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Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG (RHHBY) announced that the European Commission has approved the use of Perjeta (pertuzumab) in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and chemotherapy for the neoadjuvant treatment or before surgery, of adult patients with HER2-positive, locally advanced, inflammatory,...

Apparel maker PVH Corp. (PVH) announced that it has entered into a new employment agreement with Fred Gehring, currently Executive Chairman, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vice Chairman, PVH Corp. The company said the agreement provides for Gehring to resign as Executive Chairman, Tommy Hilfiger, and reflects...

Forest products company Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) reported Friday that its second-quarter net earnings to common shareholders declined to $133 million or 26 cents per share from $280 million or 47 cents per share a year ago. The prior year's net earnings, excluding certain special items, were $234 million. On...

TDK CORP. (TTDKF.PK, TTDKY.PK), a Japan-based manufacturer of passive components and magnetic application products, reported Friday that its first-quarter attributable net income surged 127.7 percent to 13.10 billion yen or $107.37million from last year's 5.75 billion yen. Earnings per share were...

Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. (SHCAY) reported that first-quarter net loss attributable to Sharp sharply widened to 33.98 billion yen from 1.79 billion yen in the prior-year quarter. On a per share basis, net loss was 20.11 yen, sharply wider than last year's 1.06 yen. Net sales for the quarter...

UBM plc (UBMJF.PK, UBM.L) reported profit before tax of 58.4 million pounds for the six months ended 30 June 2015 compared to 82.5 million pounds, previous year. Profit for the period to owners of the parent entity decreased to 43.2 million pounds from 69.9 million pounds. Earnings per share was 9.7...

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (HMC) reported Friday that its first-quarter attributable profit climbed 19.6 percent to 186 billion yen from last year's 155.6 billion yen. Earnings per share were 103.22 yen, 16.9 percent higher than 86.34 yen a year ago. Operating profit increased 16.4 percent...

Liberty Global plc (LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) announced that it has acquired 138.7 million shares in ITV plc (ITV.L), thereby increasing its existing stake to a total of 398.5 million shares in ITV or approximately 9.9% of ITV's ordinary shares outstanding. Liberty Global confirms that...

International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (IAG.L, BAIRY.PK, BAY.L) reported that second-quarter profit before tax increased 25.4 percent to 449 million euros from 358 million euros in the prior-year quarter. Profit after tax for the quarter also grew 27.6 percent to 358 million euros from 280...

UK-based energy firm BG Group Plc. (BG.L, BRGYY.PK), which is being acquired by Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDS-B, RDSB.L, RDSA.L, RDS-A), reported Friday that its second-quarter pre-tax profit increased to $2.97 billion from $2.13 billion last year. Attributable profit were $2.224 billion or 64.9 cents...

Colt Group S.A. (COLT.L, COLT) reported a loss before tax of 141.4 million euros for the six months ended 30 June 2015 compared to profit of 5.2 million euros, a year ago. Loss per share was 0.16 euros, compared to break-even, prior year. Group EBITDA before exceptional items was 156.4 million euros,...

CGG (CGG), world leader in Geoscience, reported a second quarter loss to owners of $61.5 million compared to a loss of $326.5 million, a year ago. Loss per share was $0.35 compared to a loss of $1.85. After non-recurring charges, Group EBITDAs was $106 million compared to $98 million, a year ago....

Spanish financial services firm Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) reported that its second-quarter 2015 earnings, which includes corporate operations, increased 78.8% to 1.23 billion euros from last year. At current exchange rates, net profit in the second quarter, excluding Venezuela...

BNP Paribas (BNPQY.PK, BNP.L) reported first-half net income attributable to equity holders of 4.20 billion euros compared to a loss of 2.81 billion euros in the first half of 2014. Profit per share was 3.22 euros compared to a loss of 2.35 euros. Excluding the impact of one-off items, profit was up...

German construction major Hochtief AG (HOCFF.PK) Friday said its net profit for the first half rose 7 percent to 108 million euros, as the Group's all three divisions-Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe - contributed to this growth. Profit before tax grew 61 percent to 285 million euros. Adjusted...

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