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(MENAFN - AFP) A girl who was born HIV-positive but was treated early and showed no signs of the disease for years has seen her infection return, US doctors said Thursday.

The girl's story had raised hopes that doctors may have found a way to cure young children who are born HIV-positive, simply by giving them strong anti-retroviral drugs shortly after birth.

"Certainly, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Italian electric power giant Enel on Thursday said it was planning to sell assets in Romania and Slovakia in a deal that would raise more than 4.4 billion euros ($6.0 billion).

The activities to be sold would include a 66-percent stake in Slovenske Elektrarne, the leading power generator in Slovakia with revenues of 2.9 billion euros in 2013.

In Romania, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ruling that insider trading crimes punished by a regulator cannot also be tried in criminal courts, a decision that could set a precedent across Europe.

The Italian government had hoped to appeal the ruling - which was made by the court earlier this year - by taking the case to the ECHR's Grand Chamber, but a ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Amazon has decided to counter a new law banning it from offering free deliveries in France by charging customers just one centime (1.4 cents) for books dispatched to their homes.

France's parliament last month voted a law aimed at supporting small bookshops that bans online giants such as Amazon from delivering books without charge, but allows them to set discounts ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Gaming developer Ubisoft said Thursday its action-adventure sensation "Watch Dogs" is helping propel revenues, which soared to 360 million euros ($490 million) in the first three months of its financial year starting April.

The French company, whose sales were boosted by the popularity of the new game on XBox, Playstation and PC, posted an increase of 374 percent ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Microsoft chief Satya Nadella on Thursday called on workers to rise to the challenges of a fast-changing technology world and ready themselves for changes at the company.

In a lengthy email sent to workers less than two weeks ahead of Microsoft releasing its quarterly earnings report, Nadella mixed encouraging words with a vow to shake-up the company and its ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Fears over the health of Portugal's largest listed bank, Banco Espirito Santo, sent its shares into freefall Thursday, shaking stock markets in Lisbon and across Europe and even the Atlantic.

Lisbon stock market regulators suspended trade in Banco Espirito Santo (BES), the country's biggest lender by capitalisation, after its shares had plummeted by 17.24 percent ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday warned trade unions they must accept job cuts at flag carrier Alitalia as part of a deal with Gulf airline Etihad or face bankruptcy.

"It's clear that everyone has to make sacrifices," Renzi said, as government-mediated talks between the airline's management and unions continue over plans to axe 2,200 jobs.

"It's ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Swiss food giant Nestle announced Thursday that it had bolstered its hand in the medical skin treatment market by finalising a deal with Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

"As a result of the successful conclusion of the regulatory process and customary closing conditions, Nestle today completed its acquisition of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's ...

(MENAFN - AFP) It has no assets, no revenues and no business plan to speak of. But a company called Cynk Technology has seen its value soar as high as $4.7 billion.

Wall Street analysts have been at loss to explain the spectacular 24,000 percent rise in Cynk, which trades on the lightly regulated over the counter (OTC) market.

While its share price and market value ...

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