BRIEF-Josef Mandelbaum to step down as CEO of Perion
* Says board of directors has begun a search for company's next CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
LONDON Jan 29 European equities turned negative on Tuesday, with Royal Bank of Scotland leading European banks lower after a media report that the British bank was close to a settlement over Libor interest-rate rigging allegations.
The market also came under pressure from weaker tech stocks , down 0.5 percent, with Germany's Software AG falling 14.5 percent after saying it expected 2013 earnings per share to be down from the previous year.
RBS dropped 5.3 percent on a Wall Street Journal report, citing people briefed on the negotiations, that the bank was nearing a 500 million pounds ($785.32 million) settlement with U.S. and British authorities over claims some of its employees submitted false Libor rates.
The STOXX Europe 600 banking index fell 1 percent, the top sectoral faller, while the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1053 GMT after opening higher.
MUMBAI, Sept 27 Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc , said on Tuesday it launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as the search giant seeks to bring more people on to its Google platform.
Sept 27 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 44 points on Tuesday, or as much as 0.7 percent, according to financial bookmakers, with futures also up 0.7 percent ahead of the cash market open.