Archive for October 23rd, 2012


French bank Societe Generale to exit local investment firm Salvepar

French banking major Societe Generale SA (EPA:GLE), or SocGen, has signed a final accord to sell its majority holding in domestic investment firm Salvepar SA (EPA:SY) to fund manager The Tikehau Group, the parties in the deal said on Monday. […]

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European Commission debates proposals for board quotas for women

The European Commission will today debate proposals for quotas to increase the number of women on corporate boards. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding supports a proposal that would require


US coffee giant Starbucks dodges UK income tax

Starbucks has paid just £8.6m in UK taxes over the last 14 years according to a special report by Reuters. The news agency also reports that the Seattle


US investor optimism up 14%, according to UBS survey

Swiss financial firm UBS's (NYSE: UBS) UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) unit said it has launched its Investor Watch report, a new quarterly survey of US private clients' investment decisions and primary

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France’s Areva in talks to sell its US nuclear measurements unit Canberra

French nuclear power group Areva SA (EPA:AREVA) unveiled exclusive negotiations over the sale of its US nuclear measurement solutions unit Canberra Industries Inc to French private equity firm

Sprint ranks third on Newsweek’s green rankings

For the fourth straight year, Newsweek's annual Green Rankings has recognized Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) as one of the greenest companies in the United States, ranking the company

Sprint closes $3.1 billion convertible bond

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) said it has closed its previously announced convertible bond sale to Starburst II, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Softbank Corp., pursuant to which

Silicom’s 3Q 2012 results are record-breakers

Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC) reported for the third quarter of 2012, its financial results broke all previous records in terms of revenues, operating income, net income and earnings

Black Box Network services designated Cisco Technology provider

Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) said it has achieved Identity Services Engine Authorized Technology Provider status from Cisco in order to better support the expanding role of access

Assurance wireless Communications aid to Idaho residents

Assurance Wireless, which provides a wireless phone and 250 free voice minutes and 250 free text messages to eligible residents, introduces its services in Idaho.

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