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Fortis gets U.S. regulatory approval for $4.3B UNS Energy acquisition

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS), one of Canada's largest utility companies, has received regulatory approval in the U.S. to move ahead with its acquisition of UNS Energy Corp. The company, which operates power and gas utilities in several provinces and U.S. states, says the Washington-based Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave the deal the green light, finding that it was "consistent with the public interest." The purchase of UNS is valued at $4.3 billion, including $2.5 billion cash plus assumed debt

BNP Paribas to cut 1,600 posts at Ukrainian bank

French bank BNP Paribas said Monday it plans to cut 1,600 jobs at its Ukrainian unit UkrSibBank by 2015 due to political uncertainty in the country. A presentation for investors published on its website cited a "challenging environment bolstered by political uncertainties". It added it had closed 84 branches last year as it rationalised its business in the country. UkrSibBank currently has around 500 branches and employs some 7,000 people.

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - collated

Results on Wednesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells (x denotes seeding): Men 4th rd Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x28) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x13) 6-2, 6-4 Milos Raonic (CAN x10) bt Andy Murray (GBR x5) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Kevin Anderson (RSA x17) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x3) 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-1 Roger Federer (SUI x7) bt Tommy Haas (GER x11) 6-4, 6-4 John Isner (USA x12) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x30) 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 Ernests Gulbis (LAT x20) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP) 7-6 (7/0), 4-6, 6-2

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - collated

Results on Tuesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 3rd rd Fernando Verdasco (ESP x30) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x8) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 John Isner (USA x12) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 6-4, 6-3 Ernests Gulbis (LAT x20) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x15) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 3rd update

Results on Tuesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 3rd rd Fernando Verdasco (ESP x30) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x8) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 Ernests Gulbis (LAT x20) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x15) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6) Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 Marin Cilic (CRO x24) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x16) 6-4, 6-3

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results

Results on Tuesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 3rd rd Marin Cilic (CRO x24) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x16) 6-4, 6-3 Women 4th rd Simona Halep (ROM x6) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x18) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 afp BNP Paribas

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 2nd update

Results on Sunday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 2nd rd Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x22) 6-2, 6-2 John Isner (USA x12) bt Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN x25) 6-0, 6-2 Marin Cilic (CRO x24) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-2, 6-2 Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO x31) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) Women 3rd rd

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 1st update

Results on Sunday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 2nd rd Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x22) 6-2, 6-2 John Isner (USA x12) bt Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN x25) 6-0, 6-2 Marin Cilic (CRO x24) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-2, 6-2 Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO x31) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) Women 3rd rd

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 3rd update

Results on Friday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 1st rd Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-2, 7-5 Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-0, 6-4 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 6-4, 6-1 Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 6-3 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Samuel Groth (AUS) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4) Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Daniel Munoz (ESP) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 2nd update

Results on Friday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 1st rd Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-2, 7-5 Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-0, 6-4 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 6-4, 6-1 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Samuel Groth (AUS) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4) Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Daniel Munoz (ESP) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-4, 6-4 Women 2nd rd
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