LIVE MARKETS-Nasdaq Composite strives for five

* U.S. equity index futures gain: Nasdaq 100 up ~2% * U.S. initial jobless claims 183k vs 200k est * Q4 unit labor costs prelim < est; Q4 productivity > est * Euro STOXX 600 index up >1%; ECB, BOE

Development And Engineering Consultants Board Approves Capital Increase

Feb 2 (Reuters) - DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS CO: * BOARD APPROVES CAPITAL INCREASE BY UPTO 100% OF CAPITAL AT BOOK VALUE Further company coverage:

EV maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war -internal memo

(Adds analyst comment, stock trading activity, market cap) By Abhirup Roy and Akash Sriram SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Rivian Automotive is laying off 6% of its workforce in an effort to cut

Swatch Group Announces Dividend Proposal

Feb 1 (Reuters) - SWATCH GROUP AG: * SWATCH GROUP AG - BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAVE DECIDED TO PROPOSE A DIVIDEND OF CHF 6.00 PER BEARER SHARE AND CHF 1.20 PER REGISTERED SHARE TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL

EXCLUSIVE-EV maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war -internal memo

By Abhirup Roy and Akash Sriram SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Rivian Automotive is laying off 6% of its workforce in an effort to cut costs as the EV maker, already grappling with falling cash

Apranga Retail Turnover In January At EUR 22.9 Million, Up 28.6% YoY

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Apranga APB: * JAN RETAIL TURNOVER AT EUR 22.9 MILLION UP 28.6% YOY Source text: Further company coverage: (Gdansk Newsroom)

Saudi Chemical Unit Signs MoU With Lagap For Co-Development Of Pharma Products

Feb 1 (Reuters) - SAUDI CHEMICAL COMPANY: * ANNOUNCES SIGNING MOU BY ITS SUBSIDIARY AJA PHARMA WITH LAGAP SA * SIGNING MOU WITH LAGAP FOR CO-DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS AND LAUNCH IN

EUROPE RESEARCH ROUNDUP-Friedrich Vorwerk Group SE, SAP SE, Teamviewer AG

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several European companies, including Friedrich Vorwerk Group SE, SAP SE and Teamviewer AG on Wednesday. HIGHLIGHTS *

Saudi Chemical Unit Signs Exclusive Agreement With Bioventure For Drug Ruxolitinib

Jan 31 (Reuters) - SAUDI CHEMICAL COMPANY: * SIGNING EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT BY ITS SUBSIDIARY AJA PHARMA WITH BIOVENTURE FOR THE DRUG “RUXOLITINIB” * AJA PHARMA WILL GET EXCLUSIVE LICENSING RIGHTS FOR

Mali cuts cotton output forecast an additional 29% for 2022/23

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali has reduced its cotton output forecast for the 2022/23 season by an additional 29% to 526,000 tonnes due to bad weather and pests, the state cotton company CMDT said on Tuesday