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Allied Irish Banks Plc (AIBYY.PK, ALBK.L) reported Wednesday that its first-half pre-tax profit was 437 million euros, compared to loss of 838 million euros a year ago. Profit from continuing operations before exceptional items was 479 million euros, compared to loss of 569 million euros last year. Total...

Food and support services company Compass Group Plc (CPG.L, CMPGF.PK) reported Wednesday that its organic revenue growth in the third quarter was 4.0 percent on a comparable working days basis and 3.9 percent for the nine months to June 30. The company said its ongoing focus on driving efficiencies...

Victrex Plc. (VCT.L), a provider of performance polymer solutions, Wednesday said in an Interim Management Statement for the period from April 1 to date that it continued its strong and broad based performance during the period. Third quarter Group sales volume, covering the period from April 1 to...

French oil and gas giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF.PK, TOT) reported second-quarter net income of $3.1 billion, down 8 percent from last year's $3.36 billion. For the quarter, adjusted net income, which excluded items, was $3.15 billion or $1.38 per share, compared to $3.58 billion or $1.57 per share...

Barclays plc (BARC.L, BCS) reported first-half pretax profit of 2.50 billion pounds, compared to 1.68 billion pounds, previous year. Profit to ordinary equity holders of the parent was 1.13 billion pounds, compared to 671 million pounds, previous year. Earnings per ordinary share was 7.0 pence, compared...

AstraZeneca (AZN.L, AZN) has reached an agreement to transfer to the company the rights to Almirall's respiratory franchise for an initial consideration of $875 million on completion, and up to $1.22 billion in development, launch, and sales-related milestones. In addition, AstraZeneca has agreed to...

Germany's commercial vehicles maker Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg or MAN SE (MAGOF.PK) reported a clear growth in first-half 2014 operating profit, despite significantly lower sales revenue. Six-month operating profit amounted to 222 million euros, compared with a clear operating loss of 123 million...

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (SPIL) Wednesday posted higher earnings for the second quarter boosted by 24.6 percent revenue growth year-over-year. The company's net income climbed to NT$3.37 billion or NT$ 1.08 per share from NT$ 1.74 billion or NT$0.56 per share last year. In terms...

London-based mining corporation Rio Tinto plc (RTPPF.PK, RIO.L, RIO, RTNTF.PK) Wednesday said it agreed to sell its coal assets in Mozambique to International Coal Ventures Private Ltd. (ICVL) for $50 million. Rio Tinto's Mozambique assets, which were acquired in 2011 as part of the Riversdale Mining...

Dialog Semiconductor plc (DLGNF.PK, DLGS), a German manufacturer of semiconductor-based products, Wednesday reported second-quarter profit which increased on the back of strong revenue growth. For the three months to June, net earnings advanced to $9 million or $0.13 per share, from $2.1 million or...

Rexel (RXEEF.PK, RXLSF.PK) reported first-half income before income taxes of 138.9 million euros, compared to 105.6 million euros, previous year. Net income to equity holders increased to 90.5 million euros from 71.3 million euros. In the half-year, reported EBITA stood at 297.9 million euros, down 6.2%...

Spanish financial services firm Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) said it has earned 1.33 billion euros in the first half of 2014, down 53.9% from 2.88 billion euros, reported last year, owing to the absence of corporate operations. However, excluding such operations, net income from ongoing...

French energy management firm Schneider Electric S.A. (SBGSF.PK) posted 1% lower net income (Group share) of 821 million euros in the first half of 2014, versus 831 million euros, as restated, last year. On an underlying basis, net income totaled 851 million euros for the recent period. Half-yearly...

German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG (IFNNY.PK, IFX) reported Wednesday that its net profit for the third quarter surged to 143 million euros from 77 million euros last year, and earnings per share rose to 0.13 euros from 0.07 euros. On a sequential basis, net profit grew 15 percent and earnings...

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (MIELF.PK, MIELY.PK) reported first-quarter income before income taxes of 67.8 billion yen, compared to 42.6 billion yen, a year ago. Net income attributable to company increased to 43.0 billion yen from 25.4 billion yen. Net sales were 910.6 billion yen, compared to 834.8...