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  • Oil prices edge higher in thin trade; OPEC eyed Reuters - UK Focus - 11 hours ago

    Oil prices inched up toward $50 a barrel on Monday, although uncertainty ahead of an OPEC producer-group meeting later in the week was expected to cap gains. While OPEC has been unable to agree on an output freeze to support prices, Iraq was the latest Middle East producer to raise its export quota ahead of the meeting, …

  • The road is long but Barclays plc (LON: BARC), HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBC) and Royal Bank of Scotland plc (LON: RBS) will get there in the end, says Harvey Jones.

  • German inflation back in black ahead of ECB meeting

    Germany's national inflation yardstick, the consumer price index, edged up by 0.1 percent in May, according to the federal statistics office Destatis

  • Emerging market storms have blown BHP Billiton plc (LON: BLT), Standard Chartered plc (LON: STAN) and Unilever plc (LON: ULVR) in wildly different directions, says Harvey Jones.

  • The mortgages where 70-year-olds borrow to help their grandchildren

  • I lost £137,000 in a conveyancing scam but my bank's fraud team had gone home 

  • Holiday cottage ‘visitor’ was fake Telegraph - Sat, May 28, 2016 08:17 BST

    Holiday cottage ‘visitor’ was fake

  • U.S. economic growth revised higher in first quarter Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 27, 2016 19:57 BST

    The economy grew at a rate of 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter. When measured from the income side, the economy grew at a 2.2 percent rate after expanding at a 1.9 percent pace in the fourth quarter. Economists said strong income growth, together with signs the economy was picking up steam in the second quarter, could …

  • (ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was flat at 6,264.09 in afternoon trading as market participants looked ahead to the long weekend.

  • Barclays Africa looks to insurance to support growth Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 27, 2016 16:28 BST

    Barclays Africa Group is expanding its insurance business through acquisitions to support growth, its deputy chief executive said on Friday. David Hodnett said the bank was scouting for an insurance business to buy in Ghana, having bought First Assurance in Kenya in a transaction completed in November. "There are a lot …

  • Premier Oil plc (LON: PMO) and BP plc (LON: BP) are recovering at different speeds and Harvey Jones examines where they will go next.

  • Form 8.3 - HOME RETAIL GROUP Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 13:54 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.3 - J SAINSBURY PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 13:54 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Royston Wild considers whether FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stars Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) or GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) is the better growth selection.

  • French insurer AXA sells last UK life and savings business Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 27, 2016 13:37 BST

    French insurer AXA is selling its UK investment and pensions business to Phoenix Group , completing a well-flagged exit from a mature life assurance market to focus on faster-growing emerging economies. Phoenix Chief Executive Clive Bannister said the company would seek other deals in the short term.

  • Royston Wild considers whether investors should pile into London laggards J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY), HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) and Restaurant Group plc (LON: RTN).

  • FORM 8 (DD)-BALL CORPORATION Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:58 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8 (DD) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS) Rules 8.1, 8.2 ...

  • FORM 8 (DD) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:58 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8 (DD) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS) Rules 8.1, 8.2 ...

  • Form 8 (DD) - ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:58 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8 (DD) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS) Rules 8.1, 8.2 ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:41 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - BALL CORP Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:41 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:41 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:40 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SABMILLER PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:21 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SABMILLER PLC - BCSL Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:16 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - REXAM PLC - BCSL Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:16 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SABMILLER PLC - BCI Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:16 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP - BCSL Business Wire - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:15 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • MOVES-Barclays hires Ashton-Rigby as CIO from JP Morgan Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:05 BST

    LONDON, May 27 - Barclays has hired Mark Ashton-Rigby as its new chief information officer, the fifth former JP Morgan senior executive to be recruited by the bank. Ashton-Rigby is currently chief information ...

  • Bidders Circle £7bn Credit Cards Giant MBNA Sky News - Fri, May 27, 2016 09:57 BST
    Bidders Circle £7bn Credit Cards Giant MBNA

    MBNA, one of Britain's biggest credit card issuers, is being circled by potential buyers after being put up for sale by its US owner. Sky News has learnt that Bank of America (Swiss: BAC.SW - news) (BoA) has initiated plans for an auction of MBNA, which has a loan book of about £7bn - equivalent to roughly 11% of the …

  • Buying Barclays plc (LON: BARC) right now could be a sound move.

  • Ministers Plot Exit From £4bn Green Bank Sky News - Thu, May 26, 2016 21:39 BST
    Ministers Plot Exit From £4bn Green Bank

    Ministers have drawn up secret plans to sell the Government's entire shareholding in its £4bn Green Investment Bank (GIB) in an attempt to secure a bigger-than-expected windfall from the privatisation. The three bidders are now undertaking due diligence on the GIB and its portfolio of investments.

  • Citigroup to pay $425 mln over attempted forex, rate manipulation Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 26, 2016 21:37 BST
  • London close: Stocks take a breather ahead of Fed speakers Sharecast - Thu, May 26, 2016 20:28 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London´s top-flight index barely managed to close in the green, following the release of somewhat mixed economic data Stateside and ahead of speeches from two key Fed speakers, one later ...

  • FX code proposes limits to sharing trade information Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 26, 2016 18:34 BST

    Traders in the foreign exchange market will be banned from talking about any specifics on trades but allowed to disclose general "market colour" under proposals to improve conduct in the industry. A proposed code of practice published on Thursday from a working group set up last year by the Basel committee of central bankers …

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