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James Fisher FY Statutory EPS 79.2p Vs 75.7p Prior Year

Devro Plc FY Basic EPS Declines To 2.6p From 20.1p Last Year

Direct Line Insurance FY Gross Written Premium From Ongoing Operations Down 3.8%

Regus FY Group Revenue Up By 15.8% At Constant Currency To £1.676 Bln

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Merck KgaA Q4 Profit Edges Down; Lifts Dividend; Sees Higher Sales In FY15



German drug maker Merck KGaA reported a slight decline in the fourth-quarter profit reflecting weak margins, even as sales were boosted by AZ acquisition and strong sales growth mainly in emerging markets. Merck further said it will propose to the Annual General Meeting a 5.3 percent increase in dividend to 1 euros per share. For fiscal 2015, Merck expects a slight increase in organic sales.
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Swiss Q4 Growth Exceeds Expectations



Switzerland's economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter, data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs revealed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced 0.6 percent from the third quarter, when it was up by 0.7 percent. Economists had forecast the growth rate to ease to 0.3 percent. Private...

Germany Jan Retail Sales Up 2.9% On Moth Vs. 0.6% In December, Consensus 0.4%

Germany Jan Retail Sales Up 5.3% On Year Vs. 4.8% In December, Consensus 3.0%

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James Fisher Announces Acquisition Of Subtech Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd



AstraZeneca Completes Transaction To Acquire Rights To Actavis' Branded Respiratory Business In US And Canada

British American Tobacco Submits Notice Of Proposed Offer For Souza Cruz

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After-market Movers For Mar. 2 (MDR, GWRE, MYL, CZR)



Shares of McDermott International Inc. (MDR) jumped more than 23% in after hours trading after the engineering and construction firm reportd forecast-beating fourth quarter results and gave an upbeat revenue outlook for the current year. Guidewire Software Inc (GWRE) shares slumped more than 4% in...
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Frontier Communications To Participate In Morgan Stanley Conference At 7:25 PM



Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:25 PM ET, March 2, 2015. To access the live webcast, log on at http://investor.frontier.com/events.cfm
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DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
03/03/15 2:0Retail Sales (M-o-M)JAN Germany
03/03/15 2:0Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)JAN Germany
03/03/15 1:45GDP (Q-o-Q)Q4 Switzerland
03/03/15 1:45GDP (Y-o-Y)Q4 Switzerland
03/03/15 1:0Retail Sales (M-o-M)JAN Estonia
03/03/15 1:0Retail Sales (Y-o-Y)JAN Estonia
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