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  • BUZZ-European Pharma: UBS shuffles recommendations Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:46 GMT

    ** UBS analysts say investors in healthcare stocks should seek exposure to oncology and new expensive drugs which displace older expensive drugs; avoid therapy areas at risk of becoming crowded and new ...

  • How Brexit can send Victrex plc and Ashtead Group plc higher Fool.co.uk - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:40 GMT

    Victrex plc (LON: VCT) and Ashtead Group plc (LON: AHT) look set to benefit from the EU referendum result.

  • Norwegian Air CEO plans to order more Boeing, Airbus planes Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:49 GMT

    Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle aims to order more aircraft from producers Boeing and Airbus after its Irish subsidiary received long-awaited flying rights from U.S. authorities, the company's Chief ...

  • Spurred by Trump and Brexit, EU plans 5 bln euro defence fund Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 16:15 GMT

    The European Union unveiled its biggest defence funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that it wants to pay for its own security. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission proposed …

  • Turkish Airlines to lease eight Airbus planes to cut costs Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 13:08 GMT

    Turkish Airlines, which has seen profits hit by a weak lira and tough market, plans to lease out eight of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft, aviation company Air Partner (LSE: AIR.L - news) said in a statement, a move that will help it to reduce costs. The partly state-owned Turkish carrier has been hit by the steady decline …

  • After Trump and Brexit, EU to launch defence research plan Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 23:00 GMT

    The European Union will unveil its biggest defence research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions of euros in cuts and send a message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that Europe wants to pay for its own security. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission …

  • Airbus Group to cut net total of 934 jobs Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:31 GMT

    European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs as part of a previously announced restructuring aimed at stripping out bureacracy and simplifying its brand. Airbus Group said it would be cutting 1,164 jobs while also creating around 230 positions in other areas - confirming details released earlier by a French …

  • Airbus Group to cut net total of 934 jobs - trade union Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:08 GMT

    European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs, including the closure of a site at Suresnes just outside Paris, said a French trade union, as part of a previously announced restructuring. ...

  • Mexichem announced that it has acquired Vinyl Compounds Holdings Ltd. (VCHL), a leading U.K.-based technical PVC compounds manufacturer serving a broad range of industries including: building and construction, pipe and profile manufacturers, footwear and consumer goods. Based in Derbyshire, VCHL has annualized revenues …

  • Tata Steel UK, the British arm of India's Tata Steel (BSE: TATASTEEL.BO - news) , will hold exclusive talks with trading firm Liberty House to sell its speciality steel business as its parent seeks to offload loss-making assets and restructure European operations. The speciality steel division is one of the world's biggest …

  • Why these 5% yields could be under threat Fool.co.uk - Fri, Nov 25, 2016 15:56 GMT

    Bilaal Mohamed explains why these two dividends are looking increasingly exposed to a cut.

  • Airbus chief more confident on A350 delivery goal Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 18:10 GMT

    The chief executive of Airbus Group (Milan: AIR.MI - news) 's commercial jet division said on Thursday he had grown more confident of reaching this year's target of at least 50 A350-900 deliveries. The reorganisation will also see Bregier take on an extra role as chief operating officer of the group.

  • European shares edge up in quiet day led by Vestas, Domino's Pizza Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 17:48 GMT

    European shares edged up on Thursday, remaining within a recent range, as a boost from healthcare stocks was partly offset by weak telecoms and utilities. The STOXX Europe 600 index ended up 0.3 percent. ...

  • Britain's FTSE steadies as major firms trade ex-divs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 17:14 GMT

    Britain's top share index ended broadly flat on Thursday, with some firms including National Grid falling after trading without the attraction of their latest dividend payouts. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index ...

  • Airbus's largest A350 jet carries out its maiden flight Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 15:21 GMT

    Europe's largest twin-engined passenger jet, the Airbus A350-1000, took to the skies for the first time on Thursday, seeking to grab the spotlight from Boeing's popular 777. The 366-seat A350-1000 is designed to break Boeing's virtual monopoly in the lucrative "mini-jumbo" segment, typically involving large twin-engined …

  • Airbus A350-1000 stages maiden flight Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 10:01 GMT

    Europe's largest twin-engined passenger jet, the Airbus A350-1000, took to the skies for the first time on Thursday, seeking to grab the spotlight from Boeing's popular 777. The lightweight carbon-fibre ...

  • Britain's FTSE edges lower as major firms trade ex-divs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:57 GMT

    Britain's top share index inched lower on Thursday, with precious metals miners tracking weaker gold prices and some firms including National Grid falling after trading without the attraction of their ...

  • European shares edge up, with chemicals in demand Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:31 GMT

    European shares edged up on Thursday, remaining within a recent range, as a boost from chemical and insurance companies was partly offset by weak telecoms and utilities. The STOXX Europe 600 index was ...

  • European shares edge up, helped by chemical and insurance firms Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 08:23 GMT

    European shares edged higher on Thursday, remaining within a recent range but receiving a boost from rises in chemical and insurance firms. The STOXX Europe 600 index was up 0.3 percent by 0818 GMT, bouncing ...

  • Emirates Airline says some technical issues with Rolls-Royce A380 engines Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 10:30 GMT

    Emirates Airline is having some unspecified technical issues with Rolls-Royce engines for A380 jets that are coming up for delivery, but still hopes to take the first one as scheduled in December, the airline's president said on Friday. When asked whether Emirates was looking to defer A380 jet deliveries given a tough …

  • Emirates Airline having technical issues with new A380 engines Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 07:36 GMT

    Emirates Airline is having some technical issues with new Rolls-Royce engines for A380 jets that are coming up for delivery, the airline's president said on Friday. When asked whether Emirates was looking ...

  • Shareholders of Johnson Matthey plc (LON:JMAT) have been given a pay rise, but are the firm's profits really rising or should you look around?

  • Johnson Matthey raises interim dividend by 5 pct Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 08:20 GMT

    Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT.L - news) , a world leader in making catalysts for car emission-control devices, said it had raised its interim dividend by 5 percent to 20.5 pence and first-half sales were also up 5 percent from a year ago. Longer term, an increase in electric vehicle sales is expected to weaken demand and …

  • Japanese airline Peach may order around 13 Airbus jets -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 06:17 GMT

    Airbus is set to announce an order from Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation for around 13 aircraft worth some $1.3 billion at list prices, industry sources said on Thursday. The order is expected to cover 10 fuel-saving A320neo narrow body airliners and three of the previous version of the A320, the sources added. …

  • European shares up for third straight session as Wire Card, Bouygues gain Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:19 GMT

    European shares edged higher Wednesday, supported by a rally in commodities-related stocks along with gains among Germany's Wirecard and France's Bouygues (Swiss: 487662.SW - news) after reporting results. Among the top risers, German payment processor Wirecard (Swiss: WDI.SW - news) rose 5.3 percent after issuing guidance …

  • European shares up for third straight session as commodities gain Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 08:23 GMT

    European shares rose in early deals on Wednesday, underpinned by a rally among commodity-related stocks as well as gains in companies such as Wire Card and Bouygues. The STOXX 600 index climbed 0.6 percent, ...

  • Royston Wild considers the share price outlook of two Footsie fallers.

  • Shares in Carclo plc (LON: CAR) are rallying today but is the company really out of the woods?

  • EasyJet says flying from Frankfurt "not a priority" Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:00 GMT

    Starting flights from Frankfurt airport, following rival Ryanair, is not on the cards right now for easyJet, the British carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday. Ryanair earlier this month announced ...

  • Platinum market may see first surplus in six years in 2017 -JM Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 13:00 GMT

    The platinum market could return to surplus for the first time in six years in 2017 as lower autocatalyst loadings and weakness in Chinese jewellery buying pull demand lower, refiner Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT.L - news) said in a report on Monday. "As demand in the Chinese jewellery sector seems set on a downward trend, …

  • Should you buy this stock after sales rose 20% in Q3? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:18 GMT

    Is a 20% rise in sales the beginning of big things for this company?

  • Lufthansa eyes buying used aircraft to reduce capital expenditure Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 2, 2016 09:04 GMT

    Lufthansa is considering buying more used planes than it would normally do in order to help rein in its spending in furture years, its chief executive said on Wednesday after the carrier reported third quarter results. Carsten Spohr said low fuel prices and new technology to extend the life of aircraft, plus a good market …

  • LMEWEEK-Anglo boosts platinum margins after relaunching customer ties Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Oct 31, 2016 16:30 GMT

    LONDON, Oct (HKSE: 3366-OL.HK - news) 31 (Reuters) - Anglo American (LSE: AAL.L - news) has boosted its platinum margins by as much as 5 percent after relaunching its customer relationships and ending an exclusive marketing contract with Johnson Matthey, CEO Mark Cutifani said on Monday. Anglo American's shares have …

  • Pharma and aerospace seek Brexit assurances after Nissan deal Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Oct 31, 2016 15:24 GMT

    The two sectors, which have been talking to ministers since the summer, are pressing their case after written assurances by business secretary Greg Clark persuaded Nissan to invest in the country's biggest car plant, industry officials said. Pharma and aerospace companies share the motor industry's worries about trade …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 31) Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Oct 31, 2016 11:59 GMT

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Dutch paint and coatings maker Akzo Nobel to acquire Germany chemical ...

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