UK Morning Briefing

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21 Apr 2017, 8:30

LONDON BRIEFING: Reckitt Continues To Review “Non-Core” Food Business

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices opened firm on Friday, despite a terror attack in Paris and continued strength…

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20 Apr 2017, 8:17

LONDON BRIEFING: Unilever, Sky And Rio Tinto Reassure With Updates

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices in London opened flat to higher on Thursday, despite the pound rebuilding its gains…

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19 Apr 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Continues To Rise After UK Snap Election Call

LONDON (Alliance News) – Shares were mixed at the open Wednesday in London, but the pound added to its gains…

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18 Apr 2017, 8:17

LONDON BRIEFING: Shares Mixed, Pound Firm Amid Global Tensions

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices in London were mixed early Tuesday, after the long Easter holiday weekend in the…

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13 Apr 2017, 8:19

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound And Euro Gain As Trump Talks Down Dollar

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound and euro gained ground overnight Thursday, after US President Donald Trump warned the dollar…

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12 Apr 2017, 8:25

LONDON BRIEFING: Tesco, WH Smith, PageGroup In Focus Before UK Jobs

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices opened firm in London on Wednesday, ahead of UK unemployment and earnings data, as…

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11 Apr 2017, 8:25

LONDON BRIEFING: JD Sports Sparkles But UK Retail Sales Down In March

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK inflation data was the focus for share trading in London on Tuesday. Consumer, retail and…

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10 Apr 2017, 8:25

LONDON BRIEFING: Miners Top And Tail FTSE 100 Amid Global Tensions

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices opened flat to higher in London on Monday, despite rising political tensions around the…

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07 Apr 2017, 8:22

LONDON BRIEFING: Markets Mostly Unperturbed By US Strike On Syria

LONDON (Alliance News) – Gold and oil prices both rose on Friday on news of a US missile attack on…

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06 Apr 2017, 8:19

LONDON BRIEFING: Kraft Bid Spurs Unilever To Spread The Wealth

LONDON (Alliance News) – Consumer goods company Unilever on Thursday revealed the outcome of its strategic review, prompted by the…

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05 Apr 2017, 8:21

LONDON BRIEFING: Galliford Withdraws As Bovis Hire Its Former Chief

LONDON (Alliance News) – Small world, in UK housebuilding at least. Galliford Try said Wednesday it has withdrawn its proposal…

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04 Apr 2017, 8:48

LONDON BRIEFING: Morrisons Beats Rivals In Sales Data, Tesco Declines

LONDON (Alliance News) – The latest UK Grocery market data from Kantar Worldpanel Tuesday showed Wm Morrison Supermarkets was the…

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03 Apr 2017, 8:43

LONDON BRIEFING: BP Inks Pipeline Deal As Reckitt Mulls Food Unit Sale

LONDON (Alliance News) – BP on Monday confirmed it has agreed to sell the UK North Sea’s largest and oldest…

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31 Mar 2017, 8:31

LONDON BRIEFING: Ofcom Strikes Again At BT’s Openreach With Price Curb

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK communications regulator Ofcom on Friday outlined plans to cut the price BT Group’s network infrastructure…

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30 Mar 2017, 8:29

LONDON BRIEFING: Muted Guidance From SSE As Brexit Countdown Starts

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK shares opened slightly higher and the pound was firm overnight Thursday, after the two-year countdown…

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29 Mar 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Falls But Shares Firm On ‘Brexit Day’

LONDON (Alliance News) – At the start of ‘Article 50 day’, London share prices were firm, but the pound lost…

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28 Mar 2017, 8:29

LONDON BRIEFING: Wolseley Focuses On US With New Name And Nordic Exit

LONDON (Alliance News) – Large-cap stocks were up slightly early Tuesday, while mid-caps were down, after sterling gave back some…

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27 Mar 2017, 8:21

LONDON BRIEFING: Trump Suffers Setback But Merkel Passes Election Test

LONDON (Alliance News) – Donald Trump’s failure on Friday to pass a new US healthcare bill has left the dollar…

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24 Mar 2017, 8:25

LONDON BRIEFING: US Congress Hands Setback To Trump On Healthcare

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices were lower at the open in London on Friday, after a vote on replacing…

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23 Mar 2017, 8:25

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Parliament To Sit As Normal In Defiance Of Terror

LONDON (Alliance News) – Parliament will put on a show of stoic defiance when UK MPs attempt to go about…

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22 Mar 2017, 8:30

LONDON BRIEFING: Tepid Trump Trade As Wall Street Leads Global Retreat

LONDON (Alliance News) – Are equities investors falling out of love with US President Donald Trump? London shares opened lower…

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21 Mar 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Inflation Likely To Exceed Bank Of England Target

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK inflation readings at 0930 GMT are the main London market event scheduled for Tuesday. Inflation…

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20 Mar 2017, 8:19

LONDON BRIEFING: Vodafone Deal To Create Largest Telecom Firm In India

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices opened flat to lower on Monday, with a focus on company news after…

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17 Mar 2017, 8:23

LONDON BRIEFING: G20 Officials Meet Amid US Challenge To Free Trade

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices opened flat on Friday, at the end of a week of political drama…

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16 Mar 2017, 8:28

LONDON BRIEFING: Euro Firm As Dutch Populist Party Defeated

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices were firm early Thursday, with the FTSE 100 setting a new record high,…

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15 Mar 2017, 8:34

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Recovers Some Ground As US Rate Hike Awaited

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound rose back above USD1.22 early Wednesday, despite a US interest rate hike being expected…

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14 Mar 2017, 8:30

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Slumps As UK Cleared To Pull Trigger On Brexit

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices were narrowly mixed in London early Tuesday, though the FTSE 100 index was getting…

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13 Mar 2017, 8:20

LONDON BRIEFING: Bovis Homes And Amec Foster Wheeler Attract Suitors

LONDON (Alliance News) – Merger and acquisition activity among London-listed mid-caps was the focus of attention early Monday, before attention…

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10 Mar 2017, 8:15

LONDON BRIEFING: BT And Regulator Agree Terms Of Openreach Separation

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices in London were firm early Friday, ahead of US job figures that could seal…

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09 Mar 2017, 8:34

LONDON BRIEFING: Insurers Gain, But Morrisons Falls Despite Sales Rise

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices in London opened slightly weaker Thursday, as the market continued to price in Wednesday’s…

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