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  • FTSE records best week since July, Sky surges 27 pct on Fox bid Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 9, 2016 17:42 GMT

    Britain's top stock index recorded its biggest weekly rise in five months, with a late boost on Friday when Sky shares surged by more than 25 percent on a takeover approach from Twenty-First Century Fox. ...

  • Shares in this airline may have only just begun their descent.

  • Britain's FTSE gains, on track for best week since July Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:14 GMT

    Britain's top share index rose slightly on Friday, putting it on track for its best week since July, led by shares in health care and consumer staples companies, but a rally in bank stocks faltered. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Britain's FTSE lags Europe after ECB extends stimulus Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 17:02 GMT

    UK shares rose overall on Thursday - though not as much as European shares after the European Central Bank extended its stimulus programme - while outsourcing firm Capita tumbled after a profit warning. ...

  • Former Celtic youth coach charged with sexual abuse Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 16:58 GMT

    BELFAST, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 8 (Reuters)- A former Celtic (LSE: CCP.L - news) youth coach appeared in court in Belfast on Thursday after being charged with sexually abusing a child and was remanded in custody due to fears for his safety. Last week, police said about 350 victims had come forward to report …

  • This stock has turned £10,000 into £672,000 - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 15:33 GMT

    Here's how one company has made investors a fortune.

  • EU puts Iran's Aseman Airlines on its air safety blacklist Associated Press - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 15:30 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has added Iran's Aseman Airlines to its blacklist of companies banned from European skies due to safety concerns.

  • European shares extends gains; banks rally after ECB cuts asset buys Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 13:39 GMT

    European shares rose on Thursday, extending earlier gains as banks climbed further following the European Central Bank's unexpected decision to cut its monthly asset purchases. The ECB move pushed euro ...

  • British lawmakers urge clampdown on bookmakers' betting machines Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 13:07 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 8 (Reuters) - Britain should drastically reduce the amount of money gamblers can stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to tackle addiction and associated crime, a group of lawmakers said on Thursday. A fixed odds betting terminal is a touch screen machine found in betting shops …

  • The government's proposed gambling crackdown could decimate the business of these two bookies.

  • 3 fast-growing dividend shares for a prosperous 2017 - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:58 GMT

    These three stocks could prove to be star buys for 2017.

  • Why TUI AG is my top travel sector buy - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:06 GMT

    Roland Head explains why he's bullish about TUI AG (LON:TUI) and also considers a top alternative.

  • Britain's FTSE, propped up by ECB, dips on Capita slump Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:37 GMT

    UK shares fell on Thursday, breaking a three-day winning streak as shares in outsourcing firm Capita tumbled on a profit warning, though with the ECB expected to extend its stimulus programme, underlying ...

  • European shares set three-month high, ECB in limelight Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:54 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 8 (Reuters) - European shares climbed to a three-month high on Thursday, with investors betting that the European Central Bank will extend its asset purchases after a policy meeting later in the day. The central bank, which aims to boost stubbornly weak price growth, will announce …

  • Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening? Associated Press - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 22:10 GMT
    FILE - In this May 24, 2015 file photo, US tourists walks outside the Bodeguita del Medio Bar frequented by the late American novelist Ernest Hemingway in Old Havana, Cuba. One airline's cutback in flights to Cuba may be a sign that demand for travel to the island is slowing down amid uncertainty about Donald Trump's Cuba policies along with a near-doubling of Havana hotel prices and concerns over Zika. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

    Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office.

  • Norwegian and Royal Caribbean get approval for Cuba cruises Associated Press - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 20:13 GMT
    FILE - In this May 2, 2016 file photo, Carnival's Fathom cruise line ship Adonia arrives from Miami in Havana, Cuba. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruises announced that they had received permission from the Cuban government to begin sailing from the U.S. to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings plans sailings on ships from two of its brands, Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania. Royal Caribbean will also sail on two lines, Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

    Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruises on Wednesday announced that they have received permission from the Cuban government to sail from the U.S. to Cuba.

  • 6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel Associated Press - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 16:58 GMT
    FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, a passenger makes a phone call as he walks by a flight information board at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium. You don’t have to pay a fortune to use your phone abroad, but you need to plan ahead. Getting a local plan when you arrive is the most economical choice, but it’s not practical for many people. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill.

  • These FTSE 250 stocks are undeniably cheap - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 14:29 GMT

    Roland Head profiles three bargain FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stocks. Is now the time to buy?

  • Roland Head looks at the latest figures from high-yield picks Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) and Carillion plc (LON:CLLN).

  • Lufthansa names telecoms exec to oversee Eurowings expansion Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:20 GMT

    Lufthansa named Thorsten Dirks, a telecoms exec used to cut-throat price competition, to its management board on Wednesday to lead the expansion of budget unit Eurowings, which is rapidly building its ...

  • UK's Stagecoach says on course to hit profit target Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:16 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 7 (Reuters) - British transport company Stagecoach stuck to its forecast for a dip in annual earnings, saying improving demand for rail travel would help offset weakness in its bus business. The shares are however down by more than a quarter this year, reflecting what the company …

  • Britain's Stagecoach sticks to annual earnings outlook Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 7, 2016 07:22 GMT

    British transport company Stagecoach said its annual earnings outlook was broadly unchanged despite lower bus profits, as it planned to lift its dividend to reflect its confidence in future appetite for ...

  • Delta flight returns to Dayton airport after engine issue Associated Press - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 15:36 GMT

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Delta Air Lines says a flight bound for Atlanta made a quick return to a southwest Ohio airport because of a possible engine issue.

  • Britain plans biggest rail overhaul in 20 years Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:40 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 6 (Reuters) - The British government is planning a major overhaul of the country's much-criticised railways in a bid to improve efficiency and stop excuses for poor service like the wrong kind of snow or leaves causing delays on the line. In the biggest rail shake-up for 20 years, …

  • Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution Associated Press - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:26 GMT
    The Eiffel Tower is seen from a hot air balloon as Paris suffers a pollution spike, Monday Dec. 5, 2016. Paris authorities have adopted measures to limit traffic speed after high levels of pollution in the French capital. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    PARIS (AP) — Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution.

  • Director/PDMR Shareholding Business Wire - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:52 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Young & Co.’s Brewery, P.L.C. (the “Company”) Notification by a PDMR Circumstances giving rise to the notification Torquil Sligo-Young, the Company’s Information Resources Director, ...

  • Britain plans to overhaul the way railways are run Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:38 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 6 (Reuters) - Britain is to overhaul the running of its rail network to give service operators a role in managing the tracks their trains use to try to improve reliability, British Transport Minister Chris Grayling said on Tuesday. Grayling said in rail contracts awarded from 2018 …

  • Thomas Cook buys Co-Op out from travel stores business for 56 mln stg Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Dec 6, 2016 07:52 GMT

    British tourism company Thomas Cook said it would pay 55.8 million pounds to take full control of a jointly owned network of 764 travel shops in Britain which it had run with partner The Co-operative Group. ...

  • Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington Associated Press - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 21:31 GMT
    The MGM lion is seen in front of the 23-story hotel during a preview tour of the MGM National Harbor, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. The $1.4 billion National Harbor casino and resort, just outside the nation's capital, is scheduled to open this week. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital this week, advertising a gambling floor "bigger than the White House" and an art collection that includes a large welded collage by Bob …

  • Chicago-Florida flight lands in Indiana due to fuel issue Associated Press - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 15:20 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frontier Airlines says one of its planes flying from Chicago to Florida was diverted to Indianapolis after an issue was reported with its fuel system.

  • Air Berlin gets cash boost with Niki sale to Etihad Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:50 GMT

    BERLIN, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 5 (Reuters) - Air Berlin received another cash boost from shareholder Etihad, announcing plans to sell its share of Austria-based carrier Niki as part of a wide-ranging restructuring that will see the creation of a new leisure airline. Selling its 49.8 percent indirect stake in …

  • Etihad board nods venture leisure airline with TUI AG-statement Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:07 GMT

    Etihad Aviation Group said on Monday its board has approved plans to create a joint venture leisure airline with Europe's TUI AG. EAG, the holding company of Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways, said in a ...

  • Norwegian Air CEO plans to order more Boeing, Airbus planes Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:49 GMT

    Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle aims to order more aircraft from producers Boeing and Airbus after its Irish subsidiary received long-awaited flying rights from U.S. authorities, the company's Chief ...

  • Air Berlin sells unit to Etihad, bringing cash for restructuring Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:29 GMT

    Air Berlin will sell its Austria-based Niki unit to major shareholder Etihad, bringing 300 million euros in cash for the troubled German airline as it carries out a wide-ranging restructuring. "The ...

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