Lloyds shareholders question government's sale plan

LONDON - Shareholders in Britain's Lloyds Banking Group are calling on the government to rethink plans to sell down its stake in the lender to ensure taxpayers get the best deal.

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Egypt says over half of summit promises turned into projects - planning minister

CAIRO - Egypt has turned more than half of initial agreements signed at a March investor conference into investment projects, the planning minister said, as Cairo tries to regenerate an economy battered by years of turmoil.

Middle East 01 Aug 2015

Analysts forecast 235 million pound first-half pretax profit for takeover target RSA

LONDON, July 31 - British insurer RSA , the focus of a possible takeover bid by rival Zurich Insurance , is expected to post a pretax profit of 235 million pounds ($367 million) for the first half of 2015, according to a poll of analysts supplied by RSA on Friday.

01 Aug 2015

E&Y Japan arm launches internal probe of Toshiba audit

TOKYO - The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion accounting scandal, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Japan 01 Aug 2015

Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.

Special Reports 31 Jul 2015

China July factory growth unexpectedly stalls - official PMI survey

BEIJING - Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened,

01 Aug 2015
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