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  • Oil prices jump 2 pct ahead of producers' compliance meeting Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 21:01 GMT

    Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Friday on expectations that this weekend's meeting of the world's top oil producers would demonstrate compliance to a global output cut deal, but rising U.S. drilling activity limited gains. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other producing …

  • European shares ease ahead of Trump inauguration Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 20:18 GMT

    European shares fell, posting their biggest weekly loss since before Donald Trump won the U.S presidential election in November, as investors grew cautious before his inauguration. The STOXX 600 closed ...

  • Morgan Stanley, Citi plan Brexit job moves - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 18:58 GMT

    LONDON/FRANKFURT Jan 20 (Reuters) - U.S. banks Morgan Stanley (Shenzhen: 002588.SZ - news) and Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) have identified many of the roles that will need to be moved from Britain following its exit from the European Union, sources involved in the processes told Reuters. Morgan Stanley, which bases the …

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2 (a) & 3(a) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG - Amendment Business Wire - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 17:24 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2 (a) & 3(a) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SKY PLC - BCSL - Amendment Business Wire - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 17:23 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2 (a) & 3(a) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • Banks put 'hard' Brexit move plans into action Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 16:30 GMT

    Global banks have begun signalling how they will put plans into action to cope with a "hard" exit by Britain from the European Union. The movement of jobs from London is likely to be slow at first, with banks more focused on getting regulatory approval and installing the necessary infrastructure for new or bolstered EU …

  • HSBC cuts 100 investment bank jobs Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 16:22 GMT

    HSBC began cutting around 100 senior jobs in its investment banking division worldwide last week, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The cuts affect bankers at managing director and director level in its global banking and markets division, the sources said, declining to be identified due to the …

  • FOREX-Dollar flat as investors look to inauguration Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 16:07 GMT

    Market uncertainty ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump kept the dollar muted in choppy trading on Friday after a volatile week that underlined the growing uncertainty over how Trump will govern. The U.S. currency was little changed from its late Thursday levels against a basket of major currencies, …

  • U.S. bankers tell Europeans to think positively on Trump Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 13:33 GMT

    U.S. bankers, buoyed by a resurgence in profits, are advising their counterparts in Europe to think positively about the new administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. At the annual gathering of the world's political and business elites in the Swiss resort of Davos, U.S. financiers told investors and overseas' …

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  • DERIVATIVES-SEC approves LCH for single-name CDS clearing Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 13:15 GMT

    The SEC has authorised LCH's credit default swap clearinghouse, CDSClear, as a registered clearing agency, enabling the Paris-based platform to offer single-name CDS clearing to US clients through futures commission merchants. CDSClear is the first European CCP to be approved by both the SEC (Shanghai: 603988.SS - news) …

  • FOREX-Dollar grinds higher as Trump debate deepens Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 13:15 GMT

    The dollar edged higher on Friday, steadying after a volatile week that underlined the growing uncertainty over how Donald Trump will behave after his inauguration as U.S. President. The U.S. currency is still up 4 percent against a basket of others since Trump's election victory in November, but has shed 1.3 percent in …

  • IRELAND TOP 8.3- FYFFES Business Wire - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 13:02 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2007 (AS AMENDED) DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT ...

  • Form 8.3 - E2V TECHNOLOGIES PLC Business Wire - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 12:29 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG Business Wire - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 11:06 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SKY PLC Business Wire - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 11:05 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • MOVES-Barclays vice chairman of banking Matthew Ponsonby to retire - memo Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 10:37 GMT

    Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) vice chairman of banking, Matthew Ponsonby will retire from the British bank at the end of January, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Friday. Ponsonby, who joined Barclays from Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) in 2009 as co-head of European mergers and acquisitions (M&A), played a key role …

  • Swap margin rules drive FX clearing surge Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 10:12 GMT

    LCH is set to expand its foreign exchange clearing operations to FX options and a broader range of non-deliverable forwards later this year, after clearing volumes on its ForexClear platform jumped more than 10-fold in the last six months. "Uncleared margin rules have been a big driver of the growth," said Paddy Boyle, …

  • FOREX-Dollar dips on Yellen comments as debate over Trump effect deepens Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 09:18 GMT

    The dollar inched down on Friday before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, as further comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen were perceived as less hawkish than what she said the previous day. After a week of volatile moves that have seen investors question the fate of the greenback under Trump, …

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-Trump gets keys to the White House Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 08:09 GMT

    Across the world people will mark in their own way the swearing-in later in Washington of Donald Trump, arguably the most controversy-laden inauguration of a Western leader in living memory. Anti-Trump protests are planned for London, Berlin and Brussels: Giant banners are due to be unfurled from London's bridges from …

  • Oil edges up from one-week low as IEA sees tighter market Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 20:25 GMT

    Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, but swelling U.S. crude stockpiles limited the rebound from a one-week low after the International Energy Agency said oil markets had been tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect. The IEA said that while it was "far too soon" to gauge OPEC members' …

  • Bad loans, other costs hobble Q4 earnings for Saudi banks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 19:21 GMT

    Rising bad loans dragged down the fourth-quarter results of several Saudi Arabian banks on Thursday, underlining the tougher conditions lenders in the Arab World's largest economy face after lower oil ...

  • Bankers expect Britain to back Brexit transition calls Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 18:49 GMT

    Top bankers are confident that British Prime Minister Theresa May's government will support a transition period of several years for the financial sector to cope with Britain's exit from the European Union. May met the heads of major U.S. financial firms at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday to discuss their …

  • May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

    British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 19, 2017

  • Saudi's Alawwal Bank swings to Q4 net loss on rising costs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 17:49 GMT

    Alawwal Bank, Saudi Arabia's oldest lender, swung to a net loss in the fourth-quarter as operating expenses climbed. The lender, previously called Saudi Hollandi Bank, reported a net loss of 249.3 million ...

  • Saudi British Bank Q4 net profit falls 35 pct, misses forecasts Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 17:34 GMT

    Saudi British Bank , the kingdom's sixth-largest bank by assets, posted a 35 percent drop in its fourth-quarter net profit on Thursday, missing analysts' forecasts. The bank, an affiliate of HSBC Holdings, ...

  • UK PM May says she has had positive discussions with banks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 16:53 GMT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she had had positive discussions with banks about the benefits of the City of London (LSE: CIN.L - news) financial district. Speaking to the BBC at the World Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland, May said: "I've had a very good, positive discussion with banks about …

  • Telling critics to be patient, ECB sticks to ultra-easy policy Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 16:30 GMT

    The European Central Bank stuck to its super-easy monetary policy on Thursday, telling those calling for a tightening - like economic powerhouse Germany - to be patient as the bloc slowly regains its economic health. Pledging to look through an inflation blip fuelled by rising oil prices, ECB President Mario Draghi acknowledged …

  • LONDON/ANKARA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Royal Bank of Scotland (Frankfurt: A0TKTZ.F - news) has rebuffed efforts by the British government, a major shareholder, to coax the lender into facilitating trade with Iran as it seeks to avoid risky business, sources with knowledge of the discussions say. In recent months British …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Jan 19) Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 15:58 GMT

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- UK engineering company Smiths Group to acquire U.S.-based Morpho ...

  • 'Bankless' towns on the rise as 501 branches shut in a year Telegraph - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 14:52 GMT

    'Bankless' towns on the rise as 501 branches shut in a year

  • Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to close 79 branches - taking total closures to 500

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