UK Morning Briefing

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21 Sep 2017, 8:01

LONDON BRIEFING: US Fed Keeps Open Possibility Of December Rate Hike

LONDON (Alliance News) – The US Federal Reserve said it will allow its holdings of bonds to begin shrinking in…

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20 Sep 2017, 8:05

LONDON BRIEFING: BTG “Surprised And Disappointed” By US Court Ruling

LONDON (Alliance News) – With the main market event of Wednesday, a US Fed interest rate decision, not due until…

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19 Sep 2017, 7:57

LONDON BRIEFING: US Fed Starts Meeting As Carney Warns On UK Rates

LONDON (Alliance News) – Central banks remained the market focus around the world early Tuesday. After Bank of England Governor…

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18 Sep 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Firm Start For Stocks Ahead Of US Fed Rate Decision

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices were called higher Monday, despite the pound holding above USD1.36, following positive market…

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15 Sep 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: North Korea Follows Up Threat With New Missile Launch

LONDON (Alliance News) – The United Nations Security Council plans an emergency meeting on Friday in the wake of North…

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14 Sep 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Next And Morrisons In Focus Ahead Of UK Rate Decision

LONDON (Alliance News) – Results from two big UK retailers, Next and Morrisons, were in focus early Thursday before attention…

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13 Sep 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Firms To USD1.33 Ahead Of Jobs, Bank Of England

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound was firm above USD1.33 early Wednesday, ahead of the last major piece of UK…

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12 Sep 2017, 7:48

LONDON BRIEFING: Ashtead Prepares To Help Hurricane Clean-Up In US

LONDON (Alliance News) – FTSE 100 equipment rental firm Ashtead Group said Tuesday its US operations are likely to be…

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11 Sep 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: AB Foods “Well Ahead” As Primark Avoids Markdowns

LONDON (Alliance News) – Hurricane Irma continued to wreak havoc in the US state of Florida but North Korea remained…

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08 Sep 2017, 8:06

LONDON BRIEFING: Greene King Laments Cold August As Pub Sales Slip

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound and euro both surged higher against the dollar overnight, after comments by ECB President…

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07 Sep 2017, 8:01

LONDON BRIEFING: ECB Meets As US Fed Vice Chair Steps Down

LONDON (Alliance News) – Central banks will be the focus for financial markets on Thursday, as the European Central Bank…

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06 Sep 2017, 8:08

LONDON BRIEFING: Real Storm Clouds Over Caribbean Amid Korea Tensions

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK share prices opened lower Wednesday, following other global equities markets, as tensions with North Korea…

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05 Sep 2017, 8:02

LONDON BRIEFING: Aveva Finally Merges With Schneider Electric Software

LONDON (Alliance News) – Mid-cap engineering software firm Aveva Group confirmed Tuesday it has agreed to a GBP3.00 billion-plus merger…

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04 Sep 2017, 7:57

LONDON BRIEFING: US Threatens After North Korea’s Nuclear Bomb Test

LONDON (Alliance News) – Gold was in demand as an investment safe haven early Monday, and London stocks were called…

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01 Sep 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Positive China PMI Score Ahead Of Key US Jobs Report

LONDON (Alliance News) – A string of economic data reports building up to the US nonfarm payrolls report provides the…

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31 Aug 2017, 8:10

LONDON BRIEFING: Royal Mail To Be Shipped Out Of FTSE 100

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK shares started higher Thursday, after positive economic data from the China overnight and the US…

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30 Aug 2017, 7:56

LONDON BRIEFING: May Lands In Tokyo Amid Hard Brexit Talks In Brussels

LONDON (Alliance News) – Brexit talks are continuing in Brussels on Wednesday after the European Commission president criticised the UK…

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29 Aug 2017, 8:07

LONDON BRIEFING: Stocks Open Lower Amid N Korea Missile, Brexit Talks

LONDON (Alliance News) – Stocks opened lower on Tuesday following the long bank holiday weekend, amid rising tensions after North…

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25 Aug 2017, 8:01

LONDON BRIEFING: Provident Financial Shakes Up Home Credit Business

LONDON (Alliance News) – Provident Financial announced Friday changes to the management team of its home credit business, as the…

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24 Aug 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: CRH Shuffles Business Portfolio As Profit Rises

LONDON (Alliance News) – CRH on Thursday said its interim results were in line with guidance as it posted growth…

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23 Aug 2017, 7:55

LONDON BRIEFING: WPP Warns Of Growing Pressure On Client Ad Spending

LONDON (Alliance News) – Media buying giant WPP reported Wednesday a rise in profit for the first half of 2017…

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22 Aug 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: Positive Results From BHP, Antofagasta And Persimmon

LONDON (Alliance News) – Blue-chip London stocks were called higher Tuesday, amid a soft pound and positive results from miners…

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21 Aug 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Rathbone Brothers Confirms Smith & Williamson Talks

LONDON (Alliance News) – FTSE 250-listed Rathbone Brothers on Monday confirmed talks for a potential all share merger with rival…

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18 Aug 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Barcelona Terrorist Attacks To Knock Sentiment

LONDON (Alliance News) – Stocks are pointed to a lower open on Friday, as investors digest news of terrorist attacks…

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17 Aug 2017, 8:07

LONDON BRIEFING: Kingfisher Keeps Cautious Outlook For UK, France

LONDON (Alliance News) – Kingfisher reiterated its cautious outlook for its second half on Thursday, as it reported a fall…

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16 Aug 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Prudential Sells US Network; UK Aims To Avoid Borders

LONDON (Alliance News) – Stocks were called for a higher open on Wednesday, with Prudential taking the spotlight in early…

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15 Aug 2017, 8:01

LONDON BRIEFING: Hargreaves Lansdown Profit Up; UK Inflation In Focus

LONDON (Alliance News) – Stocks were called for a higher open on Tuesday, as British government papers said the country…

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14 Aug 2017, 8:06

LONDON BRIEFING: Government To Publish Brexit Strategy Ahead Of Talks

LONDON (Alliance News) – The UK government set to publish a series of strategy papers starting from this week as…

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11 Aug 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: Old Mutual Profit Soars 76% Amid Restructuring

LONDON (Alliance News) – Stocks are seen opening lower on Friday, following US and Asian markets as tension between the…

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10 Aug 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: Glencore Returns To Net Profit In First Half Of 2017

LONDON (Alliance News) – The FTSE 100 was seen to open lower on Thursday, amid disappointing growth in UK house…

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