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Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NAT) today signed the final agreement with a South Korean shipyard, for the construction of two new suezmax tankers to be delivered in the third quarter 2016 and first quarter 2017. The contracts are now firm, bringing the NAT fleet to 24 suezmax crude oil tankers, being...

Biotechnology company ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN) announced the appointment of Richard Gregory as executive vice president, research and chief scientific officer (CSO), effective January 5, 2015. Gregory will succeed John Lambert, will assume a newly created position of executive vice president, distinguished...

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. (BA) Monday said Air China has committed to purchase 60 737s, including Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes. The commitment when finalized will be valued at more than $6 billion at current list prices. "Our long-standing and productive partnership with Air China dates...

Health care provider Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) agreed to acquire Simply Healthcare Holdings, Inc. along with its two subsidiaries, Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. and Better Health, Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal, subject to certain state regulatory approvals and standard closing...

Israel Chemicals Ltd. or ICL (ICL) said it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Vale Fertilizante's equity holding in Fosbrasil S.A. ICL and Vale were former joint venture partners in Fosbrasil. With ICL's acquisition of Prayon S.A's minority position in Fosbrasil, ICL now owns 100%...

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (BCRX) Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved RAPIVAB (peramivir injection), an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than two...

Forklift manufacturer Kion Group's (KGX.DE) Supervisory Board is set to change due to the appointment of Birgit Behrendt and Xu Ping to succeed Silke Schreiber and Martin Hintze on the company's highest supervisory body, which takes effect from January 1, 2015. Birgit Behrendt is Vice President, Global...

German engineering group Bilfinger SE (BFLBY.PK) Monday said it is selling its construction division to Swiss construction firm Implenia for net proceeds of about 230 million euros. The sale is part of Bilfinger's move to focus on engineering and services for industrial facilities, power plants and...

Swiss crop chemicals firm Syngenta AG (SYT) has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait from China's regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval includes corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains or DDGs, for food and feed...

Millicom International Cellular SA (MICC, MIICF), a telecommunications and media company focusing in emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, Monday said it has agreed terms and conditions to acquire the business of TeleCable Económico TVE, S.A. and merge the company with its Costa Rican subsidiary....

Tungsten Corp. Plc. (TUNG.L), the holding company of OB10 Limited that provides electronic invoice delivery or e-invoicing, announced Monday that it has signed an agreement with asset manager Insight Investment Management (Global) Ltd. Under the deal, Insight has agreed to invest in Tungsten Early Payment...

Evotec AG (EVTCY.PK, EVOTF.PK) announced a research collaboration with the laboratories of Prof. Roger Briesewitz at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The collaboration is to progress a novel mechanism...

Sky Plc (BSYBY.PK, BSY.L) reported making a $4 million equity investment in Elemental Technologies, a US-based software company specializing in multiscreen video delivery. Elemental is a leader in video processing, providing software that enables broadcasters and pay TV operators to stream live and...

Premier Oil Plc. (PMO.L, PMOIY.PK) on Monday provided an update in relation to two previously announced asset sales which have now completed. The combined cash consideration of the two transactions is $147.5 million. Premier said it has completed the sale of its non-operated interests in the producing...

TomTom NV (TMOAF.PK), a maker of automotive navigation systems, Monday said it has signed a new facility agreement for a 250 million euros revolving credit facility. The facility has a maturity date of March 31, 2018 and includes two additional one year extension options. It will replace the company's...