GDF Suez To Spread Out Natural-Gas Price Increase at Government's Request
French utility GDF Suez SA (GSZ.FR) has agreed to a government request to spread out a price increase in natural gas sold to residential customers, the country's finance and ecology ministers said in a statement.
SciClone Jumps 17% In Wake Of Earnings Report
Shares of SciClone Pharmaceuticals jumped 17% to $5.95 on Thursday, the day after the biotech group issued a positive quarterly earnings report.
Gold Inches Higher To Settle At Best In a Week
Gold futures ticked higher Thursday as investors continued to believe more monetary easing across the globe is forthcoming.
Barclays to Tap Walker as Chairman
Barclays revealed on Thursday that David Walker, a former British Treasury official, would succeed Marcus Agius as chairman beginning in November.
Chile Enersis to Proceed With $8 Billion Capital Increase
Chilean energy holding company Enersis SA (ENI, ENERSIS.SN) will go ahead with its planned $8 billion capital increase, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Tagus Holdings Now Owns 84.8% Stake in Highway Operator Brisa
Portuguese highway operator Brisa-Autoestradas de Portugal SA (BRI.LB) said Thursday that Tagus Holdings now holds a 84.8% stake in the company following a tender offer launched earlier this year.
David Walker To Become Chairman Of Barclays PLC
Barclays PLC said on Thursday that David Walker will become chairman of the British bank on Nov. 1, succeeding Marcus Agius who will step down in the wake of the Libor-fixing scandal.
Peru Regional President Won't Continue Minas Conga Talks
CAJAMARCA, Peru--The president of the Peruvian region of Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, said there is no use continuing talks with two Roman Catholic priests trying to reach a peaceful solution to the dispute over the Minas Conga copper and gold project.
Barclays: David Walker to Succeed Agius as Chairman from November 1
Barclays PLC (BARC.LN), a global financial service provider, said Thursday that David Walker has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Barclays with effect from Sept. 1, and will succeed Marcus Agius as Chairman of Barclays with effect from Nov. 1.