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  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ Provident Financial Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $2.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Riverside, California- based company said it had profit of 34 cents. The holding company for Provident Savings Bank posted revenue of $19.4 million in the period.

  • ALMEMO, Netherlands _ Sensata Technologies Holding NV on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $65.5 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Sensata expects its per-share earnings to range from 70 cents to 76 cents. Sensata expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.80 to $2.94 per share, with revenue ranging from $3.17 billion to $3.25...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. China is the world's biggest steel producer and iron ore consumer, but growing supplies from Australia and Brazil and the low quality of ore mined locally has increased Beijing's...

  • WILMINGTON, Del. _ DuPont Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.02 billion. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.05 billion.

  • *Kaushik Basu in frame after World Bank stint. NEW DELHI, July 26- The Indian government has scaled back the urgency of its search for a new central bank governor, sources said, with a replacement to Raghuram Rajan now likely to be named only after he chairs his final policy meeting next month. Two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter also said...

  • NEW YORK— A trade group raised its forecast Tuesday for retail sales growth this year to 3.6 percent, with more help from online sales, as the economy improves. That's up from its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth, he National Retail Federation said. "Challenges remain, with some greater than others depending on the retail category, but consumer confidence...

  • TEL AVIV, Israel _ Radware Ltd. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Radware shares have fallen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 26- Chemicals and seeds producer DuPont reported an 8.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs. Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.02 billion, or $1.16 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $940 million, or $1.03 per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell 0.8 percent to $7.06 billion, the company said on Tuesday.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Carlisle Cos. Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $115.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.01 billion.

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ EverBank Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $21.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $235.7 million.

  • DUBLIN _ Icon PLC on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $64.7 million. Icon PLC expects full-year earnings to be $4.60 to $4.80 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.67 billion to $1.68 billion. Icon PLC shares have declined slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CAIRO, July 26- Economists expect Egypt's central bank to keep rates unchanged at its monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday, after it raised rates by 100 basis points at its last meeting. The central bank put up its key rates by 100 basis points to their highest level in years at its last MPC meeting on June 16, a move economists said was meant to rein in...

  • *Many in BOJ prefer to keep policy steady. *Gov Kuroda to brief media from 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 26- The Bank of Japan is leaning toward holding off on monetary easing on Friday, as an expected government spending package takes some pressure off policymakers to expand an already massive and increasingly controversial stimulus programme.

  • LONDON, July 26- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar slipped ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting this week, which will be closely watched for clues on the outlook for U.S. interest rates. Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $1.321. 57 an ounce at 0930 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery were up $1.90 an ounce at $1,321.40. "Looking at Fed funds futures,...

  • LONDON, July 26- Emerging market stocks dug in at nine-month highs on Tuesday ahead of a flurry of central bank meetings, including a possible rate hike in Nigeria where the recently unshackled naira was bobbing at a record low. Hungary, which has been emerging Europe's top performing market again this year, was also holding a rate meeting as was more turbulent...

  • LONDON, July 26- State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has told more than a million business customers that it may have to impose charges on deposits, potentially becoming the first British bank to introduce negative interest rates. The Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates to a record low next week, prompting RBS to write to about 1.3 million business...

  • CAPE TOWN, July 26- South African President Jacob Zuma has asked parliament to explain the process it followed in passing a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership. The ruling African National Congress said the bill would tackle injustices imposed during white-minority rule. The official opposition party,...

  • BERLIN— The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral. Local daily Express reported Tuesday that the church decided to take legal action after the virtual reality game's manufacturers didn't react to requests to exclude the ancient building from "Pokemon Go." The newspaper quoted the dean, Robert...

  • LONDON, July 26- Aberdeen Asset Management, a top-10 shareholder in drinks firm SABMiller, said on Tuesday that a revised $100 billion- plus bid for the company from rival AB Inbev remained "unacceptable". Aberdeen said the revised offer of 45 pounds a share, up from 44 pounds a share previously, undervalued the company and continued to favour SABMiller's two major...

  • *BT avoids break-up after year-long investigation. LONDON, July 26- Britain's telecoms regulator ordered BT on Tuesday to run its network division as a separate company within the group, to improve national broadband coverage and avoid the need for a full break-up of the firm. Rivals to Britain's biggest telecoms group have for years accused BT of using the...