Rio Tinto Prices 3-Part US$3 Billion Bond Issue
International mining group Rio Tinto PLC (RIO.LN) said Friday it has priced 3.0 billion U.S. dollars of fixed rate bonds with a weighted average coupon of 2.67% and a weighted average maturity of 12.9 years.
Hon Hai Seeks 20% Stake in Sharp
Taiwanese electronics maker Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is asking Sharp Corp. (6753.TO) to raise its planned stake in the Japanese company to about 20% from the originally agreed 9.9%, the Nikkei reported in its Friday evening edition.
Motorola Says Layoffs to Affect China Staff
Motorola Mobility confirmed Friday that layoffs announced earlier this month would affect the company's China staff.
India Shares Higher; ITC, Tata Motors Gain
Indian shares were trading higher Friday morning, in line with most Asian markets which rose because of positive cues from the U.S. and on euro-supportive comments from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
QBE Shares Slide As Investors Worry Over Outlook Downgrade
Australia's largest insurance company QBE Insurance Group Ltd. (QBE.AU) Friday reported a lower-than-expected rise in first-half profit and reduced its full-year insurance profit margin guidance, saying it was taking a "very prudent" approach on the second-half outlook, particularly as the U.S.
Heineken Seeks Fraser & Neave Backing for Asia Pacific Breweries Bid
Dutch brewer Heineken NV (HINKY) is in talks with Singapore conglomerate Fraser & Neave Ltd. (F99.SG) about an increased offer for Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. (A46.SG), two people familiar with the situation said Friday.
Aaron Laffey hurt by long ball as Chicago White Sox hit 5 HRs, beat Toronto Blue Jays 7-2
Aaron Laffey allowed just three hits to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night, and all of them cleared the outfield fence.
Rays rebound from perfect-game loss with 7-0 win, Price 3-hits Angels over 7 innings
David Price pitched three-hit ball over seven innings for his AL-leading 16th victory and the Tampa Bay Rays got home runs from Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist in a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Orioles end 10-game homestand with 6-3 loss to Red Sox and Buchholz
A successful homestand ended on a sour note, so Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter was in no mood to reflect whimsically about his team winning seven of 10 games to enhance its position in the playoff hunt.
Real-life Walter White wanted on meth charge
A man who shares the same name with television's most noted meth dealer is wanted by authorities in Alabama for allegedly violating his probation for a past meth conviction.