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CME raises GFI offer to fend off rival bid
US futures exchange operator aims to secure deal with cash and shares proposal
... Fenics business worth a minimum $15m. The groups said the deal was likely to close early next year. ... ... Fenics business worth a minimum $15m. The groups said the deal was likely to close early next year. ... ... Fenics business worth a minimum $15m. The groups said the deal was likely to close early next year. ... ... The offer has been accepted by an independent GFI board set up to evaluate the offers. The CME’s offer for Trayport and Fenics, GFI’s electronic energy and foreign exchange trading businesses, in ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:04:05 GMT

Food Amp Drink
Best restaurants off the Canary Wharf menu
New City eateries score highly in record year for openings
... et Social 9 Dinner 10 The Wolseley All data reproduced from the Harden’s London Restaurant Guide ... ... et Social 9 Dinner 10 The Wolseley All data reproduced from the Harden’s London Restaurant Guide ... ... et Social 9 Dinner 10 The Wolseley All data reproduced from the Harden’s London Restaurant Guide ... ... e guide. Noting that up-and-coming chefs could not match the rental payments or financial covenants offered by large groups, he said: “Often a landlord will have to make a sacrifice to get a really ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:02:16 GMT

Mining
Vale eyes $14bn base metals spin-off
Miner to focus on core units after fall in iron ore prices
... assets,” he said. “We are confident that after the adjustment period we will see a recovery.” ... ... assets,” he said. “We are confident that after the adjustment period we will see a recovery.” ... ... assets,” he said. “We are confident that after the adjustment period we will see a recovery.” ... ... cash by reducing its holdings of Brazilian rail freight company MRS Logística, and was in talks to offload its stake in bauxite producer Mineração Rio do Norte. Smaller asset sales could include ni ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:52:31 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Ulster offshore wind farm scrapped
Cancellation of £1bn project follows subsidy changes and uncertainty over Irish energy integration
... r and employed workers in Belfast at a pre-assembly harbour built to service wind farm installation. ... ... r and employed workers in Belfast at a pre-assembly harbour built to service wind farm installation. ... ... r and employed workers in Belfast at a pre-assembly harbour built to service wind farm installation. ... ... inued to come online. In October, Ed Davey, energy secretary, officially opened a £1.6bn wind farm off the coast of Cumbria. The West of Duddon Sands project, capable of generating 390MW, is backed b ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:31:24 GMT

Financial Services
Goldman offers clients Uber service
Wealth management customers can buy into debt issue
... urities have the option of converting them into ordinary equity later at a price set at the outset. ... ... urities have the option of converting them into ordinary equity later at a price set at the outset. ... ... urities have the option of converting them into ordinary equity later at a price set at the outset. ... ... amiliar with the company’s plans. The fundraising from private investors would further boost the coffers of one of the best-financed private internet companies at a time when rising competition is f ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:57:22 GMT

US Equities
Energy sell-off catches US shale lenders
Banks targeted on fears of energy-related losses on loan portfolios
... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... utional loan book, followed by BOK with 18.6 per cent and Cullen Frost with 14.9 per cent. The sell-off in bank stocks and the drop in oil prices, which have fallen by more than a third since June, le ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:29:22 GMT

Travel Amp Leisure
Fosun boosts Club Med offer above rival
Chinese group in bidding war with Italian tycoon Bonomi
... nomi’s partnership vehicle, called Global Resorts, said that it was “examining the situation”. ... ... nomi’s partnership vehicle, called Global Resorts, said that it was “examining the situation”. ... ... nomi’s partnership vehicle, called Global Resorts, said that it was “examining the situation”. ... ... – Brazilian investment company GP Investments and South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner – had offered €23 a share. On Monday, Mr Bonomi’s partnership vehicle, called Global Resorts, said tha ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:23:22 GMT

Iraq
Nato offers resources to fight Isis
Request for assistance would be ‘pushing at an open door’
... y’s roll call did not actually exist, and had been invented as a cover for fraudulent activities. ... ... y’s roll call did not actually exist, and had been invented as a cover for fraudulent activities. ... ... y’s roll call did not actually exist, and had been invented as a cover for fraudulent activities. ... ... scandal to hit Iraq’s military, Mr Abadi told the Iraqi parliament on Sunday that 50,000 soldiers officially listed on the army’s roll call did not actually exist, and had been invented as a cover ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:37:42 GMT

Utilities
RWE decides not to mimic Eon spin-off
Germany’s second-biggest utility says it can ‘generate value along the entire value chain’
... value for the stable downstream businesses” and could be a “blue print for other utilities”. ... ... value for the stable downstream businesses” and could be a “blue print for other utilities”. ... ... value for the stable downstream businesses” and could be a “blue print for other utilities”. ... ... d) company will have conglomerates characteristics.” Analysts at Bernstein Research said the spin-off “will create more strategic clarity for Eon’s shareholders”. Bernstein analyst Deepa Venka ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:33 GMT

Business Support Services
Kier in talks over possible Mouchel offer
Builder holds discussions with motorway maintenance company
... stle and Edinburgh. Kier’s share price was down 1.63 per cent at £13.88 in early London trading. ... ... stle and Edinburgh. Kier’s share price was down 1.63 per cent at £13.88 in early London trading. ... ... stle and Edinburgh. Kier’s share price was down 1.63 per cent at £13.88 in early London trading. ... ... stle and Edinburgh. Kier’s share price was down 1.63 per cent at £13.88 in early London trading. ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:06:14 GMT

Utilities
Eon to spin off its fossil fuel assets
Nuclear business will also go as company focuses on renewable energy
... e 2014 and 2015 financial years.  Eon’s dividend for the 2012 financial year was €1.10 a share. ... ... e 2014 and 2015 financial years.  Eon’s dividend for the 2012 financial year was €1.10 a share. ... ... e 2014 and 2015 financial years.  Eon’s dividend for the 2012 financial year was €1.10 a share. ... ... on’s headcount at the end of last year stood at about 62,000.  Eon expects to carry out the spin-off after approval at the shareholders meeting in 2016. In its statement, Eon confirmed the divestme ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:48:13 GMT

Luxury
Why luxury air travel is taking off again
Its demise has long been predicted but first class is undergoing a renaissance
... per way to travel in superior style,” says Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer. ... ... per way to travel in superior style,” says Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer. ... ... per way to travel in superior style,” says Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer. ... ... s a cheaper way to travel in superior style,” says Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:42:52 GMT

UK Equities
Sharpest sell-off in oil for three years
BG, Premier Oil and BHP Billiton at multiyear lows after decision by cartel not to cut production
... alidation of partner commitment offers significant reassurance in the proposition,” said Barclays. ... ... alidation of partner commitment offers significant reassurance in the proposition,” said Barclays. ... ... alidation of partner commitment offers significant reassurance in the proposition,” said Barclays. ... ... ven the large unknown is the probability of success, but today’s validation of partner commitment offers significant reassurance in the proposition,” said Barclays. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:29:14 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Osborne offers branch to annuity industry
Chancellor set to revamp “death taxes” on payments in Autumn Statement
... ear-on-year, while sales of income drawdown had grown by 123 per cent. The Treasury did not comment. ... ... ear-on-year, while sales of income drawdown had grown by 123 per cent. The Treasury did not comment. ... ... ear-on-year, while sales of income drawdown had grown by 123 per cent. The Treasury did not comment. ... ... ear-on-year, while sales of income drawdown had grown by 123 per cent. The Treasury did not comment. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:34:02 GMT

Markets
Spot spin-offs to profit from activists
Credit Suisse screen identifies particular opportunities in Europe
... look like interesting investments even if the activists do not get involved. john.authers@ft.com ... ... look like interesting investments even if the activists do not get involved. john.authers@ft.com ... ... look like interesting investments even if the activists do not get involved. john.authers@ft.com ... ... le significantly lower than its peers, unexciting profitability, and an obvious opportunity to spin off a business. Other candidates that rank high on these measures include Standard Chartered. Candid ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:42:43 GMT

Europe
Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch
German chancellor aims to ease tensions amid claims her Ukraine policy is too tough
... in discussions between Moscow and western European states without leading to any concrete measures. ... ... in discussions between Moscow and western European states without leading to any concrete measures. ... ... in discussions between Moscow and western European states without leading to any concrete measures. ... ... , for example at a political level between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union,” said a German official. But he made clear that there could be no real progress without first calming eastern Ukrai ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:25:23 GMT

Media
Spotify pays most turnover to rights holders
Revenues surge but music streamer fails to turn profit
... han 20m songs. To attract new users, it also offers a free version that is supported by advertising. ... ... han 20m songs. To attract new users, it also offers a free version that is supported by advertising. ... ... Spotify’s policy of offering a free version of its service, which is supported by advertising and pays low royalty rates, in addition to its $120-a-year paid tier. The company’s financial stateme ... ... 10 a month for unlimited access to a library of more than 20m songs. To attract new users, it also offers a free version that is supported by advertising. ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:33:27 GMT

US Politics Amp Policy
Ferguson police officer not charged
Violence erupts after grand jury rules on killing of black US teenager
... feels like we’re in a game they made and they know all the rules, so we can’t play,” he said. ... ... feels like we’re in a game they made and they know all the rules, so we can’t play,” he said. ... ... feels like we’re in a game they made and they know all the rules, so we can’t play,” he said. ... ... this to happen,” the statement said. “Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. “We respectfully ask that you ple ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:38:32 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Tunisia set for presidential race run-off
Beji Caid Sebsi seen as likely to beat Moncef Marzouki on December 28
... s in the assembly, the party has made it clear that it does not want an alliance with the Islamists. ... ... s in the assembly, the party has made it clear that it does not want an alliance with the Islamists. ... ... s in the assembly, the party has made it clear that it does not want an alliance with the Islamists. ... ... ty. A Sebsi win, seen as likely, would see Nida Tunis control both government and the president’s office. A new government is not expected to emerge until after a president has been elected. Althou ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:07:30 GMT

Commodities
Coffee prices rally as Vietnam crop falls
Growers’ problems set to create biggest shortfall in 9 years
... ffee co-operatives, exporters, and roasters totalled 15.2m bags, up 9 per cent from the year before. ... ... ffee co-operatives, exporters, and roasters totalled 15.2m bags, up 9 per cent from the year before. ... ... ffee co-operatives, exporters, and roasters totalled 15.2m bags, up 9 per cent from the year before. ... ... er stocks at the end of March this year were at the highest in seven years. Beans held by growers, coffee co-operatives, exporters, and roasters totalled 15.2m bags, up 9 per cent from the year before ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:45:14 GMT

Business
Energy measures threaten office lettings
From April 2018, UK landlords will not be permitted to let out the least energy-efficient buildings
... money,” Mr Jordison said. “None of this was ever founded on altruism; it’s all profitable.” ... ... money,” Mr Jordison said. “None of this was ever founded on altruism; it’s all profitable.” ... ... ment sustainability targets are likely to be a “moveable feast”. Threadneedle’s property punt pays off When fund manager Threadneedle spent £4m to buy Premier House in Twickenham, west London, ... ... isers the Carbon Trust. Threadneedle channels investors’ cash into buying up poor quality, ageing office stock, £120m to date, while Stanhope carries out an environmentally friendly refit, cutting ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:01:58 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Salamander board backs Ophir offer
Deal follows collapse of talks with Cepsa-led consortium
... d by Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley while Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Capital advised Salamander. ... ... d by Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley while Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Capital advised Salamander. ... ... d by Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley while Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Capital advised Salamander. ... ... operating capability, and at a premium to the market value of Salamander prior to the start of the offer Period”. “In addition, given the all-share nature of the transaction, Salamander sharehol ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:42:44 GMT

Pensions
Nest floats plans to offer pension products
State-backed scheme considers offering its 1.7m members services such as annuities and drawdown
... s are conducting research into customer behaviour and how the industry can better support savers.” ... ... s are conducting research into customer behaviour and how the industry can better support savers.” ... ... s are conducting research into customer behaviour and how the industry can better support savers.” ... ... eps into this space because we desperately need a default option that offers better value than that offered by private providers.” The consultation also asks whether new risk-sharing arrangements ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:02:32 GMT

Columnists
It is time to offer Putin a deal
Ukraine will never succeed with a hostile Russia on its borders, writes John Thornhill
... riptions. Then we will be back to the world of counter-force and containment. john.thornhill@ft.com ... ... riptions. Then we will be back to the world of counter-force and containment. john.thornhill@ft.com ... ... riptions. Then we will be back to the world of counter-force and containment. john.thornhill@ft.com ... ... riptions. Then we will be back to the world of counter-force and containment. john.thornhill@ft.com ...
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:11:41 GMT

The Big Read
Thomas Middelhoff: fall of a dotcom evangelist
Former Bertelsmann chief finds sentence humiliating
... the end, he was undone not by the establishment he tried to change but by his own vaulting ambition. ... ... the end, he was undone not by the establishment he tried to change but by his own vaulting ambition. ... ... the end, he was undone not by the establishment he tried to change but by his own vaulting ambition. ... ... d Heiner Hugger, head of the German criminal law team at Clifford Chance. “The scale of Mr Middelhoff’s punishment is severe,” Mr Hugger said. “The judge has been clear about the fact that he ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:12:33 GMT

Media
UN to spin off its Irin news agency
Malaysia’s Low family will give $25m to support independent non-profit
... m to ensure that our message gets around the world.” shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ... ... m to ensure that our message gets around the world.” shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ... ... m to ensure that our message gets around the world.” shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ... ... $25m investment from the charitable foundation backed by Asia’s billionaire Low family. The spin-off comes as news organisations including ProPublica and Vice are experimenting with new business an ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:06:34 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Westminster loses 5% of office space
Changes let housing developers convert commercial premises
... Research by Savills found this week that London government holds enough land to build 100,000 homes. ... ... Research by Savills found this week that London government holds enough land to build 100,000 homes. ... ... Research by Savills found this week that London government holds enough land to build 100,000 homes. ... ... as he sets housebuilding targets. Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster council, said loss of office space was “now a serious issue” for the area. “The only beneficiaries [of further conve ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:03:29 GMT

Columnists
Glitter comes off golden visas
Portugal’s investigation will increase scrutiny of these programmes
... a country where you don’t intend to live, or even visit, is a step too far. roula.khalaf@ft.com ... ... a country where you don’t intend to live, or even visit, is a step too far. roula.khalaf@ft.com ... ... a country where you don’t intend to live, or even visit, is a step too far. roula.khalaf@ft.com ... ... enior justice ministry official. Part of the investment, the police suspect, might have been lining officials’ pockets. Sometimes scandals are useful, if only to remind us of the side effects of a r ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:04:48 GMT

Commodities
Coffee price rise tests consumer appetite
Falling sales by US roaster throw arabica market into spin
... ests in the coming season. There could be further volatility in coffee prices in the months to come. ... ... ests in the coming season. There could be further volatility in coffee prices in the months to come. ... ... ests in the coming season. There could be further volatility in coffee prices in the months to come. ... ... ountries are expecting smaller harvests in the coming season. There could be further volatility in coffee prices in the months to come. ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:01:44 GMT

Technology
Uber offers perks to US drivers
Phone bill discounts form part of move by ride-hailing app to retain contractors
... Mr Plouffe said. “This is just the start. We are going to build on this,” he added. More video ... ... Mr Plouffe said. “This is just the start. We are going to build on this,” he added. More video ... ... Mr Plouffe said. “This is just the start. We are going to build on this,” he added. More video ... ... at provide reward programmes and benefits to contractors. This is not unique in that regard.” The offering is unique in the world of ride-hailing apps, he said. Uber has been doing better than rival ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:00:56 GMT

Europe
Romania poll offers hope for tolerance
Election of a leader from ethnic minority shows country’s maturity
... be expected to contribute to a more coherent, united EU stance towards Russia. tony.barber@ft.com ... ... be expected to contribute to a more coherent, united EU stance towards Russia. tony.barber@ft.com ... ... be expected to contribute to a more coherent, united EU stance towards Russia. tony.barber@ft.com ... ... a sign that the political classes are less likely to escape unpunished for flagrant abuse of public office. His election victory should also stiffen the resolve of Nato and the EU to stand firm agains ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:59:22 GMT

Technology
Uber tries to head off privacy criticism
Group faces questions on how employees access individuals’ data
... d a live map, he said: “They call it the ‘God view’ . . . They think they are God.” ... ... d a live map, he said: “They call it the ‘God view’ . . . They think they are God.” ... ... d a live map, he said: “They call it the ‘God view’ . . . They think they are God.” ... ... ficially “anonymous”, if a Uber user frequently goes to the same address, such as their home or office, they could be identified based on that information, he added. “I don’t think anybody re ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:05:11 GMT

Airlines
EasyJet push into business pays off
No-frills airline reports 21.5% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £581m
... and this month increased its full-year profit outlook from €650m to between €750m and €770m. ... ... and this month increased its full-year profit outlook from €650m to between €750m and €770m. ... ... and this month increased its full-year profit outlook from €650m to between €750m and €770m. ... ... and this month increased its full-year profit outlook from €650m to between €750m and €770m. ...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:44:22 GMT

Financial Services
Recoveries for Madoff’s victims top $10bn
Nearly 60% of lost principal on course to be clawed back
... hich he anticipates money will be recovered. BakerHostetler, the law firm, represented the trustee. ... ... hich he anticipates money will be recovered. BakerHostetler, the law firm, represented the trustee. ... ... hich he anticipates money will be recovered. BakerHostetler, the law firm, represented the trustee. ... ... l be combined with existing, available funds and distributed on a fair and orderly basis to all [Madoff] customers with allowed claims. That will now include Herald Fund SPC.” Mr Picard is pursuing ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:02:13 GMT

Pharmaceuticals
Reckitt to launch pharma spin-off
British consumer goods group to list drugs division as standalone company
... s McLellan, a former adviser to US President Barack Obama’s administration on drug control policy. ... ... s McLellan, a former adviser to US President Barack Obama’s administration on drug control policy. ... ... s McLellan, a former adviser to US President Barack Obama’s administration on drug control policy. ... ... its parent with investors receiving one share in the new company for every RB share owned. The spin-off is part of RB’s efforts to focus on its consumer brands such as Dettol disinfectant and Durex ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:03:14 GMT

Technology
Facebook seeks foothold in your office
Plans for professional network to challenge LinkedIn and Google Drive
... computers. “There’s a big opportunity to improve the way people connect and share,” he said. ... ... computers. “There’s a big opportunity to improve the way people connect and share,” he said. ... ... computers. “There’s a big opportunity to improve the way people connect and share,” he said. ... ... the amount of time spent on the platform, as employees previously banned from using the site in the office may now be encouraged to use it. Facebook generates the vast majority of its revenue from adv ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:00:05 GMT

Asia-Pacific Economy
Kazakhstan opens up to stave off economic crisis
Ukraine crisis and slowing oil prices hit country
... , says the fall in oil prices, is “kind of good news for people who want to change something”. ... ... , says the fall in oil prices, is “kind of good news for people who want to change something”. ... ... , says the fall in oil prices, is “kind of good news for people who want to change something”. ... ... ften a focus for critics of the bureaucracy and corruption in Kazakhstan’s economy, plans to sell off half of the 600 companies it owns within three years. It has already sold many of the sanatoria ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:04:42 GMT

World
Juncker fends off attacks over tax deals
Brussels chief blames discrepancies between different national tax rules for tax haven problem
... mmission under Mr Juncker would support the work of the OECD as strongly as the previous commission. ... ... mmission under Mr Juncker would support the work of the OECD as strongly as the previous commission. ... ... mmission under Mr Juncker would support the work of the OECD as strongly as the previous commission. ... ... ndum on Britain’s EU membership in 2017. “We’re playing a long game here,” said one British official, explaining that Mr Cameron had no intention of joining the campaign against Mr Juncker wag ...
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:08:02 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Cepsa proposes £375m Salamander offer
Shares in UK-listed oil explorer rise 21 per cent after move from Spanish-led consortium
... fields to Malaysia’s SONA. That deal has still to be approved by Salamander’s own shareholders. ... ... fields to Malaysia’s SONA. That deal has still to be approved by Salamander’s own shareholders. ... ... fields to Malaysia’s SONA. That deal has still to be approved by Salamander’s own shareholders. ... ... gan Trajkov, analyst at Oriel Securities, said: “On the face of it, it looks like a pretty decent offer.” Salamander said that Cepsa – which is owned by IPIC, the Abu Dhabi investment fund – w ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:30:52 GMT

Europe
Fifa World Cup probe’s off-field tensions
Uncomfortable experience for lawyer pair investigating corruption
... raft allegations rests on whether his two lawyers can resolve their differences. It looks unlikely. ... ... raft allegations rests on whether his two lawyers can resolve their differences. It looks unlikely. ... ... raft allegations rests on whether his two lawyers can resolve their differences. It looks unlikely. ... ... tion cases, he worked on the Siemens bribery scandal, in which executives paid bribes to government officials around the world to win contracts. Now, he is a judge at the regional court in Munich. He ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:21:59 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Foreign office loses direction due to cuts
Amid austerity, William Hague, foreign secretary, tried to restore a sense of purpose to FCO
... relation to pay, clearly you can’t keep asking people to do more and more and more endlessly.” ... ... relation to pay, clearly you can’t keep asking people to do more and more and more endlessly.” ... ... relation to pay, clearly you can’t keep asking people to do more and more and more endlessly.” ... ... ty as preparing the ground for a post-election negotiation of Britain’s membership of the EU. One official commented: “We’d just begun looking like a proper globally facing department again. Tha ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:51:37 GMT

Travel Amp Leisure
Middelhoff jailed for company fund abuse
Former chief executive used company helicopter to avoid traffic jams
... he “bean-counting” of the insolvency administrators, the trial would probably not have happened. ... ... he “bean-counting” of the insolvency administrators, the trial would probably not have happened. ... ... he “bean-counting” of the insolvency administrators, the trial would probably not have happened. ... ... candor’s collapse, one of Europe’s biggest corporate failures outside banking, led to Mr Middelhoff’s downfall. The judge said that without the “bean-counting” of the insolvency administrato ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:17:16 GMT

Airlines
Virgin America gets IPO off the ground
Shares priced above the midpoint of its range to raise $307m and value the airline near $1bn
... trading on the Nasdaq on Friday under the ticker ‘VA’. eric.platt@ft.com Twitter: @ericgplatt ... ... trading on the Nasdaq on Friday under the ticker ‘VA’. eric.platt@ft.com Twitter: @ericgplatt ... ... trading on the Nasdaq on Friday under the ticker ‘VA’. eric.platt@ft.com Twitter: @ericgplatt ... ... hard “could have a material adverse effect on our business”. Barclays and Deutsche Bank led the offering, alongside Bank of America, Cowen & Company and Goldman Sachs. Virgin America shares ar ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:05:11 GMT

Columnists
Germans joke as strike goes off rails
There is a sense the train drivers’ union is breaking all the rules
... . If it does, expect the rhetoric to turn even nastier. And the rail jokes. stefan.wagstyl@ft.com ... ... . If it does, expect the rhetoric to turn even nastier. And the rail jokes. stefan.wagstyl@ft.com ... ... . If it does, expect the rhetoric to turn even nastier. And the rail jokes. stefan.wagstyl@ft.com ... ... . If it does, expect the rhetoric to turn even nastier. And the rail jokes. stefan.wagstyl@ft.com ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:58:55 GMT

UK Economy
Business shakes off effects of crisis
Contribution of non-financial sector passes £1tn
... re much more likely to be trading internationally as were those in either production or agriculture. ... ... re much more likely to be trading internationally as were those in either production or agriculture. ... ... re much more likely to be trading internationally as were those in either production or agriculture. ... ... since records began in the mid-19th century and adds to a picture of an economy beginning to shake off the after effects of the financial crisis. Five sectors were examined by the ONS: non-financial ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:59:00 GMT

Globaleconomy
US ends WTO standoff with India
Countries backdown after months of talks
... ly say this was the week when multilateralism was put back at the centre of trade policy making.” ... ... ly say this was the week when multilateralism was put back at the centre of trade policy making.” ... ... ly say this was the week when multilateralism was put back at the centre of trade policy making.” ... ... ed American and Indian “commitment to the success and credibility of the WTO”. However, senior officials in Geneva say India’s actions have left scars and are likely to cast a shadow over those ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:42:09 GMT

Uk
NHS looks at offering medical records via an app
Hopes radical digitalisation could cut costs
... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... still calculating the upfront cost of the changes, and will announce the total figure in April 2015. ... ... ril 2015. ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:58:47 GMT

Property
Derwent London bets on demand for offices
‘Tech Belt’ landlord doubles development pipeline
... is benefiting both in terms of lettings and crystallising big gains on sales of smaller assets.” ... ... is benefiting both in terms of lettings and crystallising big gains on sales of smaller assets.” ... ... is benefiting both in terms of lettings and crystallising big gains on sales of smaller assets.” ... ... is benefiting both in terms of lettings and crystallising big gains on sales of smaller assets.” ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:43:24 GMT

China
China shows off its new stealth fighter
J-31 targeted at breaking foreign ‘monopoly’ on new-generation jet aircraft
... hich Avic has said it hopes one day to replace with indigenous ones. Additional reporting by Wan Li ... ... hich Avic has said it hopes one day to replace with indigenous ones. Additional reporting by Wan Li ... ... hich Avic has said it hopes one day to replace with indigenous ones. Additional reporting by Wan Li ... ... ection. “It looked good but the performance wasn’t very impressive,” said one German military official. “There weren’t a lot of high-G manoeuvres. But then I don’t think that was the point ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:49:57 GMT

Business
London office building hits 10-year high
Nearly 4m sq ft of space was completed in the six months to the end of September
... will consider three major development schemes which could push office space volumes to a new record. ... ... will consider three major development schemes which could push office space volumes to a new record. ... ... will consider three major development schemes which could push office space volumes to a new record. ... ... Bennett added. Next month the City will consider three major development schemes which could push office space volumes to a new record. ...
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World News
Australia offers Energy Exports to Ukraine
Australia offered to sell urgently needed energy supplies to Ukraine to help outflank Russian curbs on coal shipments to its smaller neighbor that have contributed to blackouts across the country.
... goes imposed in the wake of the MH17 disaster. Write to Rob Taylor at rob.taylor@wsj.com ... ... goes imposed in the wake of the MH17 disaster. Write to Rob Taylor at rob.taylor@wsj.com ... ... goes imposed in the wake of the MH17 disaster. Write to Rob Taylor at rob.taylor@wsj.com ... ... operation with his counterpart, but didn’t say whether the Australian prime minister’s specific offer had been accepted. “There is the possibility for Ukraine to buy Australian uranium for our n ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:06:26 EST

IPOs
Guosen Kicks off $1.1 Billion IPO
China approved an up to $1.1 billion initial public offering of brokerage firm Guosen Securities, setting the stage for the country’s biggest domestic float since new listings resumed at the start of the year.
... , which raised 1.7 billion from its 2012 IPO. —Amy Li contributed to this article. ... ... , which raised 1.7 billion from its 2012 IPO. —Amy Li contributed to this article. ... ... , which raised 1.7 billion from its 2012 IPO. —Amy Li contributed to this article. ... ... China approved an up to $1.1 billion initial public offering of brokerage firm Guosen Securities, setting the stage for the country’s biggest domestic ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:50:18 EST

Markets
SEC official Says Harvard Exposed by Rights Project
A top official at the Securities and Exchange Commission has taken the unusual step of saying Harvard University could be vulnerable to legal action from the agency or investors over a corporate governance project.
... ” he said. “If that benefit is temporary, we’ll be there for the downside, too.” ... ... ” he said. “If that benefit is temporary, we’ll be there for the downside, too.” ... ... have received academic credit for working at the Shareholder Rights Project, and Harvard Law School pays expenses for the project, according to Mr. Bebchuk. Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Grundfest, a former S ... ... benefit is temporary, we’ll be there for the downside, too.” ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:11:03 EST

Business
Portugal Telecom Criticizes offer
Portugal Telecom criticized a $1.5 billion takeover offer from a firm controlled by Africa’s wealthiest woman, saying it undervalues the company, and that she indirectly hurt the price of the shares she now wants to buy.
... wants the deal to close soon. Write to Patricia Kowsmann at patricia.kowsmann@wsj.com ... ... wants the deal to close soon. Write to Patricia Kowsmann at patricia.kowsmann@wsj.com ... ... wants the deal to close soon. Write to Patricia Kowsmann at patricia.kowsmann@wsj.com ... ... the offer. Oi, which holds a 10% stake in Portugal Telecom, said last month that Ms. dos Santos’ offer included “unacceptable” terms. Portugal Telecom’s holding in Oi is the result of a 2013 ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:43:06 EST

World News
U.S. House Passes Bill Sanctioning Venezuelan officials
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Wednesday sanctioning Venezuelan officials who had allegedly committed human rights abuses earlier this year.
... year, and a further 6.2% in 2015. Write to José de Córdoba at jose.decordoba@wsj.com ... ... year, and a further 6.2% in 2015. Write to José de Córdoba at jose.decordoba@wsj.com ... ... year, and a further 6.2% in 2015. Write to José de Córdoba at jose.decordoba@wsj.com ... ... ” Mr. Maduro said in a nationally broadcast speech to military personnel. He angrily accused U.S. officials of “interfering” in Venezuelan affairs. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:09:25 EST

Middle East News
Palestinian official Dies After Israeli Clash
A senior Palestinian official died after scuffles with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, threatening to rekindle a new wave of violence.
... ash;Mohammed Najib, Joshua Mitnick and Felicia Schwartz contributed to this article. ... ... ash;Mohammed Najib, Joshua Mitnick and Felicia Schwartz contributed to this article. ... ... ash;Mohammed Najib, Joshua Mitnick and Felicia Schwartz contributed to this article. ... ... said U.S. officials are “deeply concerned by the death of Palestinian Authority senior official Ziad Abu Ein, which reportedly occurred during a protest in the West Bank.” Ms. Psaki sai ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:58:19 EST

Business
Aetna offers Disappointing Earnings View
Aetna issued a weaker-than-expected profit forecast for next year, a day ahead of an investor conference. The insurer said it expects to make at least $6.90 a share on revenue of $62 billion in 2015.
... 7 on Wednesday, up 28% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ... ... 7 on Wednesday, up 28% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ... ... 7 on Wednesday, up 28% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ... ... 7 on Wednesday, up 28% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:32:34 EST

Business
Consol to Spin off Some Coal Operations
Consol Energy Inc. said Wednesday it would spin off big parts of its coal operations into two separate entities, in a bid to set up a more profitable financial structure.
... ion, or 28 cents per share, a year ago. Write to John W. Miller at john.miller@wsj.com ... ... ion, or 28 cents per share, a year ago. Write to John W. Miller at john.miller@wsj.com ... ... ion, or 28 cents per share, a year ago. Write to John W. Miller at john.miller@wsj.com ... ... i said the company wasn’t looking to unload more coal operations, just make more money off those it already has. Executives discussed the possibility of separate structures during a third ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:52:08 EST

Digits
Pirate Bay Goes offline After Raid by Swedish Police
Swedish police raided a computer server hall on Tuesday, confiscating equipment in an operation targeting The Pirate Bay, one of the world’s most popular file-sharing websites.
... than through file sharing services. ... ... than through file sharing services. ... ... than through file sharing services. ... ... ng services like EZTV suffered outages too. This isn’t the first time The Pirate Bay has gone offline. Last year, the peer-to-peer site changed its IP address a number of times as lawmakers in d ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:16:05 EST

Your Executive Career
Counteroffers Make a Comeback
Coming to the boss with a competing offer once branded you as disloyal, but these days, savvy negotiators are using counteroffers to land new roles and get ahead.
... er agrees. As a result, he’d consider the executive for a future search assignment. ... ... er agrees. As a result, he’d consider the executive for a future search assignment. ... ... er agrees. As a result, he’d consider the executive for a future search assignment. ... ... . Allen was shocked when a division president of home-improvement manufacturer withdrew an accepted offer to be CEO at one of the recruiter’s clients last year. The man says he apologized profusely ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:58:14 EST

Europe Economy
ECB's Hansson Contradicts Other officials on QE
European Central Bank governing council member Ardo Hansson said the ECB should consider buying corporate bonds if it decides more monetary stimulus is needed, adding that he remains skeptical about having the central bank purchase large amounts of g
... aunch quantitative easing, he said. —Brian Blackstone contributed to this article. ... ... aunch quantitative easing, he said. —Brian Blackstone contributed to this article. ... ... aunch quantitative easing, he said. —Brian Blackstone contributed to this article. ... ... an issue,” he said. Mr. Hansson’s comments suggest he remains in the more skeptical camp of ECB officials that includes Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and ECB exe ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:38:32 EST

Personal Tech News
Google Hangout App offers Quick Answer to 'Where R U?'
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles The predictive search and natural language recognition that power Google Now are coming to Google Hangouts. First up, you'll be able to quickly share your location with friends who ask you where you are.In an update to Hangou
... uts chat boxes on Gmail and Google+. ... ... uts chat boxes on Gmail and Google+. ... ... uts chat boxes on Gmail and Google+. ... ... uts chat boxes on Gmail and Google+. ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:02:29 EST

Business
Will CEO's 'Naked' Oil Gamble Pay off?
Harold Hamm’s willingness to make risky bets helped him build Continental Resources Inc. into the one of the biggest oil producers in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale and a symbol of the U.S. energy boom. But his latest gamble—a quick rebound in crude pr
... d quarter. “But we remain confident about management’s ability to deploy capital.” ... ... d quarter. “But we remain confident about management’s ability to deploy capital.” ... ... d quarter. “But we remain confident about management’s ability to deploy capital.” ... ... company had sold the hedges. Mr. Hamm said in an interview that he still believes his bet could pay off but that it might take as many as two years to tell. “You can’t condemn that as a bad decisi ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:27:52 EST

China News
China Sentences Former Top official
Liu Tienan, a former senior official at China’s top economic-planning agency, has been convicted of bribery and sentenced to life in prison, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
... the allegations went public. Write to Josh Chin at josh.chin@wsj.com —Liyan Qi ... ... the allegations went public. Write to Josh Chin at josh.chin@wsj.com —Liyan Qi ... ... the allegations went public. Write to Josh Chin at josh.chin@wsj.com —Liyan Qi ... ... it gains, including the car, have been returned to the government, according to Xinhua. The former official’s troubles began in late 2012, when an editor with the investigative magazine Caijing acc ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:26:00 EST

World News
U.S. Moves to Penalize Venezuelan officials
The U.S. government moved closer to hardening sanctions on Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights abuses after Senate lawmakers passed a bill that now heads to the lower house, which has backed a similar proposal, for a vote this week.
... nited States have an obligation to shine a bright spotlight on Venezuela’s abuses.” ... ... nited States have an obligation to shine a bright spotlight on Venezuela’s abuses.” ... ... nited States have an obligation to shine a bright spotlight on Venezuela’s abuses.” ... ... speech on Tuesday night to military personnel and loyalists of his Socialist party. He accused U.S. officials of “interfering” in Venezuelan affairs. “We don’t accept insolent, imperialist san ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:11:37 EST

Markets
Ex-Madoff Aide Sentenced to Six Years
A longtime Bernard Madoff aide was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for her involvement in a massive financial fraud that cost investors $17.3 billion.
... the final decision in all five cases. Write to Daniel Huang at daniel.huang3@wsj.com ... ... the final decision in all five cases. Write to Daniel Huang at daniel.huang3@wsj.com ... ... the final decision in all five cases. Write to Daniel Huang at daniel.huang3@wsj.com ... ... highest recommended sentence out of the group, as determined by a report by the court’s probation office. The report recommended 14 years for Ms. Crupi and eight years each for Messrs. O’Hara and ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:15:13 EST

Europe News
ECB official Sees Benefits in Bond Purchases
Government bond purchases by the European Central Bank would depress yields and boost inflation expectations, a top ECB official said, as officials continued to build a case for large-scale asset purchases early next year.
... usek contributed to this article Write to Brian Blackstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ... ... usek contributed to this article Write to Brian Blackstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ... ... usek contributed to this article Write to Brian Blackstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ... ... nks to step up their lending to households and businesses. His comments follow other remarks by ECB officials suggesting they are moving closer to quantitative easing as soon as the ECB’s next polic ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:51:01 EST

Business
Will CEO's 'Naked' Bet on Oil Prices Pay off?
Harold Hamm’s willingness to make risky bets helped him build Continental Resources into a symbol of the U.S. energy boom. But his latest gamble—a quick rebound in crude prices—is rubbing some investors and analysts the wrong way.
... ory Zuckerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com and Daniel Gilbert at daniel.gilbert@wsj.com ... ... ory Zuckerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com and Daniel Gilbert at daniel.gilbert@wsj.com ... ... ory Zuckerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com and Daniel Gilbert at daniel.gilbert@wsj.com ... ... company had sold the hedges. Mr. Hamm said in an interview that he still believes his bet could pay off but that it might take as many as two years to tell. “You can’t condemn that as a bad decisi ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:35:17 EST

Business
Comcast Posts Stronger Results for Business Pegged for Spinoff
Comcast said the part of its business that it expects to spin off as part of its deal to buy Time Warner Cable posted higher revenue and profit for the first nine months of the year.
... ded its pursuit of the same company. Write to Michael Calia at michael.calia@wsj.com ... ... ded its pursuit of the same company. Write to Michael Calia at michael.calia@wsj.com ... ... ded its pursuit of the same company. Write to Michael Calia at michael.calia@wsj.com ... ... ommunications Inc. investors would hold the rest. The new company—which will offer video, Internet and voice services—is expected to be known as Greatland Connections Inc. aft ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:20:00 EST

Markets
Ex-Madoff Staffer Sentenced to 10 Years
The former director of operations at Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.
... sted in the firm. An earlier version of this story misstated the figure as $155 million. ... ... sted in the firm. An earlier version of this story misstated the figure as $155 million. ... ... sted in the firm. An earlier version of this story misstated the figure as $155 million. ... ... Corrections & Amplifications Daniel Bonventre, former director of operations at Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC, was ordered to forfeit some $155 billion that represent funds he helped solicit ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:17:30 EST

Markets
Madoff Aide Gets 10-Year Prison Term
One of Bernard Madoff’s longtime lieutenants was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday for aiding one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history with “his meticulous bookkeeping and averted eye.”
... rchitect of the Ponzi scheme and you are not a person who is evil at heart,” she said. ... ... rchitect of the Ponzi scheme and you are not a person who is evil at heart,” she said. ... ... rchitect of the Ponzi scheme and you are not a person who is evil at heart,” she said. ... ... that,” Judge Swain said. Judge Swain repeatedly reminded the court she wasn’t sentencing Mr. Madoff or his firm and said Mr. Bonventre didn’t deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison beca ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:29:18 EST

World News
Party Backs off Demand That Immigrants Speak German
The Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CSU was scorchingly criticized for proposing that immigrants be made to speak German at home.
... es in the economy and puts at risk the financing of Germany’s expensive welfare state. ... ... es in the economy and puts at risk the financing of Germany’s expensive welfare state. ... ... es in the economy and puts at risk the financing of Germany’s expensive welfare state. ... ... es in the economy and puts at risk the financing of Germany’s expensive welfare state. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:13:13 EST

What S Your Workout
A Surfer's Workout: A Strong Core On and off the Board
You don’t have to ride big waves to benefit from a surfer’s workout. A surfer’s trainer suggests exercises to strengthen shoulders, core and legs.
... be back into an upward dog position. Return to plank pose and repeat. —Jen Murphy ... ... be back into an upward dog position. Return to plank pose and repeat. —Jen Murphy ... ... be back into an upward dog position. Return to plank pose and repeat. —Jen Murphy ... ... ips of your toes until the tops of your toes are flat on the ground and your thighs raised slightly off the ground. Your shoulders and chest should be back into an upward dog position. Return to plan ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:49:29 EST

Technology
YouTube offering Its Stars Bonuses
Google’s YouTube unit is racing to lock up its top stars as rival online video services court them aggressively.
... ity for certain content to the rivals. Write to Rolfe Winkler at rolfe.winkler@wsj.com ... ... ity for certain content to the rivals. Write to Rolfe Winkler at rolfe.winkler@wsj.com ... ... ity for certain content to the rivals. Write to Rolfe Winkler at rolfe.winkler@wsj.com ... ... are hesitant, fearful of incurring Google’s wrath and skeptical that the rival services will take off, according to industry insiders. Even those that do sign with rivals aren’t expected to depart ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:46:16 EST

Business
Lululemon offers a Flashier Look
Yoga-apparel maker Lululemon, scheduled to report its quarterly results Thursday, is seeking to boost results by offering more-embellished and patterned clothing, like a $102 pair of tights in a gold-sequins print.
... offset the expected sales growth. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... offset the expected sales growth. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... offset the expected sales growth. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... ted the quarter to start off slow, and broad-based softness across the sector in October could have offset the expected sales growth. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:44:14 EST

College Football
Oregon Secures Playoff Spot
Oregon became the first team to lock up a playoff spot—and possibly the top seed overall—in a dominant 51-13 win over Arizona.
... r, more important game less than a month away. Write to Ben Cohen at ben.cohen@wsj.com ... ... r, more important game less than a month away. Write to Ben Cohen at ben.cohen@wsj.com ... ... r, more important game less than a month away. Write to Ben Cohen at ben.cohen@wsj.com ... ... kept its overworked defense on the field, which let Oregon pile on the points. “With that type of offense, they’re going to get theirs,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez ...
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 02:34:00 EST

Europe Markets
Sri Lanka Looks to Chinese offshore Bond Market
Sri Lanka may follow the U.K. and the Canadian province of British Columbia and take advantage of the burgeoning Chinese offshore bond market.
... Trivedi at anjani.trivedi@wsj.com ... ... Trivedi at anjani.trivedi@wsj.com ... ... Trivedi at anjani.trivedi@wsj.com ... ... ved to be one of the more stable in the region. “For sovereigns and quasi-sovereigns, issuing in [offshore renminbi] helps to diversify their foreign exchange reserves, while promoting bilateral tie ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:43:00 EST

U S News
NASA's Unmanned Orion Capsule Blasts off on Maiden Voyage
NASA successfully launched its unmanned Orion space craft on its first test flight 3,600 miles above Earth. The mission will test the capsule’s heat shield, electronics and parachutes.
... etween Orion and the lunar explorations. Write to Andy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com ... ... etween Orion and the lunar explorations. Write to Andy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com ... ... etween Orion and the lunar explorations. Write to Andy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com ... ... t at least from the outside, Orion resembles the craft that transported those lunar explorers. NASA officials have gone out of their way to stress the parallels and symbolic connections between Orion ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:40:40 EST

Real Estate
Songbird: New Qatar offer 'Undervalues' Company
Songbird Estates, the owner of London’s Canary Wharf business district, has rejected a sweetened $4.08 billion takeover offer its Qatar-backed suitors, saying it doesn’t reflect the full value of the company.
... ny. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the board had rejected the offer. ... ... ny. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the board had rejected the offer. ... ... ny. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the board had rejected the offer. ... ... value of the company. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the board had rejected the offer. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:53:06 EST

Asian Business News
Bradken Gets $731 Million offer
Two private-equity investors have offered about US$731 million for Australia’s Bradken, a manufacturer buffeted by a slump in miners’ spending.
... adviser is King & Wood Mallesons. Write to Robb M. Stewart at robb.stewart@wsj.com ... ... adviser is King & Wood Mallesons. Write to Robb M. Stewart at robb.stewart@wsj.com ... ... adviser is King & Wood Mallesons. Write to Robb M. Stewart at robb.stewart@wsj.com ... ... of the engineering company. In the year through June, Bradken’s profit slumped 68% because of one-off costs for restructuring and a fall in sales, particularly to Australia’s hard-hit coal industr ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:50:29 EST

Business
Fiat Chrysler to offer 87 Million Shares
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Thursday it plans to offer 87 million common shares and $2.5 billion in mandatory convertible securities.
... a prospectus, the company said. Write to Christina Rogers at christina.rogers@wsj.com ... ... a prospectus, the company said. Write to Christina Rogers at christina.rogers@wsj.com ... ... a prospectus, the company said. Write to Christina Rogers at christina.rogers@wsj.com ... ... The mandatory convertible notes will be due in 2016 and are expected to pay a coupon annually. The offering is only being made by means of a prospectus, the company said. Write to Christina Rogers a ...
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Business
Qatar Ups offer for London's Canary Wharf
Qatar invests $1.8 billion in Brookfield Property Partners as the duo raised their offer for the company that controls London’s Canary Wharf business district.
... ash;Angela Chen contributed to this article. Write to Ed Ballard at ed.ballard@wsj.com ... ... ash;Angela Chen contributed to this article. Write to Ed Ballard at ed.ballard@wsj.com ... ... ash;Angela Chen contributed to this article. Write to Ed Ballard at ed.ballard@wsj.com ... ... c of a takeover battle that ended in 2004 when Songbird, originally set up as a buyout vehicle, saw off rival bidder Brascan. Brascan retained its stake and later became Brookfield, which holds 22% of ...
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Business
UIL Calls off Deal to Buy Philadelphia Gas Works
UIL Holdings Corp. has called off its planned $1.86 billion purchase of Philadelphia’s city-owned gas utility, a transaction that faced city council opposition.
... zember contributed to this article. Write to Josh Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... zember contributed to this article. Write to Josh Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... zember contributed to this article. Write to Josh Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com ... ... ion, far less than the $400 million to $600 million cited by Mr. Nutter’s administration. Council officials cited other concerns, including the lack of a guarantee that rates would stay “reasonabl ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:32:12 EST

Earnings
Finisar Swings to Loss, offers Weak Outlook
Finisar Corp. swung to a loss in the October quarter as the fiber-optics company reported lower demand for telecom products and wireless application transceivers.
... stock had fallen 29% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ... ... stock had fallen 29% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ... ... stock had fallen 29% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ... ... stock had fallen 29% for the year. Write to Maria Armental at maria.armental@wsj.com ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:02:00 EST

Credit Markets
Argentina offers to Pay Cash for Bonds Maturing in 2015
Argentina on Thursday offered to pay certain investors in cash next week if they trade in bonds that would otherwise come due in October 2015.
... ad to make in a decade, Mr. Kicillof said. Write to Taos Turner at taos.turner@wsj.com ... ... ad to make in a decade, Mr. Kicillof said. Write to Taos Turner at taos.turner@wsj.com ... ... ad to make in a decade, Mr. Kicillof said. Write to Taos Turner at taos.turner@wsj.com ... ... t banks are saying is that they want to buy Argentine debt,” Mr. Kicillof said. The government is offering bondholders the opportunity to cash in so-called Boden 2015 bonds next week at 97 cents to ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:03:31 EST

Canada News
Canada Charges 15-Year-Old With Two Terror-Related offenses
Canadian police said a 15-year-old in Montreal has been charged with two terror-related offenses.
... led mission against Islamic State in Iraq. Write to Paul Vieira at paul.vieira@wsj.com ... ... led mission against Islamic State in Iraq. Write to Paul Vieira at paul.vieira@wsj.com ... ... led mission against Islamic State in Iraq. Write to Paul Vieira at paul.vieira@wsj.com ... ... Mounted Police said the youth—who it said it cannot identify due to Canadian law governing young offenders—appeared in a Montreal courtroom Wednesday, where he was charged with committing a robbe ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:17:24 EST

NY Crime
Protests Erupt After officer Not Indicted in New York Case
A New York City grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed African-American, sparking a federal investigation and renewing a wave of protests that swept the country after another black man was fatally shot
... hallwani, Devlin Barrett, Mike Vilensky and Joe Jackson contributed to this article. ... ... hallwani, Devlin Barrett, Mike Vilensky and Joe Jackson contributed to this article. ... ... hallwani, Devlin Barrett, Mike Vilensky and Joe Jackson contributed to this article. ... ... ntion to harm anyone, and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner,” officer Pantaleo said. officer Pantaleo, who was placed on desk duty and stripped of his badge and gun following the incide ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:06:16 EST



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