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Heineken-102214-lg.jpgDutch brewer Heineken N.V. Wednesday said its third-quarter profit declined from last year, amid lower revenues and drop in volumes. Sales growth in emerging markets was offset by lower sales in Europe hurt by poor weather during the high selling season. The company reaffirmed its outlook for full year 2014.

GW Pharma's Epidiolex For Dravet Syndrome Gets EU Orphan Designation; Stock Up

Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH, GWP.L) increased around 8 percent in London trading after the biopharmaceutical company Wednesday announced that its investigational product Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) for treating Dravet syndrome has received orphan designation from the European Medicines...

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Home Retail H1 Profit Down, Argos, Homebase Sales Rise - Update

Home Retail Group (HMRLF.PK, HOME.L) Wednesday reported a decline in the first-half profit, even as revenues increased 3 percent, with sales growth at both Argos and Homebase. The UK-based home and general merchandise retailer said it plans to reduce the number of Homebase stores by about 25 percent...

Iceland Sep Wage Cost Index Rises At Slower Rate

Iceland's wage cost growth slowed in September, a report from Statistics Iceland showed Wednesday. Wage cost increased 6.2 percent year-on-year, slower than the 6.3 percent rise in August. On a monthly basis, wage cost gained 0.7 percent versus the 0.6 percent increase in the previous month. The...

Iceland Sep Wage Cost Up 6.2% On Year Vs 6.3% Rise In Aug

Croatia Sep Jobless Rate 17.7% Vs. 17.5% In August


Alcatel-Lucent's Unit To Buy Norway's 4D PRM Firm Optoplan From CGG- Quick Facts

French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU) Wednesday announced that its unit Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks or ASN has signed a binding agreement with Sercel, part of French geoscience company CGG (CGG), for the acquisition of Optoplan. The closing of the transaction is expected to be...

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks Signs Agreement To Acquire Optoplan

Lufthansa Intends Sale Of IT Infrastructure Division Of Lufthansa Systems AG


VMware Inc. (VMW) Is Pulling Back Following Q3 Report

VMware Inc. (VMW) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.87 after the bell Tuesday, compared to $0.84 in the previous year. Revenues rose 18% to $1.52 billion from $1.29 billion last year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.83 and revenues of $1.50 billion. The stock is now down 1.19 on 295K shares. VMware...

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Prices IPO At $26.00 Per Share

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc., the parent holding company of AnchorBank, fsb, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 371,959 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share. The company is offering 250,000 shares of common stock and selling stockholders are...

Interactive Brokers Q3 14 Earnings Conference Call At 4:30 PM ET

Interactive Brokers Group Inc.(IBKR) will host a conference call at 4:30 PM ET on October 21, 2014, to discuss Q3 14 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to To listen to the call, dial 877-324-1965 (US) or 631-291-4512 (International).