Toshiba offered $17.9 billion for chip unit by Silver Lake and Broadcom: Nikkei
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U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake Partners LP [SILAK.UL] and U.S. chipmaker Broadcom Ltd have offered Toshiba Corp about 2 trillion yen ($17.9 billion) for its chip unit, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Suitors include Western Digital Corp which operates a chip plant with Toshiba in Japan, Micron Technology Inc, South Korean chipmaker […]

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BlackRock cuts fees and jobs; stockpicking goes high-tech
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BlackRock Inc on Tuesday said it would overhaul its actively managed equities business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying more on computers to pick stocks in a move that highlights how difficult it has become for humans to beat the market. Last May, BlackRock said it had recruited Mark Wiseman, the head of Canada's biggest […]

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Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention
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Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Halkbank (HALKB.IS) confirmed Mehmet Hakan Atilla, its deputy general manager, had been detained in the United States and said it […]

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Trump to offer federal coal to industry awash in reserves
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U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has billed his move to re-open federal lands to new coal leases as a win for miners seeking to expand production. Trump will sign a decree on Tuesday to reverse former President Barack Obama's 2016 ban on new federal coal leases, part of a wide-ranging executive order to sweep away […]

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If healthcare vote fails, would jeopardize 'Trump trades': Gundlach
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If the U.S. healthcare legislation overhaul is not passed, or is postponed, it will put "a lot of doubt" on the "Trump trades," which include higher U.S. equities and bond yields, DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach said on Wednesday. "Surveys show that people believe the (Obamacare) repeal is the most likely part of Trump’s […]

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Asian stocks slide as fresh Trump jitters damage risk sentiment
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Asian stocks posted their biggest drop in two weeks on Wednesday as growing doubts about Donald Trump's economic growth agenda prompted investors to dump risky assets and rush to safe havens such as gold and government debt. "Asian stocks have had a good run so this is a good excuse to take some money off […]

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Markets fret as Trump agenda shows signs of cracks
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The steepest pullback in stocks since the U.S. presidential election reveals investor angst about President Donald Trump's ability to push through major reforms, leaving stocks vulnerable to a long-anticipated correction. The S&P 500, in its second longest bull market ever, has risen close to 10 percent since the Nov. 8 election on optimism about Trump's […]

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U.S. judge signs Peabody bankruptcy exit after environmental deal
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A U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy Corp's (BTUUQ.PK) plan to emerge from bankruptcy late Friday after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government over legacy environmental claims at a gold and metal mining subsidiary. Under a last-minute deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, Peabody agreed to create a $43 million […]

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American Express escalates high-fee card competition
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The new Platinum benefits will include richer credits for spending, access to more airport lounges, special dining and entertainment options and free use by family members of an American Express Gold card, according to Janey Whiteside, general manager of Global Charge Products, Benefits & Services for American Express. The changes, which will start on March […]

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