By Inti Landauro And Sam Schechner
PARIS--Power utility Electricité de France SA said 2014 net profit rose 5.2% as it increased production at its more profitable nuclear reactors, but came in below expectations due to impairment charges at businesses in the Benelux region and Switzerland.
By Maarten van Tartwijk
AMSTERDAM--Dutch paint and chemicals company AkzoNobel NV Thursday reported a fourth-quarter net profit of 7 million euros ($8 million) down from a net profit of EUR51 million in the same period a year earlier.
By Rhiannon Hoyle
SYDNEY--Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) said it would buy back US$2 billion worth of its shares as it reported a sharp increase in full-year net profit, despite sagging revenue due to weak iron-ore prices.
By Noémie Bisserbe
PARIS--French bank Société Générale SA said Thursday that fourth-quarter net profit soared, bouncing back from a hefty fine imposed by European regulators for colluding with other lenders to manipulate key benchmark interest rates.
By Laura He, MarketWatch
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- The dismal Chinese sales for Tesla Motors Inc.'s electric cars have seemingly upset Chief Executive Elon Musk, as the company has just seen the departure of its third senior executive in China in less than 12 months, according to several media reports.
JOHANNESBURG , February 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced normalised earnings for the December 2014 quarter of US$17 million compared with US$23 million for the September 2014 quarter and US$14 million for the December 2013 quarter.
By Ross Kelly
SYDNEY--Australia's biggest telecommunications company exploited the buzz around Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone to lure more mobile customers in the first half of its fiscal year, but failed to reverse slowing growth in an increasingly saturated cellphone market.
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