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The European Parliament has voted in favour of a resolution that calls for a possible breakup of Google Inc. (GOOG). The European Parliament called on EU member states and the European Commission to break down barriers to the growth of the EU's digital single market in a resolution voted on Thursday....

UBIC, Inc. (UBIC), a provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, said the Japan Patent Office has recently issued a Notification of Decision of Grant to the company for a patent application related to "Active Knowledge Base". The technology underlying "Active Knowledge...

BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO, BMO) said it is making an additional C$2 billion in credit available to women-owned businesses across Canada over the next three years. Steve Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal, said, "We're here to help, making more of our balance sheet available...

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or NICE Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee or EC has recommended that Soliris (eculizumab) be commissioned for all patients in England suffering from atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...

Metso (MXCYY.PK), a Finnish maker of rock crushers, Thursday said it has received a large order for flow control technology from Turkey-based Zorlu Energy Companies Group. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Zorlu Energy is building a new 45 MW geothermal power plant in Manisa-Alasehir,...

Shares of Elekta publ AB (EKTAF.PK) declined around 9 percent in the early morning trading in Stockholm after the Swedish medical instruments maker reported sharply lower earnings in its first half of fiscal year 2015, amid delayed orders in EMEA and slower than expected market growth. The company also...

Swedish mobile network equipment maker Ericsson (ERIC) has been selected by Mobinil to enhance the Egyptian telecommunication company's network providing improved data services to its subscribers. Ericsson employees in Egypt and the Middle East region would provide professional services such as design...

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS), a manufacturer of dialysis products and services, said it has upsized its syndicated credit facility by $850 million, equivalent to a total amount of about $4.4 billion equivalent, with pricing and other conditions more favorable to the company. The amended...

African Barrick Gold Plc. (ABGLF.PK, ABG.L) said further to the approval of shareholders at its General Meeting held on November 26, the company changed its name to Acacia Mining Plc. with immediate effect. Trading in shares under the new name will start at the commencement of trading on November...

Rio Tinto, operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada, has formally approved the development of a fourth pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik mine site. The A21 pipe development was part of the original mine plan and is likely to cost $350 million over four years. The Diavik Joint...

Mobile Money - banking, paying and buying provider Monitise Plc (MONI.L) Thursday backed its guidance for the financial year 2015 and continues to see at least 25 percent revenue growth year-on-year. Fiscal year capex is estimated to be GBP35 to 45 million. The company expects EBITDA profitable...

German wind turbines maker Nordex Group (NRDXF.PK) Thursday announced that it has now received a contract for the "Melfi I" project in Italy, entailing the delivery and installation of a total of ten multi-megawatt turbines together with a premium service contract covering a minimum period of 15 years. The...

Avingtrans Plc (AVG.L), a provider of engineered components, systems and services, Thursday announced that its Aerospace Division Sigma Components has signed a 10 year long term agreement or LTA with PFW Aerospace GmbH, a part of French aerospace giant Airbus Group (EADSF.PK, EADSY.PK), valued at about...

The Coca-Cola Company (KO), British brewer SABMiller Plc (SAB.L, SBMRY.PK) and Gutsche Family INVESTMENTS (GFI, majority shareholders in Coca-Cola Sabco) have agreed to combine the bottling operations of their non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages businesses in Southern and East Africa. The new bottler,...

UK-based insurer and pension fund manager Legal & General Group Plc. (LGEN.L, LGGNY.PK) Thursday announced a bulk annuity contract with the TRW Pension Scheme removing 2.5 billion pounds liabilities from Automotive supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.'s (TRW) balance sheet and insuring over 22,000...