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  • Pedestrians walk past a logo of Toshiba Corp outside an electronics retailer in Tokyo

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 150 billion yen ($1.22 billion or 0.78 billion pounds), nearly triple an earlier estimate, after an ongoing investigation into ...

  • Growth in Britain's private sector eased to its lowest level since the end of last year during the three months to June, although optimism among companies surged, according to the Confederation of British Industry. While manufacturing growth ticked up, the pace of expansion in services companies comprising the bulk of …

  • Euro coins are seen in front of a displayed portrait of General Theodoros Kolokotronis on 5.000 Drachma old Greece banknote in this photo illustration taken in Zenica

    If a 'No' in Sunday's referendum eventually takes Greece out of Europe's single currency, any "new drachma" or temporary payment unit could be worth as little as a fifth of the euro now in circulation. In the absence of a flow of new euros from the European Central Bank after a "Grexit", Athens' existing stock of hard …

  • A pedestrians walks under an arch opposite the Bank of England in London

    British savers will have less of their money protected if a bank fails next year, the government said on Friday, blaming European Union rules which one senior lawmaker called "absurd". Relations between Britain and the EU are already tense. Prime Minister David Cameron, who is trying to reshape relations with the 27-member …

  • Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end years of austerity, urged people packing Syntagma square …

  • ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Friday a Financial Times report that Greece was making contingency plans for the possible bail-in of deposits was a "malicious rumour". ...

  • The Financial Times reported on Friday that Greek banks were preparing contingency plans for a possible "haircut" on deposits amid fears of financial collapse, a report the country's banking association said was "completely baseless".

  • Videocon Industries Ltd (VEDI.NS) plans to invest $2.5 billion in oil and gas ventures in Brazil over the next two to three years, the consumer electronics-to-energy group's chief said, as part of its strategy to boost the business. "Brazil oil finding is four times higher than the largest oil field in India ... It's just …

  • A 'Yes' supporter arrives for pro-Euro rally at Panathenean stadium in Athens

    Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in Washington on Thursday said Greece's public finances …

  • ATHENS (Reuters) - The head of Greece's Bank Association on Friday dismissed as "completely baseless" a report by the Financial Times that contingency plans were being made for a possible bail-in ...

  • A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Aetna Inc's (AET.N) $37 billion (24 billion pound) deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc (HUM.N) will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult.     The Aetna-Humana tie-up would be the largest such deal among …

  • The listing of Ferrari may value the sports car unit at least 10 billion euros (7 billion pounds), Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Friday. The carmaker decided last year to spin off Ferrari, sell a 10 percent stake via a public offering and distribute the rest of FCA's …

  • The Italian government on Friday moved to keep open two major industrial plants which courts had ordered to be closed because of safety and environmental concerns. Matteo Renzi's cabinet approved an emergency decree to maintain output at Ilva, Europe's largest steel factory by output capacity, after prosecutors ordered …

  • Greeks in favour of accepting the tough terms of an aid deal in a Sunday referendum were marginally ahead on 44 percent of the vote in an Ipsos poll published on Friday, compared to 43 percent against. Some 12 percent of respondents were undecided, underscoring significant potential for volatility, Ipsos said in a statement …

  • Investors look at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang

    A sharp move lower in late-morning U.S. trade was exacerbated by thin liquidity, with many U.S. market participants off for the U.S. July Fourth holiday. U.S. oil drilling increased this week after 29 consecutive weeks of declines, the strongest sign yet that higher prices are coaxing producers back after an extended period …

  • ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's left-wing prime minister told tens of thousands of supporters in Athens on Friday that a 'No' vote in a weekend referendum would represent a choice to "live in dignity ...

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during the opening ceremony of the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied taking money from state fund 1MDB or any other entity for personal gain, after a media report said investigators traced nearly $700 million (449 million pounds) to bank accounts that were allegedly in his name. The Wall Street Journal's report, if true, would be the …

  • Consolidation continues to be necessary in the auto industry but there is nothing new to report on Fiat Chrysler's (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) desire for a tie-up with General Motors (GM.N), FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Friday. "The (need for) consolidation remains valid, no one has questioned its economic rational," Marchionne …

  • The European Union is looking for ways to keep Greece inside the euro, but that may mean getting used to having a bankrupt country in the single currency area, European Council President Donald Tusk was quoted as saying. "Maybe we will have to get used to living with a country as a member of the euro zone in bankruptcy," …

  • The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel. Pilot Andre Borschberg's 120-hour voyage shattered the 76-hour record for nonstop flight by late American adventurer Steve Fossett in 2006 on the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. The aircraft, piloted alternatively by Swiss explorers Borschberg …

  • Wholesalers trading medicines across European borders have criticised a suggestion by manufacturers that Greek exports should be restricted to prevent shortages of life-saving drugs in the country. The European Association of Euro Pharmaceutical Companies (EAEPC), representing firms involved in this so-called parallel …

  • Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered airplane attempting a round-the-world flight, flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off from the airport to Hawaii, at Toyoyama town near Nagoya, central Japan

    By Suzanne Roig HONOLULU (Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, ...

  • Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that the vote would not determine whether Greece stayed in the euro zone, but other European Union politicians said a vote against austerity would leave few options. Five-year yields were down 6 basis points, while 30-year yields were 5 basis points lower. Markets still seemed …

  • Aix-en-Provence, France (Reuters) - Greece's debt crisis risks is clouding the outlook for stock market listings after a flurry of flotations in the first half of the year, the head of Paris' stock market Anthony Attia said in an interview on Friday. "In terms of IPOs, we had a very good first half, but we are cautious …

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied taking money from state fund 1MDB or any other entity for personal gain, after a media report said investigators traced nearly $700 million to bank accounts that were allegedly in his name. Najib blamed former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad of being behind the latest …

  • State-run Indian Oil Corp has launched a tender to buy an LNG cargo for delivery on Aug. 6-7. Commodity trader Gunvor is to supply Pakistan with three LNG cargoes from August through October after a recent tender in which all other participants were disqualified. Traders said that Gunvor recently reloaded a cargo from …

  • ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police threw stun grenades and scuffled with protesters in central Athens on Friday, as a rally got under way in support of a 'No' vote in a Sunday referendum on whether to endorse ...

  • Family-controlled Swiss elevator and escalator group Schindler Holding plans to force anyone amassing at least half its share capital to make a mandatory offer to all other holders of shares (SCHN.S) and non-voting certificates (SCHP.VX), it said. The move, which protects the interests of minority investors, will be put …

  • A major French hospital group has chosen a cheap copycat version of a top-selling drug for treating its patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and psoriasis in a victory for a new type of medicine known as biosimilars.    In a document seen by Reuters, the central purchasing agency for the Assistance Publique …

  • A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's (ANTM.N) No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. The deal will face antitrust scrutiny but if it goes through it would dwarf the previous largest insurance deal announced just this week, where Swiss property and …

  • ATHENS, (Reuters) - A new opinion poll in Greece put voters in favour of a proposed aid deal marginally ahead on 44.1 percent to 43.7 percent against before a Sunday referendum that may decide the country's ...

  • ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top administrative court has rejected an appeal by two Greek citizens against a referendum on a bailout package from creditors, clearing the way for the plebiscite to be held ...

  • Greek voters in favour of creditors' proposals were marginally ahead by 0.6 points to those poised to reject them in Sunday's referendum, an opinion poll published on the website of Proto Thema said on Friday. The survey by Alco pollsters on behalf of the newspaper said 41.7 percent of respondents would vote 'Yes' on Sunday, …

  • A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London

    Britain's blue-chip share index marked its biggest weekly drop in a month on Friday, with miners slipping on a slowdown in China and banks falling after Brazil said it was investigating some global lenders' currency market activity. The FTSE 100 closed 0.7 percent lower at 6,585.78 points and hardly moved on data showing …

  • July 03 (Reuters) - Following are Indonesian prices for crude palm oil (CPO) quoted at an auction by PT KPB Nusantara (formerly known as the state marketing centre)on Friday. Buyer Volume Prices Terms ...

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