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  • Tate & Lyle alters European joint venture, Splenda business Reuters - UK Focus - 4 minutes 47 seconds ago

    Tate & Lyle (LSE: TATE.L - news) on Tuesday said it would exit most of its European bulk ingredients business and restructure its struggling Splenda sucralose business, in a bid to focus on and strengthen its specialty food ingredients business. Regarding a European corn wet-milling joint venture the company has with …

  • Eurosceptics have to paint a much more attractive vision of what life outside the EU will look like

  • Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up

    Altice cable and telecoms firm on Monday said it had won European Commission approval for its 7.4-billion-euro ($7.9 billion) purchase of Portugal Telecom's (headquarters pictured) Portuguese assets

  • EU's Malmstroem pleads for support in US trade deal fight

    European Union Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem during an AFP interview in Brussels on April 20, 2015

  • The European Union pledged to scale up its response to the migration crisis, seeking to stem the thousands of people risking the potentially deadly sea crossing to Europe. The U.S. charged six Minnesota men in connection with attempts to join Islamic State. At least one of them got to Syria and tried to help his friends …

  • EU to announce anti-trust charges against Gazprom

    The EU will officially complain that Gazprom was hindering competition in Central and Eastern European gas markets

  • 5 Things to Know About the EU's Case Against Gazprom The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago

    Barely a week after escalating a politically charged case against Google Inc., European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager is about to strike again--this time at Moscow.

  • Setting clear priorities would generate momentum for the European Union's "capital markets union" plan to lift growth, EU president Latvia has proposed. EU financial services chief Jonathan Hill has published a long list of possible ways to build the CMU, sparking concern the plan could get bogged down in lengthy debate. …

  • Below normal temperatures are expected in Britain and western Europe from May to July but Scandinavia and eastern Europe will continue to have above normal temperatures, Weather Services International ...

  • European and U.S. stocks rose on Monday after China announced economic stimulus measures while the euro fell against the dollar on worries Greece may default. A hefty cut announced on Sunday in the amount of cash Chinese banks must keep in reserves aimed at boosting lending initially lifted shares in China and Japan but …

  • Efforts by banks and asset managers to dilute planned European Union rules on paying for research on stock picks are being rebuffed by the bloc's executive, a draft EU document showed. The European Commission is writing rules to implement an update of the EU's securities trading law known as MiFID II. A draft document …

  • European stocks rose on Monday, shrugging off falls in Asia after gains driven by Chinese stimulus measures faded, while the euro fell against the dollar on worries Greece may default. Wall Street shares, ...

  • European equities opened in positive territory after China's central bank signalled further stimulus measures to boost growth.

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Expanded Capabilities Will Help European Travel Businesses Save on Global Supplier Payments WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a global provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced ...

  • European shares got the week off to a positive start on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though it was not enough to erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. ...

  • The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's strategy for creating a digital single …

  • EU foreign ministers promised on Monday to do more to stop migrant deaths in the Mediterranean by increasing rescues and catching traffickers, stung by a weekend tragedy that killed up to 700 people off the Libyan coast. Many European governments have long been reluctant to fund rescue operations in the Mediterranean …

  • European shares edged higher early on Monday, led by the telecoms sector after Telenet's move to buy KPN's mobile telephony unit in Belgium. Belgium's Telenet, a subsidiary of cable company Liberty Global, ...

  • European shares edged higher early on Monday, led by the telecoms sector after Telenet's move to buy KPN's mobile telephony unit in Belgium. Belgium's Telenet, a subsidiary of cable company Liberty Global, ...

  • NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe steady Reuters - UK Focus - 23 hours ago

    Natural gas exports from western Europe's top supplier, Norway, were steady on Monday morning, data from gas system operator Gassco showed. Total pipeline flows were running at 209 million cubic metres ...

  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has asked fellow EU leaders to hold an emergency meeting on immigration this week. The previous search and rescue operation "Mare Nostrum" was cancelled last year. It's another "week to save Greece" though in truth there are still a few weeks before Athens completely runs out of money. …

  • Europe midday: Stocks boosted by PBoC's RRR cut Sharecast - Mon, Apr 20, 2015 01:11 BST

    The decision by China's central bank to loosen policy provided a boost to European indices.

  • Eastern European builders 'ended DIY’ Telegraph - Sun, Apr 19, 2015 20:13 BST

    Eastern European workers are good for firms and the economy, says John Carter, CEO of Wickes owner Travis Perkins

  • East European builders 'ended DIY’ Telegraph - Sun, Apr 19, 2015 20:13 BST

    Eastern European workers are good for firms and the economy, says John Carter, CEO of Wickes owner Travis Perkins

  • Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Apr 19, 2015 19:59 BST

    As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. If the death toll is confirmed, it will bring to 1,500 the total number of …

  • Tesco says prospect of EU referendum is damaging UK Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Apr 19, 2015 16:13 BST

    Tesco (Xetra: 852647 - news) , the world's third biggest retailer, said big businesses could be driven from Britain by the uncertainty surrounding a referendum on European Union membership, which the governing Conservatives have promised to hold if re-elected. John Allan, chairman of the supermarket group since March, …

  • Thousands march in Europe against US-EU free trade pact

    Anti-TTIP-demonstrators form a human chain in front of the US embassy to protest against the proposed US-EU free trade pact in Berlin on April 18, 2015

  • Philips could quit Britain if UK votes 'No' to Europe Telegraph - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 20:00 BST

    Boss of Royal Philips says his company would have to think "carefully" if UK decides to leave the EU

  • Golf-Bjorn welcomes Pelley's appointment as European Tour chief Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 18:37 BST

    Keith Pelley's appointment as European Tour chief executive in succession to George O'Grady Has been welcomed by Tournament Players Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn. Bjorn, a member of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team in Scotland in September, has already spoken to the 51-year-old Pelley at length and is impressed by …

  • Europe close: Greek uncertainty drags on stocks Sharecast - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 18:15 BST

    Uncertainty surrounding the future of Greece's financial situation sent European equities lower on Friday.

  • European stocks slump on Greek worries AFP - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 17:50 BST
    European stocks slump on Greek worries

    Europe's main stock markets have lost ground over Greece jitters

  • European shares drop sharply; traders cite China regulation concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 17:32 BST

    European shares dropped on Friday, with traders pointing to weakness in Chinese futures markets as one of the drivers on a trading day also marked by an outage on Bloomberg financial terminals. Traders said weakness in Chinese futures markets fuelled the drop in Europe and was related to market chatter about further regulatory …

  • Europe stocks close sharply lower AFP - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 16:50 BST
    Europe stocks close sharply lower

    Europe's main stock markets finished sharply lower on April 17, 2015

  • Greek worries weigh down European stocks AFP - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 15:31 BST
    European stocks slump on Greek worries

    Europe's main stock markets have lost ground over Greece jitters

  • Cash raised from western Europe flotations hits 15-year high Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 14:26 BST

    Money raised through stock market listings in western Europe has hit a 15-year high so far this year, despite a slight fall in the number of deals, Thomson Reuters data showed on Friday. Initial public ...

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