Honeywell to Buy Smoke Detection and Video Security Company Xtralis

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Maria Armental Honeywell International Inc. has agreed to buy smoke detection and video security company Xtralis for $480 million. Founded in 1984 and based in Dublin, Xtralis's majority shareholders are Australasian private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners and San Francisco-based ...

BNP Paribas Profit Halved by Italian Write-Down

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

...BNP Paribas SA reported sharply lower fourth-quarter net profit on Friday, hit by a hefty write down on its Italian bank, BNL, and said it planned to trim its corporate and investment bank to meet str...

Asian Shares Mixed After Dollar Weakens

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Asian markets began mixed Friday after the U.S. dollar weakened again overnight, with many countries in the region preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday next week. The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback's ...

China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

Friday, February 5 2016 Natural Rubber Turnover: 376,244 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Mar-16 10,150 10,150 9,975 10,055 10,165 -110 94 684 Apr-16 10,300 10,300 10,100 10,175 10,255 -80 80 712 May-16 10,300 10,320 ...

Vinci CEO: Not Interested in Abengoa's Assets Anymore

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Inti Landauro PARIS--Vinci SA (DG.FR) looked into a possible acquisition of assets from Spain's Abengoa (ABG.MC) but found the conditions for the acquisition aren't met, the French construction group's Chief Executive Xavier Huillard said Friday. Abeinsa, a business unit ...

Centrica Sells Interests In Two Wind Farms

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Tapan Panchal LONDON--Centrica PLC (CNA.LN) said Friday that it has agreed to sell its 50% interest in the Glens of Foudland, Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms for an enterprise value of 423 million pounds ($604.74 million). The Glens ...

U.S. Jobs-Historical

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

Employment in thousands of persons. Average hours and earnings in dollars. Aggregate hours index (100=2012). Source: U.S. Labor Department. NOTE: Establishment data reflects the conversion to the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as tabulation basis. ...

U.S. Trade Gap Expands in December; Grows 4.6% During 2015

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Eric Morath and Harriet Torry WASHINGTON--The U.S. trade deficit expanded in December, highlighting how a global economic slowdown remains a headwind to domestic growth. The trade gap expanded 2.7% from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted $43.36 billion, ...

Oil Prices Rise as Traders Await U.S. Jobs Data

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Georgi Kantchev LONDON--Oil prices rose in volatile trade Friday as traders awaited U.S. jobs data for clues about the direction of the dollar, but analysts say the continuing oversupply of crude will prevent any lasting gains. A weakness in ...

EU Approves Schlumberger's Cameron Takeover

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Natalia Drozdiak BRUSSELS--The European Union on Friday waved through oil services giant Schlumberger Ltd.'s $12.7 billion acquisition of smaller rival Cameron International Corp., saying it had no major competition concerns. The European Commission, the bloc's top antitrust body, said ...

Canada's Trade Deficit Narrows in December

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Kim Mackrael OTTAWA--Canada's trade deficit narrowed in December amid widespread gains in almost every export category. Canada posted a trade deficit of 585 million Canadian dollars (about $426 million) in the final month of 2015, Statistics Canada said Friday. ...

Brazil's Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

SÃ O PAULO?Brazil's consumer-price index increased more than expected in January, putting more pressure on the country's central bank as it struggles to control inflation. Brazil's consumer-price index, the IPCA, rose 1.27% in January, compared with an increase of 0.96% ...

U.S. Jobs-Summary - Feb 5

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

Employment and labor force changes in thousands. Workweek and overtime in hours, and earnings in dollars. All data seasonally adjusted. NOTE: Data reflect the conversion to the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as tabulation basis. ...

Russia Consumer Prices Up 1.0% on Month in January

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--Russia's annual consumer inflation slowed in January, falling below the central bank's key rate, data showed Friday. Annual inflation slowed to 9.8% in January from 12.9% in December, data from the Federal Statistics Service showed. Prices rose ...

U.S. Stocks Decline After Jobs Report

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Leslie Josephs The S&P; 500 was on track for its biggest weekly decline since the start of the year, as investors shied away from risky assets amid soft economic data. Stocks fell, the dollar strengthened and Treasury yields rose ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Strengthens Against Euro, Yen After Jobs Data

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch The dollar strengthened against the yen and the euro on Friday after the Labor Department's report on job gains in January. The pace of hiring in the U.S. tapered off in January (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-jobs-growth-slows-to-151000-as-jobless-rate-hits-eight-year-low-2016-02-05), ...

Petrobras Is No Longer a Buy for Mobius

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

Sã o Paulo?Emerging-markets guru Mark Mobius said Friday that he no longer is investing in Brazil's troubled state-run oil giant Petró leo Brasileiro SA and that he would buy shares only if oil prices rise sharply and the state-run firm ...

J&J, AbbVie Shares Drop on Potential Drug Competition

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

By Anne Steele Shares of AbbVie Inc. and Johnson & Johnson took a hit Friday after U.S. Food and Drug Administration briefing documents hinted a cheaper competitor for the drug companies' blockbuster anti-inflammatory treatments could be headed to market soon. ...

J&J, AbbVie Shares Drop on Potential Drug Competition

TODAY: Feb. 6, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 5, 2016

Shares of AbbVie Inc. and Johnson & Johnson took a hit Friday after U.S. Food and Drug Administration briefing documents hinted a cheaper competitor for the drug companies' blockbuster anti-inflammatory treatments could be headed to market soon. The FDA released ...