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Afilias Ltd., a provider of advanced Internet services on Tuesday said it plans to issue its new and existing ordinary shares to institutional and professional investors, for raising proceeds of nearly $100 million. The company also intends to float its shares on AIM, a market operated by the London...

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG, IHG.L) reported a strong third-quarter performance, with quarterly global comparable RevPAR growth of 7.0%. The company's Chief Executive, said: "We delivered our best quarterly RevPAR performance in over two years with growth in each of our four regions. Performance...

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc. (RBGPF.PK, RB.L) reported Tuesday that its net revenue for the third quarter declined 7 percent to 2.37 billion pounds. At constant exchange rates, sales increased 2 percent. Like-for-like sales increased 3 percent excluding RB Pharmaceuticals or RBP,...

Swiss biopharmaceutical company Actelion Ltd (ALIOF.PK) reported Tuesday a surge in its profit for the first nine months of fiscal 2014, mainly with strong product sales, including that of hypertension drug Opsumit. Citing the strong performance, the company lifted its forecast for fiscal 2014 core earnings...

French oil and gas giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF.PK, TOT) confirmed that its Chairman and Chief Executive, Christophe de Margerie, died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, after the aircraft hit a snowplow on take-off. Four people were found...

Swiss biopharmaceutical company Actelion Ltd (ALIOF.PK) reported Tuesday that its net income for the first nine months climbed 86 percent to 566 million Swiss francs from last year's 304 million francs. Earnings per share grew 84 percent to 4.87 francs from 2.65 francs last year. Core net income,...

Sartorius Group (SDMHF.PK), an international laboratory and process equipment supplier, said its consolidated order intake rose by 10.1% in constant currencies, with Group sales revenue up by 9.6% to 712.7 million euros, from 657.3 million euros in the year-earlier period. The Group increased its...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SDMHF.PK) reported that its third-quarter pretax profit increased to 28.1 million euros from 21.1 million euros, previous year. Profit to shareholders was 19.7 million euros, compared to 14.8 million euros. Earnings per share was 1.29 euros, compared to 0.96 euros. Earnings...

Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY.PK, AKZOY) Tuesday said third-quarter net income attributable to shareholders increased to 205 million euros from 155 million euros, due to higher operating income and lower finance expenses. Adjusted earnings per share increased 24 percent to 0.92 euro from 0.74 euro. Revenue...

Facebook Inc. (FB) Monday sued four law firms - DLA Piper, Millberg LLP, Paul Argentieri & Associates and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP - in New York over their involvement in a lawsuit filed by Paul Ceglia that challenged Mark Zuckerberg's ownership of the social media giant. Ceglia is said...

Trinity Industries (TRN), a diversified industrial company, Monday said that earlier in the day a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict against the firm in a False Claims Act case. The jury awarded $175 million in damages. The company is accused of failing...

Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis plc (ACT) is said to be among the bidders for Belgian consumer health-care company Omega Pharma NV as it continues to look for more acquisition, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday. A sale of Omega would likely fetch in excess of 4 billion euros or $5.1...

Real estate investment trust Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) said Monday that it has agreed to acquire 40 rehabilitation hospitals in Germany from privately-held Median Kliniken Group, Germany's largest private provider of post-acute and acute rehabilitation services, for about 705 million euros,...

Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) reported Monday a profit for the third quarter that increased 22 percent from last year, reflecting higher margins and revenue growth. The company's shares were up nearly five percent in extended trading as earnings per share matched...

Offshore oil and gas services contractor Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) on Monday reported a 70 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting strong revenue growth in the well intervention and robotics segments. Revenue for the quarter beat analysts' estimates. Owen...