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German conglomerate Siemens AG (SIEGY, SMAWF) posted higher net income of 1.40 billion euros, or 1.61 euros per share in the third quarter of 2014, versus 1.10 billion euros, or 1.26 euros per share, last year. For the recent quarter, total sectors profit grew by 37% to 1.74 billion euros, helped...

German construction major Hochtief (HOCFF.PK) Thursday said its net profit for the first half slid 20 percent to 100.5 million euros from 126.2 million euros last year. Earnings per share slipped to 1.45 euros from 1.72 euros. Operational net profit for the period grew 38 percent to 116 million euros,...

Celesio AG (CAKFF.PK) reported a first-half loss from continuing operations of 15.0 million euros, compared to profit of 87.8 million euros, prior year. Adjusted profit from continuing operations increased to 107.2 million euros from 87.5 million euros. Net loss for the period including continuing...

French lender BNP Paribas (BNPQY.PK, BNP.L) Thursday said net losses attributable to equity holders came to 4.317 billion euros, compared to net income of 1.765 billion euros in the second quarter 2013. The firm said its results this quarter include the impact of the comprehensive settlement with...

Aerospace and defense giant Boeing Co. (BA) and All Nippon Airways or the ANA Group (ANA.L, ALNPF.PK, ALNPY.PK) have finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes, including 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range), pursuant to the airline's strategic long-haul fleet renewal...

Verizon Digital Media Services and thePlatform, a white-label video publishing company and an independent subsidiary of Comcast, Thursday announced a new strategic alliance to accelerate major media and pay-TV operators' plans for multiscreen video delivery. The companies have integrated the Verizon...

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (FFH_U.TO, FFH.TO) announced the signing of a share purchase agreement by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fairfax Asia Limited to acquire 78 percent of the general insurance business of Union Assurance Plc., a Sri Lankan insurer. The transaction is expected to close...

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP), a travel service provider of accommodation reservation, Wednesday said second-quarter net income fell from the prior year, amid higher expenses. The stock dropped nearly 4 percent in the extended trade. Net income attributable to Ctrip's shareholders was 134.89...

Shares of Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT) soared nearly 21 percent in extended trading on Wednesday after the on-line marketing products and services company reported results for the fourth quarter that topped analysts' expectations. The company also provided earnings and revenue guidance for the full-year 2015,...

Chicken products maker Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (PPC) on Wednesday reported a slight decline in profit for the second quarter from last year, while sales edged up higher. However, earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' expectations. Net income attributable to Pilgrim's Pride, a unit of Brazilian...

Media company E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) and Journal Communications (JRN) announced deal to merge their broadcast operations and spinning off newspapersTransaction will create two focused public companies, one built upon TV, the other newspapers. The merged broadcast and digital media company, based...

Suncor Energy Inc. (SU.TO, SU) reported second-quarter net earnings of C$211 million or C$0.14 per common share, sharply lower than C$680 million or C$0.45 per common share in the year-ago quarter. The company noted that net earnings included after-tax impairment charges of $718 million against the...

Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX, ABX.TO) said second-quarter net loss of $269 million or $0.23 per share, compared to a net loss of $8.56 billion or $8.55 per share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net earnings were $159 million or $0.14 per share include an impairment charge of $514 million...

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $232 million or $0.11 per limited-partner unit, down from $271 million or $0.31 per limited-partner unit in the same period last year. On average, fourteen analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.38...

Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) reported second-quarter net income of $0.6 million or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.6 million or $0.20 per share last year. Non-GAAP net income, which also adjusts for the income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments, was $1.1 million or $0.05 per diluted...