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London Stock Exchange Group Plc. (LSE.L) reported Wednesday that its first-half profit before tax from continuing operations increased to 176.2 million pounds from last year's 168.9 million pounds. Attributable profit increased to 150.3 million pounds from 118.8 million pounds last year. Earnings...

Beiersdorf (BDRFY.PK, BDRFF.PK) reported profit after tax of 351 million euros in the first half of 2015 compared to 309 million euros, prior year. Group EBIT excluding special factors increased by 12.4%, to 508 million euros from 452 million euros. Sales rose by 7.3% to 3.40 billion euros from 3.17...

Voestalpine Group (VLPNY.PK), an Austria-based producer of steel and related products, reported Wednesday that its first-quarter profit, before deduction of non-controlling interests and interest on hybrid capital, climbed 92.9 percent to 289.4 million euros from last year's 150 million euros. Earnings...

Car parts manufacturer ElringKlinger (EGKLF.PK) Wednesday said its second-quarter net income after non-controlling interests fell to 21 million euros from 28.5 million euros in the previous year. Earnings per share were 0.33 euros, compared to 0.45 euros last year. Adjusted earnings before interest...

German re-insurer Hannover Re AG (HVRRY.PK, HVRRF.PK) reported Wednesday that its second-quarter group net income climbed 19.3 percent to 252.2 million euros from last year's 211.5 million euros. Earnings per share grew to 2.09 euros from 1.75 euros last year. Gross written premium climbed 21.7 percent...

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMVMF) Wednesday reported that its second-quarter net income attributable to shareholders declined 49 percent to $3.81 million from last year's $7.45 million. Earnings per share dropped 48 percent to $0.14 from $0.27 a year ago. Net income attributable to shareholders,...

Kuka AG's (KUKAY.PK, KUKAF.PK) KUKA Systems China has won a major contract from Chinese automotive manufacturer Geely-Volvo in the second quarter of 2015, in a deal worth in the double digit million euro range. The project consists of seven subprojects for the engineering and assembly of car bodies...

Dutch banking firm ING Group (ING) reported that its net result for the second-quarter 2015 increased to 1.359 billion euros from 1.067 billion euros in the second quarter of 2014. These figures include the net results of the legacy Insurance businesses. Quarterly net result per share was 0.35 euros,...

French lender Societe Generale SA (SCGLF.PK, SCGLY.PK) Wednesday said its second-quarter group net income improved to 1.351 billion euros from 1.079 billion euros in the prior year. Adjusted for revaluation of own financial liabilities and DVA, group net income was 1.137 billion euros, while it totaled...

General Electric Co. (GE) Wednesday announced plans to enter the cloud services market with Predix Cloud. GE said this is the world's first and only cloud solution designed specifically for industrial data and analytics. This platform-as-a-service or PaaS will capture and analyze the unique volume,...

Australian pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis Ltd and UK biotechnology company Synairgen Plc. have entered into a research collaboration to develop a selective inhibitor to the lysyl oxidase type 2 enzyme or LOXL2 to treat the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF. IPF affects around 100,000...

Baxalta Inc. (BXLT) on Tuesday rejected an unsolicited $30 billion takeover bid from Ireland-based pharmaceutical company Shire plc (SHPG, SHP.L), saying that its board of directors determined the offer is not in the best interests of Baxalta or its shareholders. Wayne Hockmeyer, Chairman of the...

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) said it has priced a public offering of 4.8 million shares of common stock at a price of $16.55 per share, for net proceeds of about $75.8 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The share offering...

Automated-teller machine maker NCR Corp. (NCR) said that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission notified the Company that it did not intend to recommend an enforcement action against the Company over 2012 allegations of foreign bribery violations. The company responded to its most recent requests...

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., the century-old luxury department-store chain, has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. The company did not specify the number of shares to be sold and the pricing. The company did not mention...

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