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  • WTO says EU failed to comply with Airbus subsidy ruling Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 21:08 BST

    GENEVA/PARIS, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization said on Thursday the European Union had failed to rein in billions of dollars in subsidies to planemaker Airbus , ratcheting up tensions in the battle for airliner orders worth trillions of dollars a decade. The ruling is part of a series of tit-for-tat transatlantic …

  • Airbus Group reviews helicopter output amid slowing demand Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 17:45 BST

    Airbus Group Chief Executive Tom Enders has warned staff of a possible cut in commercial helicopter production, following a recent cut in output for the slow-selling A380 passenger jet. Airbus Helicopters is the world's largest commercial helicopter maker. "It's a fact that we must adapt to the continuing shrinking of …

  • EU hints at appeal against new WTO report on Airbus subsidies Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 16:28 BST

    The trade bloc's European Commission headquarters said the WTO report, which found the subsidies had harmed U.S. competitor Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) , should be read in the context of two other reports expected to address U.S. subsidies in coming months. The Commision said the EU had prevailed over U.S. arguments that …

  • WTO says EU failed to rein in Airbus subsidies Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 15:56 BST

    The World Trade Organization on Thursday said the European Union had failed to rein in billions of dollars in subsidies to planemaker Airbus, prompting Washington to call for an immediate halt to support that it says hit U.S. jobs. The ruling is part of a series of tit-for-tat transatlantic complaints about aircraft subsidies …

  • U.S. begins unblocking jetliner sales to Iran Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 21:07 BST

    PARIS/NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The United States has begun unblocking deals by Western giants to sell jetliners to Iran in a move likely to ease complaints from Tehran over implementation of last year's sanctions deal, but test conservative opposition to the deals in both nations. Europe's Airbus said on Wednesday …

  • Can your portfolio do good and well at the same time with these three renewable energy firms?

  • Nord Stream-2 submits first pipeline permit application Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 14:53 BST

    Nord Stream-2, the company planning to boost the supply of Russian natural gas to Germany, started a process aimed at gaining official approval for its 1,200-km pipeline on Friday, saying it had submitted a permit application to Sweden. Russia's Gazprom and its European partners agreed the Nord Stream-2 project last year, …

  • Linde dismisses CFO after failed merger talks with Praxair

    Linde said the tie-up talks with Praxair had been halted after "discussions about details, specifically about governance aspects, did not result in a mutual understanding"

  • Britain will make public its guidelines for talks on leaving the European Union by the time it triggers the exit process, Brexit minister David Davis said on Monday, in the first indication of when Britons will find out what the government hopes to achieve in the talks. Prime Minister Theresa May's government has warned …

  • Gas groups Linde, Praxair halt merger plans AFP - Mon, Sep 12, 2016 12:30 BST
    Gas groups Linde, Praxair halt merger plans

    German industrial gas supplier Linde says it will abandon plans to merge with US competitor Praxair

  • Gas groups Linde, Praxair halt merger plans

    German industrial gas supplier Linde says it will abandon plans to merge with US competitor Praxair

  • Bayer raises offer to buy Monsanto AFP - Tue, Sep 6, 2016 08:26 BST
    Monsanto 'accepts sweetened bid' from Bayer

    German firm Bayer says it will raise its offer to buy the US seed giant Monsanto to $127.50 per share from $125

  • Ex-divs to take 2.24 points off FTSE 100 on Sept. 8 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 5, 2016 10:39 BST

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations, the resulting adjustment ...

  • Airbus on course for record deliveries in August - executive Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 30, 2016 20:58 BST

    Airbus delivered more aircraft in August than for the same period in any previous year, its top planemaking executive said on Tuesday, in a breakthrough that improves its chances of meeting 2016 targets after earlier delays in receiving parts. Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting of French business leaders, …

  • Airbus on course for record deliveries in August - CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 30, 2016 20:08 BST

    Airbus delivered more aircraft in August than for the same period in any previous year, its top planemaking executive said on Tuesday: a breakthrough that improves its chances of meeting this year's targets after earlier delays in receiving parts. Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting of French business leaders, …

  • Slovakia to remain gas transit route even with Nord Stream 2 -PM Fico Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 13:24 BST

    Slovakia will remain a gas transit route even if Russia's Gazprom and its European partners build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bypassing Ukraine, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said late on Thursday. Russia currently ships natural gas via Ukraine and Slovakia into western Europe but seeks largely to bypass the route from …

  • Nord Stream 2 partners rework funding after joint venture collapses Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 25, 2016 14:36 BST

    FRANKFURT/MILAN, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Western partners in Russia's Gazprom-led gas pipeline extension to Europe are examining alternative ways to fund it after Poland's cartel office blocked its clearance last month, company and legal sources say. Poland's rejection was based on concerns that Gazprom and its partners could …

  • BUZZ-OncoMed Pharmaceuticals: Set to open at 3-mth low after equity raise Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 14:05 BST

    ** OncoMed Pharmaceuticals down 15 pct premarket after cancer drug developer prices its follow-on launched after the bell Wed at a steep discount ** If losses hold, stock set to open at lowest levels since ...

  • Britain awards missile maker MBDA contract worth 184 mln stg Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 11:56 BST

    Britain awarded missile maker MBDA an 184 million pound contract on Tuesday to equip the country's new F-35 fighter jets with heat-seeking air-to-air weaponry. The Ministry of Defence said in a statement ...

  • Gazprom: Nord Stream 2 partners withdraw JV notification from Poland Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 12, 2016 15:21 BST

    Russian gas giant Gazprom and five of its European partners in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project have decided to withdraw their "merger control notification" from the Polish competition ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil surges 4 pct, helping Wall St hit record peaks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 21:21 BST

    Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher on Thursday helped by encouraging corporate reports and a 4 percent surge in oil prices on comments from the Saudi oil minister and a forecast for a tighter crude market. The energy sector was the best-performing major S&P group, up 1.3 percent, buoyed by the rise in …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil surges 5 pct; corporate reports spur stock gains Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 19:45 BST

    Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher on Thursday helped by encouraging corporate reports, while oil prices surged over 4 percent triggered by comments from the Saudi oil minister and a forecast that crude markets are set to tighten. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 stock index climbed 0.9 percent to its …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 11) Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 16:57 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- U.S. paint company Sherwin-Williams Co to acquire U.S. rival Valspar ...

  • European stocks edge up, lifted by financials Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 8, 2016 17:03 BST

    European stock markets rose on Monday, propped up by gains in the shares of major banks and other financial stocks, while Dutch firm PostNL surged after results. The pan-European STOXX 600 index edged ...

  • UK fraud probe casts shadow over Airbus jet sales Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 8, 2016 15:35 BST

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) is bracing for a lengthy period of uncertainty over its core commercial jetliner business after Britain said it would examine suspected irregularities in the use of third-party agents to win contracts. Europe's largest aerospace company said late on Sunday it had been notified that …

  • UK to probe Airbus's use of third-party agents to sell planes Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 8, 2016 10:47 BST

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) faces potentially lengthy disruption to its business after Britain launched a criminal investigation into suspected irregularities in the use of third-party agents to win commercial jet sales. Europe's largest aerospace company said late on Sunday it had been notified that the UK's …

  • European stocks lifted by rise in banking shares Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 8, 2016 08:45 BST

    European stock markets rose on Monday, propped up by gains in the shares of major banks. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.3 percent, with traders also saying stocks were being supported by a rally ...

  • UK opens corruption probe into Airbus jet sales Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Aug 7, 2016 19:22 BST

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal investigation into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption in connection with commercial plane sales by Airbus, parent company Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) said on Sunday. A UK government agency this year suspended the issue of export credits to Airbus, citing …

  • France's oil giant Total has invited chemicals Sinochem and a few private equity firms to prepare final offers for German surface finishing and metal plating company Atotech, people close to the matter ...

  • MBDA delays German missile defence proposal to end-September Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 3, 2016 18:24 BST

    European defence manufacturer MBDA will submit its proposal for a $4.5 billion German missile defence system by late September, two months later than planned, but still hopes Germany can approve the project early next year, it said on Wednesday. Germany chose the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), made by MBDA …

  • Roland Head takes a closer look at three FTSE 250 stocks reporting today that offer a mix of income and growth potential.

  • BUZZ-Elementis: among top midcap fallers after earnings miss Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 2, 2016 09:10 BST

    ** Specialty chemicals company Elementis falls 5.4 pct after reporting half-yearly profits below analyst consensus ** H1 pre-tax profit £48.3 mln, 9.6 pct below analyst expectations, according to Reuters ...

  • Low valuations, weak sterling and continued interest from Chinese companies in overseas dealmaking is likely to see merger activity in Europe pick up again, according to Credit Suisse (LSE: 0QP5.L - news) . While the level of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Europe is running below that of last year, partly as political …

  • Airbus says agrees process to end European export credit freeze Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 27, 2016 19:22 BST

    PARIS/LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) has agreed with European governments a process for regaining access to export credits, paving the way for unblocking a system halted this year over poor transparency in the use of intermediaries, it said on Wednesday. In a footnote in its half-yearly …

  • Airbus Group takes $1.5 bln hit for troop plane, A350 problems Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 27, 2016 10:18 BST

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) took a 1.4 billion euro ($1.5 billion) hit for problems with Europe's troubled A400M troop plane and its A350 jetliner on Wednesday, clouding better than expected quarterly profits. Delays in deliveries of another keenly awaited jet, the revamped A320neo jetliner, which competes with …

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