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....Mr Spencer founded ICAP, which became NEX Group last year following the sale of part of the business. Meanwhile, London Stock Exchange chief executive Xavier Rolet has warned Brussels that stripping London of its euro-clearing business could increase trading costs by 100bn euros. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Xavier Rolet should keep shouting. The chief executive of London Stock Exchange thinks costs to investors could increase by €100bn (£86bn) over five years if the European Union, after Brexit, insists on moving large chunks of clearing activity to its own patch. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
....Xavier Rolet should keep shouting. The chief executive of London Stock Exchange thinks costs to investors could increase by €100bn (£86bn) over five years if the European Union, after Brexit, insists on moving large chunks of clearing activity to its own patch. ...
EU accused of anti-City 'protectionism' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 08:19:45 AM
....Mr Spencer founded ICAP, which became NEX Group last year following the sale of part of the business. Meanwhile, London Stock Exchange chief executive Xavier Rolet has warned Brussels that stripping London of its euro-clearing business could increase trading costs by 100bn euros. ...
Online betting firm 888 investigated by watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:37:15 PM
....The commission does not comment on reviews until it has reached a verdict on whether a company has transgressed the rules of its licence to operate. But unlike some gambling rivals, 888 is listed on the London Stock Exchange and was forced to disclose the review under rules designed to prevent insider trading by people with information that could significantly affect the company. ...
BHP Billiton executives warned they could face charges if they shift company out of Australia image
....The US hedge funds Elliott Associates and Elliott International have been trying to convince BHP Billiton’s shareholders in Australia to dissolve the company’s dual-listed structure and move the company to London. At the moment, the big miner is listed on both the Australian Securities Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, but Elliott has been trying repeatedly to break up the company and list it solely on the LSE. ...
Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:35:35 AM
....Ten years later Ms Mellon left the business to launch her own clothing line. In 2014, Jimmy Choo listed on the London Stock Exchange, by which time JAB, owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, was the main shareholder. ...
Why BlackRock wants to pay George Osborne £650,000 a year | Nils Pratley image
....55%). It is the biggest shareholder in more than half of the FTSE 100’s companies: Ashtead, Aviva, AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, British Land, BHP Billiton, BP, Burberry, Centrica, Compass, Croda, CRH, Diageo, Direct Line, Experian, GKN, GlaxoSmithKline, Hammerson, HSBC, 3i, Imperial Brands, Intertek, Johnson Matthey, Kingfisher, Land Securities, Legal & General, Lloyds Banking Group, London Stock Exchange, Marks & Spencer, Mondi, National Grid, Next, Persimmon, Royal Dutch Shell A and B shares, Relx, Royal Mail, Randgold Resources, Sage, Shire, St James’s Place, Standard Life, Smiths Group, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, Smith & Nephew, Severn Trent, Tesco, Unilever, Vodafone, Worldpay, and WPP. ...
May and LSE chief woo Saudi ministers for $2tn Aramco listing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:44:22 AM
. Theresa May and the London Stock Exchange chief executive, Xavier Rolet, have launched a charm offensive in Riyadh to woo Saudi ministers with the prospect of London hosting the upcoming flotation of Saudi state oil company Aramco, which is likely to be the largest of all time. ...
Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel and Juncker ally warns on euro clearing image
....Such a development would be a huge blow to the British economy. Six months ago, the head of the London Stock Exchange, Xavier Rolet, said at least 100,000 positions could be lost if the City’s clearing houses lost their ability to process euro-denominated transactions. ...
GSK's Emma Walmsley steps into Andrew Witty's shoes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:59:54 PM
.... "Constructive feedback" about remuneration from shareholders had also played a role, it said. GSK is the fifth largest company traded on the London Stock Exchange and as head of its Consumer Healthcare business Ms Walmsley was responsible for brands such as Sensodyne toothpaste and the malted drink, Horlicks. ...
Cool your jets, Michael O'Leary – Brexit unlikely to ground Ryanair | Nils Pratley image
.... Other people, like the five million citizens unsure of their right to remain, have bigger worries. Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, is adamant: the decision to block the £21bn merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse had nothing to do with Brexit. ...
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 09:58:06 AM
. The £21bn merger between the London Stock Exchange and its German rival Deutsche Börse has fallen apart after it was blocked by the European commission on the day that Britain served notice on its EU membership. ...
London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse deal blocked by EU image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 09:24:57 AM
. EU regulators have blocked London Stock Exchange's £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse. ...
Markets 'shrug off' Article 50 letter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 07:29:56 AM
Goldman Sachs to move hundreds of staff out of London due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:26:34 PM
....Estimates of the impact of Brexit on the City vary widely. Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, has warned that 230,000 finance jobs could disappear while Mark Carney, governor of the bank of England, has played down the risks. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
.... Parcelforce organises the rota patterns for its self-employed drivers and also requires that they undergo three days’ unpaid training. Parcelforce parent Royal Mail, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 and is no longer government-owned, made a profit of £742m last year. ...
LSE chief says he'll stay as EU looks set to block Deutsche Börse merger image
. The London Stock Exchange chief executive has indicated he is ready to stay on at the company amid expectations that the controversial deal to merge with German rival Deutsche Börse will be blocked by Europe’s competition authorities. ...
London Stock Exchange 'working hard' on Deutsche Boerse merger image
. The London Stock Exchange has said it is continuing to "work hard" on its planned merger with Deutsche Boerse. ...
FTSE 100 shrugs off fall in insurance shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:27:14 AM
LSE/Deutsche Börse merger on brink of failure over EU demand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 01:58:11 AM
. A controversial £24bn tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and its German counterpart Deutsche Börse is on the brink of failure after a last-minute demand from Brussels appeared to scupper the year-long merger effort. ...
London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:27:20 PM
....The 29bn euro (£24. 5bn) merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission. ...
Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:17:21 AM
....Pearson was founded in 1844 as a construction company which switched to the publishing sector in the 1920s. A spokesman for the company, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1969, said he could not be definitive but believed it was the largest loss Pearson has ever reported. ...
Deutsche Börse chief probed over €4.5m share deals ahead of LSE merger talks image
. German prosecutors have raided the Frankfurt apartment of Deutsche Börse chief executive Carsten Kengeter and the company’s offices amid a probe into suspected insider share dealing ahead of the group’s planned merger with the London Stock Exchange. ...
Supermarket tycoon Sir Ken Morrison dies aged 85 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:44:02 PM
....Morrison had no time for modern fancies such as online retailing, but bought up abattoirs, vegetable packing sheds and pie-making factories as a way of keeping waste to a minimum. From when the company floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1967, it enjoyed almost four decades of unbroken sales and profit growth. ...
Frankfurt prepares for Brexit bankers: 'Maybe our city will change them' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 07:15:19 AM
....Frankfurt is the cocaine capital of Germany, with an important electronic music scene. A recent research paper by Prof Dirk Schiereck of the Technical University in Darmstadt concluded that the merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse (which commissioned the paper) increases the probability of Frankfurt securing a large chunk of post-Brexit spoils. ...
MPs hear call for five-year transitional Brexit deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:35:55 PM
. The head of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has told MPs that the UK government should negotiate a five-year transitional Brexit deal. ...
Hard Brexit threatens global financial system, City chiefs tell MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:42:39 PM
....Brexit poses a risk to the global financial system and could spark more than 230,000 job losses, senior City figures have told MPs as they called for clarity on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, said Brexit could have an impact on “unimaginably large” contracts which are cleared through the City and which might need to be transferred to the 27 remaining EU member states or other financial centres. ...
Murder, she wrote: the missing bankers thriller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:00:11 AM
....The premise would be quite neat, of course, as she will be up in front of the Treasury select committee on Tuesday, to talk about the UK’s future economic relationship with the European Union. Corley’s appearance – along with HSBC chairman Douglas Flint and London Stock Exchange boss Xavier Rolet – comes as City firms hint that they are planning to shift loads of jobs to Europe in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote (aka, seeing what concessions they can get out of the government). ...
Green Investment Bank sale is 'deeply troubling', say Scottish ministers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:44 AM
....Although not officially confirmed, Macquarie was chosen as the government’s preferred bidder last autumn, after beating off a bid from the Sustainable Development Capital consortium. Sources close to the London Stock Exchange labelled the Australian bank an “asset-stripper” when it bid for the exchange 12 years ago. ...
LSE to sell French clearing arm to ease Deutsche Börse merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 07:59:44 AM
. The London Stock Exchange Group is to sell its 50% stake in the French clearing arm of LCH to Euronext in a €510m (£433m) deal. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
US justice department accuses Barclays over mortgage mis-selling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:59:23 PM
....Since the election of Donald Trump – who takes office next month – analysts have been to trying to gauge what impact this might have on outstanding investigations. In an announcement that will be released to the London Stock Exchange on Friday, Barclays said it would fight the DoJ. ...
Urgent Brexit deal needed to avert banking job losses, peers to warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 06:06:17 PM
....Peers on the committee, due to report on Thursday, have been struck by the urgent need for financial institutions to make decisions on their location because they cannot wait until the end of Brexit negotiations in 2019 to find out if they can trade in the single market from London. The committee has been given a range of estimates of the likely job losses across the financial services sector including a claim from Ernst and Young, commissioned by the London Stock Exchange, that 200,000 UK jobs are at stake. ...
Murdoch plans Sky bid tactic that would squeeze out opponents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:21:53 PM
....A conventional bid would require backing from 50% of the shareholder base for Fox to take legal control, but in order to take full control of the shares and force all investors to sell would require 90% backing – much higher than the scheme of arrangement’s 75%. Legal experts say getting stuck below the 90% threshold with a conventional offer could leave Fox with numerous problems, including potentially preventing Sky from taking its shares off the London Stock Exchange and becoming a fully private business. ...
Finance companies   aim to have   women in third  of top  jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:40 AM
....Analysis by the thinktank New Financial looked at internal data from 71 companies that have signed up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance charter, which works with firms to improve gender balance in British financial services. The companies – which include Barclays, HSBC, and London Stock Exchange Group – shared data confidentially with the Treasury, which anonymised it before passing it to New Financial to analyse. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes Sky bid five years after hacking scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:16:00 PM
....75 of cash per share, representing a premium of 40% to Sky’s closing price on 6 December, the last business day before the initial proposal had been received from the US company. Immediately after the news of the proposed deal was announced on the London Stock Exchange, shares in Sky soared nearly 30% to £10. ...
eOne shares plunge as first-half profits tumble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:44:01 PM
....Adjusted pre-tax profits came in at £24m, well short of City expectations of £37m to £40m, which sent the company’s shares down 11%. Entertainment One, which is headquartered in Toronto but listed on the London Stock Exchange, increased total revenues by 19% to £401m. ...
GKN to close Yeovil helicopter site, putting hundreds of jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 08:16:29 PM
....As well as its aerospace business, GKN has three other main divisions including land systems, which makes components such as gearboxes for earthmoving equipment. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100, valued at almost £5. ...
Bank of Cyprus to list on London Stock Exchange image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:48:51 PM
. Bank of Cyprus is to list on the London Stock Exchange and expand in the UK, in the latest sign of its path towards rehabilitation since savers were forced to take losses to pump billions of euros into its bailout three years ago. ...
HSBC insists Birmingham staff move is on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 04:10:34 PM
....The Birmingham move has been prompted by rules requiring UK banks to ringfence their high street operations from their investment banking arms, as outlined by Sir John Vickers in his report on banking in 2011. Dame Clara Furse, the former chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, is to become chair of the operation. ...
RBS chairman calls on Theresa May to draw up Brexit transitional plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:25:15 PM
.... Although the UK does not use the euro, London is the centre of €570bn of trading in financial products in Europe’s single currency. Much of this business passes through the London Clearing House, partly owned by the London Stock Exchange, which is in the throes of a merger with Frankfurt-based Deutsche Börse. ...
Trump could change trade stance, says former Bush adviser image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 11:21:03 AM
....The UK, by contrast, has made extensive efforts to encourage Chinese trade and investment. On Thursday, Chancellor Philip Hammond welcomed a Chinese government delegation to the London Stock Exchange as part of a countdown for new deals for banking and house-building. ...
Why the LSE can serve tech startups better than Nasdaq or the NYSE image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:48:02 AM
. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been asked why a US-centric company like Allied Minds has staked its future to listing on the London Stock Exchange, rather than Nasdaq or the NYSE. ...
Big Bang image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:02:29 PM
...."And on the Monday there was no one there. There was a complete hush, it was extraordinary," says Mr Haynes who used to work on the floor of the London Stock Exchange, and is now chief executive of the trading venue Aquis Exchange. ...
Emerging markets boost Banco Santander image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 12:02:51 PM
.... . The bank, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in March, saw underlying pre-tax profits jump by 118% to £600,000 compared with the second quarter, when it made a loss of £3. ...
Clydesdale 'makes an offer to RBS for Williams & Glyn' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 06:12:07 PM
.... That makes it one of the UK's largest prospective "challenger" bank brands, with the potential to win market share in the small business banking sector from Lloyds and RBS itself. Clydesdale bank was floated on the London Stock Exchange in February by National Australia Bank, which still owns a controlling stake. ...
Banks surge as FTSE 100 edges up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:30:28 AM
....Deutsche Bank said the ad-hoc statement from Lufthansa was "substantially better" than expected. Shares in the London Stock Exchange were up 1% after it reported a 19% rise in third-quarter total income, helped by growth in all its businesses. ...
Britons clueless when it comes to money and believe Joey Essex knows financial terms image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 11:05:00 AM
.... . This includes two thirds of Londoners, who are unaware that the FTSE is an index of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange - despite living in one of the world's financial capitals. ...
UK tech firm swoops on HP software unit in £6.6bn deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 07:14:31 AM
....Although the combination will have a slim majority of shareholders from the US company, this is a British takeover. The new Micro Focus will keep its listing on the London Stock Exchange, and the management will be British. ...
Ex-dividend firms drag down FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 07:29:18 AM
.... . Others included the London Stock Exchange group, which shed 0. ...
Mining sector outlook improves despite losses and Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:18:11 PM
....Several mining companies have now indicated that they expect to see dividends resume or increase this year, which will no doubt be music to investors' ears. The London Stock Exchange has long been the home to many of the biggest diversified mining houses, including BHP, Rio Tinto, Glencore and Anglo. ...

London Stock Exchange profits rise ahead of Deutche Boerse merger
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 07:16:08 AM

Remoaners are determined to find bad news
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 06:21:52 PM

UBS hires ex-London Stock Exchange boss Chris Gibson-Smith
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 12:25:34 PM
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Deutsche lowers LSE merger approval hurdle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 10th of July 2016 09:58:42 PM
. Deutsche Boerse has lowered the approval threshold for its merger with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) from 75% to 60% of its shareholders. ...

London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse braced for row over headquarters
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London Stock Exchange shareholders agree German deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 11:05:30 PM
. Shareholders in the London Stock Exchange (LSE) have voted in favour of a planned merger with its German counterpart Deutsche Boerse. ...
My Local shuts up to 90 stores as Store Twenty One pursues CVA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 06:49:38 PM
.... It subsequently opened its own branches, selling seconds, but in the 80s changed tack, rebranding the chain as QS. In 1990 it floated on the London Stock Exchange and went on to acquire sister chain Bewise. ...
German regulator BaFin objects to a London HQ for merged exchanges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 04:03:29 PM
. Germany’s financial regulator has delivered a double blow to London, saying it could neither host the headquarters of a merged Deutsche Börse-London Stock Exchange after the UK leaves the EU, nor could it remain a centre for trading in euros. ...
Sajid Javid tells business leaders not to panic over Brexit impacts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 10:53:45 AM
....According to reports this weekend, the uncertainty caused by the referendum could lead to the scrapping of £15bn of stock market flotations and major takeover deals falling apart. The £20bn merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse is at risk, and the South African company Steinhoff has said it is reconsidering a bid for the discount retailer Poundland. ...
City shock at referendum result image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 10:39:57 AM
.... Others thought there would be more pressure on sterling, and were poised to sell. As the 8am opening of the London Stock Exchange ticked closer, there was utter confusion. ...
Sterling swings as polls suggest UK heading for EU exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of June 2016 03:47:24 PM
.... It must tell us which ones | Hilary Benn. Mark Makepeace, a senior executive at the London Stock Exchange, said the pound was being held up by “an underlying belief among City firms” that the remain camp would prove victorious. ...
LSE merger with Deutsche Börse likely to result in 1,250 job cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 02:03:12 PM
. The planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, which is set to create a £21bn pan-European trading giant, is likely to lead to 1,250 job cuts. ...
Austin Reed to cut 1,000 jobs after administrators fail to find buyer image
....Alteri bought the retailer’s debt and equity from Darius Capital, a group controlled by the property tycoon Guy Naggar, who was previously involved in the collapsed investment company Dawnay Day. Dawnay Day, which once owned the Chez Gérard restaurant chain, bought Austin Reed, then listed on the London Stock Exchange for £49m, in 2006. ...
Royal Mail sees 33 per cent slump in profits – but revenue rises to £9.2billion image
.... . The 500-year-old company was privatised in 2013 and listed on the London Stock Exchange. ...

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