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Diversified miner Anglo American Plc (AAUKY.PK, AAL.L) reported a 48% growth in first-half total pre-tax profit to $2.945 billion, from $1.99 billion last year. Year-over-year profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders of the company surged to $1.46 billion, from $403 million. On an...

First Merchants Corp. (FRME) and Community Bancshares, Inc. (COMB) have executed a definitive deal, whereby Community Bancshares would merge with and into First Merchants, and its unit, Community Bank, would merge with and into First Merchants Bank, N.A. The merger deal provides that shareholders...

British telecom giant Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD.L, VOD) Monday said Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (PT) have agreed to deploy and share fibre networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal. The deal, effective from December 2014, runs for 25 years, and will enable both companies to provide...

Bombardier Aerospace, an unit of Bombardier, Inc. (BBD_A.TO, BBD_B.TO), announced that an existing customer, which has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has placed an additional conditional order for seven firm CS300 airliners and purchase rights for six additional CS300 aircraft. A firm...

Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) and Immunocore Ltd. have reached a co-discovery and co-development collaboration to research and potentially develop novel T cell-based cancer therapies. By making use of Immunocore's Immune Mobilising Monoclonal T-Cell Receptor Against Cancer or ImmTAC technology, the firms...

Cisco (CSCO) announced a multi-year sales and go-to-market agreement with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) designed to modernize data centers through the delivery and acceleration of integrated solutions. Both the firm would invest in sales, marketing and engineering resources to drive global alignment, whilst...

Firth Rixson has reached a 10-year agreement worth more than $1 billion with United Technologies Corp. (UTX) to supply engine and system components for UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems' businesses Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. As UTC ramps up production of its commercial and military...

Financial services giant Citigroup Inc. (C) is said to near an agreement to pay nearly $7.0 billion to resolve a U.S. probe into sales of mortgage-backed bonds before the 2008 financial crisis, according to media reports. Major part of the settlement is likely to be in cash, while the figure also includes...

Amlin plc (AML.L) has reached non-binding agreement in principle to increase its existing interest in Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP or "LCP", an investment manager in (re)insurance-linked securities which Amlin established in joint venture with LCP's individual partners in 2008. As part of the agreement,...

Software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Wednesday said it has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with the Japanese camera and printer maker Canon Inc. (CAJ). As a result, both the companies will gain licenses to each other's patent portfolios. The agreement covers a broad range of products and...

Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO) said it continues to work cooperatively with the U.S. Department of Education or ED to complete an operating agreement as contemplated by the earlier announced Memorandum of Understanding. The company and ED plans to close the agreement over the next few days.

Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) has reached a definitive merger deal to acquire Hillshire Brands Co.'s (HSH) outstanding shares for $63 per share. This all-cash deal is worth nearly $8.55 billion, including Hillshire Brands' outstanding net debt. Further, on behalf of Hillshire Brands, Tyson...

UK-based independent exploration, development and production firm Premier Oil Plc (PMO.L, PMOIY.PK) Wednesday said that the first gas under the Domestic Swap Agreement or DSA commenced on July 1, 2014. The company would supply up to an additional 40 BBtud (gross) from its operated Natuna Sea Block A...

Elbit Imaging Ltd. (EMITF) announced that the Company and Bank Leumi Le Israel B.M. have reached an agreement on the terms of a proposed settlement of the parties' disputes with respect to the Company's debt to Bank Leumi. The consummation of the Settlement is subject to the approval of the Tel-Aviv...

BIND Therapeutics, Inc. (BIND), a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called AccurinsTM, has reached a research agreement with Roche to discover novel nanomedicines using Accurins to treat diseases in therapeutic areas outside of oncology. The...