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Tuesday, 12 December
Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position
1h ago - (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.
Asia wagers global cheer will outlive Fed tightening
15m ago - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares were trying to string together a fourth session of gains on Tuesday as optimism about global growth looked set to outlast an almost certain hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.
Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow
1d ago - NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Newly launched bitcoin futures on Monday suggested that traders expect the cryptocurrency's blistering price gains to slow in the coming months, even as it blasted above $17,000 to a fresh record high in the spot market.
Boeing lifts dividend by 20 percent, sets new $18 billion share buyback
1h ago - (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share buyback programme with a new $18 billion authorization.
UK workers face renewed hit to spending power in 2018 - Korn Ferry
36m ago - LONDON (Reuters) - Workers in Britain look set to suffer another hit to their spending power in 2018 while most of their peers in the world's other big rich economies will have small gains, human resources firm Korn Ferry said on Tuesday.
Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical
48m ago - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co (>> Monsanto) will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.
Atos offers to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros to boost cyber security services
1h ago - PARIS (Reuters) - French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy Gemalto (>> Gemalto) for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion) on Monday to boost its cyber security services as states and big corporations seek to cope with a growing number of attacks on the Internet worldwide.
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