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  • Canada, which has repeatedly put off a decision on replacing its ageing CF-18 fighter jets, could be in a position to order a fleet of new planes by 2020, the defense department said on Thursday. In a guide to defense firms posted online, the Department of National Defence said it hoped to award the contract between 2018 …

  • (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 ...

  • Wednesday preview: Investors eye M&S full year results Sharecast - Tue, May 24, 2016 16:23 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Marks & Spencer's struggling clothing division comes under the microscope on Wednesday when the retailer reports its full year results.

  • London open: Stocks rise ahead of BoE testimony Sharecast - Tue, May 24, 2016 10:05 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher on Tuesday ahead of a Parliamentary testimony from Bank of England officials including governor Mark Carney.

  • Slow response to past crashes could hinder EgyptAir search, experts say Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 23, 2016 19:03 BST

    PARIS/CAIRO, May 23 (Reuters) - Teams searching for the black box flight recorders of a missing EgyptAir jet that crashed with 66 people aboard face technical constraints that aviation experts increasingly blame on a slow regulatory response to earlier disasters. As a three-year deep-sea search for Malaysia Airlines Flight …

  • ENI CEO says Nord Stream 2 would raise gas prices in Italy Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 23, 2016 17:32 BST

    Italian gas prices will increase if the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is built to double the amount of gas Russia pumps to Germany, the CEO of Italian oil and gas major Eni (LSE: 0N9S.L - news) said on Monday. Hinting at the political divisions that the pipeline has sparked within the European Union, Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi …

  • Greek shares rise to outperform weaker European stock markets Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 23, 2016 17:29 BST

    The Greek bourse outperformed weaker European stock markets on Monday after Athens agreed a series of reforms that should pave the way for an agreement on bailout loans and debt relief talks. The broader, ...

  • Greek shares outperform weaker European stock markets Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 23, 2016 11:54 BST

    The Greek bourse outperformed weaker European stock markets on Monday, after Athens agreed a series of reforms that should pave the way for an agreement on bailout loans and debt relief talks. The broader, ...

  • European shares buoyed by tech, pharma stocks; Fiat, Bayer slump Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 23, 2016 09:49 BST

    * Aixtron rallies as takeover bid agreed (ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon (see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development). MILAN, May 23 (Reuters) - European shares inched higher on Monday, helped by gains in tech …

  • EgyptAir jet sent smoke-alarm warnings before crash Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, May 21, 2016 22:00 BST

    PARIS/CAIRO, May 21 (Reuters) - The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, shortly before it disappeared off radar screens, French investigators said on Saturday. A spokesman for France's BEA air accident investigation agency …

  • French investigators say smoke reported on EgyptAir jet before crash Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, May 21, 2016 11:18 BST

    An EgyptAir jet sent a series of signals indicating that smoke had been detected on board before it crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday, France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday. A spokesman for the BEA agency said the signals did not indicate what caused the smoke or fire on board the plane, …

  • France's BEA confirms EgyptAir jet signalled smoke on board before crash Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, May 21, 2016 09:19 BST

    An EgyptAir jet sent a series of error messages indicating that smoke had been detected on board before crashing into the Mediterranean on Thursday, France's BEA air accident investigation agency said ...

  • Brexit: Four top investors on how the EU referendum will move stock markets

  • Human remains, belongings found from EgyptAir crash at sea Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, May 21, 2016 02:53 BST

    Egypt said on Friday its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, the first confirmation that an EgyptAir jet with 66 people on board had plunged into the sea. Unconfirmed reports about flight data from the Airbus plane that disappeared while flying …

  • Egypt finds human remains and belongings from plane crash at sea Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 20, 2016 23:48 BST

    Egypt said on Friday that its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for those on board, amounting to Egypt's official …

  • London close: Stocks finish higher as housebuilders rally Sharecast - Fri, May 20, 2016 18:06 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks finished higher on Friday, supported by a pick-up in housebuilders as Brexit fears eased.

  • Bayer's Monsanto approach sparks shareholder uproar Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 20, 2016 17:50 BST

    Investors are nursing losses after an 8.2 percent fall in Bayer's share price following news of its bid, which John Bennett of Henderson Global Investors, described as an "immediate destruction" of shareholder value. U.S. seeds group Monsanto on Thursday said Bayer, led by recently appointed Chief Executive Werner Baumann, …

  • (ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1.5% to 6,143.38 in afternoon trading, bouncing back from losses suffered in the previous session amid concerns the Federal Reserve might hike interest rates ...

  • Top Bayer investor says 'furious' at company over Monsanto bid Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 20, 2016 14:13 BST

    A top investor in German chemicals company Bayer (LSE: 0P6S.L - news) has said on Friday he was "furious" at the company's refusal to engage with him over its recent bid for U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . John Bennett, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, the firm's 15th biggest investor by company according …

  • U.S., Europeans promise to clarify doing business with Iran Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 20, 2016 02:04 BST

    The United States and European powers will work to clear up any confusion companies may have about doing business with Iran following Tehran's acceptance of a deal to curb its nuclear program, the countries said in a statement on Thursday. Despite an influx of investment into Iran from the West, uncertainty over the rules …

  • EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge over Mediterranean Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 20, 2016 02:01 BST

    CAIRO/ATHENS, May 19 (Reuters) - An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday in a crash that Egypt said may have been caused by a terrorist attack. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to rule out any explanation for …

  • London midday: Stocks lifted by rebound in miners Sharecast - Fri, May 20, 2016 01:00 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks were given a boost by a rebound in mining shares on Friday as metal prices rose.

  • EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge, Greeks find life vests Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 18:48 BST

    CAIRO/ATHENS, May 19 (Reuters) - Greek rescue workers found lifevests and bits of plastic floating in the Mediterranean after an EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar in what Egypt said could have been a terrorist attack. The Egyptian civil aviation ministry said Greek …

  • GE, Airbus CEOs among business chiefs urging Britain to stay in EU Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 17:48 BST

    The heads of 15 major international companies, including GE, Cisco, Mars, EMC (Taiwan OTC: 5299.TWO - news) , Airbus, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have signed a letter to the Financial Times calling for Britain to remain in the EU. Representatives from many of the companies, which the government said together …

  • Fevertree Drinks plc or Johnson Matthey plc — or both? Fool.co.uk - Thu, May 19, 2016 16:26 BST

    Fevertree Drinks plc or Johnson Matthey plc... or both? Let's take a look!

  • U.S. crash investigation agency to assist in EgyptAir probe Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 15:53 BST

    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will assist Egypt "as necessary" in its investigation into the disappearance of an EgyptAir jet from Paris to Cairo over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, a spokesman said. Under United Nations rules, a country is allowed to assist in an aircraft accident probe if …

  • Republican Trump calls missing EgyptAir plane terrorist attack Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 15:37 BST

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday the disappearance of an EgyptAir plane over the Mediterranean looked like an act of terrorism, making the link before authorities involved in the investigation did so. Authorities in Egypt and France said it was too soon to say what caused the Airbus A320 …

  • European shares fall, commodity and travel stocks underperform Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 08:18 BST

    European equities retreated on Thursday, with weaker oil and metals prices putting pressure on commodity stocks, while concerns about another U.S. rate hike in the near-term also weighed on markets. Airline, ...

  • GE, Cisco, Airbus and others call for Britain to stay in EU-FT Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 18, 2016 19:49 BST

    The heads of GE, Cisco, Mars, EMC (Taiwan OTC: 5299.TWO - news) and Airbus, as well as Michael Bloomberg, have signed a plea for Britain to stay in the EU, according to the Financial Times. Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of Hitachi Ltd and Grant Reid, president of Mars, among others, signed the letter to the FT, the newspaper …

  • Norway awards 10 new oil licences for exploration in Arctic Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 18, 2016 15:31 BST

    Norway has awarded 10 oil licences to energy companies in the Arctic, opening new acreage for exploration for the first time in two decades and granting access to an offshore zone bordering Russia. Norway is hoping the new areas will help boost a sector that has been shedding projects, costs and jobs due to a 57 percent …

  • Should you run a mile from these 3 stocks? Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO), Zotefoams plc (LON: ZTF) and Tyman plc (LON: TYMN).

  • Brian Taylorson stepping down from Elementis Sharecast - Wed, May 18, 2016 01:12 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Specialty chemicals business Elementis announced on Wednesday that is group finance director, Brian Taylorson, will be stepping down from the board at some point in the next year.

  • Do Aviva plc (LON: AV), Johnson Matthey plc (LON: JMAT) and Schroders plc (LON: SDR) have some of the safest dividends in the FTSE?

  • (ShareCast News) - UK stocks finished higher on Monday, led by mining stocks as commodity prices gained.

  • FTSE 100 movers: Anglo leads and British Land plays catch up Sharecast - Mon, May 16, 2016 16:51 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 had crawled to positive territory with around an hour left of Monday's session, helped by a positive start across the Atlantic.

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