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February 28, 2017 7:40 PM Austrian opposition may seek parliamentary inquiry on Eurofighter deal

VIENNA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Austria's Freedom Party (FPO) opened the door on Tuesday for a parliamentary inquiry into whether Airbus billed the government for bribes linked to the country's 2 billion-euro ($2.1 billion) order for combat aircraft. Strache particularly wants to find out why another parliamentary inquiry, in 2007, was terminated. The latest 21

February 28, 2017 2:59 PM Comcast to buy remaining 49 pct stake in Universal Studios Japan

Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.S. cable and media company Comcast Corp said on Tuesday it would buy the 49 percent it does not already own in Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in a deal valued at 254.8 billion yen ($2.27 billion). The deal values the Japanese theme park operator at 840 billion yen ($7.50 billion), including the assumption of debt. Comcast is buying 20

February 28, 2017 1:25 PM Bank of Montreal's earnings smash market expectations

TORONTO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth-biggest lender, on Tuesday reported much higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and announced plans to buy back 15 million of its shares. The bank said its core Tier 1 ratio, a key measure of its financial strength, had risen to 11.1 percent from 10.1 percent during the first quarter ended 23

February 28, 2017 12:43 PM Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey throws cash at investors with bumper £1.3bn dividend plan

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will make a bumper dividend pay-out to shareholders over the next couple of years, it revealed today. Revealing full year profits that rose 21.5 per cent to £733.4million, the housebuilder said it is on track to pay shareholders a total of £1.3billion in dividends between 2016 and 2018. It has already paid out for 2016 an ordinary 43

February 28, 2017 12:39 PM JPMorgan expects 2017 expenses to rise about 3.4 pct

Feb 28 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said it expected 2017 expenses to rise about 3.4 percent as the lender spends more on technology and signing up new credit card accounts. Total adjusted expenses for 2017 are expected to be about $58 billion, up from $56.1 billion in 2016, according to slides posted on the company's website. Some investors expecting 22

February 28, 2017 10:59 AM Greek tourism revenue rebounding, risks remain -SETE tourism body

ATHENS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Greek tourism revenues may rise by up to 9 percent this year, helping Greece return to strong economic growth, but political issues could cloud that forecast, the head of Greek tourism body SETE told Reuters on Tuesday. Andreas Andreadis said 2017 tourism revenues could rise up to 14.5 billion euros - after a 6.4 percent drop to 13.2 billion 28

February 28, 2017 7:44 AM South Africa's Nedbank slashes Ecobank value by $293 million

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 28 (Reuters) - South Africa's Nedbank booked a $293 million writedown on the value of its west African associate Ecobank on Tuesday, and reported its slowest growth in annual profit since 2009. Ecobank's operations in central and west Africa have been exposed to economies pressured by the sharp slide in commodity prices and unfavourable 28

February 28, 2017 6:15 AM Hochtief forecasts 2017 underlying profit rising up to a quarter

FRANKFURT, Feb 28 (Reuters) - German builder Hochtief said it expected underlying profit to grow by as much as a quarter this year thanks to a strong order backlog that will push up revenues by more than 10 percent. The group, which is majority-owned by Spanish construction group ACS, said on Tuesday its operational net profit would come to between 410 million 20

February 27, 2017 7:04 PM Key U.S. lawmaker calls Trump defense budget request low

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called President Donald Trump's reported $603 billion defense budget request low on Monday, a sign of the fight ahead between Trump's party and Democrats, who oppose slashing non-military spending to boost Pentagon funding. "Over the course 21

February 27, 2017 5:27 PM THIS is how to defeat ISIS: Trump’s blueprint for jihadi takedown finalised

DETAILS of how the US plan to take down Islamic State have been drawn up by the Pentagon. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials in the White House later on Monday, a Defence department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State 29