Aug 24 PharMerica Corp, a U.S. pharmacy manager for long-term care facilities, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
ZURICH, Aug 24 The Swiss government forecast on Wednesday a wave of tax revenue amid negative interest rates that encourage taxpayers to pay up early will produce a headline federal budget surplus of 1.7 billion Swiss francs ($1.76 billion) this year.
* 0.100% bond of Luzerner Kantonalbank AG for the period 2016-2031
LONDON, Aug 24 Swiss bank UBS is leading a team of four of the world's biggest banks developing a system to enable financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly using blockchain technology.
* Sees more progress on cutting debt (Adds context, detail, comment)
LONDON, Aug 24 (IFR) - A former investment manager at UBS's hedge fund business O'Connor is claiming unfair dismissal and saying he was unfairly treated by the Swiss bank for whistleblowing.
* Also Group has acquired a further stake of 70 pct in Bachmann Mobile Kommunikation AG, Stans, Switzerland
KINSHASA, Aug 24 Mining and trading giant Glencore Plc will delay resuming production at its Katanga Mining unit to early 2018 due to stubbornly low copper prices, Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg said on Wednesday.
* WPP jumps after beating results forecast (Recasts, adds detail and quotes, updates prices)
* CEO says will look at selling gold assets given higher gold price