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European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDS-B, RDSB.L, RDSA.L, RDS-A) Wednesday announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The company noted that the well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 metres net gas pay in a pre-salt reservoir. Leopard-1,...

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Wednesday announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement, under which French pharmaceutical firm Ipsen S.A. (IPSEY) would commercialize telotristat etiprate outside of North America and Japan for treating carcinoid syndrome. Lexicon retains sole...

Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT), an Israeli defense electronics company, announced Wednesday that it was awarded contracts from an Asian country in a total amount of approximately $85 million. The majority of the contract value is for an F-5 aircraft avionics upgrade program and the balance is for the supply...

Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (IBDSF.PK) said it has earned 1.83 billion euros for the first nine months, down 19.5%, compared with last year, reflecting not only regulatory measures but also the one-off revaluation of balance sheet assets in the first half of 2013 under Law 16/2012. Nine-month EBITDA...

Norwegian fertilizers group Yara International ASA (YARIY.PK) reported Wednesday strong third-quarter results, with record fertilizer deliveries and continued margin benefit from lower European gas price. Net income after non-controlling interests was 1.707 billion Norwegian kroner or 6.18 kroner...

French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU) Wednesday announced that its unit Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks or ASN has signed a binding agreement with Sercel, part of French geoscience company CGG (CGG), for the acquisition of Optoplan. The closing of the transaction is expected to be...

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën (PEUGF.PK) reported a 5.4% growth in worldwide unit sales, driven by strong increases in China and Europe. In the third quarter of 2014, sales of assembled vehicles went up by 5.4% to 643,598 units from the prior-year period, with a significant growth in Europe...

UBM plc (UBMJF.PK, UBM.L) reported that it has performed well in the third quarter, in line with the Board's expectations. The Group said, while reported results will continue to be affected by currency movements, underlying performance remains on track for the full year with all three business segments...

Home Retail Group (HMRLF.PK, HOME.L), the UK's leading home and general merchandise retailer, Wednesday reported first-half profit before tax of 13.5 million pounds, down 5% from 14.2 million pounds last year. Benchmark profit before tax climbed 13% to 30.9 million pounds. Profit for the period...

B/E Aerospace, Inc. (BEAV), a manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and the world's leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables and logistics services, reported that its net earnings for the third quarter 2014 rose to $102.2 million from the previous year's $92.7 million, with earnings...

BGC Partners Inc. (BGCP), a global brokerage company primarily servicing the financial and real estate markets, announced it has commenced a fully-financed tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of GFI Group Inc. (GFIG) it does not currently own for $5.25 per share in cash. BGC...

British American Tobacco Plc. (BATS.L, BTI) Wednesday said it performed well during the first nine months of the year. In a trading statement for the 9 months ended September 30, the firm said revenue declined 9.6 percent at current rates of exchange. Revenue grew 2.4 percent at constant rates...

GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH, GWP.L), a biopharmaceutical company, Wednesday announced that the European Medicines Agency or EMA has granted orphan designation to its investigational product Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) in the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a rare and catastrophic treatment-resistant...

STRATEC Biomedical AG (SBS.DE) Wednesday said consolidated net income for nine months was 14.2 million euros, compared to 10.2 million euros in the prior year. Earnings per share were 1.20 euros, in comparison with 0.87 euro in the previous year. Adjusted to exclude a one-off negative item, net income...

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc., the parent holding company of AnchorBank, fsb, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 371,959 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share. The company is offering 250,000 shares of common stock and selling stockholders are...