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  • InterContinental Hotel Group shares higher on merger chatter - traders Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 16:33 BST

    Shares in Intercontinental Hotel Group turned positive in late trade on Friday, with traders citing market chatter that the hotel firm could be subject to a bid from a U.S. firm. The hotelier spiked as ...

  • Form 8.3 - GREENE KING PLC Business Wire - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 15:23 BST

    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 38.5(b) - AER LINGUS GROUP PLC Business Wire - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 14:21 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 38.5(b) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITHOUT ...

  • Accor Q1 sales accelerate, caution on France, Brazil Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 18:50 BST

    The world's fourth-largest hotel group however remained cautious on Brazil, where the economy was slowing, and on France where the deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Paris in January weighed on demand for budget hotels. Accor, which competes with InterContinental, Marriott and Starwood is undergoing a reorganisation …

  • Form 8.3 - Green King Plc Business Wire - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 14:54 BST

    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 8.3 - GREENE KING LTD Business Wire - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 14:43 BST

    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”) ...

  • IAG's British Airways quits European trade body over policy differences Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 13:15 BST

    International Airlines Group (IAG) said its subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia had quit a European airline trade group after disagreeing with the policy of other members towards competition in the skies. IAG has a history of calling for aviation markets to be liberalised, pitting it against some rivals lobbying against …

  • Royston Wild outlines the investment case for GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK), British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS), CRH PLC (LON: CRH), Whitbread plc (LON: WTB) and Compass Group plc (LON: CPG).

  • Form 8.3 - Greene King PLC / Ordinary Shares Business Wire - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 10:18 BST

    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”) ...

  • Debenhams lines up more concessions as profits surprise Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 09:59 BST

    British department stores chain Debenhams (Other OTC: DBHSF - news) said it would give more shop space to a raft of retailers including Costa Coffee and Sports Direct as part of a shake-up aimed at improving under-pressure profits. The move builds on a year-old strategy to cut back promotions, strengthen online ordering …

  • BUZZ-Debenhams: profit surprise puts shares on a 15-mth high Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 09:51 BST

    ** Debenhams up c.5 pct at levels not reached since Jan 2014 & poised for biggest one-day rise since October in robust trading volume ** H1 pretax profit of 88.9 mln pounds up 4.3 pct on a yr earlier & ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St gains on earnings, oil surges Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 22:25 BST

    U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14-year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Oil rose sharply after ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St up on earnings, oil surges Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 19:54 BST

    U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14-year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Oil rose sharply after ...

  • Agnellis' Exor bids $6.4 bln for PartnerRe to trump Axis Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 17:54 BST

    A $6.4 billion all-cash offer from Italian holding company Exor for Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has disrupted plans by Axis Capital Holdings to merge with its rival and could end up triggering a bidding war. In January, Axis and PartnerRe agreed on an $11 billion all-share deal to create one of the world's largest …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe rallies on ECB; Wall St up on earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 16:48 BST

    European shares hit a 14-year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance, while U.S. stocks rallied after several strong earnings reports. Weak data out of China bolstered expectations of additional monetary stimulus that would likely help risk assets such as equities. …

  • Five top dividends from British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS), Tate & Lyle PLC (LON: TATE), GVC Holdings PLC (LON: GVC), Vedanta Resources plc (LON: VED) and SSE PLC (LON: SSE).

  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways CEO warns Europeans against protectionism Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 13:07 BST

    The boss of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has warned Europe that it will suffer if it restricts the access of foreign carriers to its market, in a fresh effort by fast-growing Gulf airlines to head off what they see as Western protectionism. Chief executive James Hogan met with the European Union's Transport Commissioner …

  • Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN), Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO), Tasty plc (LON:TAST) and Domino’s Pizza Group (LON:DOM) are under the spotlight.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street ends higher after bounce in oil prices Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 22:45 BST

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended higher on Tuesday, helped by energy stocks and quarterly earnings reports that topped modest expectations following worries about a strong dollar. Shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron ...

  • Bubble fears rattle fund managers Telegraph - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 20:07 BST

    A quarter of fund managers polled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch said equities are overvalued

  • Stronger U.S. dollar has offset cheap fuel benefit -IATA chief Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 19:20 BST

    The stronger U.S. dollar has offset "quite a lot of the benefit" of lower oil prices for airlines that are not earning much in that currency, International Air Transport Association Director ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street moves higher, led by energy shares Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 18:26 BST

    The Dow and S&P 500 moved higher on Tuesday, helped by energy stocks and March-quarter earnings reports that topped modest expectations but did little to reduce concerns about the strong dollar. Shares ...

  • Gains from mining stocks kept the FTSE 100 afloat on Tuesday, though investors were showing caution with markets near record highs amid uncertainty in Greece and macro concerns.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns lower as earnings concerns linger Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 16:34 BST

    Norfolk Southern Corp was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500, dropping 5.6 percent to $98.95 a day after it forecast a surprise drop in its first-quarter earnings and revenue. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - news) also cut its full-year forecast, citing the impact of a strong dollar, though adjusted earnings topped expectations. …

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up after JPMorgan, J&J results Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 15:11 BST

    U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday as investors digested the initial major earnings of the first-quarter reporting season, which showed some weakness despite companies topping lowered expectations. JPMorgan ...

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to flat open after JPMorgan, J&J results Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 14:05 BST

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday as investors digested the first major earnings of the first-quarter reporting season, which showed some weakness despite companies topping lowered ...

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat; JPMorgan, J&J report results Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 13:15 BST

    U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday as a pair of Dow components ticked higher after reporting results, though investors continued to look for confirmation that companies would be able to top ...

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower with earnings awaited Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:48 BST

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Tuesday as investors awaited a number of key earnings results, including from a pair of large-cap banks. * Both JPMorgan Chase & Co and Johnson & Johnson are scheduled ...

  • After an initial drop, London's Footsie bounced into positive territory on Tuesday morning, though gains were only modest as investors awaited key economic data and reacted to uncertainty in Greece.

  • US IG WRAP-StanChart, NBC beat potential bank rush Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 13, 2015 21:56 BST

    By Danielle Robinson NEW YORK, April 13 - Standard Chartered and National Bank of Canada nipped in Monday ahead of what could be a flurry of US bank issuance this week, selling a total of US$3.75bn in ...

  • Decent gains from financial stocks were outweighed by heavy falls in the mining sector on Monday as the UK equity market pulled back from a record high reached last week.

  • Greene King's CEO sells £0.6m worth of shares Sharecast - Mon, Apr 13, 2015 17:45 BST

    The chief executive of British brewery Greene King sold £0.6m worth of shares on Monday.

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