UK Morning Briefing

Briefings

20 Jul 2017, 8:04

LONDON BRIEFING: Brexit Talks In Brussels As ECB Meets In Frankfurt

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK Brexit Secretary David Davis returns to Brussels on Thursday to meet European Commission chief Brexit…

Read more
Briefings

19 Jul 2017, 8:13

LONDON BRIEFING: Reckitt Strikes USD4.2 Billion Deal To Sell Food Unit

LONDON (Alliance News) – Reckitt Benckiser and Aviva both announced significant asset disposals on Wednesday morning, while pressure on US…

Read more
Briefings

18 Jul 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: Collapse Of Republican Healthcare Plan Weakens Dollar

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound was up against the dollar Tuesday morning, as another setback for US President Donald…

Read more
Briefings

17 Jul 2017, 8:23

CORRECT: LONDON BRIEFING: ITV Appoints EasyJet’s McCall As New CEO

(Correcting Centrica’s joint venture story) LONDON (Alliance News) – Broadcaster ITV announced it has poached airline easyJet’s Carolyn McCall as…

Read more
Briefings

17 Jul 2017, 7:52

LONDON BRIEFING: ITV Appoints EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall As New CEO

LONDON (Alliance News) – Broadcaster ITV announced it has poached airline easyJet’s Carolyn McCall as its new Chief Executive on…

Read more
Briefings

14 Jul 2017, 7:52

LONDON BRIEFING: Dovish Yellen Comments Continue To Stoke Pound

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound continued to rise against the dollar early Friday following comments from US Federal Reserve…

Read more
Briefings

13 Jul 2017, 7:55

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Benefits From Dovish Remarks By US Fed Chair

LONDON (Alliance News) – The dollar lost some ground and US markets rallied, after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet…

Read more
Briefings

12 Jul 2017, 7:56

LONDON BRIEFING: Energy Regulator Warns Tougher Price Controls Ahead

LONDON (Alliance News) – The UK’s energy regulator Ofgem said early on Wednesday that energy networks should prepare for “tougher…

Read more
Briefings

11 Jul 2017, 7:50

LONDON BRIEFING: M&S, Other UK Retailers Benefit From Summer Spending

LONDON (Alliance News) – Marks & Spencer Group reported Tuesday growth in revenue in the first quarter of its financial…

Read more
Briefings

10 Jul 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: May Hails US Promise Of “Very Powerful” Trade Deal

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK Prime Minister Teresa May said US President Donald Trump’s promise on Saturday of a quick…

Read more
Briefings

07 Jul 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Trump-Putin Meeting Highlights Contentious G20 Summit

LONDON (Alliance News) – One of the most contentious G20 summits in the grouping’s short history is set to start…

Read more
Briefings

06 Jul 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Novae Follows Worldpay In Accepting Takeover Offer

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices were pointed higher Thursday, despite continued sabre-rattling by the US and North Korea…

Read more
Briefings

05 Jul 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Bank Of England Official Says Prepare For Rate Rise

LONDON (Alliance News) – Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Michael Saunders warned that UK households should prepare for…

Read more
Briefings

04 Jul 2017, 7:55

LONDON BRIEFING: Hammond Seeks “Comprehensive Free Trade Deal” With EU

LONDON (Alliance News) – Brexit is not a dominant issue for European Union countries, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond acknowledged as…

Read more
Briefings

03 Jul 2017, 8:01

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Growth Prospects Downgraded Due To Brexit Drag

LONDON (Alliance News) – Economists have downgraded Britain’s growth prospects in the wake of political uncertainty following the general election…

Read more
Briefings

30 Jun 2017, 8:05

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Rises Above USD1.30 At PM May Passes First Test

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound rallied above USD1.30 for the first time since late May overnight Friday, after the…

Read more
Briefings

29 Jun 2017, 8:04

LONDON BRIEFING: DS Smith Splashes Out More Than USD1 Billion In US

LONDON (Alliance News) – Company news was back in focus early Thursday after a central banker-dominated day on Wednesday. Comments…

Read more
Briefings

28 Jun 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: FCA Wants More “Fairness” From UK Fund Managers

LONDON (Alliance News) – Blue-chip share prices in London were called slightly lower on Wednesday, as the pound and euro…

Read more
Briefings

27 Jun 2017, 8:34

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Supermarket Sales Grow At Fastest Pace In 5 Years

LONDON (Alliance News) – The latest figures from research firm Kantar Worldpanel saw all of the UK’s big-four supermarkets deliver…

Read more
Briefings

26 Jun 2017, 8:26

LONDON BRIEFING: Co-Operative Bank Abandons Sale As Funding Progresses

LONDON (Alliance News) – The Co-operative Bank on Monday said it has abandoned its formal sale process in order to…

Read more
Briefings

23 Jun 2017, 8:18

LONDON BRIEFING: Allied Irish Banks IPO To Raise EUR3 Billion

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices were flat to lower early Friday, after the pound rallied above USD1.27 overnight.…

Read more
Briefings

22 Jun 2017, 8:35

LONDON BRIEFING: Imagination Technologies Hangs Out ‘For Sale’ Sign

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices opened slightly lower in London on Thursday, as the pound was firm overnight but…

Read more
Briefings

21 Jun 2017, 8:30

LONDON BRIEFING: Shares And Pound Weak Ahead Of Opening Of Parliament

LONDON (Alliance News) – London share prices opened slightly lower Wednesday, following down days in New York and Tokyo, despite…

Read more
Briefings

20 Jun 2017, 8:24

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Serious Fraud Office Charges Barclays And Execs

LONDON (Alliance News) – The UK Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays and four individuals in relation to its Qatari…

Read more
Briefings

19 Jun 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: Another Terror Attack In London As Brexit Talks Begin

LONDON (Alliance News) – Another deadly terror attack in London created a sombre mood early Monday, but markets were trading…

Read more
Briefings

16 Jun 2017, 8:31

LONDON BRIEFING: Market Looks To End Miserable Week On Positive Note

LONDON (Alliance News) – London shares were looking to end a negative week on a more positive note on Friday,…

Read more
Briefings

15 Jun 2017, 8:31

LONDON BRIEFING: Fed Lifts US Rates As Yellen Quiet On Own Future

LONDON (Alliance News) – Share prices in London opened lower Thursday, after the Federal Reserve raised US interest rates, as…

Read more
Briefings

14 Jun 2017, 8:27

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Jobs In Focus As Talks Continue To Form Government

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK jobs and earnings figures were set to be the focus of trading in London early…

Read more
Briefings

13 Jun 2017, 8:32

LONDON BRIEFING: Market Attention Shifts To UK Inflation And US Fed

LONDON (Alliance News) – Shares opened higher and the pound remained firm Tuesday as the London market’s attention shifted partially…

Read more
Briefings

13 Jun 2017, 8:32

LONDON BRIEFING: Market Attention Shifts To UK Inflation And US Fed

LONDON (Alliance News) – Shares opened higher and the pound remained firm Tuesday as the London market’s attention shifted partially…

Read more