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Rolls Royce Holdings Plc. (RYCEF.PK, RR.L, RYCEY.PK) Monday said it has received a major order from Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian and its local South African Consortium, CNRRSSA, for the delivery of 232 MTU Series 4000 engines. The total contract value is in the range of 100 million euros....

Drugmaker Shire Plc. (SHPG, SHP.L) Monday said the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to SHP609, for the treatment of neurocognitive decline associated with Hunter syndrome. This status provides increased opportunities to interact and meet with FDA, and increases...

Nicox SA (NICXF.PK), a French ophthalmic company, Monday announced that it has held a positive pre-New Drug Application or NDA meeting with the United States Food and Drug Administration or FDA regarding AC-170. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the clinical package for AC-170. Based on the...

Ipsen SA (IPSEY) Monday reported topline results for two double-blind phase III studies of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) in Pediatric Lower Limb or PLL spasticity in children with cerebral palsy and in Adult Lower Limb or ALL spasticity in patients who had experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury. In...

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) announced that it has expanded its hepatitis C generic licensing agreements to include the investigational NS5A inhibitor GS-5816, which is being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical studies as part of a single tablet regimen that combines the compound and sofosbuvir for the treatment...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) and Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for priority review the Biologics License Application or BLA for Praluent (alirocumab). Alirocumab is an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase...

Consumers Energy (CMS.B), Michigan's largest utility, Sunday said it is mobilizing over 50 employees and equipment to assist New York and New England energy providers bracing for a severe winter storm expected Monday and Tuesday. The Consumers Energy contingent of utility crews, technicians, mechanics...

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (SUO.TO) Sunday said its board of directors said share options to acquire 3.76 million shares in the capital of the corporation were granted to certain employees under its share option scheme adopted on January 26, 2012 and amended on May 7, 2013. Date of grant was January 23...

Novartis (NVS) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval of Bexsero (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B (also known as meningitis B) in adolescents and...

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) and PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) announced that they have signed a definitive amalgamation agreement to create specialty insurance and reinsurance company, with gross premiums written in excess of $10 billion, total capital of more than $14 billion, and cash and invested...

Healthways, Inc. (HWAY), a provider of well-being improvement solutions, said its board of directors is exploring strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. The board has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as its financial advisor to assist in its evaluation of strategic alternatives. However,...

US President Barack Obama arrived in India for a three-day visit, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking protocol to personally receive the President at the airport. New Delhi is witnessing unprecedented security owing to the visit of the U.S. president. Several thousands of security personnel...

Harman Yukawa, one of the two Japanese citizens captured by the Islamic State, was killed, a video released by the militant outfit on Saturday showed. The Islamic State militants had killed five men earlier, beginning with the beheading of Steven Foley, a journalist from the U.S., in August. Others...

Hopewell Valley Community Bank (HWDY) Saturday said net income for the year available to common shareholders was $2.37 million or $0.67 per share compared to a loss of $72,552 or $0.02 per share in the prior year due mainly to a balance sheet restructuring and early repayment of Federal Home Loan Bank...

Software firm Persistent Systems Saturday said its third-quarter profit after tax climbed 16 percent to 744.62 million Indian rupee, while revenue jumped 13.7 percent to 4.946 billion rupee or $79.52 million from last year. The company's Board proposed 1:1 bonus shares, and declared an interim dividend...

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