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  • Croda International spikes on bid chatter Sharecast - Thu, May 21, 2015 17:01 BST

    Shares in Croda International were inflated by bid speculation on Thursday with more than 0.25m shares in the chemicals group traded in a half-hour period.

  • BUZZ-Croda: spikes higher on bid spec, again Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 14:48 BST

    ** Croda spikes in price and volume to trade among top risers on FTSE 250 with multiple traders citing bid speculation around co ** Moves from broadly flat to trade up as much as 3.7 pct, before easing ...

  • Airbus sees "significant" orders at Paris Airshow Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 13:26 BST

    Airbus expects to win a "significant number" of orders at next month's Paris Airshow, a senior executive said on Thursday. Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Marwan Lahoud was speaking at a news conference hosted by France's GIFAS aerospace industry association, of which he is also president. Airbus urged nations operating …

  • Airbus sees "significant" number of orders at Paris Airshow Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 11:13 BST

    Airbus expects to win a "significant number" of orders at next month's Paris Airshow, a senior executive said on Thursday. Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Marwan Lahoud was speaking at a ...

  • Monsanto would sell Syngenta's seed business in merger

    US agriculture and seed giant Monsanto said Wednesday that it would sell Syngenta's seeds and traits assets to address regulatory concerns if the Swiss company accepts its takeover offer

  • Airbus orders checks on A400M engine system after crash Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 19, 2015 20:00 BST

    Airbus on Tuesday ordered engine software checks on the A400M military aircraft following the first crash of Europe's new troop and cargo carrier. The request comes after data compiled by the planemaker after the fatal May 9 accident pointed to a possible anomaly in a system running the plane's turboprop engines. Airbus …

  • Airbus orders checks on A400M engine control system after crash Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 19, 2015 11:08 BST

    Airbus Defence & Space asked nations operating the A400M military transport aircraft to carry out checks on an engine control system following a recent fatal crash in Spain. Confirming the checks, reported earlier by Reuters, Airbus said it had issued an alert to operators asking them to examine the 'Electronic Control …

  • Victrex first half pretax profit jumps 10% Sharecast - Tue, May 19, 2015 11:06 BST

    Victrex posted a 10% rise in pretax profit to £53.9m for the first half of this year, on revenue of £130.3m, up from £120m in 2014, as a strong performance in its polymer solutions offset lower sales to ...

  • Airbus to order engine-related checks after A400M crash -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 19, 2015 10:12 BST

    Airbus Defence & Space plans to ask nations operating the A400M military transport aircraft to carry out checks related to its turboprop engines following a recent fatal crash in Spain, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The advisory comes after the discovery of a potential anomaly in the interface between …

  • Plastics-maker Victrex's first-half pretax profit rises Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 19, 2015 07:19 BST

    Specialty plastics-maker Victrex Plc said its first-half pretax profit jumped 10 percent, as a strong show at its polymer solutions business offset lower sales to oil and gas customers. Victrex, which ...

  • S&P 500 edges up to new record in choppy trade AFP - Fri, May 15, 2015 21:32 BST
    US stocks dip as Yellen reaffirms 2015 rate hike

    The S&P 500 edged higher to a new record Friday in choppy trade following disappointing reports on US industrial production and consumer confidence

  • Week ahead: Flow of UK data to pick up Sharecast - Fri, May 15, 2015 16:58 BST

    In the coming week investors will focus on the minutes of the latest policy meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee and Monetary Policy Committee, both of which are due out on Wednesday.

  • Rally in Roche helps to lift European shares Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 15, 2015 08:57 BST

    European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's stock markets, while drugs group Roche rallied after positive product results. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.4 percent. Swiss group Roche was the best performer on the FTSEurofirst 300, climbing 3.1 percent …

  • Calmer bond market helps European shares advance Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 15, 2015 08:13 BST

    European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's equity indexes, while drugs group Roche rallied after positive product results. Swiss group Roche was the best performer on the FTSEurofirst 300, climbing 2.9 percent after reporting strong results from cancer drug trials. …

  • China set to delay maiden flight of C919 commercial jet - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 13, 2015 09:55 BST

    The maiden flight of China's Comac C919 commercial jet is behind schedule and its delivery could be pushed back as much as two years, sources familiar with the programme said, dimming its hopes of challenging Airbus and Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) . The narrow-body aircraft, which will be able to carry 156-168 passengers …

  • Airbus shares fall as A400M probe gets off to slow start Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 20:36 BST

    PARIS/MADRID, May 11 (Reuters) - Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) investors fretted on Monday about the fate of Europe's largest defence project as an investigation into what caused Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) 's fatal crash of an A400M military transporter plane got off to a slow start. Four crew were …

  • European stocks sink as Greece weighs on sentiment AFP - Mon, May 11, 2015 18:11 BST
    European stocks sink as Greece weighs on sentiment

    London stocks had rallied on hopes of economic stability after the Conservatives won last week's general election

  • European stocks mixed as Airbus leads French stocks lower Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 17:38 BST

    European stock markets were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus shares to drop. Gains by mining stocks helped to support the ...

  • European stocks slide on Greece debt meeting AFP - Mon, May 11, 2015 15:33 BST
    European stocks sink as Greece weighs on sentiment

    London stocks had rallied on hopes of economic stability after the Conservatives won last week's general election

  • European stocks mixed as Airbus leads France lower Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 15:12 BST

    European stock markets were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus shares to drop. Gains by mining stocks helped to support the ...

  • Syngenta shares climb as market mulls possible new Monsanto bid

    Swiss farm chemicals powerhouse Syngenta's shares have risen on prospects of a takeover

  • European stock markets pushed down by Athens angst Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 11:15 BST

    Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker ...

  • Athens angst weighs on European stock markets Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 09:16 BST

    Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker ...

  • Airbus remains fully committed to A400M ramp-up, CEO says Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 08:44 BST

    The chief executive of Airbus Group has reaffirmed the company's commitment to the A400M military plane programme as the company mourns the death of four test crew in a crash in Spain on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) . In a letter to staff seen by Reuters, Enders said testing would resume as planned on Tuesday …

  • Airbus shares trade lower after A400M military plane crash Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 08:11 BST

    Shares in aerospace group Airbus fell on Monday after the weekend crash of an A400M military plane during flight testing. Shares in Europe's largest aerospace group, which hit a record high in April, fell ...

  • Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 07:00 BST

    Investors have high hopes for Novozymes (Other OTC: NVZMF - news) and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology. Having built on mother company Novo's …

  • UK stocks rose on Monday with miners leading the way following a rate cut in China, though upside was limited on the back of continuing concerns about Greece.

  • Airbus A400M military transporter crashes on test flight, killing four Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, May 9, 2015 21:38 BST

    An Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) , killing four test crew and prompting Britain and Germany to ground Europe's new troop and cargo carrier. The aircraft was due to be delivered to another NATO customer, Turkey, and was on its maiden test flight when …

  • Britain's RAF suspends A400M flights after Spain crash Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, May 9, 2015 17:54 BST

    Britain's Royal Air Force has suspended operations of its Airbus A400M Atlas troop and cargo planes as it waits for more information on the cause of a crash involving a similar aircraft during testing ...

  • US stocks surge as jobs report hits 'sweet spot' AFP - Fri, May 8, 2015 21:42 BST
    US stocks end lower amid bond market volatility

    Wall Street stocks surged after the Labor Department reported the US economy added a solid 223,000 jobs in April and unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.4 percent

  • European shares rebound, led by UK after Conservative win Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 8, 2015 17:36 BST

    European equity indexes rebounded on Friday, led by UK shares after election results showed Prime Minister David Cameron's pro-business Conservatives had won a further five years in power. Broader market ...

  • UK stocks lead European equity after Conservative win Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 8, 2015 16:05 BST

    UK shares led a rebound in European equity indexes on Friday after election results showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives were set to govern Britain for another five years. Broader market ...

  • US stocks jump on solid April jobs report AFP - Fri, May 8, 2015 15:56 BST
    US stocks end lower amid bond market volatility

    Wall Street stocks jumped in early trade after the Labor Department reported the US added 223,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low

  • Swiss agrochemical Syngenta rejected an unsolicited takeover offer by US rival Monsanto valued at $45bn.

  • UK leads European equity rally after Conservative win Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 8, 2015 11:44 BST

    UK shares led a rebound in European equity indexes on Friday after election results showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives were set to govern Britain for another five years. Broader market ...

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