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Miner Antofagasta Plc. (ANFGY.PK, ANTO.L) reported that its profit before tax for the first half of 2017 increased by $412.6 million or 149.2% to $689.1 million from $276.5 million in the first half of 2016. It announced interim dividend of 10.3 cents per share, a 232.3% increase on last year's interim...

Energy services company Wood Group (John) plc (WG.L, WDGJF.PK) reported Tuesday that its first-half profit plunged 86.7 percent to $6 million from last year's $45 million. Earnings per share were 1.1 cents, down 90 percent from 10.9 cents last year. Profit for the period was impacted by exceptional...

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (RDY), through its wholly owned subsidiary Promius Pharma, LLC announced that it has out-licensed the future development, manufacturing, and commercialization rights of DFD-06, a topical high potency steroid, to Encore Dermatology Inc. The drug is intended to be used for...

Ford Motor Co. (F) announced the launch of a scrappage scheme for UK consumers to trade-in cars over seven years old, by offering a discount between £2,000 and £7,000 on a new model. Under the plan, owners of any make of car or van, including petrol and diesel, that took to the road before December...

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) announced a self-tender offer and it was recently in discussions with a prospective financial investor regarding a potential transaction that could have led to the Company being taken private. HLF is currently trading at $67.55, up $5.60 or 9.04 percent. Herbalife has commenced...

Perrigo Company plc (PRGO) said that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the store brand OTC equivalent of Nexium 24HR or esomeprazole magnesium capsules. The company also announced that it has reached a settlement of patent litigation with AstraZeneca allowing...

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) Monday announced the appointment of George Oliver as chairman and CEO, effective September 1. He has been serving as president and COO and his new assignment is a six month acceleration of what the company proposed earlier. Molinaroli, currently chairman and...

FXCM Group LLC (LUK) Monday revealed its relationship with Global Brokerage Inc. (GLBR) and said any adverse developments at GLBR have no impact on FXCM or its ability to service its customers. Global Brokerage is holding 50.1 percent equity ownership and a minority economic interest of FXCM. At the...

Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME,COM.TO) said that it has received a response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the regulatory path for BRINAVESS (vernakalant hydrochloride, IV), the Company's antiarrhythmic drug for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation or AF. In its...

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK), a data analytics provider, Monday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sequel from HgCapital and other Sequel shareholders. The purchase price is 250 million pounds. London-based Sequel is an insurance and reinsurance software specialist. Sequel had revenue...

Fiserv Inc. (FISV), a provider of financial services technology solutions, said it has acquired Dovetail Group Limited, a provider of bank payments and liquidity management solutions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Fiserv noted that the acquisition will further enable it to...

Cisco (CSCO) said that it plans to acquire Springpath Inc., a Sunnyvale-based leader in hyperconvergence softwarem, for $320 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention-based incentives. Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence...

Alkermes plc (ALKS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the central nervous system or CNS, diseases, announced Monday the initiation of its rolling submission of a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company seeks marketing approval of ALKS 5461, a once-daily, oral...

Rosneft (ROSN.L) announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of 49.13 percent stake in India-based Essar Oil Limited from Essar Energy Holdings Limited. An investment consortium comprising Trafigura and UCP has also announced the closure of their acquisition of a separate 49.13% share of...

Responding to market rumors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCAU) confirmed Monday that it has not been approached by Great Wall Motors Co Ltd in connection with the Jeep brand or any other matter relating to its business. The company was responding to rumors regarding potential interest of Great...

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