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Top News of the Day

Companies

21 Apr 2017, 14:17

EXTRA: WS Atkins Agrees GBP2.1 Billion Takeover By SNC-Lavalin

LONDON (Alliance News) – WS Atkins PLC late Thursday confirmed it has agreed to a takeover offer from Canadian engineering…

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Economics

21 Apr 2017, 13:53

TOP NEWS: Eurozone Private Sector Expands At Fastest Pace In Six Years

BRUSSELS (Alliance News) – Eurozone private sector grew at the fastest pace in six years in April as firms boosted…

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Economics

21 Apr 2017, 13:23

UPDATE: UK Retail Sales Experience Biggest Fall In Seven Years

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK retail sales logged their biggest quarterly decline in seven years as high inflation curbed consumer…

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Economics

21 Apr 2017, 13:17

TOP NEWS: BoE’s Saunders Says Policy Stance Is Clearly Accommodative

LONDON (Alliance News) – The current monetary policy stance is clearly accommodative and if interest rates would be raised in…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 12:30

TOP NEWS: UK Minister Delays Probe Of Sky Takeover By 21st Century Fox

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK Secretary of State for Culture Karen Bradley on Friday confirmed that she has extended the…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 12:10

EXTRA: Reckitt Benckiser “On Track” But Like-For-Likes Fall Flat

LONDON (Alliance News) – Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC on Friday said it expects its growth trajectory to improve, and is…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 11:09

TOP NEWS SUMMARY: UK Retail Sales Decline More Than Forecast In March

LONDON (Alliance News) – The following is a summary of top news stories Friday.———-COMPANIES———-Reckitt Benckiser Group said it expects its…

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Economics

21 Apr 2017, 9:51

TOP NEWS: UK Retail Sales Fall More Than Forecast In March

LONDON (Alliance News) – UK retail sales declined more than expected in March, figures from the Office for National Statistics…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 7:59

TOP NEWS: Restaurant Group CFO Steps Down Less Than A Year Into Job

LONDON (Alliance News) – Restaurant Group PLC’s Chief Financial Officer Barry Nightingale stepped down from the company’s board on Friday,…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 7:52

TOP NEWS: Reckitt Benckiser On Track For 2017 As It Reviews Food Unit

LONDON (Alliance News) – Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC on Friday said it expects its growth trajectory to improve, and it…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 7:47

TOP NEWS: Sports Direct Acquires US Clothing Stores For USD101 Million

LONDON (Alliance News) – Sporting goods retailer Sports Direct International Group PLC said on Friday it has received approval from…

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Companies

21 Apr 2017, 6:49

TOP NEWS: WS Atkins Agrees GBP2.1 Billion Takeover By SNC-Lavalin

LONDON (Alliance News) – WS Atkins PLC late Thursday confirmed it has agreed to a takeover offer from Canadian engineering…

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Economics

21 Apr 2017, 6:22

TOP NEWS: UK House Price Sentiment Continues To Rise In April

LONDON (Alliance News) – British households perceived that the value of their homes increased further in April, though the rate…

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Economics

21 Apr 2017, 6:15

TOP NEWS: Islamic State Claims Killing Of French Policeman Before Vote

PARIS (Alliance News) – The Islamic State extremist organization claimed responsibility for the shooting death of a French policeman on…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 13:10

EXTRA: Sky On Track As It Counters Premier League Costs With Savings

LONDON (Alliance News) – Sky PLC on Thursday said it remains on track for its full financial year, as it…

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Economics

20 Apr 2017, 12:30

TOP NEWS: EU’s Juncker To Visit London To Discuss Brexit Talks

BRUSSELS (Alliance News) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is set to travel to London on Wednesday to discuss the…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 11:20

EXTRA: Unilever Sales Growth Driven By Price Rises In First Quarter

LONDON (Alliance News) – Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC on Thursday said it is on track for its underlying sales…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 11:13

TOP NEWS SUMMARY: Unilever Delivers Strong First Quarter Sales Growth

LONDON (Alliance News) – The following is a summary of top news stories Thursday.———-COMPANIES———-Consumer goods giant Unilever said it is…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 8:30

TOP NEWS: Go-Ahead Maintains Full Year Expectations As Trading In Line

LONDON (Alliance News) – Public transport provider Go-Ahead Group PLC said on Thursday trading for its third quarter is in…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 8:27

TOP NEWS: Debenhams Launches New Strategy As First-Half Profit Falls

LONDON (Alliance News) – Debenhams PLC launched a new strategy on Thursday to help drive growth and improve efficiency by…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 8:21

TOP NEWS: Man Group Boosted By Strong Net Inflows In First Quarter

LONDON (Alliance News) – Hedge fund manager Man Group PLC on Thursday said its funds under management were boosted in…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 8:02

TOP NEWS: Rio Tinto Keeps Iron Ore Guidance Despite Disruptions

LONDON (Alliance News) – Rio Tinto PLC said it delivered “solid production” in the first quarter of 2017, and reiterated…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 7:59

TOP NEWS: Unilever Sales Growth Driven By Price Rises In First Quarter

LONDON (Alliance News) – Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC on Thursday said it is on track for its underlying sales…

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Companies

20 Apr 2017, 7:31

TOP NEWS: Sky On Track For Full Year As Nine-Month Revenue Up 11%

LONDON (Alliance News) – Sky PLC on Thursday said it remains on track for its full financial year, as it…

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Economics

20 Apr 2017, 6:42

UK ELECTION: Tory Manifesto To Include Theresa May’s Brexit Pledges

LONDON (Alliance News) – Theresa May will reportedly include her Brexit negotiating priorities in the Conservative general election manifesto to…

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Companies

19 Apr 2017, 18:11

TOP NEWS: National Grid Prices Special Payout Following Gas Asset Sale

LONDON (Alliance News) – National Grid PLC late Wednesday said it has approved a special dividend of 84.375 pence per…

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Economics

19 Apr 2017, 15:18

TOP NEWS: UK Commons Votes Overwhelmingly For June 8 General Election

LONDON (Alliance News) – Britain will go to the polls on June 8, after members of Parliament cleared the way…

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Companies

19 Apr 2017, 14:54

EXTRA: Bunzl Benefits From Acquisitions And Wins In North America

LONDON (Alliance News) – Blue-chip distributor Bunzl PLC said Wednesday that trading has been in line with expectations since the…

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Economics

19 Apr 2017, 13:52

UK ELECTION: May Urges UK Lawmakers To Approve Snap General Election

LONDON (Alliance News) – British lawmakers are expected on Wednesday to approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a snap…

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Companies

19 Apr 2017, 13:18

EXTRA: AB Foods Sweetens Outlook As Weak Pound Boosts Interim Profit

LONDON (Alliance News) – Associated British Foods PLC upped its outlook for its full year and lifted its interim payout…

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