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Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat

Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat

Published 17/10/2017

Airbus SE has agreed to buy a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's CSeries jetliner program, giving a powerful boost to the Canadian plane and train maker in its costly trade dispute with Boeing Co. [more…]

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Published 17/10/2017

Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night. [more…]

French government welcomes Airbus` deal on Bombardier CSeries stake

French government welcomes Airbus` deal on Bombardier CSeries stake

Published 17/10/2017

The French government, which owns an 11 percent stake in Airbus, welcomes the airplane maker's deal for a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries jet program, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday. [more…]

Airbus shares rally after company`s Bombardier CSeries deal

Airbus shares rally after company`s Bombardier CSeries deal

Published 17/10/2017

Airbus shares rose on Tuesday after the European planemaker and aerospace group agreed to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries jetliner program. [more…]

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Published 16/10/2017

Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent. [more…]

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

Published 14/10/2017

The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award. [more…]

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

Published 14/10/2017

The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist. [more…]

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

Published 13/10/2017

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

Published 13/10/2017

American Angel Yin carded a seven-under-par 65 to lead the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on 11-under after the second round on Friday, with South Koreans Chun In-gee, Park Sung-hyun and Ko Jin-young in hot pursuit two shots back. [more…]

Canada, Mexico vow to stick with NAFTA talks, Mexico works on Plan B

Canada, Mexico vow to stick with NAFTA talks, Mexico works on Plan B

Published 13/10/2017

The leaders of Mexico and Canada on Thursday pledged to work toward a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) even as talks taking place in the United States turned sour due to hard-line U.S. demands. [more…]