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Chinese energy firm CNOOC Limited (CEO, CNU.TO) reported that its net profit for the six months ended June 30, 2014 declined 2.3% to RMB 33.59 billion from RMB 34.38 billion in the same period last year. Basic earnings per share were RMB 0.75, down from RMB 0.77 in the previous year. But, Oil & gas...

Telecom Italia S.p.A (TI, TIAOF.PK) has made a cash-and-share offer worth 7 billion euros, or $9.2 billion for French conglomerate Vivendi SA's (VIV.L, VIVEF.PK) Global Village Telecom or GVT unit in Brazil. The offer expires on September 10, 2014. Following Telecom Italia's announcement, Spanish...

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCLN), and its partner BTG plc (BTG.L), Thursday said the China Food and Drug Administration has approved the registration of DC Bead for the embolization of malignant hypervascularized tumors. DC Bead is a novel treatment for liver cancer which is currently approved...

BTG plc (BTG.L) a specialist healthcare company, and its partner SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCLN) Thursday said the China Food and Drug Administration has approved the registration of DC Bead for the embolisation of malignant hypervascularised tumours. Earlier, BTG had granted SciClone exclusive...

Resource management firm Veolia Environnement S.A. (VE) Thursday reported first-half profit which increased, due mainly to revenue growth and lower finance costs. For the six months to June, net earnings attributable to the owners of the company totaled 151.1 million euros, up from 0.8 million euros...

Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft (FLMNF.PK) reported first-half result from ordinary activities, or pre-tax profit, of 107.17 million euros, compared to 92.32 million euros, prior year. Consolidated net income for the period was 75.58 million euros, compared to 65.82 million euros, a year ago. Basic earnings...

French producer of spirits and wines Pernod Ricard (PDRDF.PK, PDRDY.PK, PRN.L) posted 13% lower annual Group share of net profit of 1.02 billion euros, compared with last year's 1.17 billion euros, with full-year net profit dropping 14% year-over-year to 1.03 billion euros, from 1.19 billion euros. Year-over-year,...

Bouygues (BOUYY.PK) reported first-half net profit attributable to Group of 410 million euros, compared to 188 million euros, a year ago. Earnings per share from continuing operations was 1.26 euros, compared to 0.59 euros. Net profit attributable to the Group before exceptional items was 60 million...

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (HMC) reported Thursday that its worldwide production for the month of July 2014 improved by 7.2% year-over-year to 363,497 units. For the recent month, production in Japan jumped by 27.9% to 84,898 units, and up by 2.2% outside Japan totaling 278,599 units. On...

Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp. (TYT.L, TM) Thursday said its worldwide production in July rose 2.5 percent to 888,551 units. Production in Japan declined 5.7 percent to 389,370 units, while production outside Japan climbed 9.9 percent to 499,181 units. Sales in Japan were 199,736 units,...

EVS Broadcast Equipment SA (EVBEF.PK) said its second-quarter 2014 net profit (Group share) rose 28.0% to 8.9 million euros, or 0.66 euros per basic share, from 6.9 million euros, or 0.51 euros per basic share, last year. The firm reported quarterly EBIT of 12.9 million euros, compared with the prior-year...

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd. (NSANF.PK, NSANY.PK) Thursday said its global production in July decreased 2.7 percent from last year to 365,448 units. Production in Japan decreased 22.5 percent to 79,267 units, while production outside of Japan increased 4.8 percent to 286,181 units. Global...

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211, MMTOF.PK) Thursday reported total production of 112,163 units for the month of July, down slightly from last year. Domestic Production was up at 62,174 units, while Overseas Production fell to 49,989 units. Domestic sales declined to 9,655 units, while exports climbed to 34,721 units.

Ford Motor Corp. (F) Thursday said the all-new Ford Mustang rolls off the line today at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, marking production of the sixth-generation pony car. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available globally to customers in more than 120 countries around the world. The...

Futures exchange operator CME Group Inc (CME) Wednesday promoted John Pietrowicz to senior managing director and chief financial officer as James Parisi, who has held that role since 2004, will retire from the company on December 31. Pietrowicz, who has been with the company since 2003 and has been...