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  • SAO PAULO, July 27- The public federal prosecutor in the Brazilian state of Amazonas said on Wednesday the court there froze 38 million reais of funds held in Facebook Inc's account for failing to comply with a court order to supply data on users of the company's WhatsApp messaging service who are under criminal investigation. In the most recent decision, the...

  • July 28- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 28 July Italy Medium long-term auction.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Investors reeling from several quarters of declines from U.S. energy companies are optimistic that a recent oil rebound may help boost results of exploration and production companies reporting in the coming days. "The big question of course is oil prices," said Mike Breard, analyst at Hodges Capital Management in Dallas, Texas.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Central Bank of Srilanka monetary policy committee meeting- 1230 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference on the updated macroeconomic forecast- 0800 GMT.

  • MELBOURNE, July 28- BHP Billiton will book a charge of up to $1.3 billion to cover the costs of a dam disaster last November at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil, putting it on course to report its worst ever annual loss. BHP said on Thursday the provision of between $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion partly reflected uncertainty on when Samarco, its iron ore joint...

  • STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $43.6 million.

  • WASHINGTON _ CoStar Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 83 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $206.1 million.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday forecast-beating earnings results that were the best in two years as consumers snapped up its Galaxy smartphones in signs of a revival in its mobile phone business. The South Korean company said its April-June net income rose 2 percent over a year earlier to 5.85 trillion won, compared with 5.75...

  • DALLAS _ Westwood Holdings Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $5.7 million. Westwood Holdings shares have increased roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Westwood Holdings Group, Earnings Report.

  • LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. _ Astoria Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $18.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Astoria Financial shares have fallen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ First Quantum Minerals Ltd. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $141 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had profit of 18 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • NEW YORK _ LivePerson Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, LivePerson expects its results to range from a loss of 3 cents per share to a loss of 1 cent per share. LivePerson expects full-year results to range from a loss of 8 cents per share to a loss of 3 cents per share, with revenue ranging...

  • GREELEY, Colo. _ Pilgrim's Pride Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $152.9 million. Pilgrim's Pride shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pilgrim's Pride, Earnings Report.

  • SHORT HILLS, N.J. _ Investors Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $44.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Investors Bancorp shares have fallen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MONTERREY, July 27- Mexico's Cemex still has around $400 million of non-productive assets identified that it could sell as part of its divestment plan, Chief Executive Fernando Gonzalez said on Wednesday. The company earlier on Wednesday said it would sell assets worth up to $2 billion in 2016 and 2017, above a previous goal of $1 billion to $1.5 billion, after a...

  • SEOUL, July 28- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit rose 18 percent from a year earlier to its best in more than two years, propelled by a pickup in smartphone earnings. Samsung said in a regulatory filing its April-June operating profit was 8.1 trillion won, matching the 8.1 trillion won it...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ New Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $8.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • CHICAGO, July 27- Oreo maker Mondelez International Inc is fighting back against aggressive rivals in North America after its share of the biscuit market there declined in the second quarter, the company said on Wednesday. "Mondelez has suffered from a general slowdown in consumer demand for snacks across the globe, in particular in those countries that were...

  • SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Applied Micro Circuits Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share. Applied Micro Circuits shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK _ Gener8 Maritime Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $38 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Gener8 Maritime shares have decreased 41 percent since the beginning of the year.