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  • Airbus voices concern about 'hard Brexit' Reuters - UK Focus - 9 hours ago

    Planemaker Airbus expressed concern on Wednesday about the prospect of a clean break between Britain and the European Union under what has been dubbed "hard Brexit". "We are watching with a great deal of attention and even some concern what is being said about a 'hard Brexit'," Marwan Lahoud, executive vice-president …

  • Oil majors, car makers to push hydrogen technology to help cut emissions Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 21:00 GMT

    The heads of some of the world's biggest oil firms and automakers agreed on Tuesday to push for broader global use and bigger investments in using hydrogen to help reduce emissions and arrest global warming. The oil firms' and car makers' chiefs said the plan was part of global efforts to keep global warming well below …

  • Norway awards 56 oil and gas licences in mature areas Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 14:54 GMT

    Norway awarded 56 offshore exploration licences on Tuesday, matching last year's record number, as it seeks to boost output from acreage located near existing oil and gas fields. The biggest winner was Statoil (LSE: 0M2Z.L - news) with 29 licences, including 16 operatorships, while Aker BP came in second with 21 licences, …

  • Norway awards 56 oil and gas licences in mature areas Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 12:41 GMT

    Norway's oil ministry awarded 56 offshore exploration licences on Tuesday in a bid to lift output from acreage located near existing oil and gas fields. A total of 29 companies won stakes in the annual ...

  • SpiceJet plots expansion with order for 100 new Boeing planes Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:40 GMT

    Indian budget airline SpiceJet said on Friday it has agreed to acquire 100 new MAX 737 aircraft from Boeing, with an option for 50 more, as part of its expansion plans in the world's fastest growing aviation market. The deal is a welcome boost for Boeing in India, where SpiceJet is the U.S. company's only major customer …

  • Airbus deliveries rose 8 pct, orders outpaced Boeing in 2016 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 23:58 GMT

    Airbus posted an eight percent rise in deliveries last year, beating its own forecasts by a comfortable margin to set a company record, and pulled off a last-minute surge in orders to beat arch-rival Boeing (Swiss: BA-USD.SW - news) in the race for new orders. "What kept the orders party going much longer than usual was …

  • Airbus CEO hopes for smoother production flow in 2017 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 09:57 GMT

    Airbus is expecting a smoother flow of aircraft production in 2017, the planemaker's chief executive said on Wednesday, after the company reported a record number of deliveries in December. Airbus delivered a record 111 aircraft in December, with the last-minute surge allowing it to meet its delivery target for 2016 after …

  • Airbus officially books IranAir order in December Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 09:04 GMT

    Airbus has officially booked a deal to sell 98 aircraft to IranAir in December, part of a surge in new orders at the end of last year that allowed it to beat arch-rival Boeing in the race for new orders. ...

  • Airbus deliveries rose 8 pct last year Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 08:48 GMT

    Airbus posted an 8 percent rise in deliveries last year, beating its own forecasts by a comfortable margin, and pulled off a last-minute surge in orders to beat its arch-rival Boeing in the race for new ...

  • Airbus gets leasing boost as it tots up new orders Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 21:15 GMT

    PARIS/SHANGHAI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Airbus won a $3.8 billion order from U.S leasing company Aviation Capital Group and industry sources said it may land another $4 billion in new business from the leasing arm of China's Bank of Communications. The trades emerged on the eve of an annual news conference at which Airbus will …

  • Statoil to gradually resume Sikorsky S-92 helicopter flights Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 15:52 GMT

    OSLO/LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil (Hamburg: 1245893.HM - news) said on Tuesday it expected to gradually resume flights of Sikorsky S-92 helicopters it uses to transport offshore workers, after all flights were stopped earlier in the day for safety checks. The Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, which manufactures the …

  • Iran takes ownership of first jet under sanctions deal Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Jan 8, 2017 12:00 GMT

    PARIS/DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Airbus said on Sunday Iran's state airline IranAir had accepted its first new jet, marking a key step in opening up trade under a nuclear sanctions deal between Iran and major powers. The Airbus A321 jetliner has been painted in IranAir livery and is expected to be delivered later this week. …

  • BUZZ-Top of the Street: BNP Paribas, DSM, Wirecard, UK capgoods Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 11:34 GMT

    A round-up of broker activity this morning from Europe's top-ranked* analysts: ** BNP Paribas : Kepler Cheuvreux raises to "buy", saying it took an opportunistic call ahead of the bank's investor ...

  • Airbus reached A350 delivery target in 2016 -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 11:30 GMT

    Airbus reached a target for at least 50 deliveries of its A350 wide-body jetliner in 2016, two industry sources said on Friday. Widely watched deliveries of the newest European long-haul jet had been delayed ...

  • 2 top chemical firms for growth investors right now Fool.co.uk - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 16:26 GMT

    Bilaal Mohamed explains why these two chemical firms could be poised for big gains in the coming months.

  • Qatar Airways CEO says swapping Airbus A320neo order for A321neos Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 12:39 GMT

    Qatar Airways is to swap its order for up to 80 Airbus A320neos for the larger, longer-range A321 version, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday. The airline is also deciding whether to switch the engine order for the narrow-body jets from Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, to CFM, a joint venture …

  • DUBAI, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 29 (Reuters) - Emirates, the world's biggest long-haul airline, has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce engine-powered Airbus A380 superjumbo and has resolved its dispute with the engine maker over a technical issue. The A380 jet arrived in Dubai on Thursday morning, two days …

  • Britain's FTSE inches higher as miners rally Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:24 GMT

    UK shares gained on Wednesday, helped by a rally among mining firms which tracked commodities prices higher, though volumes remained thin in the final trading days of the year. The blue chip FTSE 100 index ...

  • Airbus postpones deliveries of 12 A380 planes to Emirates Airline Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 27, 2016 17:09 GMT

    PARIS, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 27 (Reuters) - Planemaker Airbus said on Tuesday it was postponing the delivery of 12 A380 planes to Emirates Airline over the next two years, and added it would step up cost cuts to minimise the impact of these delays. Airbus, whose main rival is U.S group Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) …

  • Airbus postpones deliveries of 12 A380 planes to Emirates Airline Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 27, 2016 16:46 GMT

    PARIS, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 27 (Reuters) - Planemaker Airbus said on Tuesday it was postponing the delivery of 12 A380 planes to Emirates Airline over the next two years, and added it would step up cost cuts to minimise the impact of these delays. Airbus, whose main rival is U.S group Boeing (NYSE: BA - news) …

  • Airbus seals deal with Iran for sale of 100 aircraft Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 22, 2016 19:32 GMT

    PARIS, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 22 (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus signed a firm contract on Thursday to sell 100 jets to IranAir, completing a return by Western plane giants and paving the way for deliveries to start next month, a year after sanctions against Iran were lifted. The deal took weeks of shuttling between …

  • Iran to sign deal to acquire Airbus jets today - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 22, 2016 13:02 GMT

    Iran is set to sign a formal deal to acquire up to 100 jets from Airbus on Thursday, two people familiar with the negotiations said. Iran said earlier this week that it had finalised the deal, which is ...

  • Linde and Praxair Announce Intention to Merge Business Wire - Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:41 GMT

    MUNICH & DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Strategic Highlights Combination leverages unique strengths of each company: Linde’s long-standing leadership in technology with Praxair’s operational excellence ...

  • Miners sharpen marketing strategies in hunt for marginal gains Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:13 GMT

    LONDON/SINGAPORE, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 20 (Reuters) - The world's big mining groups are sharpening their marketing strategies in a post-crisis scramble for even tiny increases in profit, seeking marginal gains much like cycling teams in the Tour de France or Olympic velodrome. Anglo American (LSE: AAL.L - …

  • Airbus A330neo 6 weeks behind schedule -source Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 16, 2016 14:00 GMT

    Plans by Airbus to upgrade its best-selling wide-body jet, the A330, have slipped six weeks behind schedule due to "marginal" development delays at engine maker Rolls-Royce, a source familiar ...

  • Germany to seek penalties as Airbus A400M deliveries lag Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 13, 2016 17:53 GMT

    A sixth new Airbus A400M military transporter plane is due to land in Germany on Wednesday, with another likely to follow before the year's end, but Airbus faces penalties for the late deliveries, the German defence ministry said on Tuesday. The European multinational A400M programme is years behind schedule, with Germany's …

  • Germany to seek penalties as Airbus A400M deliveries lag Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 13, 2016 16:36 GMT

    A sixth new Airbus A400M military transporter plane is due to arrive in Germany on Wednesday, with another likely to follow before the year's end, but Airbus faces penalties for the late deliveries, the German defence ministry said on Tuesday. The European multinational A400M programme is years behind schedule, with Germany's …

  • BUZZ-European Pharma: UBS shuffles recommendations Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:46 GMT

    ** UBS analysts say investors in healthcare stocks should seek exposure to oncology and new expensive drugs which displace older expensive drugs; avoid therapy areas at risk of becoming crowded and new ...

  • How Brexit can send Victrex plc and Ashtead Group plc higher Fool.co.uk - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:40 GMT

    Victrex plc (LON: VCT) and Ashtead Group plc (LON: AHT) look set to benefit from the EU referendum result.

  • Norwegian Air CEO plans to order more Boeing, Airbus planes Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:49 GMT

    Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle aims to order more aircraft from producers Boeing and Airbus after its Irish subsidiary received long-awaited flying rights from U.S. authorities, the company's Chief ...

  • Spurred by Trump and Brexit, EU plans 5 bln euro defence fund Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 16:15 GMT

    The European Union unveiled its biggest defence funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that it wants to pay for its own security. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission proposed …

  • Turkish Airlines to lease eight Airbus planes to cut costs Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 13:08 GMT

    Turkish Airlines, which has seen profits hit by a weak lira and tough market, plans to lease out eight of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft, aviation company Air Partner (LSE: AIR.L - news) said in a statement, a move that will help it to reduce costs. The partly state-owned Turkish carrier has been hit by the steady decline …

  • After Trump and Brexit, EU to launch defence research plan Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 23:00 GMT

    The European Union will unveil its biggest defence research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions of euros in cuts and send a message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that Europe wants to pay for its own security. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission …

  • Airbus Group to cut net total of 934 jobs Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:31 GMT

    European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs as part of a previously announced restructuring aimed at stripping out bureacracy and simplifying its brand. Airbus Group said it would be cutting 1,164 jobs while also creating around 230 positions in other areas - confirming details released earlier by a French …

  • Airbus Group to cut net total of 934 jobs - trade union Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:08 GMT

    European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs, including the closure of a site at Suresnes just outside Paris, said a French trade union, as part of a previously announced restructuring. ...

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