Thousands to protest in Brussels against relaxing China trade defences LONDON, Feb 8- Members of troubled European industries including steel and aluminium will descend on Brussels in their thousands next Monday to protest against proposed measures to give China greater access to EU markets, and call for action on subsidised Chinese imports. Industrial sector representatives fear millions more jobs will be at risk if Brussels...
| By: Maytaal Angel
UPDATE 1-France calls on EU Commission to help struggling farmers PARIS, Feb 8- France called on the European Commission on Monday to do more to help its struggling livestock industry, seeking to defuse protests that have seen farmers block highways and supermarkets. France had in particular called for "market regulation measures" in proposals submitted ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this...
UPDATE 2-Star Wars powers Hasbro's strongest growth in nearly 5 years Feb 8- Hasbro Inc reported its biggest jump in quarterly revenue in nearly five years, beating analysts' estimates by a wide margin, driven by demand for toys based on the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and " Jurassic World" movies. Industry-wide sales of Star Wars-licensed merchandise totaled about $700 million in the United States in 2015, according to retail...
| By: Subrat Patnaik
GRAINS-U.S. soy dips to one-month low on Argentina rains *Wheat prices fall on Egypt demand uncertainty. LONDON, Feb 8- U.S. soybeans slid to a one-month low on Monday as rains across Argentina eased fears over dry weather curbing yields while wheat also fell as uncertainty about demand from top buyer Egypt kept prices under pressure. Wheat futures were lower weighed by uncertainty about trade with Egypt following the...
| By: Nigel Hunt
UPDATE 5-Oil prices slide, supply overhang in focus *Focus shifting to Fed testimony, IEA, EIA and OPEC data. *Iran says European buyers agreed to lift its crude. Global benchmark Brent futures were down 68 cents at $33.38 at 1212 GMT, while U.S. crude futures lost 81 cents to $30.08.
| By: Ahmad Ghaddar
Wex tops Street 4Q forecasts SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine _ Wex Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $20.9 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.04 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $203.1 million.
Source: The Associated Press
#RIPTwitter: User outrage over changes to tweets Twitter users went into meltdown over weekend, using the hashtag #RIPTwitter to vent their fury at reports of changes to the way tweets will appear in users' timelines.
| By: Arjun Kharpal