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  • Emirates has had extensive discussions with Airbus about the production of a revamped version of the A380 super jumbo with more efficient engines, the airline's president said on Thursday. Emirates, which is the leading buyer of the existing A380 jet with 140 orders, has said it would look at placing an order for up to …

  • Airbus wins 37 orders in Jan-Feb Reuters - UK Focus - 7 hours ago

    European planemaker Airbus said it won 37 gross orders in the first two months of the year, or 28 after cancellations, driven by demand for its A320-family of narrow-body aircraft. The unit of Airbus Group ...

  • Emirates Airline is looking at an order for around 50 to 70 twin-aisle A350 or 787 aircraft, its president said on Thursday. Emirates cancelled an order for 70 A350 aircraft last year, saying the new plane ...

  • Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 13:15 GMT

    Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Qatar Airways bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in January, aiming to forge closer ties to a …

  • UK stocks were expected to open broadly flat on Monday ahead of a raft of economic data, with investors continuing to act cautiously with markets near all-time highs.

  • UPDATE 2-Actavis hormonal contraceptive device wins FDA approval Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 18:52 GMT

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a hormonal contraceptive device on Friday that gives American women another reversible contraceptive choice as effective as sterilization. The intrauterine device (IUD) device, Liletta, releases the hormone levonorgestrel to inhibit thickening of the womb lining, preventing …

  • Confident Airbus juggles jet output and pays record dividend Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 13:12 GMT

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) defied warnings of a slowdown in the jetliner market with a steep production boost for its top-selling A320 and announced its biggest ever dividend. For 2015 it forecast higher revenue and a slight increase in core profit.

  • Airbus CEO says making good progress in A400M customer talks Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 09:49 GMT

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) is making good progress in talks with customers over a new delivery schedule for its A400M military transporter, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday. "There has been good progress on giving customers more visibility on the delivery and status of the military transporter," Tom …

  • Airbus says will cut A330 production rate further if needed Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 09:42 GMT

    Airbus Group Chief Executive Tom Enders said that if the company has to cut the production rate of its A330 wide-body jet further to lower than six per month, it will do so. "We have quite a few campaigns ongoing, including some that are essential for filling slots in 2016," he told journalists on Friday.

  • Airbus says studying A320 production ramp-up beyond 50/month Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 09:34 GMT

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) is studying whether to increase its production rate for the A320 family single-aisle jet to beyond 50 per month, contemplating rates of 60 or more, its chief executive said on Friday. "The demand is clearly there to move the rates to 60-plus," Tom Enders told journalists. Airbus announced …

  • BUZZ-Airbus hits year-high on results beat Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 08:41 GMT

    ** Airbus rises 6.3 pct to a year-high after co reports sales and profit beats for FY 2014 ** EPS 3.36 euros v 2.97 estimate, according to Thomson Reuters data ** Ramps up production of A320 jet, cuts ...

  • Airbus says will do utmost to prevent new A400M charges Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 07:55 GMT

    Airbus Group (Swiss: AIR.SW - news) will do everything it can to ensure a new 551 million euro ($618 million) charge for delays on its A400M military airlifter is the last, its strategy chief said on Friday. "We are going to do everything necessary so that this means the matter is settled once and for all," Marwan Lahoud …

  • Airbus Group takes 551 mln eur A400M charge Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 06:19 GMT

    Europe's Airbus Group took a charge of 551 million euros due to latest delays on the A400M military transporter and adjusted civil production rates as it posted higher revenue and core profit on Friday. ...

  • Airbus to cut A330 production rate as ramps up A320 Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 06:19 GMT

    Aircraft maker Airbus said it would cut the production rate of its A330 widebody jet to six a month from the first quarter of 2016 as it also ramps up production of its top-selling A320 family. Airbus had already announced last year plans to cut the production rate of A330 jets to nine a month from the fourth quarter …

  • UAE military buys two Boeing C-17s as part of record IDEX spend Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 13:06 GMT

    The Middle East's largest arms expo ended on Thursday with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announcing it had spent a record amount at the event, signalling continued spending on defence in a region where security is of rising concern. At 18.33 billion dirhams ($5 billion), the total for deals signed with local and international …

  • Wizz Air shares rise in conditional trade after IPO priced Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 14:09 GMT

    Shares in Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air Holdings Plc rose over 9 percent in unofficial trading after the carrier won approval for a London stock market listing just eight months after a failed attempt. Wizz Air's shares, which formally list on March 2, were changing hands at 1,240 pence on Wednesday in conditional …

  • London's FTSE 100 set a new all-time high on Tuesday afternoon, surpassing the previous record reached amid the dotcom bubble at the end of 1999, as the Eurogroup approved a bailout extension request from ...

  • Pension provider Just Retirement surged after saying it delivered "resilient profits" despite changes made to the annuity market in the government Budget last year. Annuity sales were down just ...

  • Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/mth from 2017 -source Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:46 GMT

    European planemaker Airbus is talking to suppliers about the possibility of raising production of its popular A320 family to 50 jets a month as early as 2017, narrowing a gap with rival Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) , a senior industry source said on Tuesday. Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to adjust to production of …

  • Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/month from 2017 -source Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:11 GMT

    European planemaker Airbus is discussing with suppliers the possibility of raising production of its popular A320 family of jets to 50 a month as early as 2017, narrowing a gap with rival Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) , a senior industry source said on Tuesday. Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to adjust to production …

  • BUZZ-Victrex: slumps 5.5 pct as competitor Solvay steps up expansion Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 09:25 GMT

    ** Specialty plastics maker's shares tests lowest levels this year after competitor Solvay announced it was building a new PEEK polymer plant in the U.S. ** Victrex stock top FTSE Midcap loser and biggest ...

  • UK stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday morning as investors waited nervously to see if Eurozone finance ministers will sign off on a Greek bailout extension.

  • Elementis full-year pretax profit rises 4 pct Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 07:21 GMT

    Chemicals-maker Elementis Plc said full-year pretax profit rose 4 pct, helped by strength in its core specialty products division. Elementis said pretax profit for the year ended Dec. 31 rose to $141.9 ...

  • Specialty chemicals maker Croda's full-year profit hurt by strong pound Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 07:17 GMT

    Specialty chemicals maker Croda International Plc reported a 6.4 percent fall in full-year adjusted pretax profit, hurt by the strengthening of the British pound against the euro. Adjusted pretax profit ...

  • UK stocks edged higher after a slow start on Tuesday as investors expressed hopes that a deal can be struck to give Greece extra time, though upside was limited as markets neared their record highs.

  • The United Arab Emirates is still in talks with both BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation over the possible multi-billion-dollar purchase of fighter jets, a spokesman for a major UAE defence organisation ...

  • The United Arab Emirates is still in talks with both BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation over the possible purchase of fighter jets, a spokesman for a major UAE defence organisation said on Monday. The Gulf ...

  • Eurofighter Typhoons to be fitted with Brimstone missiles Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Feb 22, 2015 11:39 GMT

    A deal worth 200 million euros ($228 million) has been signed to equip Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets with the latest Brimstone 2 surface attack missiles, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday. The integration is expected to be delivered into service by Britain's Royal Air Force in late 2018, the MoD said, …

  • Week ahead: Greek negotiations and GDP data in focus Sharecast - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 17:38 GMT

    The news-flow surrounding the on-going discussions between Athens and other European capitals will likely be the main focus of attention for markets next week.

  • Recycling, war on diesel threaten platinum producers' price hopes Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 15:28 GMT
  • Russian official says no plans to curb exports of fertilisers, metals Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 07:45 GMT

    Russia's government has not discussed imposing a tax on fertiliser exports, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Friday. The government also has no plan to impose an export tax on metals, Dvorkovich, ...

  • UK stocks neared an all-time high on Friday morning after upbeat data on the Eurozone economy, as investors showed optimism ahead of an emergency meeting about Greek debt.

  • General Electric director buys after rumours of EU probe Sharecast - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 17:33 GMT

    An independent director in General Electric bought some shares showing confidence in the group despite news that it could face a EU investigation over the €12.4bn acquisition of Alstom of France.

  • Emirates hires banks for UK-guaranteed sukuk of up to $1 bln Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 19, 2015 15:49 GMT

    Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, has hired banks to help it arrange a sukuk or Islamic bond of up to $1 billion, five sources familiar with the matter said, as the airline seeks to raise cash to finance its pipeline of aircraft orders. The issue will be backed by UK Export Finance (UKEF), the sources said, the first …

  • Airbus says Arkia to buy up to four A330-900neo aircraft Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 18, 2015 13:01 GMT

    Arkia Israeli Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to buy up to four A330-900neo widebody aircraft, the European planemaker said on Wednesday. The aircraft would be worth around ...

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