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  • UK companies still growing steadily despite Brexit fears - CBI Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 4 (Reuters) - British companies continued to grow modestly in the three months to November and are expected to keep up that pace into 2017, a survey showed on Sunday, chiming with a resilient picture for the British economy so far since June's EU referendum vote. The survey by …

  • Takeda and Seattle Genetics Report Positive Phase 3 ALCANZA Clinical Trial Data of ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) for CD30-Expressing Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan & BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- – Data will be presented in an oral session at the annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting on Saturday, December 3 at 2:15 ...

  • BANJUL, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 3 (Reuters) - The winner of Gambia's presidential election told Reuters on Saturday he was keen to form a new cabinet to get cracking with reforms, a day after veteran leader Yahya Jammeh stunned the tiny west African nation by conceding defeat. Jammeh's statement on state radio …

  • 5 Things About China-Taiwan Relations The Wall Street Journal - 16 hours ago

    A telephone call between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen treads on a longstanding—if recently dormant—political fault line in East Asia. For many decades, the region was a flashpoint between China and Taiwan, one that threatened to embroil the U.S. Here are 5 things to know about it.

  • Iceland vs Iceland Foods talks fail to resolve trademark row Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 19:49 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - The government of Iceland will proceed with legal action against Iceland Foods over the British retailer's trademark registration of the word "Iceland" after talks between the two parties failed, it said on Friday. Last week the tiny north Atlantic island said Iceland …

  • Fed's Tarullo warns against 'backsliding' on bank regulations Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 18:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - U.S. banking regulators must defend tough rules governing Wall Street and resist efforts to dilute regulations that might prevent a future financial crisis, Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said on Friday. "It is critical that we not forget our still quite …

  • ECB, EU warn that "remarkable" Irish fiscal progress slowing Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 17:55 GMT

    DUBLIN, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's "remarkable" progress in fixing its public finances slowed this year and budget plans for 2017 that exhausted all available tax revenue leave it vulnerable to shocks, the European Commission and European Central Bank said on Friday. …

  • Fibre upgrade cost traps Britain in cyber slow lane Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 17:45 GMT

    In a bid to boost Britain's economy through Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May's government has said it wants to address business concerns and replace an ageing copper network with the "gold standard" common across Asia and parts of Europe. Pressure has been building on BT and its Openreach division for years, led by rivals …

  • Britain's FTSE slips lower ahead of Italian referendum Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 17:36 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index edged downwards to a 2-week low on Friday as investors avoided risky bets heading into the weekend of Italy's constitutional referendum, with bank shares leading the declines. The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed down 0.3 percent, taking its loss …

  • LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - A broadly stronger sterling posted a fifth consecutive week of gains against the euro on Friday, its best run in nine months, as investors' fears over a "hard Brexit" that would see Britain lose access to the European Union's single market eased. The pound jumped …

  • Move to name Paris street after Steve Jobs has leftists up in arms Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 16:51 GMT

    PARIS, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - A proposal to name a street after the late Apple Inc chief executive and co-founder Steve Jobs has divided the leftist city council of a Paris district. The local district mayor wants to call one of several new streets around the vast Halle Freyssinet high-tech startup …

  • NEW YORK, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Bond yields fell on Friday as solid U.S. jobs data reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually, while stock and currency markets were cautious ahead of an Italian constitutional reform vote on Sunday. The strength of the U.S. …

  • INVESTMENT FOCUS-Back to Brexit for sterling Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 16:30 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. Brexit Minister David Davis was the trigger, hinting for the first time that the government could contribute to the EU budget …

  • Irish tax take rises to put deficit target in sight Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 16:30 GMT

    DUBLIN, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) collected 1.8 percent more tax than expected in the year to November, the Finance Ministry said on Friday, putting it closer to the target of cutting its budget deficit below one percent of GDP while funding extra spending. Ireland …

  • Lufthansa hits out after new Frankfurt airport fees approved Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 15:57 GMT

    BERLIN, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - The German state of Hesse has approved an amended fee proposal for Frankfurt airport for 2017, allowing operator Fraport (LSE: 0O1R.L - news) to increase fees but angering the airport's main customer Lufthansa. Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced last month plans …

  • UK to launch new 10-year gilt via auction in March 2017 - DMO Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 15:45 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Britain will start selling a new 10-year government bond via auction in March and hold syndicated sales of a conventional gilt with a maturity of more than 40 years and a long-dated index-linked bond, the country's debt agency said on Friday. The UK Debt Management …

  • Motor racing-Ecclestone shocked by Rosberg retirement, backs Alonso Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 15:35 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - World champion Nico Rosberg's retirement announcement on Friday came as a complete surprise even to the man who knows most of Formula One's best-kept secrets, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. "It was just as big a shock to me as you," he told Reuters by telephone …

  • EDF mulls lowering dividend payout ratio to max 50 pct-BFM Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 15:32 GMT

    PARIS, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - French utility EDF (Paris: FR0010242511 - news) is considering a cut in the amount of net profit it pays out in dividends, a business website quoted a finance ministry source as saying, as it looks to shoulder a multi-billion euro investment bill in coming years.  …

  • Turquoise Hill suspends Mongolia mine shipments to China Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 15:32 GMT

    TORONTO, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (Frankfurt: A1J2DT - news) said on Friday it has suspended concentrate shipments from its giant copper-gold Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia across the Chinese border, blaming problems with a crossing route. Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill …

  • FOREX-Dollar slides as U.S. jobs data casts doubt on future rate hikes Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 15:31 GMT

    NEW YORK, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - The dollar fell across the board on Friday after posting gains the last three weeks as a solid, but not spectacular, U.S. non-farm payrolls report spurred doubts about the path of rate increases next year. Analysts, however, said the dollar's weakness was just a …

  • Bank of England's Haldane warns against hasty rate hike Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 14:47 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - The Bank of England's chief economist, Andrew Haldane, said on Friday it would be risky to raise interest rates too hastily and that he was comfortable with the BoE (Shenzhen: 000725.SZ - news) 's recent shift to a neutral stance on what its next monetary policy move …

  • Pro-EU party wins parliament seat in Brexit 'shockwave' Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 14:39 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats won a parliamentary seat previously held by the ruling Conservatives on Friday and said the surprise win was a rejection of a "hard Brexit" that would pull Britain out of the EU's single market. It also underscored the …

  • Motor racing-Rosberg stuns Formula One with retirement bombshell Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 14:38 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg stunned Formula One on Friday with the shock announcement that he was retiring only days after achieving a lifetime ambition by winning his first world championship with Mercedes. "From the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the …

  • COLUMN-Glencore keeps zinc market guessing on capacity: Andy Home Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:53 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Glencore is still keeping the zinc market guessing over when the company will reactivate its 500,000 tonnes of idled mine capacity. Since the Swiss commodities powerhouse first announced its intention to mothball about 4 percent of global capacity in October 2015 …

  • GLOBAL-MARKETS-Stocks, dollar ease as Fed rate hike, Italy vote loom Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:52 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Global stocks, oil and the dollar eased on Friday as investors took a cautious stance before Italy's referendum on constitutional reform on Sunday, while a strong jobs report from the U.S. cemented the case for a Federal Reserve rate increase. The upbeat employment …

  • Energy firms swoop on startups in billion-dollar technology race Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:50 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Europe's biggest energy companies have ploughed more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) into startups, according to Reuters calculations, with several deals announced in the past month as they accelerate a quest for new technologies to outpace rivals. Taking a leaf …

  • FOREX-Dollar hits session lows vs yen following U.S. jobs report Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:47 GMT

    NEW YORK, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - The dollar fell to session lows against the yen on Friday after the U.S. non-farm payrolls report showed job gains in November, but posted fewer jobs in the two prior months than previously reported. The U.S. currency fell to a session low of 113.49 in the wake …

  • Platts considers first addition to Brent basket since 2007 Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:31 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Oil pricing agency Platts is considering the first major overhaul in nearly a decade of its benchmark dated Brent assessment, which is used for most of the world's crude trade. It may add Norwegian light sweet Troll crude to the basket of oil flows it uses to set …

  • 1MDB scandal: Singapore to ban former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner International Business Times - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:12 GMT
    1MDB scandal: Singapore to ban former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner

    Singapore plans to ban former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner from its securities industry for 10 years as it investigates the 1MDB Malaysian investment fund scandal. Leissner, who left Goldman Sachs in February, was sanctioned because he issued an unauthorised reference letter on behalf of Low Taek Jho, the Monetary …

  • Roma fear Brexit to bring back bad times for their thriving Slovak town Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 13:10 GMT

    BYSTRANY, Slovakia, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Bystrany, a town in eastern Slovakia with a majority Roma population, has thrived in the past decade thanks to remittances from locals who grabbed the benefits of European Union membership and sought work in Britain.

  • The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, today announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. For the Branded Entertainment Network, the sale represents …

  • BRATISLAVA, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Japanese electrical equipment manufacturer Minebea will build a factory in eastern Slovakia, investing nearly 60 million euros ($64 million) and creating more than 1,000 jobs, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Friday. The factory in the town of Kosice will supply …

  • LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane said on Friday it would be risky to raise interest rates too hastily and that he was comfortable with the BoE (Shenzhen: 000725.SZ - news) 's recently adopted neutral stance on the future direction of monetary policy. …

  • FOREX-Dollar dips before US jobs data; eyes on Italy's vote Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:28 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - The dollar was on course for its first weekly fall in four weeks against a basket of currencies on Friday after investors trimmed some bets against the euro on the run up to U.S. jobs data and Italy's constitutional referendum. Positions on the euro have largely been …

  • LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - Global stocks, oil and the dollar eased on Friday as investors took a cautious stance before U.S. payrolls data, which may cement the case for a Federal Reserve rate increase, and Italy's referendum on constitutional reform on Sunday. Strong economic data from the …

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