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  • Russia's Gazprom and its European partners signed a shareholders agreement on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines that will run beneath the Baltic Sea to Europe, spokesman for the consortium said. Gazprom, ...

  • European markets find ECB cheer and Chinese holiday respite

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 1.82 percent to close at 6,194.10 points, the CAC 40 in Paris gained 2.17 percent to finish at 4,653.79,, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 jumped 2.68 percent to end at ...

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks surged on Thursday, after the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus measures

  • Giving cheap aspirin to cancer patients may turbo-charge the effectiveness of expensive new medicines that help their immune systems fight tumours, experiments on mice suggest. Immunotherapy promises to revolutionise cancer care by offering a better, longer-lasting response with fewer adverse side effects than conventional …

  • European markets find ECB cheer and Chinese holiday respite

    London's FTSE 100 index of leading shares climbed 1.45 percent to stand at 6,171.44 points, Paris's CAC 40 index jumped 1.8 percent to 4,637.21 and in Frankfurt the DAX 30 soared 2.27 percent to 10,276.17...

  • Syngenta to sell seed business, launches $2 bn share buy-back

    Syngenta, which last week saw its share price plunge 18 percent after US seed giant Monsanto finally dropped its campaign to buy it, said Thursday it would take a series of measures to "accelerate ...

  • (ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid speculation of prolonging quantitative easing in the wake of recent market volatility.

  • University of Tulsa cleaning up small radiation spill at research campus Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 19:32 BST

    The University of Tulsa is working to clean up what it is calling a minor spill of a radioactive chemical on its research campus and is having 21 people who may have been exposed to the cesium-137 undergo medical checks, school officials said on Tuesday. The spill by Tracerco, a subsidiary of British chemical company Johnson …

  • (ShareCast News) - All eyes will be on the latest US jobs data in the coming week.

  • (ShareCast News) - UK equities dropped on Wednesday as China's economic slowdown continued to weigh on investors' minds.

  • Monsanto drops takeover bid for Syngenta AFP - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 18:55 BST
    Monsanto drops takeover bid for Syngenta

    Syngenta rejected a sweetened August 18 bid from Monsanto that raised the break-up fee in case the deal was blocked by regulators

  • Syngenta says board unanimously rejected Monsanto offer Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 18:21 BST

    Swiss agrichemicals group Syngenta AG (Xetra: 580854 - news) said its board unanimously rejected a revised offer from suitor Monsanto Co., which then dropped its takeover approach. The offer, which Syngenta said was worth 433 Swiss francs per share as of the market close on Aug. 25, "significantly undervalued the company …

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks were in the red on Wednesday as worries about a slowdown in China continued to unsettle investors.

  • Syngenta (Xetra: 580854 - news) shareholders called on the company's board to clarify how it intends to make up billions of dollars of lost shareholder value after Monsanto Co ditched its $47 billion bid for the Swiss group. "What I am looking for now is what Syngenta has to say. Now (Frankfurt: 11N.F - news) we need …

  • European shares end down after Syngenta slumps Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 17:40 BST

    European shares ended nearly two percent lower on Wednesday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer for the company. Stocks remain highly sensitive to ...

  • Airbus to delay delivery of first A380 to Russia's Transaero Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 17:22 BST

    European planemaker Airbus is delaying the delivery of Russian carrier Transaero Airline's first A380 superjumbo, an Airbus spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as the recession-hit Russian economy dents travel demand in the region. "The contract is still in place," the spokeswoman said. Transaero has ordered four of the  …

  • Monsanto no longer pursuing Syngenta deal Sharecast - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 17:06 BST

    (ShareCast News) - US-based Monsanto said on Wednesday that it is no longer offering to acquire agriculture group Syngenta after the Swiss company said its improved bid of CHF470 was not up to scratch....

  • (ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2% to 6,091 by 1352 BST, recovering from earlier losses, although worries about a slowdown in China continued to unsettle investors.

  • Airbus Helicopters to quiz Japan over contract loss Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 19:58 BST

    Airbus Helicopters plans to ask Japan to explain why it lost out to Fuji Heavy Industries (Other OTC: FUJHF - news) and Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT - news) 's Bell Helicopters in a $3 billion contract to supply a fleet of military transport aircraft, it said on Tuesday. Asked about a report by the Financial Times that it …

  • (ShareCast News) - UK equities rallied after China cut interest rates for the fifth time since November to curtail the global market rout.

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks rebounded strongly on Tuesday, extending early gains after the People's Bank of China cut interest rates for the fifth time since November as it looks to tackle a slowing ...

  • European shares end up 4 pct after China cuts rates Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 17:39 BST

    European shares rose more than 4 percent on Tuesday, their best one-day gain since late 2011, as a rate cut in China fuelled a recovery from a bruising 48-hour sell-off. Battered mining and technology stocks were among the big winners when China moved to support its stuttering economy and a plunging stock market that had …

  • European shares up 4 pct after China rate cut Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 12:56 BST

    European shares rose more than 4 percent on Tuesday, on track for their best one-day gain since late 2011, with a rate cut from China providing added juice to a recovery from a bruising 48-hour sell-off. ...

  • Amec Foster Wheeler PLC (LON: AMFW), BAE Systems plc (LON: BA), A.G. Barr plc (LON: BAG), Burberry Group plc (LON: BRBY) and Johnson Matthey PLC (LON: JMAT) all look cheap after yesterday's declines.

  • Monsanto tables $47bn takeover bid for Syngenta Telegraph - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 09:24 BST

    The US giant has boosted its offer for the Swiss company after an earlier approach was rebuffed

  • European shares climb back up after sharp sell-off Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 08:54 BST

    European shares rose on Tuesday, recovering some poise after a sharp sell-off the previous day on concerns about China's economy that saw around 450 billion euros wiped off the value of leading stocks. ...

  • European shares claw back some ground after sell-off Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 08:41 BST

    European shares rose on Tuesday, recovering some poise after a sharp sell-off the previous day on concerns about China's economy that saw around 450 billion euros wiped off the value of leading stocks. ...

  • BUZZ-European stocks: ways to play a rebounding euro Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 24, 2015 15:14 BST

    ** Surging euro set to hurt eurozone exporters but a boon to UK cos selling into the continent ** Biggest move against sterling for the euro since 2009 ** Easyjet and IAG relative outperfomers in the UK ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Political instability in Greece and a batch of disappointing economic data put a damper on the UK stock market on Friday.

  • (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 fell 1.6% as political turmoil in Greece and further falls in Asia drove the sell off.

  • France, India to conclude Rafale jets deal within 10 days - source Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 21, 2015 16:07 BST

    India's purchase of French Rafale fighter jets could be concluded in about 10 days, a source with knowledge of talks on the deal told Reuters on Friday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in April he had ordered 36 Rafale fighters to modernise his country's warplane fleet, though detailed terms and conditions remained …

  • BUZZ-European stocks: the bounce candidates in an oversold market Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 21, 2015 14:05 BST

    ** European markets in oversold territory on the charts, with brokers suggesting picking up quality names that have fallen with the market on China fears ** Weak Chinese PMI showing manufacturing at a ...

  • London open: Stocks decline as Greek PM steps down Sharecast - Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:27 BST

    (ShareCast News) - UK stocks dropped after Greek prime minister Alex Tsipras stood down, paving the way for new elections.

  • Foreign firms scramble to fix Iran's refineries once sanctions end Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 17, 2015 15:29 BST

    International oil services companies are scrambling to win contracts worth tens of billions to repair and modernize Iran's oil refineries once sanctions are removed, with officials even laying on bus tours for visiting foreign executives. Officials from Iran's oil refining company NIORDC, its National Petrochemical Company …

  • (ShareCast News) - BHP Billiton has shuffled its board, with a new non-executive appointment and the promotion of Baroness Shriti Vadera to senior director following the death of Sir John Buchanan last ...

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