BRIEF-Philips to acquire Spectranetics Corp for $38.50/share
* Philips to acquire the Spectranetics Corporation to accelerate expansion in image-guided therapy devices to treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease
April 24Halliburton Co reported a smaller quarterly loss from a year earlier, when the oilfield service provider recorded $2.77 billion in charges.
Net loss attributable to Halliburton narrowed to $32 million, or 4 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $2.41 billion, or $2.81 per share, a year earlier.
The year-ago quarter included charges, mainly related to asset impairments.
The world's No. 2 oilfield services provider said on Monday revenue rose 1.9 percent to $4.28 billion as U.S. shale producers added more rigs, buoyed by oil prices that have stabilized above $50 after a more than two-year slump. (Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
ZURICH, June 28 The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Wednesday.
TOKYO, June 28 Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital Corp.