Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp (6758.T) has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday.
U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy was struggling to rebound from a recent soft patch.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday he respects Germany just not German politics, nor the way Berlin views Greece's economy, which faces the prospect of running out of money if it cannot agree to new bailout terms with creditors.
Canon Inc (7751.T) said on Friday it owned 84 percent of the shares in Swedish video-surveillance firm Axis AB (AXIS.ST), and said it was extending the period for other shareholders to accept but would not raise its offer price of 340 Swedish crowns per share.
Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients.
Executives at Brazil's Petrobras on Thursday sought to move on from a giant corruption scandal that has plagued the state-run oil company, outlining a back-to-basics recovery plan that left some investors hoping the worst was over.
The chief executive of France's telecom leader Orange said on Saturday he believed the price war in the national telecoms sector was coming to a close.
Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble hinted on Saturday that Berlin was preparing for a possible Greek default, drawing a parallel with the secrecy of German reunification plans in 1989.
Healthcare companies on a seven-year tear have been top performers so far in 2015, helping to push broad stock indexes to record levels, but traders are now looking to protect themselves from a selloff as they await major earnings reports in the sector.
If running a global bank is complicated, cutting one back is even more difficult. Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) faces a long and costly battle, analysts say, to sell Postbank (DPBGn.DE) and pare investment banking, the new strategic goals it outlined late on Friday.
UBS's (UBSG.VX) chairman said a default by Greece is seen by the International Monetary Fund as "systemically controllable" and he believed it would have a negligible impact on the Swiss bank itself, according to a newspaper interview published on Saturday.
Mexico's America Movil (AMXL.MX) said on Friday that it was still reviewing alternatives to a sale of assets in Mexico in the wake of AT&T's entry into the market, adding that it did not want to sell infrastructure.
Sweden's Volvo Cars will produce at its Belgian factory a small car based on a common platform and engine technology developed with Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL], Volvo's chief said.
No decision has yet been taken on the future of France's suspended contract to deliver Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved.
Venezuela, struggling to pay for essential items such as food and medicine amid strict foreign currency controls, may have failed to collect about a third of its potential oil revenue in 2014, a Reuters analysis suggests.
The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
Foreigners are set to take over several French blue chip firms this year and will largely do what they want with their prizes - showing the limits of new laws passed in the name of "economic patriotism".
Greece offered some concessions on Friday on reforms demanded by international lenders in return for new funding before Athens runs out of money, but euro zone creditors said negotiations needed to speed up to get a deal by June.
Japan's consumer inflation was expected to edge up slightly in March as oil prices stabilized and consumer goods prices stayed steady, calling the Bank of Japan's bullish forecasts into question.
Emerging Asian central banks are expected to cut interest rates again in the coming months, but economists polled by Reuters are doubtful the moves will significantly boost growth or inflation.
- No decision yet on Mistral, France's Hollande says
- Comcast plans to drop Time Warner Cable bid: Bloomberg
- ConocoPhillips weighs sale of North sea assets in Norway - Bloomberg
- Boutique banks to suffer most if Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal vetoed
- Rothschild vehicle considering offer for coal miner ARMS
- GE in talks to sell lending, leasing portfolio to Wells Fargo: source
- Russian tycoon to fund restoration of ancient Roman basilica
- Spotify nears deal to raise $400 mln, valuing it at $8.4 billion: WSJ
- India's Ola raises about $314 million in fresh funding: company filing
- China charity law set to boost public trust in charities
- Cerberus seeks over $3 billion for private equity fund
- Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture
- Chinese banks must cut coal lending, shift to cleaner businesses: study
- China overhauling IPO process, mulls foreign firms listing: report
- Swedish watchdog may raise banks' reserves to cool housing market
- U.S. presses Mexico to ease poultry import limits brought by bird flu
- Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on fracking
- Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors
- 17-Year Old and Other Teen Millionaires: How to Become a Young Millionaire?
- Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune
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- Benedict XVI on 2nd year after resignation, Pope Francis grateful for smooth transition
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- Steve Jobs bio says Disney CEO kept Jobs' condition a secret: Bloomberg
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- Microsoft profit, revenue beats Wall Street view; shares up
- Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone on the rise
- McDonald's revenue falls 11 percent
- Costs for Germany's nuclear exit could rise to $75 billion
- UBS chairman says Greek default increasingly seen by IMF as controllable
- Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi becomes first foreign lender in decades to open Myanmar branch
- Venezuela may have missed $24 billion in oil revenue in 2014
- Cirque du Soleil to be sold for about $1.5 billion: Globe and Mail