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Veolia Environnement (VE) Thursday said the consortium it formed with Hitachi Ltd. (HTHIF.PK, HTHIY.PK) and ArabCo, has bagged a contract, from Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, for EPC - engineering, procurement and construction - of pretreatment facilities at a water desalination plant...

Shares of Assa Abloy AB (ASAZF.PK) increased around 2.3 percent in Stockholm after the Swedish provider of secure door opening solutions reported Thursday higher profit in its third quarter with strong growth in sales. For the quarter, net income amounted to 1.75 billion kronor or 4.72 kronor per...

Healthcare software provider Quality Systems, Inc. (QSII) Thursday reported lower earnings for the second quarter, reflecting higher operating expenses. Total revenues grew by 9 percent. Net income declined to $4.8 million or $0.08 per share from $10.1 million or $0.17 per share last year. Excluding...

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP), which develops network firewall systems, Thursday reported third-quarter earnings which increased, helped by higher revenues from subscriptions to the company's software blade architecture. Both earnings and revenues also beat analysts' estimates. For...

Shares of Tele2 AB (TLTZF.PK, TLTZY.PK) increased around 6 percent in the morning trading in Stockholm after the Swedish telecom operator reported a profit in its third quarter, compared to last year's loss. Citing the strong third-quarter performance, the company said it is confident to reach the top...

R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. stated that on October 17, 2014, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. (TKPYY.PK, TKPHF.PK) reached a global license, development, commercialization and supply agreement for Amitiza or lubiprostone. Under this agreement, Takeda expanded its exclusive...

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) reported that its net income attributable to the company for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 rose to $467 million from last year's $424 million, with earnings per share improving to $3.24 from $2.89 in the previous year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the...

OMG plc. (OMG.L) in its trading update for the financial year ended 30 September 2014, said it expects Group revenue and adjusted profit, excluding House of Moves, to be in line with market forecasts with House of Moves presented as a discontinued item for the full year. During the second half, the...

Rio Tinto plc (RTPPF.PK, RIO.L, RIO, RTNTF.PK) announced that its board has extended the tenure of chief executive Sam Walsh and chief financial officer Chris Lynch. Walsh and Lynch will transfer to open-ended contracts after Rio Tinto's annual general meetings in 2015. They will both move to a rolling...

African Barrick Gold plc. (ABGLF.PK, ABG.L) Thursday said third-quarter net earnings rose to $28.44 million from $17.83 million. Earnings per basic share was 6.9 cents, up from last year's 4.3 cents. Revenue increased to $241 million from $220 million, as higher sales volumes more than offset lower...

Reed Elsevier plc (REL.L, RUK, ENL) reported continued underlying revenue growth in the first nine months of 2014. Underlying revenue growth was 4% (+3% excluding exhibition cycling) in the first nine months. The Group reported continued positive underlying revenue growth across all major business areas....

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever plc (UN, UL, ULVR.L) reported that its turnover for the third quarter of 2014 dropped by 2.0% to 12.2 billion euros, including a negative currency impact of 2.6%. According to the company, acquisitions & disposals lowered turnover by 1.5%. However, on an underlying...

Orange (ORAN) reported restated EBITDA was 3.245 billion euros in the third quarter of 2014, compared to 3.322 billion euros for the 3rd quarter of 2013, a decrease of 2.3% on a comparable basis. Revenues were 9.805 billion euros in the third quarter of 2014, a decrease of 2.3% on a comparable basis....

German car giant Daimler AG (DDAIF.PK) reported Thursday that its third-quarter net profit climbed 49 percent to 2.82 billion euros from last year's 1.90 billion euros. Earnings per share improved to 2.56 euros from 1.72 euros a year ago. EBIT from ongoing business was 2.8 billion, significantly higher...

French advertising and communications company Publicis Groupe SA (PUBGY.PK, PGPEF.PK) recorded consolidated revenue of 1.75 billion euros for the third quarter of 2014, a 4.4% increase year-over-year, on a reported basis. Exchange rates negatively impacted revenue by 4 million euros between the prior-year...