EDF Holds 98% of Italy's Edison after Tender Offer
French state-controlled utility Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) Tuesday said it has secured a stake of 98.104% in Italy's Edison SpA (EDN.MI) after launching a mandatory tender offer prior to delisting the shares.
India Consortium Bids for Afghan Gold, Copper Deposits
A consortium of six Indian companies has submitted bids to acquire copper and gold deposits in Afghanistan, the head of one of the companies said Tuesday, as global interest heightens in the war-torn South Asian nation's significant mineral deposits.
Munich Re Net Up; Lifts Hopes For Higher Full-Year Profit
Germany's Munich Re AG (MUV2.XE) Tuesday reported a 9.8% rise in second-quarter net profit, helped by substantially lower costs for severe weather damage and the absence of impairments on Greek sovereign debt that weighed on last year's results.
Chevron California Refinery Fire Contained; Could Hit Markets
Firefighters have contained a blaze at Chevron Corp.'s (CVX) Richmond refinery in California, but the fire, which broke out Monday, is still burning.
Vodafone Group Buys Back 3.84 Million Shares
Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.LN) said Tuesday it purchased 3.84 million shares on Aug. 6 at an average price per share of 189.41049 pence.
HKMA: Reviewing New York Regulator's Accusations Against Standard Chartered
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Tuesday it is reviewing accusations by New York's top financial regulator that Standard Chartered PLC's (STAN.LN) U.S.-based subsidiary had concealed $250 billion in illegal transactions relating to Iran over the course of nearly a decade.
JKX Oil & Gas Awards Fracture Stimulation Contract To Schlumberger
JKX Oil & Gas PLC (JKX.LN), an Eastern Europe-focused explorer and producer, announced Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Poltava Petroleum Company awarded a contract to oilfield services company Schlumberger to perform fracture stimulation operations on well-R103 in the Rudenkovskoye
BSkyB Buys 200,000 Shares for Cancellation at 740.97P
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSY.LN) said Tuesday that it bought for cancellation 200,000 shares at an average price of 740.97 pence.
Amec gets GBP60 Million Detail Design Contract From GDF Suez
AMEC PLC (AMEC.LN), an international engineering and project management company, said Tuesday it has been awarded a detailed design contract for GDF SUEZ E&P U.K. Ltd's Cygnus gas field development in the U.K. North Sea, worth 60 million pounds.