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Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc (HIK.L, HKMPY.PK) reported profit attributable to shareholders of $169 million for the six months ended 30 June 2014, compared to $73 million, last year. Earnings per share increased to 84.5 cents, compared to 36.9 cents in the first half of 2013. Profit before tax increased...

Swiss telecommunication services firm Swisscom AG (SCMWY.PK, SWZCF.PK) reported Wednesday a decline in first-half net profit due to higher tax expenses, while pre-tax profit was benefited by customer and volume growth. Further, the company lifted its full-year forecast for EBITDA, a ket earnings metric,...

Commodities trader and miner Glencore Plc (GLCNF.PK, GLNCY.PK, GLEN.L) reported strong results for the first half 2014, driven by delivery of marketing growth, overall production expansion and synergies from the acquisitions of Xstrata and Viterra. First-half 2014 net income attributable to equity...

Nokia (NOK) announced that Michael Halbherr has decided to step down as CEO of HERE and as a member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team, effective September 1, 2014, in order to pursue his own entrepreneurial interests outside of the company. Cliff Fox, currently Senior Vice President, Core Map Group,...

Carlsberg Group (CABGY.PK) reported first-half pretax profit of DKK 3.22 billion, compared to DKK 3.14 billion, a year ago. Net income to shareholders was DKK 2.14 billion, flat with prior year. Earnings per share was DKK 14.0, flat with last year. Adjusted net profit was DKK 2.24 billion, compared...

Swiss telecommunication services firm Swisscom AG (SCMWY.PK, SWZCF.PK) posted 2.0% lower net income attributable to equity holders of 799 million Swiss francs in the first half of 2014, compared with 815 million francs, a year earlier. Accordingly, half-yearly earnings per share also declined by 2.0%...

Frutarom Industries Ltd. (FRUTF.PK), an Israeli provider of Flavors and Fine Ingredients, reported Wednesday that its second-quarter net income climbed 44.5 percent to $25.5 million from $17.6 million last year. Earnings per share grew 44.2 percent to $0.43. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation...

Dutch brewer Heineken N.V. (HINKY.PK) posted 14% higher net profit (beia) of 772 million euros, or 1.34 euros a share in the first half of 2014, versus 679 million euros, or 1.18 a share, last year, and up by 19% organically. Beia refers to financials before exceptional items and amortisation of acquisition-related...

ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (CCIH), a solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services, reported Tuesday that its second-quarter net income attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB6.9 million or $1.1 million, compared to RMB11.0 million in the corresponding period...

Refiner PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) Tuesday said its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million of PBF Class A common stock. This repurchase authorization expires on September 30, 2016. PBF Energy CEO Tom Nimbley said, "Returning capital to our shareholders is fundamental to...

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (MIELF.PK, MIELY.PK) Wednesday said it received on August 19 an order from Republic of China's National Development and Reform Commission or NDRC for payment of a surcharge amounting to 44.88 million yuan, or approximately 700 million yen. The payment is for infringement...

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI), a supplier of power delivery solutions for the energy industry, late Tuesday said it completed the sale of its American Access Technologies or AAT business to Fabricating Technologies, LLC on August 15 for $2.3 million in cash. The sale did not include...

New York State's financial regulator has ordered UK-based lender Standard Chartered plc (SCBFF.PK, STAC.L, STAN.L) to pay a civil monetary penalty of $300 million and also take other remedial steps for its failure to improve money laundering controls that were required under its previous settlement with...

China-based online recruitment services provider Zhaopin Limited (ZPIN) on Tuesday reported a surge in profit for the fourth quarter from last year, reflecting double-digit growth in revenues. This is the company's first earnings results as a public company. Shares of Zhaopin gained more than 9 percent...

Youku Tudou Inc. (YOKU), the biggest online video company in China, on Tuesday reported a loss for the second quarter that widened from last year as double-digit growth in revenues was more than offset by higher costs and expenses. Looking ahead, the company forecast a sequential increase in revenues...