UK Morning Briefing

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24 Nov 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: William Hill Confirms Talks For Australian Merger

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK bookmaker William Hill on Friday confirmed media reports it is “very” preliminary discussions over a…

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23 Nov 2017, 7:55

LONDON BRIEFING: Focus On GDP Reading After UK Outlook Cut In Budget

LONDON (Alliance News) – Market focus on Thursday in London will be on the second reading of third-quarter UK GDP,…

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22 Nov 2017, 8:04

LONDON BRIEFING: Thomas Cook Says Holidaymakers Back To Turkey, Egypt

LONDON (Alliance News) – Philip Hammond may need a holiday after Wednesday’s UK government Budget, and it seems many others…

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21 Nov 2017, 8:02

LONDON BRIEFING: Food And Travel Serve Up Differing Company Results

LONDON (Alliance News) – Better to serve food than sell airplane tickets in the travel sector of late. Budget airline…

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20 Nov 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Centrica Calls For End Of Standard Variable Tariffs

LONDON (Alliance News) – British Gas-owner Centrica on Monday outlined a package of “actions and proposed measures to reform the…

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17 Nov 2017, 8:08

LONDON BRIEFING: Carillion To Breach Banking Covenants, Miss On Profit

LONDON (Alliance News) – The slow car crash that support services firm Carillion has become continued early Friday. Carillion warned…

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16 Nov 2017, 8:02

LONDON BRIEFING: New Car Registrations Drop 12% In UK, Rise In Europe

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK retail sales figures are due Thursday morning, but the weak state of the UK new…

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15 Nov 2017, 8:06

LONDON BRIEFING: HSBC Fined, Old Mutual Reveals Quilter, L&G Shops

LONDON (Alliance News) – News from financial firms and housebuilders dominated the headlines in London early Wednesday, ahead of UK…

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14 Nov 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: Vodafone And ITV On Track As Tesco-Booker Cleared

LONDON (Alliance News) – Tuesday got underway with a string of UK company reporting, including ‘steady as she goes’ updates…

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13 Nov 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Home Sellers Cut Prices But Taylor Wimpey Positive

LONDON (Alliance News) – There was mixed news on the UK property market early Monday, as the UK stock market…

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10 Nov 2017, 8:03

LONDON BRIEFING: Bakkavor Goes Ahead With GBP1 Billion London Float

LONDON (Alliance News) – Bakkavor, having said just last week it was not going ahead with its London IPO, announced…

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09 Nov 2017, 8:09

LONDON BRIEFING: Pound Shakes Off Latest UK Government Wobble

LONDON (Alliance News) – The pound bounced back overnight Thursday despite continued instability in the UK government ahead of the…

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08 Nov 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: M&S Warns Of Challenging UK Retailing As CFO Departs

LONDON (Alliance News) – Grocer and clothing retailer Marks & Spencer sounded more like peer Next than AB Foods‘ Primark…

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07 Nov 2017, 7:57

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Retail Sales Shrink In October But Primark Grows

LONDON (Alliance News) – There was mixed news on the UK retail sector early Tuesday. Associated British Foods, which owns…

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06 Nov 2017, 8:04

LONDON BRIEFING: Markets Sort Through Deluge Of Revelations

LONDON (Alliance News) – Politics from the UK to Spain, by way of Belgium, promised to dominate market attention on…

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03 Nov 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Two Big London IPOs Shelved Amid Market “Uncertainty”

LONDON (Alliance News) – Mast infrastructure company Arqiva Group and fresh prepared food company Bakkavor Group both said on Friday…

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02 Nov 2017, 8:06

LONDON BRIEFING: Bank Of England Rate Decision, New Fed Chair Awaited

LONDON (Alliance News) – It’s all about the Bank of England for London markets on Thursday, despite a dramatic resignation…

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01 Nov 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Retailers Brace For Weak Holiday Shopping

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK retailers are preparing themselves, and investors, for a potentially difficult year-end holiday shopping season. Fashion…

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31 Oct 2017, 8:03

LONDON BRIEFING: IAG Relaxed About Brexit Uncertainty; Less So Ryanair

LONDON (Alliance News) – Budget carrier Ryanair said pretax profit and operating revenue for the six months to September 30…

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30 Oct 2017, 8:02

LONDON BRIEFING: HSBC Joins Lloyds And RBS With Positive Third Quarter

LONDON (Alliance News) – HSBC Holdings on Monday followed Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking with another positive update…

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27 Oct 2017, 8:11

LONDON BRIEFING: RBS Confident For 2017 And 2018 After Strong Quarter

LONDON (Alliance News) – Royal Bank of Scotland Group on Friday said it swung to a profit in the third…

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26 Oct 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: Barclays Ring-Fences UK Bank As Profit Soars

LONDON (Alliance News) – The spotlight on Thursday remains fixed on the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting later in…

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25 Oct 2017, 8:08

LONDON BRIEFING: Lloyds Banking To Consider Surplus Capital Return

LONDON (Alliance News) – Lloyds Banking Group said Wednesday it may pay a special dividend or conduct a share buyback…

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24 Oct 2017, 7:52

LONDON BRIEFING: Whitbread Confident For Both Costa And Premier Inn

LONDON (Alliance News) – Whitbread provide a guarded but positive trading update with its interim results Tuesday, raising its interim…

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23 Oct 2017, 8:04

LONDON BRIEFING: Telecom Infrastructure Firm Arqiva Confirms Big IPO

LONDON (Alliance News) – Arqiva Group, a UK communications infrastructure company, confirmed Monday its plan to float on the London…

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20 Oct 2017, 7:59

LONDON BRIEFING: Mixed Fortunes For IHG From Hurricanes And Earthquake

LONDON (Alliance News) – InterContinental Hotels Group – which operates the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotel chains – said…

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19 Oct 2017, 7:58

LONDON BRIEFING: LSE Chief Executive Xavier Rolet To Depart In 2018

LONDON (Alliance News) – London Stock Exchange Group said Thursday that Chief Executive Xavier Rolet will leave the group by…

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18 Oct 2017, 8:03

LONDON BRIEFING: US SEC Charges Rio Tinto And Former Execs With Fraud

LONDON (Alliance News) – The US Securities & Exchange Commission charged London-listed mining company Rio Tinto and two former top…

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17 Oct 2017, 8:00

LONDON BRIEFING: UK Inflation Figures May Decide Interest Rate Path

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK inflation readings and their implication for interest rates will be the market focus in London…

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16 Oct 2017, 8:03

LONDON BRIEFING: Votes And The Aftermath Of Voting Dominate Picture

LONDON (Alliance News) – Elections and the fallout from referendum votes provided a complex picture for investors at the start…

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