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Cherkizovo Group (CHE.L), Russia's largest meat and fodder producer, Thursday said first half total sales in the Poultry Division increased 25 percent to 205,775 tonnes of sellable weight, compared to 165,114 tonnes last year. This includes 22,562 tonnes of sellable weight produced by LISKO Broiler...

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co.(HYMLF.PK, HYMTF.PK) reported Thursday that its second-quarter net profit was 2.35 trillion Korean won, down 6.9 percent from last year's 2.52 trillion won. Controlling interest was 2.24 trillion won, down 6.5 percent from last year. Recurring profit for the...

Metal components and products maker Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) reported steady sales growth year-over-year in its key end markets for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and continued to strongly leverage increasing production volumes. First-quarter net income attributable to the company advanced...

Japanese camera and printer maker Canon Inc. (CAJ) reported that its net income attributable to Canon Inc. for the second-quarter increased by 21.6% to 80.85 billion yen or $800 million from last year's 66.50 billion yen, with earnings per share improving to 72.61 yen or $0.72 from 57.68 yen in the same...

Insurance company Lancashire Holdings Ltd. (LRE.L, LCSHF.PK) reported Thursday that its second-quarter pre-tax profit declined to $41.5 million from last year's $58.3 million. Profit after tax attributable to Lancashire was $44.8 million or $0.23 per share, down from $56.2 million or $0.30 per share...

British food ingredients company Tate & Lyle Plc (TATE.L, TATYY.PK) said its full-year performance, excluding the impact of exchange rate movements, is expected to be broadly in line with its previous forecast. The Group added that its performance in the first half would be affected by the supply...

Mitchells & Butlers Plc. (MAB.L, MLB), an operator of managed pubs and restaurants, reported Thursday that its total sales growth in the third quarter was 3.8 percent, bringing growth in the first 42 weeks to 2.9 percent. Over the third quarter, like-for-like sales remained flat as a 0.6 percent...

Standard Chartered Plc. (SCBFF.PK, STAC.L, STAN.L) responded on Thursday regarding rumours in some media outlets on succession planning for the Group Chief Executive, and Chairman. The Asia-focused lender said that no succession planning is taking place as a result of recent investor pressure. The...

Spanish oil firm Repsol S.A (REPYY.PK) posted a 47.3% rise in first-half net income to 1.33 billion euros, from 901 million euros, in the year-earlier period, reflecting a good performance of the firm's businesses as well as the success in securing a compensation agreement for the expropriation of YPF. However,...

Anglo-Dutch publishing and events company Reed Elsevier Plc. (REL.L, RUK, ENL) Thursday said first-half profit attributable to parent company's shareholders fell to 454 million pounds from 509 million pounds in the prior year. Earnings per share were 19.7 pence compared to 21.7 pence last year. Profit...

German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines AG (MTUAY.PK) reported Thursday that its first-half net income increased 18.9 percent to 86.8 million euros from last year's 73 million euros. Earnings per share grew to 1.71 euros from 1.44 euros a year ago. Adjusted net income was 111.0 million euros,...

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever plc (UN, UL, ULVR.L) Thursday reported higher first-half 2014 net profit attributable to shareholders' equity of 2.82 billion euros, compared with last year's 2.43 billion euros. Half-yearly combined earnings per share of 0.97 euros, were higher than the previous...

Krones AG (KRNTY.PK, KRNNF.PK) reportd that its first-half earnings before taxes rose 12.2% to 89.4 million euros from 79.7 million euros, prior year. Net income increased 12.2% to 62.4 million euros. Earnings per share was 1.98 euros, compared to 1.81 euros, previous year. First-half revenue rose...

Lonza Group AG (LZAGF.PK) reported that both its Specialty Ingredients and Pharma&Biotech divisions delivered a sound performance in the first half of 2014, despite currency headwinds and are fully on track to deliver the growth targets. On an IFRS basis, first-half profit for the period attributable...

Sandoz, a Novartis Group (NVS) company, Thursday said the US Food and Drug Administration accepted its Biologics License Application for filgrastim, which was filed under the new biosimilar pathway created in the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 or BPCIA. The reference product...