Siemens Posts Solid Profit Growth

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German engineering giant Siemens recorded a strong rise in second-quarter profit, in a sign that Chief Executive Joe Kaeser’s revamp of the company is starting to yield results.

Shell Profit Falls But Beats Forecasts

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Royal Dutch Shell is continuing to hammer down costs and spending as the company moves to integrate its roughly $50 billion acquisition of BG Group in the midst of a historic oil price slump.

AB InBev Profit Dips on Weak Brazil Sales

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Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev said unfavorable currency effects, one-off financing costs and weak business in Brazil damaged earnings in the first quarter.

Maersk's Net Profit Sinks

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AP Moller-Maersk’s net profit sank in the first quarter as a sharp decline in freight rates pressured its shipping business while the plunge in crude prices at the start of the year hit its oil business.

Adidas to Sell Parts of Its Golf Business

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German sportswear maker Adidas said it is actively seeking a buyer for parts of its golf unit, after years of slumping sales.

China Warns Economists to Brighten Outlooks

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Chinese authorities have issued verbal warnings to economists, analysts and business reporters whose gloomy public remarks on the economy are out of step with the government’s upbeat statements.

Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer

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Falling table-tennis sales give a peek into the economics of Silicon Valley, where the right to play on the job is sacrosanct.

UBS: Timid Clients Kick Profits to the Side

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A surge in new money at the Swiss bank didn’t help profits as trading activity still buckled.

Apple: What Will Make the Stock Tick Again

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As Apple’s recent share-price travails show, the tech giant needs to be about more than just the iPhone. But the company faces challenges in trying to diversify its business. In that regard, the performance of the Apple Watch is telling.

Why Pfizer Is Loving the Weak Dollar

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Pfizer shareholders can finally count the dollar as a friend instead of foe.

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