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French oil and gas giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF.PK, TOT) Friday said that it has received an offer from its former specialty chemicals division Arkema (ARKAY.PK) to acquire its adhesives unit Bostik. Arkema's offer values Bostik at 1.74 billion euros or around $2.25 billion, representing 11 times the...

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211, MMTOF.PK) and Fiat Group Automobiles (FIATY.PK) announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding or MoU on the possibility of developing and manufacturing a mid-size pick-up truck. The pickup truck would be supplied by Mitsubishi, and would be based on...

Mobile Tornado Group plc (MBT.L), an instant communications services provider for mobile devices, Friday reported that its first-half loss before tax was 1.35 million pounds, compared to last year's loss of 1.40 million pounds. Loss after tax narrowed to 1.1 million pounds or 0.5 pence per share from...

French media giant Vivendi SA (VIV.L, VIVEF.PK) had signed a final definitive deal with Spanish telecom operator Telefonica (TDE.L, TEF) regarding the acquisition of its Brazilian broadband unit, GVT. Vivendi said it would receive 4.66 billion euros in cash, a 7.4 percent stake in the combination...

BrainJuicer Group PLC (BJU.L), the innovative international market research agency, reported that its profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the six months ended 30 June 2014 rose to 1.02 million pounds from last year's 0.87 million pounds, with earnings per share improving to 7.5 pence...

UK-based advertising giant WPP Plc (WPP.L, WPPGY) Friday said its unit Y&R Advertising has agreed to acquire the creative and research agency of Mongolian conglomerate MCS Holding LLC. The creative and research agency, which was established in 2008, provides a range of services, including advertising...

Stora Enso Oyj (SEOAY.PK) said Juha Vanhainen, Executive Vice President or EVP, Energy, Logistics, Business Information Services and Wood Supply Operations in Finland and Sweden, will leave his position at Stora Enso as of 15 March 2015 and will take up the position of CEO with the Finnish food company...

Swiss pharma giant Novartis AG (NVS) Friday said data published today in The Lancet Oncology demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically relevant 4-month improvement in median progression-free survival or PFS for patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma when using...

Brazilian low-cost low-fare airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) announced late Thursday that it has priced an offering of $325 million 8.875 percent Senior Notes due 2022. GOL is the guarantor of the Notes issued by its subsidiary, Gol LuxCo S.A. The Notes constitute senior unsecured...

Solar Power, Inc. or SPI Solar (SOPW.OB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, late Thursday announced that its unit Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. has signed an agreement to purchase and develop approximately 19 megawatts of distributed generation solar power projects in China. The...

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Thursday announced the redemption of $1.7 billion of fixed/floating rate callable subordinated notes. Of the notes, 750 million euros notes will be redeemed on November 12, while $438 million notes and $287.54 million notes will be redeemed on October 31. JPMorgan said...

General Communication, Inc. (GNCMA) said its LTE wireless network got bigger with the launch with a national wireless operator, providing for the nation's first LTE roaming partnership. While roaming agreements across the country are nothing new, this is the first of roaming on LTE, a network's top...

NVIDIA (NVDA) Thursday introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell chip architecture -- the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs. According to the company, these deliver unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and have twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation. Maxwell...

Aon Hewitt, a talent, retirement and health business of Aon Plc. (AON), late Thursday announced a senior organizational change at Aon Hewitt Consulting in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Jeremy Andrulis, who led Aon Hewitt's Performance, Rewards & Talent and Retirement Practices as Managing Director...

General Motors LLC (GM) and Ford Motor Co. (F) have announced further recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. GM is recalling 3,196 vehicles from 2011 to 2014. This includes certain Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas vehicles manufactured between September...