Nikkei edges down on pause in weak yen trend; mining shares outperform
TOKYO, March 30 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday morning pressured by a pause in the weak yen trend, while mining shares firmed on gains in oil prices.
(Corrects Jan. 29 brief to remove reference in 6th bullet to company increasing dividend by 40 percent. The increase was over the fourth quarter of 2012 and not third quarter of 2013) Jan 29 Las Vegas Sands Corp : * Reports fourth quarter and full year 2013 results * Q4 GAAP earnings per share $0.70 * Q4 earnings per share view $0.84 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S * Q4 revenue $3.66 billion versus I/B/E/S view $3.71 billion * Q4 adjusted earnings per share $0.87 * Quarterly dividend $0.35 per share * Says total net revenues for Sands China Ltd. increased 28.4% to $2.53 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 * Says rolling chip volume reflected strong growth of 72.7% and reached $17.57 billion for the quarter * Adjusted property EBITDA for Sands China Ltd. increased 34.9% to $836.4 million in the fourth quarter * Source text for Eikon * Further company coverage
MELBOURNE, March 30 Korea Zinc Inc, the world's third-largest zinc smelter, has agreed to take a 15 percent drop in annual processing fees for 2017 as smelters grapple with a dearth of mine supply, Metal Bulletin reported.