SocGen says 'nothing to expect' soon on U.S. sanctions probe
PARIS (Reuters) - Societe Generale said it plans to finish an internal investigation into dollar transfers made on behalf of entities based in countries subject to U.S. sanctions, linked to talks with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, by the end of next year.
Ford's rosy 2020 outlook hinges on new F-150, Lincoln
DETROIT (Reuters) - If Ford Motor Co's new chief executive Mark Fields hoped to muffle the shock of an earnings outlook rollback on Monday by unveiling aggressive growth targets for 2020, then it did just the opposite, as investors and analysts were doubtful about the ambitious plan.
Adidas seeks to placate investors with share buyback
PARIS (Reuters) - German sportswear maker Adidas, facing investor discontent over its underperforming share price, announced on Wednesday plans to return to shareholders as much as 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) over the next three years.
Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.
China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak
BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's manufacturing sector held up in September but remained subdued in a sign that the world's second-largest economy is still struggling to recover its growth momentum.
Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man With Criminal Record
President Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor who had a criminal record during a recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.