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  • The European Commission on Wednesday said it would register Britain's "traditional Bramley apple pie filling" as a protected historical delicacy in the European Union. The British pie filling is a blend of fresh Bramley apples, sugar, and water. It may optionally contain Bramley apple puree, corn flour, and lemon jui …

  • European shares rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong corporate results and bid activity including HeidelbergCement's move to take control of Italcementi. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.5 ...

  • Taking The Mickey? EU Probe Into Disney Prices

    Disneyland Paris is being investigated by the EU for allegedly overcharging British and German visitors. The probe, which follows complaints from members of the public, is the first move in a wider campaign against price discrimination in Europe, known as geo-blocking. It has emerged that in some cases French consumers …

  • European pay-TV group Sky (Amsterdam: BK8.AS - news) said on Wednesday it expects to perform strongly in its new financial year after better-than-expected 2014/15 profits prompted investors to rethink their growth forecasts for the newly-enlarged group. Sky (LSE: BSY.L - news) , formed from the combination of Britain's …

  • Barclays Plc is laying off the heads of its European asset-backed securities sales , trading, and research units as the bank scales back its European ABS business in London, Bloomberg reported. The bank ...

  • Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Equities Stable Ahead of Fed The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    European stocks rose Wednesday, cheered by a further stabilization in Chinese equity markets, but trading volumes were expected to remain thin and investors cautious ahead of a policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the day.

  • European shares climbed on Wednesday, lifted by strong corporate results and bid activity including a move HeidelbergCement to take control of Italcementi. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose ...

  • European shares climbed on Wednesday, with carmaker Peugeot among the best-performers, as some strong corporate results and further signs of bid activity lifted the region's stock markets. The pan-European ...

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks were in the black following a stabilisation in China's equity markets and a slew of well-received earnings reports, although gains were muted as investors exercised caution ...

  • EU probes Disneyland Paris for alleged price discrimination

    The European Union says it is probing whether Disneyland Paris is overcharging customers from certain countries in breach of the bloc's laws

  • (ShareCast News) - The European stock market rebounded on Tuesday from losses in the previous session prompted by the selloff in China.

  • European shares rebounded on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and corporate takeover activity after falling in the previous five sessions due to concerns over China's growth. The pan-European ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (July 28) Reuters - UK Focus - 22 hours ago

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Private equity firm Cinven Capital Management to acquire biological ...

  • European shares rebounded on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and corporate takeover activity after falling in the previous five sessions due to concerns over China's growth. The pan-European ...

  • Cerberus leads U.S. investors gobbling up Europe's bank loans Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 13:50 BST

    Cerberus, the private equity firm named after the mythical three-headed dog guarding the gates of Hades, is leading a charge by U.S. investors who are snapping up European loans at knockdown prices. New York-based Cerberus Capital Management has bought more than 27 billion euros ($30 billion) of European loans in the last …

  • European stock markets bounce back on M&A activity Telegraph - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 13:08 BST

    European stocks recovered from a five-day spell of losses thanks to strong company results and acquisition announcements

  • European shares rebound on bid activity and strong corporate results Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:45 BST

    European shares bounced back on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and corporate takeover activity after falling in the previous five sessions due to concerns over China's growth. The pan-European ...

  • European shares up after recent losses; earnings and M&A support Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:08 BST

    European shares bounced back on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and news of acquisitions after falling in the previous five sessions on concerns over China's growth. The FTSEurofirst 300 index ...

  • European shares up, RSA and Melrose surge on M&A news Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 08:16 BST

    European shares bounced in early trading on Tuesday after falling in the previous five sessions, with some strong company results and mergers and acquisitions news supporting the market. RSA Insurance ...

  • Europe close: Equities slide on China, Greek concerns Sharecast - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 18:17 BST

    (ShareCast News) - European equities declined on Monday following a slump in Asia, hurt by disappointing data.

  • European shares close sharply lower on China concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 17:28 BST

    European equities dropped to a two-week low on Monday, recording their fifth straight daily decline, as fears for China's growth prospects overshadowed some forecast-beating results. A slightly better-than-expected July reading from the German IFO business climate index helped ease some of the sell-off pressure in early …

  • Leaving EU would harm status of British universities -lobby group Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 17:04 BST

    Britain must remain a member of the European Union if its higher education sector is to maintain its status, quality and research capabilities, a university lobby group said on Monday. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU and then, by the end of 2017, hold a referendum on …

  • European shares hit 2-week low on China concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 16:06 BST

    European equities dropped to a two-week low on Monday and headed for their fifth straight daily decline as worries over China's growth prospects overshadowed some forecast-beating corporate results. Sectors exposed to China - the world's biggest metals consumer and a big market for automobiles, luxury goods, oils and …

  • European shares hit 2-week low as China woes overshadow earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:13 BST

    European equities began the week on a downbeat note, hitting a two-week low and heading for their fifth straight daily fall as worries over China's growth prospects overshadowed some forecast-beating corporate results. "Most of the fall is coming from China ... European markets are getting hit," said Markus Huber, trader …

  • EU refers France to EU Court over airline state aid Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:17 BST

    The European Commission said on Monday it had referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover state aid from Ryanair and Transavia for contractual and marketing arrangements with French airports. The Commission decided in July 2014 that France should recover close to 10 million euros in total because …

  • Europe shares fall as China woes overshadow Q2 earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 09:42 BST

    European equities started the week on a downbeat note, heading for their fifth straight daily fall, with worries over China's growth prospects overshadowing some forecast-beating corporate results. Although ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China slides again, Europe follows Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 09:41 BST

    European stocks and major commodity prices fell hard on Monday as concerns over China dominated financial markets in the wake of the biggest drop in Shanghai shares in eight years. The dollar was weak ahead of the week's main set piece - Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy decision and statement - with a better than expected …

  • Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Stocks Slump In China's Wake The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:59 BST

    European stocks fell sharply Monday, echoing weakness in the U.S. and following a fresh bout of turmoil in Chinese markets.

  • Britain's Osborne pushes EU reform in Paris AFP - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:42 BST
    Britain's Osborne pushes EU reform in Paris

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is to push the case for European Union reform as he kicks off a European roadshow with a trip to Paris

  • European markets fall as China woes overshadow Q2 earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:28 BST

    European equities started the week on a downbeat note, heading for their fifth straight daily fall, with worries over China's growth prospects overshadowing some forecast-beating corporate results. The ...

  • European Factors-Futures lower as China woes spread Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 07:58 BST

    European equities were seen starting the week on a downbeat note, with futures trading lower after lingering fears over China's economic growth prospects and a sharp commodities sell-off rippling through ...

  • British finance minister takes EU reform campaign to Paris Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Jul 26, 2015 00:01 BST

    Finance Minister George Osborne will take Britain's case for European Union reform to Paris on Sunday, seeking support from his French counterpart for a deal the Conservative government can put before voters in a promised in-out referendum. British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate ties with the European …

  • European stock markets ruffled by China AFP - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 18:26 BST
    European stocks climb amid earnings, before Fed

    Europe's main markets lost ground, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 falling 1.43 percent to 11,347.45 points

  • European shares hit one-week low, commodity stocks slump Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 17:24 BST

    European shares fell to a new one-week low on Friday, with companies such as satellite operator SES slumping after a disappointing update and commodity shares tracking a sharp decline in metals and oil prices. SES shares fell 6.6 percent, the biggest decliner in the blue-chip FTSEurofirst 300 index, after cutting its full-year …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (July 23) Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 17:22 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- French building supplies company St Gobain to acquire Swiss chemicals ...

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