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  • FTSE 100 ends the month on a low, as Primark's expansion into the US looks promising

  • Oil slides on strong dollar, supply glut worries

    Oil prices sank this week to one-month lows on the back of the strong dollar and global supply glut fears, ahead of the OPEC cartel output meeting next week

  • Shares ended the week on a down note, as worries over Greece continued to weigh on investors' minds.

  • Equity traders and investors in London threw off the morning's caution to lift the benchmark FTSE indices back above the week's highs, in start contrast to losses elsewhere in Europe.

  • News that investment banks are circling a privatisation advisory mandate leads James Quinn to question why anyone would bother buying shares in the bank

  • LONDON/NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. data center company Equinix Inc (NasdaqGS: EQIX - news) said on Friday it would buy British peer TelecityGroup in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds ($3.6 billion) that would also end Telecity's pursuit of a smaller European rival. Telecity, which runs computer centers that process …

  • The London market shook off early morning losses in the afternoon, buoyed by strong performances in the telecommunications, construction and insurance sectors.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) has invited investment banks to pitch for the role of corporate broker as the state-backed lender gears up for a full return to public hands, two sources familir with the matter told Reuters on Friday. The British government, which owns 80 percent of RBS, may begin selling part …

  • ING Group NV, BNP (Paris: FR0000131104 - news) Paribas and Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corp (ABC (HKSE: 1288-OL.HK - news) ) have submitted bids to buy HSBC's Turkish business, a source familiar with the process said on Friday. "ING's Turkish unit and BNP's Turkish partner do not seem extremely excited about the acquisition. …

  • 1445: MNI's regional Chicago manufacturing sector purchasing managers' index slipped to a reading of 46.2 for May from 52.3 (consensus: 53).

  • Exploration firms have made a rare run of oil and gas discoveries in recent weeks as more targeted search strategies bear fruit, but they offer little respite to a sector that remains severely bruised ...

  • Should you follow the crowd and sell Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) and WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) -- or is there light at the end of the tunnel?

  • Form 8.3 - GREENE KING PLC Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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 ...

  • Form 8.3 - PACE PLC Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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 ...

  • Form 8.3 - ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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 - SPIRIT PUB COMPANY PLC Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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 - CSR PLC Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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 - ARRIS GROUP INC NEW Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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 - BG GROUP PLC Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    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”) ...

  • Dutch bank ING, Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corp and France's BNP Paribas have submitted non-binding bids for HSBC's Turkish business, a person familiar with the process said on Friday. The source said ...

  • Royal Mail plc (LON: RMG) is a safer investment than Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY), argues this Fool.

  • Form 38.5(b) - DRAGON OIL PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 11:15 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Ap27 FORM 38.5(b) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS ...

  • Form 38.5(b) - AER LINGUS GROUP PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 11:15 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Ap27 FORM 38.5(b) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS ...

  • Shares in oil & gas explorer Ophir Energy jumped 5% on Friday after Barclays upgraded the stock to 'overweight' from 'equalweight', added it to its global top picks list and raised the price target to ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - REXAM PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 11:04 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) - TELECITY GROUP PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 11:03 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 CORPORATION Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 11:03 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) - INFINIS ENERGY PLC Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 11:03 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 (DD) - Ball BCI Business Wire - Fri, May 29, 2015 10:35 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 ...

  • Pure Gym buys rival LA Fitness Telegraph - Fri, May 29, 2015 10:25 BST

    The gym chain was put up for sale by its banks last year

  • Sterling slips on UK growth, EU referendum concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 29, 2015 10:12 BST

    Sterling slipped to a nine-day low against the euro on Friday, as investors worried about Britain's economic growth and a looming referendum on its membership of the European Union. Cameron's government introduced a law into parliament on Thursday to guarantee the EU referendum will be held by the end of 2017.

  • Friday broker round-up Sharecast - Fri, May 29, 2015 09:28 BST

    Weir Group: Credit Suisse ups target to 2,205p from 1,915p and reiterates outperform.

  • What Do HSBC Holdings plc And Tesco PLC Have In Common? Fool.co.uk - Fri, May 29, 2015 07:10 BST

    HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) and Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO) are both guilty of failing investors.

  • FOREX-Dollar edges down, but bolstered by Fed expectations Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 29, 2015 07:01 BST

    The dollar edged down in Asian trading on Friday, taking a breather from this week's rally that brought it to its highest levels against the yen since 2002 on growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates this year. The Australian dollar was up about 0.2 percent on the day at $0.7663, but …

  • RBS is more than a restructuring story, says Jefferies Sharecast - Fri, May 29, 2015 01:35 BST

    Following a meeting with management on Thursday, Jefferies said it is confident that Royal Bank of Scotland will deliver on its restructuring plans and generate excess capital, improving returns as a result....

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