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Rolls Royce Holdings Plc. (RYCEF.PK, RR.L, RYCEY.PK) Monday said it has received a major order from Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian and its local South African Consortium, CNRRSSA, for the delivery of 232 MTU Series 4000 engines. The total contract value is in the range of 100 million euros....

Drugmaker Shire Plc. (SHPG, SHP.L) Monday said the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to SHP609, for the treatment of neurocognitive decline associated with Hunter syndrome. This status provides increased opportunities to interact and meet with FDA, and increases...

Nicox SA (NICXF.PK), a French ophthalmic company, Monday announced that it has held a positive pre-New Drug Application or NDA meeting with the United States Food and Drug Administration or FDA regarding AC-170. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the clinical package for AC-170. Based on the...

Ipsen SA (IPSEY) Monday reported topline results for two double-blind phase III studies of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) in Pediatric Lower Limb or PLL spasticity in children with cerebral palsy and in Adult Lower Limb or ALL spasticity in patients who had experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury. In...

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) announced that it has expanded its hepatitis C generic licensing agreements to include the investigational NS5A inhibitor GS-5816, which is being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical studies as part of a single tablet regimen that combines the compound and sofosbuvir for the treatment...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) and Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for priority review the Biologics License Application or BLA for Praluent (alirocumab). Alirocumab is an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase...

Private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX) has agreed to sell Gold Fields House, an office building at Circular Quay in Sydney, to China's Dalian Wanda Group for A$415 million or around $327 million. The transaction is expected to close in March. The building, located in the central business district...

Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) may provide subscribers with the ability to choose the best signal from a variety of sources in its upcoming wireless service, thus ending the reliance on a single carrier, The Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the plan. The service is expected to...

Consumers Energy (CMS.B), Michigan's largest utility, Sunday said it is mobilizing over 50 employees and equipment to assist New York and New England energy providers bracing for a severe winter storm expected Monday and Tuesday. The Consumers Energy contingent of utility crews, technicians, mechanics...

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (SUO.TO) Sunday said its board of directors said share options to acquire 3.76 million shares in the capital of the corporation were granted to certain employees under its share option scheme adopted on January 26, 2012 and amended on May 7, 2013. Date of grant was January 23...

South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF) will supply application processors for Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) next iPhone, the South Korea-based Maeil Business Newspaper reported Monday, citing sources in the semiconductor industry. Samsung will reportedly supply the application processor...

UK-based lender Standard Chartered plc (SCBFF.PK, STAC.L, STAN.L) is looking to find a successor for Chief Executive Peter Sands amid pressure from the bank's largest shareholders, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph. It is said to have hired headhunters Egon Zehnder to conduct the search for...

Bermuda-based reinsurers Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. (AXS) and PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) agreed Sunday to a near $11 billion merger of equals amid a wave of consolidation in the industry. The merger of two of the five largest insurance groups is expected to create a broadly diversified global specialty insurance...

Novartis (NVS) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval of Bexsero (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B (also known as meningitis B) in adolescents and...

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) and PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) announced that they have signed a definitive amalgamation agreement to create specialty insurance and reinsurance company, with gross premiums written in excess of $10 billion, total capital of more than $14 billion, and cash and invested...

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