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  • FTSE finishes higher, Hikma and GlaxoSmithKline boost Reuters - UK Focus - 2 minutes 21 seconds ago

    Britain's top share index advanced on Wednesday, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals leading the market higher on positive broker comments and GlaxoSmithKline gaining after reporting a lower-than-expected fall ...

  • The decline in contracts, which came on the heels of reports showing the pace of home price appreciation stalling in major cities and new home sales dropping, did little to change perceptions that the housing market recovery was on track given a tightening labor market. It is important to bear in mind that there is still …

  • Barclays to speed up cost-cuts and asset sales Reuters - UK Focus - 25 minutes ago

    Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) ' new chairman sought to stamp his mark on the bank on Wednesday by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting after the group produced a 12 percent increase in second-quarter profits. Chairman John McFarlane, who arrived at Barclays in April with a reputation for taking bold action, …

  • The Bank of England has made changes to the way banks hold capital above the mandatory minimum in an effort to increase transparency and better absorb losses in the event of a financial shock, such as a housing market crash. The BoE's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which supervises banks, is creating a capital …

  • FTSE extends gains, Hikma and GlaxoSmithKline support Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Britain's top share index advanced on Wednesday, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals leading the market higher on positive broker comments and GlaxoSmithKline gaining after reporting a lower-than-expected fall ...

  • European stocks close higher

    Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed earlier gains to trade 0.03 percent lower at 11,170.46 points

  • OMV to sell UK North Sea Rosebank project stake -sources Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Austrian oil and gas company OMV (Amsterdam: OM6.AS - news) has put up for sale a 30 percent stake in the Rosebank oil and gas project in the British North Sea, banking sources said, as it trims its budget in the face of lower oil prices. The sale process of the asset stake located west of Shetland is being run by Barclays …

  • Form 8.3 - CSR PLC Business Wire - 2 hours 44 minutes 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”) ...

  • Packaged Bank Accounts Q&A: The Next PPI? Sky News - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
    Packaged Bank Accounts Q&A: The Next PPI?

    The revelation by Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) that it has set aside £250m to cover the costs of redress on packaged bank accounts has raised the spectre of another big mis-selling scandal for banks. :: What are packaged bank accounts? Packaged bank accounts are simply accounts which charge monthly fees and contain …

  • Form 8.3 - ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Business Wire - 2 hours 45 minutes 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 Business Wire - 2 hours 45 minutes 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 - AGA RANGEMASTER GROUP PLC Business Wire - 2 hours 46 minutes 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 - 2 hours 48 minutes 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 - RSA INSURANCE GROUP PLC Business Wire - 2 hours 53 minutes 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 - PACE PLC Business Wire - 2 hours 54 minutes 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”) ...

  • British mortgage lending picked up strongly in June, adding to signs that the housing market is regaining momentum, but a sharp drop in lending to businesses was a reminder that the economic recovery has yet to find a sounder footing. The value of mortgage lending rose by the largest amount in almost seven years, while …

  • Major currencies that are closely linked to commodities prices were back on the defensive on Wednesday as oil prices fell again and traders awaited the outcome later in the day of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. The dollar, euro and yen were all broadly steady, and the broader dollar index against a basket of currencies …

  • European stocks close higher

    Frankfurt's DAX 30 won 0.17 percent to 11,193.18 points

  • Britain's top share index rose for a second straight session on Wednesday after recent sharp falls, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals leading the market higher on positive broker comments and Barclays gaining ...

  • ** Barclays' shares up 2.2 pct, among top FTSE 100 gainers after its executive chairman John McFarlane said it would speed up cost cuts, asset sales ** Co, which also reported a 12 pct rise in Q2 profit, ...

  • Form 8 (DD) - Ball Corp Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    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) - Equinix inc Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    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) - REXAM PLC Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    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 38.5(b) - DRAGON OIL PLC Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- 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 WITHOUT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - TELECITY GROUP PLC Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    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 38.5(b) - AER LINGUS GROUP PLC Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- 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 WITHOUT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - BALL CORPORATION Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    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 - 5 hours ago

    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 ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Stocks in London continued to bounce back ahead of Wednesday's policy decision from the US Federal Reserve, as some analyst warned of deflation risks.

  • (ShareCast News) - 0930: Mortgage approvals in the UK were running at a 66,000 pace in June, as expected by analysts. Net mortgage lending on the other hand edged past forecasts, increasing by £1.2bn (consensus: ...

  • The Bank of England is revamping how it requires banks to hold capital above the mandatory minimum requirements in order to be more transparent and better tailored to the risks covered. The BoE's Prudential Regulation Authority, which supervises banks, said in a statement it was creating a new "PRA buffer" that will be …

  • Barclays needs to cut back in countries where it lacks scale or strength and must cut bureaucracy to deliver on plans to turn the British bank around, its new chairman said on Wednesday. "Barclays ...

  • Barclays Sets Aside £1bn More For Mistakes

    Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) has announced a 25% rise in half-year profits to £3.1bn just weeks after sacking its chief executive Antony Jenkins. Barclays said £250m was put aside for customer redress on packaged bank accounts, which consumer groups have alleged may have been mis-sold by the financial services industry. …

  • Britain's top share index edged higher on Wednesday, boosted by hopes for corporate deal-making and some well-received company updates, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Barclays among the best performers. ...

  • Barclays profits jump awaiting new CEO

    Total second quarter profits drop 4% as increased output, costs savings and improved refinery margins offset low oil prices

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