UK Morning Briefing

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26 May 2017, 8:30

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Declines As UK Election Appears To Tighten

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound continued to decline overnight Friday, as a new opinion poll showed the opposition Labour…

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25 May 2017, 8:33

LONDON BRIEFING: US Fed Hints At June Rate Hike As OPEC Meeting Starts

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices opened flat in London on Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve hinted at another…

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24 May 2017, 8:35

LONDON BRIEFING: Market Steady As UK Terror Alert Raised To “Critical”

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices opened flat in London on Wednesday, as investors displayed stoicism in the face of…

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23 May 2017, 8:23

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Faces Another Atrocity With Manchester Bombing

LONDON (Alliance News) – A suicide bomber has killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving…

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22 May 2017, 8:30

LONDON BRIEFING: Tories To Refocus On Brexit After “Wobble Weekend”

LONDON (Alliance News) – Theresa May is seeking Monday to steady Tory nerves amid fears the party’s controversial plans to…

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19 May 2017, 8:37

LONDON BRIEFING: Shares Rebound As Trump Pushes Ahead With Agenda

LONDON (Alliance News) – London shares prices were rallying early Friday, after two days of losses, as the pound slipped…

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18 May 2017, 8:28

LONDON BRIEFING: Berendsen Rejects GBP2.05 Billion Takeover Offer

LONDON (Alliance News) – A string of high-profile UK companies provided some distraction early Thursday from the controversies surrounding US…

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17 May 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: British Land Says Office Tenants Still Value London

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices opened lower in London on Wednesday, ahead of UK employment figures and as the…

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16 May 2017, 8:31

LONDON BRIEFING: Vodafone Up, easyJet Down Ahead Of UK Inflation

LONDON (Alliance News) – Results from UK blue chips Vodafone Group and easyJet were the early focus or the London…

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15 May 2017, 8:24

LONDON BRIEFING: “WannaCry” Ransomware Strikes China And Japan As Well

LONDON (Alliance News) – China and Japan on Monday both fell victim to the global “ransomware” cyber attack that has…

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12 May 2017, 8:25

LONDON BRIEFING: Trade On Agenda G7 Finance Ministers Gather In Italy

LONDON (Alliance News) – Finance ministers and central bank heads of the Group of Seven leading economies are due to…

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11 May 2017, 8:28

LONDON BRIEFING: Royal Mail Shares Unmoved By Nationalisation Pledge

LONDON (Alliance News) – Shares in Royal Mail showed hardly a ripple on Thursday, up 0.4% in early trade, despite…

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10 May 2017, 8:33

LONDON BRIEFING: Trump Fires FBI Chief Investigating His Russian Ties

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK company news was back in focus on Wednesday, with elections in France and South Korea…

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09 May 2017, 8:37

LONDON BRIEFING: Centrica And SSE Face UK Energy Price Cap By Tories

LONDON (Alliance News) – Theresa May has confirmed the Conservatives will cap “rip off” gas and electricity prices in the…

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08 May 2017, 8:14

LONDON BRIEFING: Markets Steady As Macron Wins Big In France

LONDON (Alliance News) – Emmanuel Macron told thousands of cheering supporters in Paris on Sunday night that an “immense task”…

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05 May 2017, 8:26

LONDON BRIEFING: Tories Confident After Gains In UK Local Elections

LONDON (Alliance News) – London shares opened lower Friday, as oil prices continued to slide but the pound strengthened on…

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04 May 2017, 8:38

LONDON BRIEFING: HSBC And Shell Lead Rising FTSE 100

LONDON (Alliance News) – FTSE 100 index heavyweights HSBC Holdings and Royal Dutch Shell were leading blue-chip stocks higher on…

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03 May 2017, 8:33

LONDON BRIEFING: M&S Poaches From Halfords, As ITV Chief Steps Down

LONDON (Alliance News) – All change at several large UK companies, as ITV, Marks & Spencer and Halfords announced executive…

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02 May 2017, 8:29

LONDON BRIEFING: BP Reports “Robust” First-Quarter Earnings

LONDON (Alliance News) – BP said Tuesday its replacement cost profit in the first quarter of 2017 was significantly better…

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28 Apr 2017, 8:41

LONDON BRIEFING: Barclays, RBS Top And Tail FTSE 100 After Updates

LONDON (Alliance News) – Banks were top and tail of the FTSE 100 Friday, as first quarter results from Royal…

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27 Apr 2017, 8:35

LONDON BRIEFING: Financial Markets Not Impressed By Trump Tax Plan

LONDON (Alliance News) – US tax reforms being proposed by President Donald Trump will slash rates for personal and corporate…

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26 Apr 2017, 8:31

LONDON BRIEFING: London Stock Exchange Reports Strong Results

LONDON (Alliance News) – London Stock Exchange Group on Wednesday reported big increases in revenue and gross profit in its…

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25 Apr 2017, 8:29

LONDON BRIEFING: Whitbread Drops 6% On Warning Of Tough Conditions

LONDON (Alliance News) – After a politics-dominated start to the week, company announcements were back to the fore on Tuesday,…

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24 Apr 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: Stocks Jump On 1st Round Win By French Centrist

LONDON (Alliance News) – London and European stock markets rose at the open Monday, while the euro gained against the…

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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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