IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit


SEATTLE - International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.

HKBN IPO priced at top of range as CVC, GIC, Carlyle raise $710 million 2:06am GMT

HONG KONG - Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL], a unit of Carlyle Group LP and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC [GIC.UL] raised a combined $710 million after Hong Kong's second-largest broadband Internet provider, HKBN Ltd , priced its IPO at the top of expectations, people familiar with the deal said on Thursday.

Exclusive: ZF, TRW set to win EU approval for $13.5 billion deal 04 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen [ZFF.UL] is set to win conditional European Union antitrust approval for its proposed $13.5 billion takeover of U.S. peer TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Avago vied for Freescale, still seeking large deal - sources 04 Mar 2015

- Avago Technologies Ltd held advanced talks last month to acquire Freescale Semiconductor Ltd, and is still looking for an acquisition that could be transformative, according to four people familiar with the situation.

Handmade goods website operator Etsy files for IPO 04 Mar 2015

- Etsy Inc, which operates a website that sells handmade goods and craft supplies, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock.

Simon Property makes latest takeover bid for Macerich: WSJ 1:21am GMT

- Simon Property Group Inc , owner of malls and outlet centers, made its latest approach to buy rival Macerich Co in the past few weeks, according to a Wall Street Journal report.


Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes 04 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

New Zealand's Xero pushes back U.S. listing plan to 2016 04 Mar 2015

WELLINGTON - New Zealand online accounting software developer Xero has pushed back plans for a U.S. stock listing to the start of 2016 at the earliest, as fresh capital funding buys transition time for the fast-growing company's new U.S. leadership team.

Bavarian Nordic shares leap on $1 billion Bristol-Myers deal 04 Mar 2015

COPENHAGEN - Bavarian Nordic has struck a prostate cancer drug deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb that could be worth $1 billion should its trials, part of a new field in cancer treatment, be successful.


Britain agrees to sale of Eurostar stake to British, Canadian funds 04 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain agreed to sell its 40 percent stake in the Eurostar rail link for 585 million pounds ($899.79 million) to a consortium of Canadian public pension fund Caisse de Depot du Placement du Quebec and British asset manager Hermes.