BRIEF-Platinum Group Metals announces private placement of $20 mln convertible senior notes
* Platinum Group Metals announces private placement of US$20 million 6 7/8% convertible senior subordinated notes due 2022
ROME Feb 14 Italy will cut investment in Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 stealth fighter plane, Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola said on Tuesday, adding that more detail would be given on Wednesday.
"The F-35 was reviewed like all the other weapons programmes. Tomorrow I will be more clear on the details," Di Paola said. The fighter "is still an important commitment" for the country's defence system, he added.
TOKYO, June 28 Asian shares slumped on Wednesday after Wall Street was knocked hard in the wake of a delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote, while the euro rallied after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB could trim its stimulus this year.