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  • According to IHS Automotive forecasts, 55 percent of annual global new vehicle sales in 2020 will be vehicles that are connected – and at that time, nearly half of the global fleet of vehicles in operation will be connected(1). Findings from a new IHS Automotive global consumer survey, Connected Cars, indicate that …

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Innovation Awards to be announced and presented at ShowStoppers events at IFA, MWC, CE Week, NAB Show and CES IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, ...

  • Speaking a day before regulator Ofcom issues its verdict on how BT should improve performance, Chairman Mike Rake said the group realised it had more to do to improve its network but that forcing separation was not the right way to go. BT has already offered to increase spending on the division that runs the network - …

  • Brexit Pension Gap Stalls BT Openreach Deal

    Rising pension deficits in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU) are hampering efforts by BT to conclude talks with its regulator over the future of its broadband infrastructure arm. Sky News has learnt that BT's yawning pension deficit, which stood at £9.9bn at the end of 2015, is the most significant …

  • UK warns of Brexit 'shadow' on world economy

    Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond (C) speaks with delegates at the G20 finance ministers meeting in Chengdu on July 24, 2016

  • Neil Stuke: 'We have our children’s money in a wine fund’

  • Remember VCRs? Production To End As Sales Slump Sky News - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 17:07 BST
    Remember VCRs? Production To End As Sales Slump

    The world's last maker of VCRs has announced it is going to stop producing the videocassette recorders in the coming days. VCR technology was superseded by DVDs and Blu-Ray and later streaming services such as Netflix (Xetra: 552484 - news) as well as on demand services like Sky (LSE: BSY.L - news) . Sales of VCRs have …

  • Lessons from Brexit market winners: Don't Panic Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 16:15 BST

    The best-performing mutual funds avoided explicit directional bets on the outcome of last month's UK vote to leave the European Union, sitting out the volatility by latching on early to large, defensive, dividend-paying blue chip stocks. This strategy has, so far at least, been the big winner post-referendum as UK stock …

  • Are these the best small-cap dividends on offer? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 07:31 BST

    Are dividends from Paypoint plc (LON: PAY), Interserve plc (LON: IRV) and Trinity Mirror plc too good to be true?

  • Publicis stuns market with strong Q2 underlying sales growth Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 13:32 BST

    France's Publicis (Paris: FR0000130577 - news) impressed investors on Thursday with quarterly figures that flagged the success of a sweeping reorganisation and the integration of its last big acquisition in the United States. Despite the expected departure in 2017 of Maurice Levy, the CEO credited with the turnaround, …

  • BREXIT WATCH-Latest developments in aftermath of Brexit vote Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 11:50 BST

    Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Following are the main developments: July ...

  • Daily Mail group says Brexit vote sparking uncertainty Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 07:31 BST

    The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, which urged Britons to vote out at the EU referendum, said on Thursday that the Brexit result had sparked uncertainty in advertising and property markets. In the three month period to June 30, Daily Mail and General Trust said total advertising revenues across its DMG Media …

  • Publicis expects losing accounts in 2015 to hit sales in Q3 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 06:30 BST

    France's Publicis (Paris: FR0000130577 - news) said the loss of large accounts in the United States last year will likely hamper sales in the third quarter after reporting a better than expected underlying growth over the April-June period. The world's third-biggest advertising agency, whose growth has been lagging that …

  • Theresa May takes centre stage in British parliament's box-office show Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 16:13 BST

    Taunting the opposition over women's rights and a bitter leadership battle, new British premier Theresa May delighted her party at her first session of Prime Minister's Questions with an assured performance that drew comparisons with Margaret Thatcher. Taking to the floor on Wednesday for the 30-minute grilling by lawmakers …

  • The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union will reduce global growth from 2.5 percent to 2.4 percent in 2016 and from 3.1 percent to 2.7 percent in 2017, according to the Global Link Model from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. Impact on the nine …

  • Investor Fidelity backs May plan for binding shareholder votes in UK Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 21:51 BST

    One of the biggest investors in Britain, Fidelity International, threw its weight on Tuesday behind a plan from Theresa May to clamp down on executive pay, in an early boost for Britain's new prime minister. Fidelity International, which has 185 billion pounds ($246 billion) of assets under management across a number of …

  • Failed Turkish coup piles pressure on travel companies Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 14:31 BST

    ISTANBUL/BERLIN, July 19 (Reuters) - The attempted coup in Turkey last week has dealt another blow to the country's already weakened tourism industry and will weigh on profits of the nation's airlines and airports as well as tour operators serving the country, industry experts said. Turkey's tourism sector has taken a …

  • Brexit vote seems to be weighing on UK housing market - BoE's Woods Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:14 BST

    Britain's housing market appears to be slowing due to the country's decision last month to leave the European Union, new Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods told lawmakers during an appointment hearing on Tuesday. "We are just starting to see little bits of evidence around the housing market ... all of that does …

  • IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced its participation in the newly formed Maintenance Group of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). The organization seeks to make a positive contribution to governments …

  • Brexit vote knocks UK manufacturers' confidence to two-year low - survey Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 00:01 BST

    British manufacturers' confidence about the outlook for their businesses and the wider economy has fallen to its lowest in at least two years after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, an industry survey showed on Tuesday. Few companies had seen an immediate impact from the June 23 vote, the EEF manufacturing trade …

  • Asking prices for UK houses slip slightly after Brexit vote - Rightmove Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 00:01 BST

    Asking prices for British residential property slipped slightly more than usual after last month's vote to leave the European Union, though the overall impact remains hard to judge, figures from property website Rightmove (LSE: RMV.L - news) showed on Monday. Average prices for property advertised in the four weeks to …

  • House sale signs - stock

    The average asking price of houses coming on to the market has fallen 0.9pc since last month.

  • Hobbycraft To Sew Up Sale After Profit Boost Sky News - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 13:54 BST
    Hobbycraft To Sew Up Sale After Profit Boost

    The owner of one of Britain's biggest arts and crafts retailers may sale the business after booming demand triggered a surge in profits.

  • Should you buy these small-caps on today’s news? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 12:44 BST

    Is now the right time to add these smaller companies to your portfolio?

  • Edward Sheldon looks at whether it's too late to buy fast movers ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM), WPP plc ord 10p (LON: WPP) and Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc (LON: HIK).

  • Britain's new finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Thursday he would do whatever is necessary to restore confidence in the economy after the Brexit vote, suggesting a less aggressive approach to bringing down the budget deficit. In his first public comments since succeeding George Osborne as chancellor of the exchequer, …

  • It's business as usual for Halfords Group plc (LON:HFD), Moneysupermarket.com Group plc (LON:MONY) and Ashmore Group plc (LON:ASHM), but are the shares a buy at current prices?

  • The Financial Times focused on new Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, calling him a "dry, low-key fiscal hawk"

    Newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said a budget would be submitted towards the end of the year, as planned by his predecessor

  • UK's Hammond: We will do whatever is necessary for economy after Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 07:30 BST

    Britain's new finance minister said on Thursday that he would do whatever is necessary to steady the economy and give confidence to the financial markets after Britons voted to leave the European Union. ...

  • House prices to fall in post-Brexit tumble  Telegraph - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 00:01 BST

    House prices to fall in post-Brexit tumble 

  • IHS Markit Rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq, Unveils New Logo Business Wire - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 15:28 BST
    IHS Markit Rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq, Unveils New Logo

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a global leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today celebrated its first day of trading under the trading symbol “INFO” on the ...

  • IHS Markit Ltd. Updates 2016 Financial Guidance Business Wire - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 11:00 BST
    IHS Markit Ltd. Updates 2016 Financial Guidance

    IHS Markit Ltd. (Nasdaq: INFO), a global leader in critical information, analytics and solutions that drive economies and markets worldwide, is updating its 2016 financial guidance in connection with the previously announced completion of the merger to form IHS Markit.

  • IHS and Markit Complete Merger to Form Global Information Powerhouse

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- IHS Markit debuts as leader in critical information, analytics and solutions IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd. today announced the completion of their previously announced merger to form ...

  • AIRSHOW-Planemakers shrug off economy worries as travel demand grows Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 14:00 BST

    Airbus and Boeing raised their long-term forecasts for new aircraft demand on Monday, betting that rising wealth in Asia would continue to boost air travel and offset any short-term hits to the global economy. Airbus and Boeing have enjoyed years of strong sales, with rising air travel and demand for new fuel-efficient …

  • AIRSHOW-Britain inks multi-billion pound Boeing deals Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 09:45 BST

    Britain announced on Monday the completion of multi-billion dollar deals with Boeing to buy nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes and to upgrade 50 Apache helicopters. The Ministry of Defence made ...

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