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  • EU Vote Threat To UK Investment, Report Warns Sky News - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
    EU Vote Threat To UK Investment, Report Warns

    The UK's poll position in Europe for inward investment is threatened by the EU referendum, a leading accountancy firm has warned. While Britain retained its lead as the top destination for foreign investors, EY said the uncertainty caused by the in/out vote would be "disruptive" and risked its future performance. Nearly …

  • Construction and material firms help European shares to rebound Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    European shares rebounded from a one-week low on Wednesday, with the construction and materials sector leading the market higher after Holcim and Lafarge agreed with CRH on their divestment plans. The ...

  • Citi keeps top spot in FX trading as European banks slump -poll Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    European banks Deutsche Bank (Xetra: 514000 - news) , Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) and UBS (NYSEArca: FBGX - news) have seen their market share in foreign exchange trading slump in the past year, as U.S. banks led by Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) grabbed business, according to widely watched industry rankings. Citigroup …

  • European shares gain, Generali up on dividend commitment Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    European shares rose on Wednesday after sharp declines in the previous session, with Italy's biggest insurer Generali gaining after committing to boost dividends and enzymes maker Novozymes advancing on ...

  • Spain has written to European institutions asking for an overhaul of the region's common economic policy to better integrate member states, El Pais wrote on Wednesday, quoting an eight-page document written by the Prime Minister's office. In the document, Spain criticises the role of the European Central Bank (ECB), asking …

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-A daily note from our Economics/Politics Editor Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    A sell-off in government bonds globally eased up last week but has unsettled investors and policymakers. One of the themes of the year so far has been the euro zone beginning to pick up while the United States and China have faltered. European Central Bank money printing will continue but the backing up of government …

  • LONDON & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Crescent Capital Group LP, a leading investment firm focused on below investment grade credit, announced today that its Crescent European Specialty Lending strategy ...

  • EU Referendum: 'Yes' To Stay Or 'No' To Leave

    The wording put to voters in the referendum on EU membership will ask Britons to vote "yes" to remain in the union or "no" to leave, Sky (Other OTC: BSYBF - news) sources say. The precise question proposed by the Government will be published in the EU Referendum Bill within 24 hours. The question is expected to be similar …

  • AXIS Capital and PartnerRe Announce Approval from European Commission for Pending Merger

    AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital”) (NYSE:AXS) and PartnerRe Ltd. (“PartnerRe”) (NYSE:PRE) today announced that they have received antitrust clearance from the European Commission with respect to the definitive amalgamation agreement that the companies announced on January 25, 2015. AXIS Capital and PartnerRe …

  • The Irish government has consulted with the European Commission over commitments IAG has made for its takeover of Aer Lingus and is confident they will not be opposed, Ireland's Transport Minister said ...

  • A panel of European Union lawmakers narrowly rejected a draft law aimed at curbing trading risks at banks after they failed to bridge a deep divide between the main parties. The European Parliament's economic affairs committee voted to reject the draft law on bank structural reform by 30 votes to 29 in a relatively rare …

  • European stocks ended a choppy session lower on Tuesday, as investors continued to grapple with worries over Greece and a political shake-up in Spain, amid a deluge of US data releases.

  • European stock markets stumbled on Tuesday as Greece's debt problems and a battering for Spain's government in local elections offset a rise in airline shares. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and ...

  • Amazon starts declaring sales to pay taxes in 4 European countries

    Amazon says it has started declaring sales in four European countries that would now be subject to local taxes

  • France and Germany want to see common basic corporation tax rates across the EU, according to reports

  • Spanish and Greek concerns peg back European shares Reuters - UK Focus - 20 hours ago

    European stock markets stumbled on Tuesday as Greece's debt problems and a battering for Spain's government in local elections offset a rise in airline shares. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and ...

  • Greece talks need to 'speed up': EU commissioner

    Talks between Greece and its creditors need to "speed up", the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner says

  • Amazon starts declaring sales to pay taxes in 4 European countries

    Amazon says it has started declaring sales in four European countries that would now be subject to local taxes

  • Negotiations between representatives of Greece and its creditors need to be speeded up because of liquidity problems in the struggling European Union state, a senior EU official said on Tuesday. "The ...

  • Europe shares hit by Spanish, Greek concerns after long weekend Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 26, 2015 09:17 BST

    European shares fell on Tuesday, the first day of the trading week for several markets after a long holiday, with a local-election battering for Spain's government and Greece's ongoing debt drama offsetting bumper airline results. Spanish banks were among the biggest underperformers, with shares of Popular (NasdaqGS: …

  • Cameron Tells EU Chief Europe Must Change Sky News - Tue, May 26, 2015 09:07 BST
    Cameron Tells EU Chief Europe Must Change

    David Cameron has started his European renegotiation talks by telling the EU Commission president that Britain will no longer accept the "status quo". The Prime Minister pleaded with Jean-Claude Juncker that the EU "needs to change" over a dinner of spring salad and pork belly at  Chequers. Downing Street said Mr Juncker …

  • Europe shares turn negative, Spanish banks weigh Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 26, 2015 08:38 BST

    European shares lost ground on Tuesday, giving up gains in early deals after a long holiday weekend for several markets, with Spanish banks among the worst performers after a local-poll hit for Prime Minister ...

  • European shares unruffled by Spain vote after long weekend Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 26, 2015 08:13 BST

    European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday, the first day of the trading week for several markets after a long weekend, with bumper airline results and a weaker euro offsetting a local-poll hit for ...

  • European Factors-Shares seen mixed after holiday weekend Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 26, 2015 07:45 BST

    Stock markets were seen opening on a mixed note in Europe on Tuesday, the first day of the trading week for several countries after a holiday weekend, with Greece's ongoing debt drama in focus and after ...

  • Morning MoneyBeat Europe: We're Back To Greece-Watching The Wall Street Journal - Tue, May 26, 2015 07:03 BST

    It looks like being a mixed start for European stocks as U.K. and U.S. markets return to normal after a long holiday weekend. London's FTSE 100 is expected to gain modestly but this may not last- the other two European mainboards are tipped to fall with an eye on Greece.

  • A shortage of prime office space in rival European financial centres may torpedo plans by some of London's banks to quit the UK capital if Britain opts out of European Union membership. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU and then hold a vote by the end of 2017 on …

  • Europe midday: Stocks mixed amid worries about Greece, Spain Sharecast - Tue, May 26, 2015 01:18 BST

    European stocks were mixed as investors continued to grapple with worries over Greece and a political shake-up in Spain, ahead of a raft of US data releases that could provide clues on the timing of an ...

  • UK's Cameron tells EC president that Europe must change Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 26, 2015 00:05 BST

    British Prime Minister David Cameron told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week. Talks between Cameron and EC President Jean-Claude Juncker over dinner on Monday focused on reforming …

  • Manufacturers urge Britain to hold speedy EU referendum in 2016 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 26, 2015 00:01 BST

    Britain must "get on with it" and hold its planned referendum on whether to leave the European Union no later than next year to avoid a long period of damaging uncertainty, the country's leading manufacturing association said. Prime Minister David Cameron, re-elected on May 7, has pledged to reshape Britain's ties with …

  • European stocks fall on Greek and Spanish political concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 25, 2015 17:05 BST

    European shares fell on Monday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors' concerns over Greece's debt problems and a poor local election result for the government in Madrid. Athens' main ATG equity index fell 3.1 percent as the Greek government said on Monday that it intended to make good on its debt obligations …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 25, 2015 13:21 BST

    European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year. Investor (Stockholm: INVE-A.ST - news) concerns about Greece's debt problems and a poor regional and local election result …

  • European stock markets fall on Greek and Spanish political concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 25, 2015 11:28 BST

    European equities fell on Monday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors' concerns over Greece's debt problems and a poor local election result for the Madrid government. Athens' main index equity index fell 1.2 percent after Greece's interior minister said on Sunday the country would not be able to …

  • George Osborne considering Treasury study into the EU Telegraph - Sun, May 24, 2015 23:57 BST

    The Chancellor is considering launching an assessment of the impact of reforming the European Union, as well as a possible Brexit

  • High European patent fees will hit start-ups - EU industry chief Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, May 24, 2015 22:00 BST

    Excessively high patent fees could damage European business, the EU industry chief has warned, saying the focus should be on helping start-ups and small companies rather than raking in revenues to top up budgets. The comments by European Internal Market and Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska came after EU officials …

  • How the rest of Europe is planning to deal with Brexit Telegraph - Sun, May 24, 2015 16:41 BST

    David Cameron's early skirmishes with Brussels hint at the diplomatic minefield that awaits over the 'British question' in Europe

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