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  • FOREX-Dollar under pressure on rising Ukraine tension Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    * Dollar near 1-week low vs yen on rising Ukraine tensions * Euro recovers from low hit on comments by ECB's Draghi TOKYO, April 25 (Reuters) - The dollar came under pressure against the yen on Friday as rising tension in Ukraine undermined optimism about U.S. economic growth following strong U.S. durable goods data. …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 24) Reuters - UK Focus - 7 hours ago

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- British engineering group John Wood and German peer Siemens to ...

  • Barring any unexpected events global capital markets will have little to chew on come Friday.

  • Shares in Heineken, the world's third largest brewer, dip in mid-session trading after an initial gain, with some negatives to be drawn from its first-quarter trading update. The shares are down 1.4 percent ...

  • Thursday broker round-up Sharecast - 16 hours ago

    AMEC: UBS ups target price from 1145p to 1200p maintaining a neutral rating.

  • FOREX -Dollar down on weak U.S. markets, Aussie sinks after low inflation Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 20:49 BST

    * Limited reaction to China HSBC flash manufacturing PMI (Updates with late New York (Frankfurt: HX6.F - news) prices) NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro and yen on Wednesday, undermined by a decline in U.S. equity prices and Treasury yields and finding little support from a slower-than-expected …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stock rally stumbles on data, results; dollar slips Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 20:09 BST

    The dollar fell and global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday in response to disappointing U.S. housing data and weak corporate earnings that reversed market momentum after five days of gains in a ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Share rally peters out on data, results, dollar slips Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 18:13 BST

    The dollar fell and global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday in response to disappointing U.S. housing data and weak corporate earnings that reversed market momentum after five days of gains. In ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Share rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 16:37 BST

    Global equity markets edged lower on Wednesday after five days of gains after disappointing U.S. housing data and as corporate earnings were not strong enough to sustain a rally, while the price of government ...

  • Associated British Foods appoints a non-executive director Sharecast - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 14:10 BST

    Multinational food processing and retailing company, Associated British Foods, announced it has appointed Ruth Cairnie as a non-executive director with effect from May 1st.

  • Europe open: Equities move lower after manufacturing reports Sharecast - Wed, Apr 23, 2014 12:53 BST

    European stocks have come under slight selling pressure early on following mixed readings on the manufacturing sector in France and Germany.

  • Societe Generale has kept a 'sell' recommendation on AstraZeneca (AZN), questioning the reasoning behind a potential takeover by US pharmaceutical peer Pfizer.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 17) Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 17:14 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS None NEW LISTINGS None EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES None FIRST-STAGE ...

  • RSA directors cut their stakes Sharecast - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 16:32 BST

    A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.

  • Strong European currencies eat into company profits Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 14:42 BST

    * Companies' Q1 sales show impact of strong currencies * Some executives say can live with current exchange rates * Others want European Central Bank to act LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - As European policymakers consider action to stop a strong euro holding back jobs growth, companies across the continent say the currency's …

  • Bets against FTSE pile up as central bank directions diverge Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 13:00 BST

    * Traders eye FTSE 100 underperforming Europe * Buy FTSE puts, Euro STOXX 50 calls, traders say * Euro could weaken further on fresh ECB stimulus An economic rebound that is strengthening Britain's jobs market could prove a mixed blessing for the FTSE 100.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. shares seen opening lower as tech giants stumble Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:47 BST

    * European shares, U.S. futures dip * Earnings depress Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG - news) , IBM (NYSE: IBM - news) in after-hours trade * Remy profit warning hurts European stocks LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - European shares fell and U.S. futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday after disappointing results …

  • * Trading winds down ahead of Easter holidays * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments. In her second public speech …

  • FOREX-Dollar hurt by Yellen's low rate stance, pound at 4-1/2 yr high Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 09:09 BST

    * Trading activity winding down ahead of Easter holidays * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments which gave the euro …

  • Thursday preview: Diageo releases third quarter interims Sharecast - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 15:50 BST

    UK beverages giant Diageo is expected to report revenue growth in its third quarter interims on Thursday.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 16) Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:31 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS None NEW LISTINGS None EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES None FIRST-STAGE ...

  • FOREX-Dollar pares gains against euro on rising Ukraine tensions Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 20:45 BST

    * Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war NEW YORK (Frankfurt: HX6.F - news) , April 15 (Reuters) - The dollar pared gains against the euro on Tuesday after rising tensions in Ukraine sent U.S. bond yields lower and capped demand for the U.S. currency. Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as …

  • Eight 'anchor' investors to back Euronext listing -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 18:16 BST

    * Group includes BNP (Paris: FR0000131104 - news) , SocGen (Paris: FR0000130809 - news) , Caisse des Depots, ING, ABN Amro, Banco Espirito Santo * Euroclear expected to join consortium - source (Adds comments by Euroclear, Belfius, analyst, no comment from ING) LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - A consortium of eight 'anchor' …

  • FTSE 250 movers: Debenhams rises after maintaining divi Sharecast - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 16:15 BST

    High Street department store Debenhams rose after maintaining its interim dividend at 1p per share despite profits falling by a quarter in the first half. The profit decline, however, was in line with ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 15) Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 14:00 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Deutsche Telekom to acquire control of GTS Central Europe from ...

  • Tuesday broker round-up UPDATE Sharecast - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:40 BST

    APR Energy: Goldman Sachs reduces target price from 1165p to 1039p, while upgrading to buy.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Ukraine, weak updates hit shares; bonds rise Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:25 BST

    Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher. German ...

  • UK GAS-Prices fall on warm weather Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:06 BST

    British natural gas prices fell on Tuesday morning as warm weather reduced demand for heating. Gas for delivery on Wednesday was down 0.55 pence at 52.65 pence per therm by 0823 GMT. Demand was forecast ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 14) Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:25 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS None NEW LISTINGS -- Swiss agricultural trader Ecom Agroindustrial ...

  • The next week will be a holiday shortened one, but will nevertheless see the release of a raft of macroeconomic indicators.

  • Pentagon Protection 'cash constrained', shares plummet Sharecast - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 09:31 BST

    London-based window film installation group Pentagon Protection has revealed that it is 'currently cash constrained', sending shares plummeting on Monday.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 11) Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 11:12 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Sale by Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland of some structured retail ...

  • FOREX-Yen boosted as sliding shares dampen risk appetite Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 05:14 BST

    Market participants said renewed concerns over Ukraine were also a factor to watch, with the yen standing to gain from its safe-haven status. Many wrongly thought this would be a temporary factor and it is negating positive news about the U.S. economy that would otherwise help risk appetite," said Masashi Murata, senior …

  • The dollar is on track for its biggest weekly fall in nine-months early on Friday, having given up all of its recent gains as markets become increasingly convinced that any interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve is still a long way off. It is now back at levels seen before March 19 when Fed Chair Janet Yellen hinted …

  • Real estate, construction and materials stocks were performing well on Thursday amid signs of continued robust growth in the UK housing market.

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