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  • Germany's Allianz has estimated insurers will pay $300 million in claims and costs stemming from the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps last week, insurance industry sources said on Monday. The figure gives a preliminary orientation to a group of more than 30 insurers who will share the financial burden of …

  • 1359: Greek 10-year bond yields are now higher by eight basis points to 11.07%.

  • Form 8.3 - Greene King Plc Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    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”) ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (March 30) Reuters - UK Focus - 5 hours ago

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- U.S. orthopaedic products maker Zimmer Holdings to acquire rival ...

  • Form 8.3 - Green King Plc Business Wire - 6 hours ago

    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 - Aer Lingus Group Plc Business Wire - 6 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Ap19 FORM 8.3 IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES ...

  • 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”) ...

  • Societe Generale has lifted its target price for Marks & Spencer from 492p to 524p but maintained a 'hold' rating on the high street retailer, saying it sees little upside from current levels.

  • Ireland TOP 38.5(b) - AER LINGUS GROUP PLC Business Wire - 9 hours ago

    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 ...

  • Compass group plc - expected h1 organic revenue growth towards 5.5% and operating profit margin improvement Compass group plc - north first half organic revenue growth expected to be around 8% Compass ...

  • Numis Securities has raised its stance on Carnival Corporation from 'hold' to 'add' and its target price from 2,950p to 3,600p, saying the outlook is improving for the cruise industry.

  • Top European and U.S. banks axed 59,000 jobs last year as they restructured and cut costs, with headcount expected to shrink further in Europe as bosses strive to improve profitability that has been hit hard by tougher regulation. "The screws will stay tight on headcount," said Aymen Saleh, managing director at Boston …

  • US stocks snap 4-day slide AFP - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 20:28 GMT
    US stocks snap 4-day slide

    Wall Street stocks rise, snapping a four-day losing streak as traders shrug off weaker-than-expected US economic growth in the fourth quarter

  • In reversal, crash-hit Lufthansa agrees to two-crew in cockpit rule Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 18:13 GMT

    Lufthansa said on Friday it would introduce new rules requiring two crew members in cockpits at all times, a swift reversal after its CEO said such a change was not needed despite the crash at its Germanwings subsidiary. The European Union said it would now advise all EU airlines to require two crew members on the flight …

  • The FTSE 100 continued its slide from the 7,000 mark on Friday but real estate, travel and leisure and beverages stocks emerged as top performers to stem the decline.

  • Agency AM Best sees no need for insurance ratings actions due to crash Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 18:12 GMT

    Insurance ratings agency A.M. Best said it did not expect to downgrade any insurers due to possible claims arising from the crash of a Germanwings flight and that losses would be spread widely among insurers. "A.M. Best believes the majority of the loss will be absorbed by the Lloyd's market, as well as a number of global …

  • Carnival orders 9 cruise ships as earnings rise AFP - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 18:03 GMT
    Carnival orders 9 cruise ships as earnings rise

    The Carnival Freedom ship sits at port in Key West, Florida, February 18, 2013

  • Market overview: FTSE 100 finishes down 0.6% Sharecast - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 17:25 GMT

    1630: Close London's resource-heavy FTSE 100 finished the session down 40.31 points (-0.58%) at 6,855.02 as it continued its retreat from the record closing high of 7,037.67 reached on Monday. A sell-off ...

  • UK stocks extended their losing streak into the fourth day on Friday as a sell-off in iron ore and a stronger dollar hit share prices in the mining sector.

  • UK's FTSE ends week with a whimper as commodity stocks fall Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 16:58 GMT

    Britain's main equity index fell for a fourth day on Friday, pulled down by commodity stocks as iron ore prices plunged and as a stronger U.S. dollar weighed on mining shares. Energy shares such as BP ...

  • Next week is set to be a busy one for financial markets in London with investors having to digest a flurry of global economic data and corporate results from a number of prominent UK retailers.

  • EU recommends two people at all times in cockpits Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 16:19 GMT

    The EU's aviation regulator on Friday urged all European airlines to ensure that two crew members are in the cockpit of passenger planes at all times following the suspected suicide crash of a Germanwings airliner. The move, plans for which were first reported by Reuters, came shortly after Germanwings owner Lufthansa …

  • Carnival profit beats as onboard spending rises, fuel costs fall Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 16:12 GMT

    Carnival Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher onboard spending and lower fuel prices, and the company said bookings for Caribbean cruises, its biggest business, were strong for the rest of the year. The operator of Carnival (LSE: CCL.L - news) , Holland America and Costa cruise lines …

  • Carnival topped the risers as strong first-quarter results prompted a lift in full year earnings guidance. It boasted that advance bookings for the remainder of 2015 were steaming ahead of the prior year ...

  • Buoyed by strong first-quarter results, dual-listed cruise ship operator Carnival has set off full steam ahead in 2015, hoisting its guidance for full year earnings.

  • UK's FTSE set for 2 pct weekly drop as commodity stocks fall Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 15:37 GMT

    Britain's main equity index fell for a fourth day on Friday, pulled down by commodity stocks as iron ore prices plunged and a stronger U.S. dollar also weighed on mining shares. Energy shares such as BP ...

  • Investor groups ready bids for German motorway station group Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 14:57 GMT

    FRANKFURT/LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Several investor groups are preparing to bid for German motorway service station group Taoutnk & Rast in a deal worth up to 3.5 billion euros ($3.8 billion), sources familiar with the transaction said on Friday. Tank & Rast could appeal to pension funds and insurers who are focusing …

  • US stocks rise AFP - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 14:40 GMT
    US stocks snap 4-day slide

    Wall Street stocks open higher on Friday following a report showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth

  • Alliance Trust Defends Chair's Share Purchase Sky News - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:47 GMT
    Alliance Trust Defends Chair's Share Purchase

    The chairman of Alliance Trust acquired thousands of shares in the company weeks after an activist shareholder had privately indicated that it was preparing to call for a boardroom shake-up. Sky News can reveal that Karin Forseke, a former deputy chairman and senior independent director of the Financial Services Authority, …

  • Form 38.5 (b) - Aer Lingus Group Plc Business Wire - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:01 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Ap27 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 ...

  • Amsterdam Schiphol airport cancels all flights due to power cut Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 09:45 GMT

    All flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport were cancelled on Friday following a major power outage in the Dutch capital and surrounding region, an airport spokeswoman said. She said all incoming ...

  • Royston Wild explains why the bottom line at Prudential plc (LON: PRU), Ashtead Group plc (LON: AHT) and easyJet plc (LON: EZJ) is poised for take-off.

  • Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode - Bild newspaper Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 07:10 GMT

    The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday. Prosecutors in France, after listening to the cockpit voice recorders, offered no motive for why Andreas …

  • German airlines to discuss new cockpit rules -association Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 21:13 GMT

    German aviation association BDL said all German airlines, including Lufthansa and its unit Germanwings, had agreed to discuss possible new rules requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times following the Germanwings crash. "Today we spoke with all our members about possible consequences," BDL managing director …

  • EasyJet changes cockpit rules after Germanwings crash Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 17:48 GMT

    British low-cost airline easyJet said it will from Friday require two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings crash earlier this week. Earlier on Thursday, Norwegian Air Shuttle (LSE: 0FGH.L - news) announced similar plans, as did Air Canada (Toronto: AC.TO - news) . Lufthansa, the …

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