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  • 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 …

  • Airbus Group hit by 1.4 bln euros in charges in Q2 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 27, 2016 06:12 BST

    Airbus Group took over 1.4 billion euros in fresh charges for its troubled A400M military airlifter and delayed A350 jetliner, but reaffirmed its targets as it posted lower quarterly earnings on Wednesday. ...

  • Are shares in these companies worth buying after news today? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 13:25 BST

    There was some impressive news out today but does it mean you should buy?

  • A mixed bag of results from Drax Group plc (LON: DRX), Croda International plc (LON: CRDA), SEGRO plc (LON: SGRO) and Man Group plc (LON:EMG).

  • Germany plans to extend price brake for drugs under statutory insurance Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 16:09 BST

    Germany wants to extend a price brake for drugs covered by statutory health insurance for five years beyond 2017, stretching out the measure introduced in 2009, a draft law seen by Reuters shows. The health ...

  • Umicore, Sinochem expected to bid for Total's Atotech - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 15:39 BST

    Chemicals groups Umicore (Hamburg: 3771399.HM - news) and Sinochem are among the groups interested in German surface finishing and metal plating company Atotech, put on the block by France's oil giant Total (LSE: 524773.L - news) , people close to the matter said. Total has asked for preliminary bids for the unit, which …

  • Polish anti-monopoly office says Nord Stream 2 threatens competition Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 15:17 BST

    Poland's anti-monopoly watchdog (UOKiK) said on Friday that a planned joint venture by Russia's Gazprom and five European companies to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could undermine local competition. Gazprom and its European partners, E.ON, Wintershall, Shell (LSE: RDSB.L - news) , OMV (EUREX: 430021.EX - news) …

  • Should you buy or sell these big movers after today’s news? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 12:36 BST

    We explain why Judges Scientific plc (LON:JDG), Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) and Johnson Matthey plc (LON:JMAT) are on the move today.

  • Germany expects to take delivery of four more A400M military transport planes from Airbus before the end of this year, a defence ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Germany has ordered 53 of the planes from Airbus, but only four have been delivered so far, including one earlier this month, with production delays caused …

  • Henderson calls for investor vote on Bayer's takeover of Monsanto Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 10:05 BST

    Henderson Global Investors , a minority investor in Bayer has demanded a vote on the firm's $64 billion-plus proposed takeover of Monsanto (Hamburg: 1132157.HM - news) , which it said threatened the long-term strength of the German chemicals group. Asim Rahman, European equities fund manager at Henderson, one of Bayer's …

  • Henderson Global Investors , a key minority investor in Bayer (LSE: 0P6S.L - news) has demanded a vote on the firm's $64 billion-plus proposed takeover of Monsanto (Hamburg: 1132157.HM - news) , which it said threatened the long-term strength of the German chemicals group. Asim Rahman, European equities fund manager …

  • Airbus says Turkey's Pegasus Airlines will take new A320 jet Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 10:08 BST

    Turkey's Pegasus Airlines will take delivery of its first A320neo jetliner as planned this week, Airbus said, reversing earlier indications that the delivery would be postponed following Friday's thwarted coup attempt in the country. Airbus said on Saturday that the ceremony had been postponed, pending a "better moment" …

  • AIRSHOW-UK aerospace puts brave face on Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 08:00 BST

    * UK aerospace industry is No.2 in world behind U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15 (Reuters) - With UK factories working at full tilt to meet bumper demand for aeroplanes, aerospace executives have been quick to brush aside fears of any imminent threat from Britain's exit from the European Union. …

  • Iran seeks more aircraft as questions linger over earlier deals Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Jul 17, 2016 18:47 BST

    ANKARA/FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17 (Reuters) - Iran has expanded its search for aircraft and is looking to order dozens more jets while it continues to try to overcome hurdles to deals worth some $50 billion with Airbus and Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) , Iranian officials and Western industry sources said. "Iran is planning …

  • AIRSHOW-Airbus beats Boeing on orders tally at Farnborough show Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 19:41 BST

    Airbus thumped rival Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) to end the Farnborough Airshow with 279 orders and commitments worth $35 billion at list prices, but orders from both planemakers fell compared with the sister show in Paris last year. Airbus, which had been behind Boeing leading up to the show, reported firm new deals for …

  • Airbus has no plans to scrap its Super Puma helicopter in the wake of a crash that killed 13 people in Norway, the head of its helicopter division said on Wednesday, but he warned the market would remain weak at least until the end of 2017. The Super Puma, a staple of the offshore oil industry, was grounded for commercial …

  • Airbus has no plans to scrap its Super Puma helicopter in the wake of a crash that killed 13 people in Norway, the head of its helicopter division said on Wednesday, but he warned the market would be weak at least until the end of 2017. The Super Puma, a staple of the offshore oil industry, was banned from commercial …

  • AIRSHOW-Airbus bags Asian deals as Farnborough struggles to take off Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 12, 2016 23:02 BST

    Airbus bagged deals worth $20 billion to seize the initiative at a rain-soaked Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday, but industry executives said the mostly lacklustre event confirmed a recent boom in aircraft orders was finally fizzling out. AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes flew into the UK to finalise an order for 100 …

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