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  • LVMH's digital drive takes time despite Apple hire Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 27, 2016 07:00 BST

    When LVMH hired former Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) music executive Ian Rogers to craft a digital strategy, investors may have hoped for some quick results. Almost a year later, aside from drafting in more digitally-savvy people and taking part in a technology start-up fair, his impact on the world's biggest luxury goods …

  • These two companies’ moats could protect your investment Fool.co.uk - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 10:23 BST

    Are wide moats to entry in growing industries reason enough to take a look at these FTSE 100 giants?

  • Britain's FTSE 100 records best week in 3 months Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 17:33 BST

    Britain's top share index completed its best week in almost three months on Friday, holding on to recent gains as a rally in housebuilders on the back of some positive broker comments offset weaker banks. ...

  • UPDATE 1-Japan Tobacco to roll out e-cigarette next year Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 15:30 BST

    Japan Tobacco (Other OTC: JAPAF - news) aims to start selling its Ploom Tech tobacco-based electronic cigarette in cities across Japan next year, it said on Friday, as it fights to catch up with bigger rival Philip Morris in meeting the growing demand for "vaping" products. Japan Tobacco, the world's third-largest tobacco …

  • Japan Tobacco to roll out e-cigarette next year Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:28 BST

    Japan Tobacco (Other OTC: JAPAF - news) is aiming to start rolling out its Ploom Tech tobacco-based e-cigarette in cities across Japan next year, a senior executive said on Friday, as it fights to catch up to larger rival Philip Morris. Japan Tobacco, the world's third-largest tobacco company, has invested heavily in …

  • BUZZ-UK housebuilders: brokers bullish Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:32 BST

    ** Liberum upgrades Persimmon to "buy" and reiterates "buy" for Bellway , Berkeley and MJ Gleeson ** Broker raises PT prices sector wide as sales have picked up and risks faded; it ...

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  • Should you buy this property stock after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:32 BST

    Is this property company set to soar?

  • Britain's FTSE rises as Burberry and Tesco advance Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 17:44 BST

    Britain's top shares index rose on Tuesday, lifted by gains in consumer goods stocks ranging from luxury fashion group Burberry to supermarket retailer Tesco. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.3 ...

  • Britain's FTSE edges up, lifted by Kingfisher Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:28 BST

    Britain's top share index rose on Tuesday, buoyed by results for Kingfisher, as supermarkets headed in opposite directions following the latest Kantar sales data. Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement ...

  • Burberry inspires nostalgia, Christopher Kane elevates Crocs Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 03:25 BST

    Floral prints and Victorian ruffles defined Burberry's first "see-now-buy-now" collection at London Fashion Week on Monday, while Christopher Kane opted to spin a high-fashion twist on the utilitarian Crocs (Frankfurt: C7N.F - news) slip-on boating shoes. British label Burberry debuted both menswear and womenswear collections …

  • Are these 7% yields too good to be true? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Sep 19, 2016 14:44 BST

    Harvey Jones says these two stocks offer fantastic income streams but questions whether they're sustainable.

  • Ex-divs to take 0.5 points off FTSE 100 on Sep. 22 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 19, 2016 10:38 BST

    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, ...

  • César Alierta Presents ProFuturo Program in Assisi (Italy) before 400 Religious Leaders from around the World

    The ProFuturo digital education solutions will continue to spread, not only through Latin America but also in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia until it reaches the goal of helping ten million children in the next five years. The Italian city of Assisi will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first interfaith summit, …

  • Are these the FTSE 100’s biggest bargains? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:26 BST

    Here are two potentially unappreciated gems in London's top stock market index the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX).

  • BAT plans Bosnia tobacco acqusition Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 15, 2016 16:24 BST

    British American Tobacco intends to acquire the tobacco assets of Bosnian holding firm Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo (FDS) from a regional government in the country, the company said on Thursday. The transaction, being carried out indirectly via a fund, CID Adriatic Investments (CID), is part of attempts by Bosnia's autonomous …

  • British American Tobacco acquires stake in Bosnian tobacco plant Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 15, 2016 13:47 BST

    British American Tobacco has bought a Bosnian regional government's 39.9 percent stake in tobacco factory Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo for 42.7 million Bosnian marka , BAT said on Thursday. Bosnia's Bosniak-Croat ...

  • Royston Wild looks at three white-hot FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) stock selections.

  • A portfolio to bet against the masses Fool.co.uk - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 13:48 BST

    Everyone thinks they're a contrarian investor these days, but most people do the same “different” things as everyone else...

  • BUZZ-Galliford Try: top of FTSE 250 on solid FY Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 09:12 BST

    ** Builder Galliford Try +5.7 pct, on top of FTSE Midcap Index as it points to robust trading after Britain's vote to leave the EU ** Says sales rates and prices at its housing division risen since the ...

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  • Builder Galliford Try's sales, prices up after Brexit vote Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:28 BST

    Galliford Try (LSE: GFRD.L - news) said on Wednesday sales rates and prices at its housing division had risen since Britain's vote the leave the European Union, adding to signs the housing sector is recovering from an immediate hit after the June 23 referendum. "Consumer confidence has simply been gradually returning …

  • Builder Galliford Try Says Sales And Prices Rose After EU Referendum Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 07:18 BST
    Three housing associations in £30bn merger talks to create giant UK housebuilder

    Building and construction group Galliford Try said sales rates and prices at its housing division have risen sin

  • 2 FTSE 100 stars that are FAR too cheap to miss! Fool.co.uk - Tue, Sep 13, 2016 15:50 BST

    Royston Wild lauds the investment prospects of two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) bargains.

  • Bats Reports Strong Market Share Across All Markets in August Business Wire - Tue, Sep 13, 2016 12:00 BST

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. & NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Remains #1 Pan-European Stock Market; #1 in U.S. ETF Trading Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), a leading global exchange operator and provider ...

  • Search begins after Bangladesh factory fire, death toll rises Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Sep 11, 2016 15:21 BST

    The death toll from a fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh rose to 29 on Sunday as fire crews began digging through debris, and the number of fatalities could rise with over half a dozen people still missing. Saturday's blaze was the country's worst industrial accident since the Rana Plaza building …

  • Bangladesh factory fire kills at least 24, more than 30 injured Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Sep 11, 2016 06:07 BST

    A fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh that killed at least 24 people and injured more than two dozen others on Saturday, spread into the storage area of the building through the night, according to emergency officials. "We could not start search operations as it took until late into yesterday night …

  • Bangladesh factory fire kills 23, injures dozens more Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, Sep 10, 2016 14:21 BST

    A fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh killed at least 23 people and injured dozens on Saturday, in the country's worst industrial accident since the Rana Plaza building collapse of 2013 in which over 1,100 people died. The cause was not immediately known, but officials said a boiler explosion probably …

  • Britain's FTSE sees biggest weekly decline since May Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 9, 2016 17:24 BST

    British shares fell on Friday, posting their biggest weekly decline since May, after the European Central Bank made no changes in its asset-buying programme. The FTSE 100 index closed down 1.2 percent ...

  • Yield-starved investors find solace in sterling Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 9, 2016 15:51 BST

    Six issuers raised £2.4bn on around £6.7bn of demand this week as the fightback staged by the market since the UK voted to leave the EU gathers steam ahead of the start of the BoE (Shenzhen: 200725.SZ - news) 's purchase scheme later this month.

  • Britain's FTSE slips, banking stocks gain after ECB Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:18 BST

    UK shares fell on Friday, extending losses from the previous session after the European Central Bank made no changes to its asset-buying programme, although British banks rallied. The FTSE 100 index was down 0.1 percent at 6,850.48 points by 0858 GMT and on track to post a loss for the week. The ECB kept rates on hold …

  • UK's post-Brexit rebound extends to housing and jobs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:35 BST

    The bounce back in Britain's economy from the initial shock of the Brexit vote has expanded to the country's recruitment and housing markets, according to two surveys which previously painted a bleak outlook. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said its monthly house price index jumped to +12 in August from July's …

  • British property website Zoopla sees earnings at top end of range Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:41 BST

    Property website Zoopla said annual earnings would hit the top end of forecasts, boosted by a higher number of property listings and growth in its price comparison service, confounding predictions that Brexit would freeze the market. Zoopla's positive update matched the confident outlooks from British housebuilders Barratt …

  • Britain's FTSE rises as Ashtead and commodity stocks climb Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 7, 2016 17:35 BST

    Britain's top stock index rose on Wednesday, supported by stronger precious metals and oil company shares as well as by gains at equipment rentals company Ashtead . The blue-chip FTSE 100 index ended 0.3 ...

  • UK's biggest housebuilder Barratt shrugs off Brexit with sales rise Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:28 BST

    Barratt Developments (Frankfurt: 859551 - news) , Britain's biggest housebuilder, defied predictions of a Brexit market freeze on Wednesday, saying sales had risen since the vote to leave the European Union. Barratt's confidence echoed that of smaller rival Redrow which on Tuesday said that sales had climbed 8 percent …

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