Company Results & Outlooks

UPDATE 1-BG profits slip on weak prices before takeover by Shell

* BG beats 2015 production target thanks to Brazil, Australia

BG profits slip as weak prices eat into revenue

LONDON, Feb 5 Britain's BG Group, in its final results update ahead of its takeover by Shell, said on Friday core earnings fell 22 percent in the fourth quarter as low energy prices ate into profits.

M&A 05 Feb 2016

UPDATE 1-India's Tata Steel posts steep third quarter loss on cheap imports

* Dec qtr loss at 21.3 bln rupees vs profit of 1.57 bln year ago

04 Feb 2016

Johnson Matthey says return on capital target tough to meet

LONDON, Feb 4 Johnson Matthey, the world's biggest auto catalyst maker, said on Thursday its 20 percent return on capital target remains, but it will be difficult to achieve in the near term due to market conditions.

04 Feb 2016

UPDATE 4-Statoil shares jump on earnings, progress on costs

* Plans $13 bln capex, down from $14.7 bln spent last year (Recasts, adds comments, cost-cutting details, shares)

04 Feb 2016

EDF chief says power prices too low to fund new investment

PARIS, Feb 4 Wholesale power prices are too low to fund new investment in power generation assets, French state-controlled utility EDF's chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy said on Thursday.

04 Feb 2016

UPDATE 2-Shell ready for more cost cuts as earnings fall 87 pct on weak oil prices

* Shares outperform sector, rising 6.2 pct (Adds share price, CEO, CFO comments, details)

M&A 04 Feb 2016

BRIEF-Mediaset CEO says nothing concrete on pay-TV deal with Sky

Feb 4 Mediaset Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi says:

M&A, 04 Feb 2016

UPDATE 2-Vodafone says recovery in Europe still on track

* Q3 organic service revenue up 1.4 pct, in line with forecasts

Regulatory News 04 Feb 2016

BRIEF-AstraZeneca CEO says won't do further dilutive acquisitions

Feb 4 AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot tells reporters:

M&A, Regulatory News 04 Feb 2016
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