.98 billion.

  • LONDON _ FMC Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $164.9 million. The average estimate of 22 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. FMC Technologies shares have fallen 22 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 11 percent.

  • BURR RIDGE, Ill. _ BankFinancial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Burr Ridge, Illinois- based company said it had profit of 14 cents. BankFinancial shares have climbed 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan _ Chunghwa Telecom Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $345.2 million. The Taipei, Taiwan- based company said it had net income of 45 cents per share. Chunghwa shares have risen 9 percent since the beginning of the year.