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  • LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct 18- Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. "It's not surprising if these companies get 10 term sheets," said Nicole Quinn, an investing partner with...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 20- Russian energy major Rosneft has agreed to take control of the main oil pipeline in Iraq's Kurdistan, further boosting its role as the main international investor in the semi-autonomous region. It came amid the crisis in Kurdistan's relations with the central government in Baghdad, which erupted after the region held an independence...

  • Oct 19- The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Thursday it had begun an investigation into whether imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene resin from India and China were being dumped on the U.S. market. According to the petition filed by Chemors, the estimated alleged dumping margins ranged from 23.4 percent to 408.9 percent for China, and 15.8 to 128.1 percent for...

  • "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, seen by Reuters. New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a news release from the governor's office...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- U.S. fund investors regained an appetite for risk over the last week, rushing into U.S. and emerging-market stocks, according to data on Thursday from Lipper. Stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds overall attracted $5.4 billion in the week ended Oct. 18, while emerging markets pulled in $2.3 billion, the most cash since March, according to...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 19- Kia Motors plans to invest 165 million reais in Brazil next year to reach annual sales of 20,000 vehicles, taking advantage of Brazil's removal of a 30 percent import tax, the South Korean automaker said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 19- European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.S. Congress would not let it collapse despite relentless criticism by President Donald Trump. Trump last week adopted a harsh new approach to Iran by refusing to certify its compliance with the nuclear...

  • The San Jose, California- based payments company has been working hard in recent years to expand its reach to new customers through partnerships and acquisitions, particularly in mobile payments. "It was just a very strong quarter across the board," said A.B. Mendez, an analyst and fund manager at Frost Investment Advisors. It has partnered with household names...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- British lawmakers on Friday voiced concern about a lack of gender and ethnic diversity at the top levels of the Bank of England, which currently has only two women serving across its three major policy committees. Earlier this week BoE Governor Mark Carney said the lack of women in senior positions was "an issue" for the Bank and that it had taken...

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. Marc Short, the White House's top liaison to Congress, said on CNN that Obamacare's mandates and taxes would have to be rolled back and consumers be allowed to more heavily invest in health-savings accounts for Trump to sign off on any...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 19- Brazil's National Monetary Council on Thursday approved measures that pave the way for cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro state to obtain a loan of up to 2.9 billion reais this year from banks. However, treasury official Pricilla Santana said two other ordinances expected to be released next week were still needed before the loan could move...

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Flexsteel Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $6.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Dubuque, Iowa- based company said it had net income of 78 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 20- Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan authorities have signed an agreement for operation of an oil export pipeline in the Kurdish Autonomous Region, Rosneft said on Friday.

  • ROSNEFT SAYS ITS SHARE IN THE PROJECT MAY TOTAL 60 PCT.

  • RUSSIA'S ROSNEFT AND IRAQI KURDISTAN SIGN AGREEMENT FOR OPERATION OF OIL EXPORT PIPELINE IN THE KURDISH AUTONOMOUS REGION- ROSNEFT.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday. Other contenders to lead the U.S. central bank are top Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn, Fed Board Governor Jerome...

  • DENVER _ CoBiz Financial Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $11.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • The company's shares fell 6.4 percent to $136.96 in extended trading on Thursday. The company said it expects pre-tax charge in the range of $300 million to $500 million, or 27 cents to 45 cents per share after tax, from the discontinuation. Celegene's flagship multiple myleoma treatment, Revlimid, brought in sales of $3.92 billion and accounted for about 63...

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • SANTIAGO, Oct 19- Chile's central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 2.5 percent on Thursday, in line with market expectations, but warned it would pay close attention to risks of a delay in the convergence of inflation toward its target. Central Bank President Mario Marcel told Reuters last week the monetary authority would evaluate whether a surprise...