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  • Diary of a private investor: ‘Black Monday’ may have made his stomach churn but James Bartholomew still thinks the bull market will resume

  • The executive chairman of 888 says the spurned gambling company is already eyeing other acquisitions

  • (ShareCast News) - Next week, there is plenty of grist for the market's mill, with several potential opportunities for sharp market moves as Chinese stock markets re-open on Monday after their long weekend ...

  • GVC trumps 888 to clinch deal for Bwin Reuters - UK Focus - 22 hours ago

    * GVC sees annual cost savings of 125 mln euros (Adds comment in paragraph 12 from U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - UK-listed Bwin.party ditched an agreed deal with 888 on Friday in favour of a higher 1.1 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) offer from GVC Holdings (Other OTC: GMVHF - news) , creating …

  • Barclays plc (LON:BARC), Travis Perkins plc (LON:TPK), Thomas Cook Group plc (LON:TCG) and Schroders plc (LON:SDR) are four cyclical shares that should benefit from positive near-term fundamentals.

  • TIMELINE-GVC trumps 888 in battle for Bwin Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:50 BST

    Bwin.party ditched an agreed takeover deal with 888 on Friday in favour of a higher cash and share offer from GVC Holdings (Other OTC: GMVHF - news) , creating a sports betting heavyweight in a sector being reshaped by consolidation. Nov. 12, 2014 - Bwin says in early talks with a number of parties over a "variety of …

  • Soccer-More support for Bale as best-ever Wales player Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:42 BST

    With pundits and supporters taking a first appearance for Wales at the European Championship finals for granted, debate has moved on to whether Gareth Bale is the greatest player ever to represent them. The Real Madrid forward's superb header won Thursday's Group B game in Cyprus and meant he has scored or assisted in …

  • (ShareCast News) - Ladbrokes announced that Darren Shapland will retire from the board on 24 September after six years as a non-executive director, five of which he was chair of the Audit Committee.

  • Bwin admits investors split on its backing of GVC takeover Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 4, 2015 08:20 BST

    Online gambling firm Bwin.party , which on Friday accepted a 1.06 billion pound ($1.6 billion) takeover from GVC, said many of its investors had been split on whether to back the approach over a rival offer from 888. Bwin Chairman Philip Yea said it had talked with over half of its shareholder base before deciding to ditch …

  • GVC says Bwin accepts its $1.62 bln offer over 888's Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 4, 2015 07:25 BST

    Online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc said on Friday that Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc had accepted its 1.06-billion-pound takeover offer. GVC's offer of 25 pence in cash and 0.231 new GVC shares ...

  • Bwin board now prefers GVC's buyout offer over 888's-the Telegraph Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 4, 2015 02:49 BST

    Bwin.party Digital Entertainment's board, which had been backing a buyout offer from 888 Holdings, has switched preference to now favor a rival bid from GVC Holdings, the Telegraph reported. The chairman ...

  • MEDIA-Bwin board switches recommendation to GVC from 888- Telegraph Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 4, 2015 01:03 BST

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  • Boeing books $2.6 billion order from Jet2.com Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 23:13 BST

    Boeing Co said on Thursday it had booked an order for 27 of its 737-800 aircraft, worth about $2.6 billion at list prices, from UK airline Jet2.com. The planes, due to be delivered over the next two years, ...

  • Do the latest updates from Go-Ahead Group plc (LON:GOG), Dart Group PLC (LON:DTG), Booker Group Plc (LON:BOK) and Lookers PLC (LON:LOOK) make any of these firms a buy?

  • EasyJet upbeat after surge in demand for late-summer sun Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 11:07 BST

    EasyJet (Other OTC: EJTTF - news) raised its full-year profit outlook on Thursday after record demand for beach holidays and city breaks showed the British low-cost airline was more than meeting a challenge from reinvigorated rival Ryanair. The airline said it was optimistic about its performance, forecasting full-year …

  • BUZZ-Go-Ahead Group: misses the bus Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:03 BST

    ** Public transport operator's shares down c.6 pct, one of the top losers on FTSE 250 mid-cap index after mixed FY results with a PBT beat and EPS miss ** Liberum analysts say the biggest disappointment ...

  • Which of these 4 travel/transport companies should you buy right now? easyJet plc (LON: EZJ), Thomas Cook Group plc (LON: TCG), Tui AG (LON: TUI) or International Consolidated Airlns Grp SA (LON: IAG)

  • BUZZ-Wizz Air flies high with Aug traffic, "buy" initiations Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 08:45 BST

    ** Shares in Wizz Air rise 1.3 pct after both UBS and Investec start the stock with "buy" ratings ** Wizz Air also publishes August traffic figures, showing passenger numbers up 19 percent and ...

  • BUZZ-EasyJet: biggest rise in nearly 2 yrs after hiking profit outlook Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 08:38 BST

    ** EasyJet jumps 6.5%, biggest one-day rise since Nov 2013 & top riser on Stoxx 600 in decent volume after raises FY profit outlook ** Saw record August traffic ** Expects FY PBT in range of £675-700 mln ...

  • Easyjet lifts profit outlook after record August traffic Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 07:16 BST

    British low-cost airline easyJet raised its full-year profit forecast by around 7 percent on Thursday after record passenger numbers in August helped to offset the higher costs the group has faced this year. EasyJet (Other OTC: EJTTF - news) said it now expected full-year profit before tax to be in a range of 675 million …

  • (ShareCast News) - The FTSE ended higher on Wednesday after worse-than-estimated US economic data pushed back expectations of an interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

  • Lufthansa CEO defends cost cuts as pilots threaten more strikes Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 17:59 BST

    FRANKFURT/VIENNA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Lufthansa's chief executive defended the German airline's hard line on strikes on Wednesday after pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened further walkouts in an row over retirement benefits and cost cuts. VC said earlier the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions …

  • (ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid speculation of prolonging quantitative easing in the wake of recent market volatility.

  • Director/PDMR Shareholding Business Wire - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 14:18 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Young & Co.’s Brewery, P.L.C. (the “Company”) Notification pursuant to rule 17 of the AIM Rules Circumstances giving rise to the notification Today, 2 September 2015, RBT II Trustees ...

  • Online gambling firm GVC "not prepared to walk away" from Bwin Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 13:05 BST

    Online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc (Other OTC: GMVHF - news) could go hostile in the 1-billion-pound ($1.5 billion) battle for Bwin.party Digital Entertainment if Bwin's board recommends a lower offer from 888 Holdings Plc, the Times newspaper reported the company's chairman as saying. GVC's board is "not prepared …

  • Issue of Debt Business Wire - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:12 BST

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  • GVC says could go hostile if Bwin accepts 888's offer - Times Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 05:02 BST

    Online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc (Other OTC: GMVHF - news) said it could go hostile in the 1-billion-pound ($1.5 billion) battle for Bwin.party Digital Entertainment if Bwin's board recommends a lower offer from 888 Holdings Plc , the Times newspaper reported. GVC's board is "not prepared to walk away" from Bwin, …

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  • Wells Fargo Hands Reins for Commercial Banking to John C. Adams Business Wire - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 13:59 BST
    Wells Fargo Hands Reins for Commercial Banking to John C. Adams

    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- ‘Business as usual’ for nation’s No. 1 lender to middle market companies Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ), the nation’s largest lender to middle market companies, said ...

  • Online betting firm 888 forced to improve bid for Bwin Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:13 BST

    Bwin, which like smaller rivals 888 and GVC, offers casino, poker, bingo and sports betting, had accepted a 900 million-pound ($1.4 billion) cash and shares offer from 888 in July, preferring it to a higher but more complex offer from GVC. GVC, owner of the Sportingbet brand, has since worked with Bwin to iron out a number …

  • BUZZ-Restaurant Group: Deutsche Bank raises to "buy" Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:53 BST

    ** Restaurant operator's shares up 2.1 pct, among top FTSE midcap gainers after Deutsche Bank raises to "buy" from "hold", keeps 785p PT ** Analysts say co is resistant to the two main ...

  • The private equity-backed group is combining with Parkdean to form a £960m holiday homes company with 73 sites in the UK

  • UK's Bwin receives revised proposal from 888 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:01 BST

    Online gambling firm 888 Holdings Plc stepped up the battle for Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc on Tuesday, submitting a revised takeover proposal as it looks to see off rival interest from GVC Holdings Plc. Bwin, up for sale since November, said it had received a revised offer from 888 and was evaluating it together …

  • UK's Bwin receives revised offer from 888 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:24 BST

    Online gambling firm Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc said it had received a revised offer from 888 Holdings Plc and was evaluating it together with the proposal received from GVC Holdings Plc. Bwin ...

  • Is the demise of the British pub inevitable? Telegraph - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 00:07 BST

    Rises in the minimum wage and the death of the beer tie are forcing pubs to adapt or die

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