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  • U.S. top court rejects banks over Libor antitrust lawsuits Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 14:51 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed private antitrust lawsuits brought by investors including big U.S. cities accusing major banks of conspiring to manipulate the pivotal Libor benchmark interest ...

  • U.S. top court rejects banks over Libor antitrust lawsuits Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 14:38 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed private antitrust lawsuits brought by investors including big U.S. cities accusing major banks of conspiring to manipulate the pivotal Libor benchmark interest ...

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  • Would you buy 'micro-insurance' that tracks your every move? Telegraph - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 08:10 GMT

    Would you buy 'micro-insurance' that tracks your every move?

  • Are these the best value small-cap shares? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 07:00 GMT

    Royston Wild runs the rule over three of the greatest small caps for bargain chasers.

  • Six banks to test Origin electronic MTN platform Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 13:07 GMT

    By Tom Porter LONDON, Jan 9 - Origin, a start-up platform for frequent issuers of medium-term notes and private placements, launched in beta mode on Monday with backing from six investment banks and more ...

  • High-grade bond sale pace to slow, but US$30bn week possible Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 17:08 GMT

    Lloyds Banking Group's 10-year bond was bid 5bp wider than reoffer, while Credit Suisse (IOB: 0QP5.IL - news) 's 6NC5 and 11NC10 tranches were both bid a couple of basis points weaker. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Societe Generale (Swiss: 519928.SW - news) 's 2027 bonds were also bid 7bp and 4bp wider than reoffer, …

  • US high-grade starts 2017 with third-largest week ever Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 16:19 GMT

    The new year started with a bang in the US investment-grade bond market, which clocked its third-busiest week ever this week with almost US$55bn in issuance. In a supply frenzy expected to last all month, borrowers raced to sell new debt ahead of any volatility caused by more rate hikes and the incoming Donald Trump presidency. …

  • European banks rush to dollars as TLAC race heats up Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 13:33 GMT

    The US dollar market proved more than a match for US$18.05bn of European banks' loss-absorbing debt supply this week, giving a glimpse of the year ahead as banks flock to the deepest bond market to meet new regulatory requirements. BNP Paribas (LSE: 0HB5.L - news) , Credit Agricole (Swiss: ACA.SW - news) and Societe …

  • 3 small-cap value stocks set for big things in 2017 Fool.co.uk - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 12:26 GMT

    These three cheap stocks look ripe for the picking.

  • Persimmon plc (LON: PSN) and Costain Group plc (LON: COST) are on firm ground after today's robust updates, says Harvey Jones.

  • HIGHGRADE CLOSE-Eleven issuers raise US$19.9bn in IG primary Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 3, 2017 23:18 GMT

    * BNP, FedEx over 3 times covered * Santander UK over 4 times covered * Principal 3yr floater dropped * Most actively traded: F 5.291% 2046 By Mike Gambale NEW YORK, Jan 3 - Below is a recap of primary ...

  • Facebook, Twitter and Google could face 'fake news' questions from MPs

    The overuse of mobile devices outside office hours has been blamed for causing a series of problems for employees, from sleeplessness and burnout through to relationship problems. Under a new employment law, which came into force on 1 January, firms with more than 50 workers will have to negotiate with employees to agree …

  • French workers win 'right to disconnect' AFP - Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:49 GMT
    French workers win 'right to disconnect'

    From January 1, a new law will enter into force in France that obliges organisations with over 50 workers to define the rights of employees to ignore their smartphones

  • London offices have designs on tech as Brexit puts brake on finance Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:30 GMT

    Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 22 (Reuters) - High up in western Europe's tallest skyscraper, an office layout shows how the power balance in London's property market is shifting in favour of booming tech companies and away from finance firms which may shrink in London after the Brexit vote. Edged by a bar with a screen …

  • Oil prices fall on U.S. inventory build; Libya output ramps up Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 21, 2016 20:38 GMT

    Oil futures fell on Wednesday after Libya said it expects to boost production over the next few months and a report showing a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories last week. Brent futures for February ...

  • Swiss watchdog fines banks almost $100 mln over rate cartels Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 21, 2016 07:51 GMT

    The Swiss Competition Commission fined several European and U.S. banks almost 100 million Swiss francs over interest rate cartels, the latest punishment dished out in connection with rate-rigging scandals. ...

  • Swiss competition watchdog fines major banks over rate cartels Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 21, 2016 07:02 GMT

    The Swiss Competition Commission said on Wednesday it had fined several European and U.S. banks over four instances of interest rate cartels, the largest of which was a 33.9 million Swiss franc penalty ...

  • France's BNP Paribas builds up its M&A team in Britain Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 20, 2016 16:56 GMT

    PARIS, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 20 (Reuters) - BNP Paribas (LSE: 0HB5.L - news) plans to add two senior people to its 15-strong London team covering British M&A and take on an equity capital markets banker too, part of a plan to boost its investment banking market share outside France, banking executives told …

  • European shares retreat from 11-month highs as Monte Paschi slumps Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 19, 2016 17:23 GMT

    European shares retreated from 11-month highs on Monday with Italy's Monte dei Paschi leading banks lower on worries over a cash call, and Danone hit after the world's biggest yoghurt maker warned about ...

  • Britain's FTSE nudges higher though banks, Ashtead slide Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 19, 2016 17:10 GMT

    Britain's top share index edged higher on Monday though falls among mining companies and banks capped gains, while Ashtead Group was hit by a broker downgrade. The blue chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.1 percent ...

  • Britain's FTSE falls as banks, miners slide Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:35 GMT

    Britain's top share index retreated on Monday, weighed down by a fall among mining companies and banks, while Ashtead Group and Carnival were hit by downgrades from brokers. The blue chip FTSE 100 index ...

  • M&A talk helps European shares stay close to 11-month highs Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:23 GMT

    MILAN, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 16 (Reuters) - European shares were set for a second week of gains on Friday with merger and acquisition speculation around drug maker Actelion and insurer Generali helping the region's benchmark index stay near 11-month highs. Actelion rose 8.8 percent to hit fresh record highs, …

  • AXA Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality Business Wire - Wed, Dec 14, 2016 15:17 GMT

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) awarded AXA a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index AXA , a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, has scored a ...

  • Proposed new capital rules threaten struggling shipping sector - bankers Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 14, 2016 14:12 GMT

    The global shipping industry will hit a credit crunch if proposed new bank capital rules are implemented in a sector already weighed down by toxic debt, bankers involved say. The Basel Committee of banking supervisors from nearly 30 countries met in Chile (Stuttgart: 704599.SG - news) last month in an effort to complete …

  • Markets may find it hard to absorb wave of bank debt - EU watchdog Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:52 GMT

    It may be hard for markets to absorb debt worth up to 276 billion euros ($293 billion) that banks in the European Union must issue to comply with rules aimed at shielding taxpayers from bailouts, the bloc's banking watchdog said on Wednesday. The European Banking Authority (EBA) said regulators will have to give some lenders …

  • Zara owner Inditex keeps up with weather forecasts to boost sales growth Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 14, 2016 11:03 GMT

    Inditex (Amsterdam: IT6.AS - news) , the world's biggest clothing retailer and owner of Zara, used its "fast fashion" model to adapt to warmer than usual autumn weather, speeding up its sales growth in recent weeks and staying ahead of slower-moving rivals. Inditex reacts to changing fashion trends and weather by keeping …

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  • These two stocks could be hurt by Brexit next year: Carpetright plc (LON: CPR) and Balfour Beatty plc (LON: BBY).

  • Balfour Beatty says on track for cost-savings, margin improvements Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 13, 2016 07:15 GMT

    British construction company Balfour Beatty (Other OTC: BAFBF - news) said it was on track to deliver cost saving targets in line with a long-term turnaround plan, adding that it was confident that margins would recover over the next two years. Balfour has spent the last two years in overhaul-mode under a plan called …

  • 2 stocks defying Brexit by soaring 10%+ in the last month Fool.co.uk - Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:30 GMT

    These two stocks could continue their recent rise.

  • European shares rise to best since January as ECB scales back asset buys Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 18:17 GMT

    European shares rose to their highest in eleven months on Thursday as the European Central Bank's unexpected decision to cut its monthly asset purchases helped banks extend their rally. The ECB move pushed ...

  • Carillion sees slowdown in pace of new orders post-Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:06 GMT

    Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 7 (Reuters) - Carillion Plc (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) , a British building support services company, said the pace of new order intake had slowed in the second half of the year, partly due to a spending delay by the government following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The …

  • My 2 top dividend stocks for December Fool.co.uk - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 07:00 GMT

    These two companies offer stunning income opportunities.

  • Deutsche Bank to pay $60 mln to settle U.S. gold price-fixing case Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 22:15 GMT

    Deutsche Bank AG (IOB: 0H7D.IL - news) has agreed to pay $60 million to settle private U.S. antitrust litigation by traders and other investors who accused the German bank of conspiring to manipulate gold prices at their expense. The preliminary settlement was filed on Friday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, …

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