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  • Ex-divs to take 1.3 points off FTSE 100 on Sept.1 Reuters - UK Focus - 7 hours ago

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • AXA prevails after U.S. trial on excessive fund fees Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 17:10 BST

    U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey, said late Thursday that the investors did not show that AXA (EUREX: 486352.EX - news) breached its fiduciary duties by keeping most fees charged for mutual fund investments and back-office duties, while remitting only a small amount to subadvisers that did most …

  • On BizWireTV: Big Name Brands Join Louisiana Relief Effort and a Social Experiment Finds Americans Overwhelmingly Honest

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- @BizWireTV Featuring Amazfit, Honest Tea, Samsung and Univision On the latest BizWireTV , brands such as Walmart, ExxonMobil and Target, amongst many others, are joining in the ...

  • Should you buy these climbers after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:40 BST

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  • Pension changes boost demand for Marshall's paving products Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:58 BST

    The British company, which supplied the materials for a new square at Kings Cross Station in London, saw the biggest growth in demand from contractors working for domestic customers in its first half, Chief Executive Martyn Coffey said on Friday. "The domestic side we see as very strong, up 7 percent in the first six months," …

  • Britain's FTSE edges lower as pharmaceuticals weigh again Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:11 BST

    Britain's top share index edged lower on Friday, set to finish the week with falls as recent weakness in the pharmaceuticals continued, with investors wary over political risk in the sector. By 0900 GMT, ...

  • 3 small-caps to buy after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:39 BST

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  • Should you buy these 3 after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:27 BST

    Are these three shares to buy today as prices rise?

  • UK orders keep rising at Irish building group Kingspan after Brexit vote Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:25 BST

    Irish building materials group Kingspan said new orders at its large UK business had risen by 7 percent year-on-year since the end of June, dispelling fears that it would be hit by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Kingspan, a leading maker of insulation products in Britain where it generates over a quarter of …

  • Foreign banks storm dollar market in search of cheaper funding Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 19, 2016 18:58 BST

    Asian and European banks have raised over US$23bn in August, or almost a quarter of the month's overall high-grade volumes, with names such as Societe Generale (Swiss: 519928.SW - news) , Standard Chartered (HKSE: 2888.HK - news) and Westpac hitting the market most recently. The bank priced the deal up to 15bp tighter …

  • UK infrastructure funds are hitting record highs on the prospect of more government spending after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, bolstered by the view that the effectiveness of ultra-loose monetary policy is reaching its limits. The Brexit vote looks likely to lead to a short-term downturn in building activity: …

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds hold gains after jobless, business data Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 13:47 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices held on to earlier gains Thursday as data on domestic jobless claims and business activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region suggested further economic growth, though not at a quick ...

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  • TREASURIES-Longer-dated U.S. bonds add gains after July FOMC minutes Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 17, 2016 19:16 BST

    Longer-dated U.S. Treasury prices added to earlier gains on Wednesday as the minutes of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting in July showed some policy-makers expected an interest rate hike will be needed ...

  • Britain's FTSE dragged down by drop in Admiral Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 17, 2016 17:16 BST

    A slump in Admiral shares dragged Britain's top stock index down further from the 14-month highs it hit on Wednesday, after the car insurer said that market volatility caused by Britain's vote to leave ...

  • Balfour Beatty plc (LON: BBY) is rising after reporting results but could Costain Group plc (LON: COST) and Carillion plc (LON: CLLN) be better investments?

  • Balfour Beatty Resumes Dividend Payments As Recovery Continues Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 17, 2016 11:42 BST
    Raindrops are seen on a sign at a Balfour Beatty construction site in central London

    UK construction company Balfour Beatty declared its first dividend for 18 months on Wednesday and said it expected to boost margins to standard levels for the sector over the next 24 months following a turbulent few years.

  • BUZZ-Balfour Beatty: hits 7-mth high after H1 beat, div restart Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 17, 2016 08:38 BST

    ** Construction company Balfour Beatty up 8.3 pct at levels last seen in January after restarts dividend; 2nd-top FTSE midcap gainer ** Co restarts dividend with 0.9p interim payment; sees co reaching ...

  • Ten corporate bond issuers in market despite weak tone Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 20:35 BST

    By Davide Scigliuzzo NEW YORK, Aug 16 - A slightly weaker tone in the broader markets did little to deter five junk-rated and five high-grade issuers from pressing ahead with new dollar deals on Tuesday. ...

  • European banks jump into US bond market Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 18:28 BST

    By Will Caiger-Smith and Tom Porter NEW YORK/LONDON, Aug 16 - Investors piled into new dollar deals Tuesday from Societe Generale and Standard Chartered, showing plenty of demand for the latest offerings ...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. yield curve flattens on Fed's Dudley's remarks Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 14:13 BST

    Longer-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell more than shorter-dated yields on Tuesday after New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley told Fox Business Network that the central bank may increase interest ...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices hold gains after July CPI data Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 16, 2016 13:41 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices briefly held their earlier gains on Tuesday as a weaker-than-forecast reading on domestic consumer prices in July was offset by an unexpected rise in home construction to a five-month ...

  • Are these the best 3 mid-cap dividends out there? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 14:48 BST

    Do Brexit blues give us the chance to bag some great dividends on the cheap?

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds trim losses after August N.Y. Fed data Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 13:40 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices pared earlier losses briefly on Monday as a surprise drop in a New York Federal Reserve barometer on regional business activity in August supported the view that U.S. economic expansion ...

  • Europe's boutique firms stealing M&A market share, dealmakers, data shows Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Aug 14, 2016 08:00 BST

    Boutique advisory firms now receive nearly half of all mergers and acquisition fees in Europe, stealing market share and top dealmakers from global investment banks hamstrung by a renewed focus on cost-cutting and regulations on how much they can pay. Advisory boutiques have captured 44 percent or $1.7 billion of total …

  • Are these 7%+ yielders a risk too far? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Aug 12, 2016 16:01 BST

    Royston Wild looks at the dividend prospects of three London-quoted stock giants.

  • HIGHGRADE CLOSE-Five high-grade issuers raise US$10.175bn Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 22:20 BST

    * Standard Chartered AT1 10 times covered * Fidelity adds 30-year tranche * Most actively traded RBS 8.625% 2049s * Monthly issuance US$87.075bn By Mike Gambale NEW YORK, Aug 11 - Below is a recap of primary ...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds keep losses after jobless claims data Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 13:38 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices held at lower levels on Thursday as the latest weekly data on jobless claims came within analysts' forecasts, reinforcing the view of steady improvement in the domestic labor market. ...

  • Bilfinger regroups under new CEO Blades Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 10, 2016 08:12 BST

    German engineering services group Bilfinger (Amsterdam: BG6.AS - news) said its full-year profit would be burdened by one-off charges amounting to roughly 200 million euros ($223 million) as it regroups under new Chief Executive Tom Blades, its fourth in two years. Bilfinger has been plagued by mismanagement, strategy …

  • 3 hot summer growth picks from the FTSE 250 Fool.co.uk - Wed, Aug 10, 2016 07:05 BST

    Bilaal Mohamed reveals three shares from the FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) with tremendous growth potential.

  • Bilfinger announces new cost-savings programme Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 10, 2016 06:55 BST

    German engineering services group Bilfinger said it would invest more than 50 million euros to harmonise its IT systems and streamline administration in a move designed to improve competitiveness and eventually ...

  • Do today’s results make this stock the best in its sector? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Aug 5, 2016 11:46 BST

    Is this company the industry best buy?

  • RSA profits jump as sterling's Brexit slide boosts foreign earnings

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slip for third day, dollar recovers ground Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 3, 2016 16:57 BST

    Global equity prices slipped for a third straight day on Wednesday, pressured by growing nervousness about central bank policy and spiking world bond yields, while the dollar firmed as investors turned their focus to Friday's U.S. payrolls data. Global equity prices, weighed down by a sharp drop in Japanese stocks on …

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1230 GMT/0830 AM ET Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 3, 2016 14:53 BST
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