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08 Feb 2017, 7:18

TOP NEWS: Hargreaves Lansdown Boosted By Post-Brexit Trading Volumes

LONDON (Alliance News) – Hargreaves Lansdown PLC on Wednesday reported a rise in pretax profit and revenue for the first…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 7:16

TOP NEWS: Smurfit Kappa Margin Improvements Boost Annual Profit

LONDON (Alliance News) – Corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa Group PLC on Wednesday reported growth in annual profit, driven by…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 7:10

TOP NEWS: Rio Tinto Beats 2016 Expectations, Launches Share Buyback

LONDON (Alliance News) – Rio Tinto PLC pleasantly surprised the market on Wednesday by launching a share buyback programme and…

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London Stock Market comment

08 Feb 2017, 7:00

LONDON MARKET EARLY CALL: Stocks Seen Flat After Oil Price Slide

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK stock prices are pointed to another flat open on Wednesday, with pressure from lower oil…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:56

Air France-KLM January Traffic, Capacity Rise

PARIS (Alliance News) – Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM on Wednesday reported that for total group passenger activity, passenger traffic increased…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:49

Sanofi Profit Up; Sees 2017 Earnings Stable To Lower

PARIS (Alliance News) – French drug giant Sanofi SA on Wednesday reported that its fourth-quarter IFRS net income was EUR790…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:47

Syngenta FY16 Profit Down; Sees Low Single Digit Growth In FY Sales At CER

BASEL (Alliance News) – Syngenta, an agriculture company, reported that its net income for fiscal year 2016 declined 12% to…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:43

UK Energy Regulator Sets Temporary Price Cap For Pre-Pay Customers

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK energy market regulator Ofgem has set a temporary price cap to protect over four million…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 6:32

TOP NEWS: Court To Decide “As Soon As Possible” On Trump US Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – A US federal appeals court will decide “as soon as possible” whether to reinstate President Donald…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 6:30

UK Government “Significantly Underestimated” Green Energy Scheme Costs

LONDON (Alliance News) – Consumers will be hit with higher bills because officials “significantly underestimated” the cost of green energy…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 6:28

TOP NEWS: UK MPs Prepare For Key Vote On Brexit Bill

LONDON (Alliance News) – MPs will vote on Wednesday on giving UK Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger…

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Forex

08 Feb 2017, 6:27

Yen Rises Amid Increased Risk Aversion

CANBERA (Alliance News) – The Japanese yen strengthened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Wednesday amid rising…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 6:23

US VP Pence Breaks Tie To Confirm DeVos As Education Secretary

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – In an historic move, Vice President Mike Pence voted Tuesday to break a tie in the…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 6:22

TOP NEWS: UK Permanent Job Placement Growth Weakest In 4 Months

LONDON (Alliance News) – Permanent job placements in the UK grew at the slowest pace in four months in January,…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:22

ABB Profit More Than Doubles, Revenue Down; Lifts Dividend

ZURICH (Alliance News) – Swiss engineering firm ABB Ltd reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net income more than doubled to…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:21

PRESS: Apple Appoints Amazon’s Fire TV Head To Run Apple TV Business

CUPERTINO (Alliance News) – Apple Inc has appointed Timothy Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon.com Inc’s Fire TV unit, as…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:21

Nissan Altima Recalled For Door Wiring Problem

YOKOHAMA (Alliance News) – Nissan North America Inc has recalled nearly 341,000 2015-2017 Altima vehicles due to a risk that…

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Companies

08 Feb 2017, 6:19

Walt Disney Profit Tops Street, But Misses On Revenue

BURBANK (Alliance News) – Media and entertainment giant Walt Disney Co Tuesday reported a drop in profit for the first…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 5:26

Japan Eco Watchers’ Index Falls Unexpectedly In January

TOKYO (Alliance News) – A measure of peoples’ assessment of the Japanese economy decreased unexpectedly at the start of the…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 5:11

BoJ Board: Daily Mrkt Operations Do Not Signal Monetary Policy Stance

TOKYO (Alliance News) – The Bank of Japan board said the bank should make clear to the markets that daily…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 4:37

UK Permanent Job Placement Growth Weakest In 4 Months

LONDON (Alliance News) – Permanent job placements in the UK grew at the slowest pace in four months in January,…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 1:32

Japan December Current Account Surplus Y1,112.2 Billion

TOKYO (Alliance News) – Japan posted a current account surplus of 1,112.2 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 0:27

Japan Overall Bank Lending Climbs 2.5% In January

TOKYO (Alliance News) – Overall bank lending in Japan was up 2.5% on year in January, the Bank of Japan…

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Economics

08 Feb 2017, 0:17

Japan Has Y1,112.2 Billion Current Account Surplus

TOKYO (Alliance News) – Japan had a current account surplus of 1,112.2 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance…

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Economics

07 Feb 2017, 22:32

Japan Current Account Data Due On Wednesday

TOKYO (Alliance News) – Japan will on Wednesday release December numbers for current account, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific…

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Markets

07 Feb 2017, 21:18

Major Averages Close Modestly Higher But Well Off Best Levels – US Commentary

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – After failing to sustain an early upward move, stocks gave back ground over the course of…

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Economics

07 Feb 2017, 20:09

US Consumer Credit Climbs Less Than Expected In December

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – After reporting a sharp increase in U.S consumer credit in the previous month, the Federal Reserve…

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Commodities

07 Feb 2017, 19:51

Crude Oil Slips To 3-Week Low Ahead Of Inventories

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – Crude oil futures tumbled Tuesday amid signs that robust US shale production will help offset OPEC’s…

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Forex

07 Feb 2017, 19:17

Dollar Mixed After Paring Early Gains

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – The dollar was up against all of its major rivals in early trade Tuesday, but has…

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Commodities

07 Feb 2017, 19:03

Gold Rises As Fed Muddies Rate Hike View

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – Gold futures continued to nudge higher Tuesday, hitting new 3-month highs as the outlook for the…

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