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Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
.... . Republican John McCain said the $603bn defence budget - which was outlined by White House officials - would be insufficient. ...
FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:36:49 PM
....5bn. "With an improved outlook for defence budgets in a number of our markets, we are well placed to continue to generate attractive returns for shareholders," said chief executive Ian King. ...
Trump means happy days are here again for the UK’s arms exporters | Paul Rogers image
.... For all the talk of isolationism there are clear signs of an increase in military adventurism. It is not just the appointment of senior ex-generals to head the Pentagon and department of homeland security and to the post of national security adviser: more significant still is the plan for a substantial increase in military spending, even if the US defence budget is already not far short of 45% of the world total. ...
Defence spend pushes Japan to record budget image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:01:52 AM
. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signed off a record defence budget in the face of territorial disputes with China and North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. ...

Dragonfly drones and lasers: Britain invests £800m in next generation of military technology 
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....Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said: "This new approach will help to keep Britain safe while supporting our economy, with our brightest brains keeping us ahead of our adversaries. “Backed by a defence budget that will rise every year until the end of the decade, it will ensure that the UK maintains its military advantage in an increasingly dangerous world. ...

Ministry of Defence facing £700 million black hole after pound slumps against dollar
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....A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: “Like any responsible large organisation, we take appropriate financial precautions in all our procurement contracts. “We’re increasing the defence budget in real terms every year of this decade, we’re meeting the Nato 2 per cent target and we remain committed to our procurement and support activities outlined in last year’s defence review and equipment plan. ...
Armour materials maker Permali lands major defence contracts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 12:00:00 PM
.... . Those developments, coinciding with the reduction in defence budgets, have spurred the company to grow its markets in the aerospace, rail, medical and Formula One sectors. ...
Rolls-Royce boss to announce turnaround plan is working image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 08:58:28 AM
....Analysts expect 2016 pre-tax profits to halve from last year to £671m, according to the company (pdf). Rolls-Royce has been hit by falling demand for corporate jets in emerging markets, cuts to defence budgets and plunging oil prices that have prompted energy companies to scale back investment plans. ...
Given the facts the UK should stay in the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 09:17:24 AM
.... The Brexit referendum will also have political repercussions, particularly if the Conservative party splits over the issue – a distinct possibility, regardless of the outcome. What would that mean for future UK economic policy? How would it affect the strength of the UK economy or Britain’s defence budget?. ...
China cuts 2016 growth target amid continued economy concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 01:46:41 AM
....6%, a smaller increase than past years as it seeks a more efficient military. It was the “lowest defence budget increase in six years”, the official news agency Xinhua said, adding it came “in the wake of rising economic headwinds and last year’s massive drawdown of service people”. ...
Rolls-Royce appoints ValueAct chief operating officer to board image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 08:31:41 AM
....Warren East, who took over as chief executive in July, has said the group is bloated and cumbersome, making it too slow to react to market changes. The company has also been affected by cuts to defence budgets, falling demand for corporate jets in emerging markets and plunging oil prices that have forced energy companies to reduce spending. ...
City news: Centrica, BAE Systems, Eurotunnel and BrewDog image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
...._________________________________________________________________________. A 10 per cent earnings rise is on the radar for BAE Systems this year as defence budgets recover and demand for commercial and cyber electronics continues to grow. ...
Questor share tip: BAE Systems remains a defensive income favourite image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 06:20:42 PM
.... The defence industry felt the chill wind of austerity last year and BAE was forced to cut jobs and reduce production capacity accordingly. But things are beginning to improve with the US pledging to slightly increase defence budgets this year and next. ...
BAE Systems posts healthy annual results despite delay in Saudi orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 02:15:46 PM
....BAE Systems said it expected earnings to rise between 5-10% in 2016 due to higher military budgets and more work on cyber security. Chief executive Ian King said: “The group is well placed to continue to generate attractive returns for shareholders as defence budgets recover and our commercial adjacencies of cyber and commercial electronics continue to grow. ...
French restaurant owner bans bankers after they refuse loan image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:33:25 PM
.... “It’s the problem with our French Socialism. We have more civil servants than anywhere in the world, we have a social welfare system that has a bigger budget than the American defence budget. ...
Defence a new priority for Government, says BAE chief image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 07:49:10 AM
....5bn a year ago. BAE, the world's third-largest defence contractor by revenue, predicted that profits would rise by up to 10pc this year as defence budgets recover and demand for its cyber warfare products and and commercial electronics increases. ...
Sales and profits rise at BAE Systems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 07:38:04 AM
.... . The company's chief executive, Ian King, said the group was well placed to continue to generate attractive returns for shareholders as "defence budgets recover". ...
Rolls-Royce ready to give activist investor a board seat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 09:32:22 AM
.... Warren East, who took over as chief executive in July, has said the group is bloated and cumbersome, making it too slow to react to market changes. The company has also been affected by cuts to defence budgets, falling demand for corporate jets in emerging markets and plunging oil prices that have forced energy companies to reduce spending. ...
City news: BAE Systems, Doddle, Choc on Choc and Savse image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Last year saw both its profits and revenues fall due to sterling’s strength at the time, the end of several military projects and Government budget cuts. However, thanks to the escalation in conflict around the world, defence budgets in the UK, Germany, Italy and Sweden have increased, while in the US, government spending restraints on military spending have eased. ...
Shares in BAE Systems hit 10-month high on rating upgrade image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 05:33:02 PM
.... With jitters about global growth plaguing investors in recent times, Mr Perry said defence stocks are considered attractive due to their “safe haven status”. The rating revision comes days after RBC Capital Markets declared the defence giant its “top pick” in the European aerospace and defence sector, due to a higher-than-expected US defence budget - BAE’s largest end market. ...
FTSE higher despite China fall, with BAE up on defence spending hopes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 09:55:54 AM
....5p after a positive note on defence companies from JP Morgan. Given the uncertainty in the Middle East and elsewhere, the bank forecasts rising defence budgets in the US and Europe. ...
Questor share tip: Hold your ground and buy defence giant BAE Systems  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 12:01:42 AM
.... . About 40pc of BAE’s revenues are from the US, where the pressure in defence budgets looks to have eased and spending may even be on the up. ...
BAE gains from US hopes, as miners slow the blue-chips  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 05:54:22 PM
.... . The bank believes the “tide is turning” for the British company after the US government revealed a higher-than-expected defence budget for this year. ...
FTSE falls on new Chinese woes but Royal Mail jumps once more image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 09:38:30 AM
Deal to extend Hercules' life secures 1,200 UK engineering jobs  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 06:00:29 AM
.... . Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “This contract is further evidence of what the growing defence budget, with £178bn investment in equipment, means for the UK. ...
What will happen to pensions in 2016? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of December 2015 07:17:39 AM
.... . However, it's worth bearing in mind that pensions tax relief costs the Government about as much as the national defence budget, and the new workplace pension scheme will be increasing this bill every year. ...
NATO defence cuts set to end as security worries boost spending image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 08:59:04 AM
.... . However, lower down the table there have been some significant changes with the Gulf losing the title of the region with the fastest growing defence budgets, as Middle Eastern countries rein back spending in the face of the oil price crash. ...
Defence industry's stock rises as state budgets bid to meet terror threat image
.... A strengthening domestic economy and heightened tensions in the Middle East have shifted White House priorities. Khan said: “Even before the Paris attacks there was a feeling that defence budgets had bottomed out. ...
BAE Systems' shares post biggest weekly gain in five years  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 05:55:24 PM
.... . Rami Myerson, analysts at Investec, said: “Deteriorating geopolitical conditions limit the downside risk to defence budgets in BAE’s core markets. ...
New security threats give defence group QinetiQ a boost image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 12:48:03 PM
....9m and £49. 8m respectively, the FTSE 250 company flagged up pressures on defence budgets and emerging risks as likely drivers. ...
Dubai Airshow takes to the skies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 10:00:20 PM
....Defence deals are no less important than the civil orders, although there will be far less publicity. Saudi Arabia's defence budget last year was $80. ...
Chemring shares plunge as export order delayed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 09:48:32 AM
.... • Profile: Michael Flowers, the ex-Army officer still at the forefront of defence . Former Australian Army officer Mr Flowers added that Chemring - which dropped out of the FTSE 250 in 2013 after defence budgets were trimmed and operations in the Gulf region wound down – had been “impeded by its high levels of debt and associated interest costs”. ...
RAF pilots to help sell arms to foreign countries image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 04:00:33 AM
.... Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. Speaking at the RIAT airshow in July, Mr Fallon warned that “while the defence budget is now protected, that doesn’t mean going back to padding profit margins through fat government contracts”. ...
Defence companies face fresh scrutiny over contract charges and profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of September 2015 08:00:05 PM
.... But charging for reworking because of faulty workmanship is not acceptable – why should the taxpayers pay for a company’s screw-up?” . • The grim truth about our defence budget . ...
Questor share tip: Dairy deal lifts Avon image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 08:43:10 AM
.... . Although defence budgets are under pressure worldwide, Avon is enjoying steady trading in this sector, too. ...
Questor share tip: Buy BAE Systems for value and dividend yield image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 27th of August 2015 05:08:06 PM
.... Unless foreign buyers are found soon, BAE will not hit this year’s earnings forecasts. Hopes are that Saudi Arabia could buy, but the falling oil price is putting pressure on the Gulf country’s defence budget, cutting the chance of a deal. ...
Arms companies warned not to rip off the taxpayer, as defence budget rises  image
.... . “While the defence budget is now protected, that doesn’t mean going back to padding profit margins through fat government contracts,” Mr Fallon is due to say. ...
The Budget that shows the Conservatives are the real workers' party image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 05:15:41 AM
.... That is greatly to this Government’s credit, as is the way it has chosen to use that latitude. By finding the money to increase the defence budget in real terms and meet Nato’s requirement of spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence, Mr Osborne and David Cameron have rewarded the faith of those who trusted the Conservatives to remember their long-term responsibility to secure the nation, even when some in the party appeared to believe that short-term economic and electoral pressures made meeting such targets undesirable. ...
Highlights and lowlights of the Budget 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 08:24:56 PM
.... . Income tax changes – including raising the tax-free personal allowance to £11,000 from next year and lifting the 40p tax rate threshold – were the most popular policy Mr Osborne unveiled in his speech, closely followed by increases to the defence budget, with both racking up social sentiment scores above 80pc. ...
Budget 2015: George Osborne's speech in full image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 12:45:59 PM
.... . So I will guarantee a real increase in the defence budget every year, and on top of that, create a joint security fund of £1. ...
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.... #Budget2015. Osborne promises a real increase in the defence budget every year . ...
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Questor share tip: Avoid Rolls-Royce on cash squeeze image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 6th of July 2015 05:00:43 PM
.... The marine division that designs and builds boat engines has been hit by a fall in orders from the offshore oil & gas industry after a collapse in the oil price has seen oil majors slash spending plans. Cuts in defence budgets in the US and UK have seen a reduction in the number of engines needed in tanks and planes. ...
Creditors draw up emergency measures in case of Greek default image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of June 2015 06:05:42 PM
.... On VAT rates and and taxable products, for example, there was only a gap of €107m between the sides. Privatisation and pension reform issues had been essentially settled, while the creditors were still demanding a doubling of defence budget cuts to €400m. ...
HS2 has just claimed its first victim: the rail upgrades we so badly need | Simon Jenkins image
.... It attracts political support, management talent and investment – and inevitably crowds out more mundane and local projects. Hence the defence budget is squeezed for aircraft carriers. ...
Greece debt crisis: the offer from Athens in detail image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 07:10:45 PM
.... A “solidarity supplement” that starts at 1% of income and rises to 3% in addition to standard income tax rates will go up in a “progressive” fashion to limit the impact on lower-income groups, raising €220m this year and €250m in 2015. •In 2015 there will be €200m more shaved off the defence budget. ...
Battle to win £2bn deal to replace Britain's Nimrod spy planes  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of June 2015 06:45:14 PM
.... . “It is a very strange state that the UK doesn’t have these patrol aircraft when Ministers claim this country’s defence budget is between the world’s fourth and sixth biggest, depending on how you measure it,” he said. ...
Airbus and Boeing battle for orders supremacy at Paris airshow image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of June 2015 06:51:16 PM
.... Military and civil aircraft mingled on the airfield at the Paris airshow . With defence budgets currently under pressure, Boeing got a welcome boost in the military sector with Qatar announcing an order for four of the company’s giant C-17 transport jets. ...
British public demands greater spending on military image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of June 2015 11:01:54 PM
. The vast majority of Britons believe that the UK should increase the amount spent on the armed forces, with more than three times as many people signalling that the defence budget should increase as those who want to see it cut, according to new research. ...
GKN steps up a gear thanks to auto and aerospace demand image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 09:02:22 AM
.... . Smaller defence budgets meant that demand from military clients edged lower, but the aerospace unit’s margins rose compared with the same three months a year ago . ...
Monday Interview: Michael Flowers, chief executive of Chemring image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of April 2015 05:26:32 PM
.... . However, as government operations and defence budgets have been cut, the company has run into trouble, issuing a series of profit warnings and eventually dropping out of the FTSE 250 in 2013. ...
Pearson falls on US concerns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 06:57:02 PM
.... . “We are increasingly concerned about the outlook about the outlook for UK defence budgets, especially under a potential Conservative government, but we see little political will to increase defence spending on either side of the political spectrum,” the analyst warned. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 20th of February 2015 01:21:09 AM
....The defence giant BAE Systems has forecast a recovery in US military spending after revealing that sales fell across the group last year. BAE has been hit by cuts in government defence budgets since the financial crisis but its shares have risen by around  10 per cent this year on hopes the situation could change. ...
BAE looks to improvement in coming year after suffering drop in sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of February 2015 07:43:43 AM
.... . Earlier this year President Barack Obama proposed an 8pc increase to the US defence budget, but analysts expect the final increase to be closer to 2pc to 3pc. ...
BAE faces hit from currency swings image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 14th of February 2015 08:30:56 PM
.... . Redburn analyst Jeremy Bragg said: “As evidenced in the president’s Budget Request, there’s an increasing desire for US defence budgets to grow and, following several years of austerity, for the DoD to recapitalise its equipment base. ...
Despite the boasts, UK is bottom on deficit reduction image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of February 2015 07:31:52 PM
.... . I’m going to be charitable, and put these setbacks down largely to mismanaging expectations, to cuts in defence budgets, to cyclical factors in the land and marine business, and to the teething troubles associated with gearing up for a big increase in production of aero-engines. ...
Bramson 'leveraging-up' on Electra image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 07:37:48 PM
.... . Elsewhere among the gainers, BAE Systems was boosted 13½p to 520½p by hopes it will benefit from the $534bn US defence budget proposed for 2016, which exceeds the spending caps agreed in 2011. ...
UK defence budgets set to be cut whoever wins election, says UBS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 04:46:44 PM
Avon Rubber enjoys solid start  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 29th of January 2015 07:04:42 PM
.... . Although defence budgets are under pressure, Avon said it is experiencing high levels of interest for its military masks from overseas markets. ...
Commercial aircraft demand boosts Boeing profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of January 2015 04:39:35 PM
....The firm also delivered more planes - 195 in the fourth quarter, compared with 172 a year earlier - helping to boost cash flow. However, as defence budgets were squeezed, the company saw defence revenue fall 14% to $7. ...
Bidders for helicopters used to train British military pilots revealed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of December 2014 03:26:28 PM
.... . Ascent was set up in the face of falling defence budgets and with the MoD looking to focus spending on the frontline, the joint-venture was appointed in 2008 on a 25-year contract to provide flight training for armed forces. ...
Struggling Rolls-Royce secures $5 billion Delta Airline contract image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 21st of November 2014 12:16:49 PM
.... That plane order was a closely fought battle between European Airbus and US plane giant Boeing, and will see Delta replace a string of Boeing 747 jumbo jets. Rolls-Royce’s civil aviation arm has become increasingly important as governments around the world trim their defence budgets; its Trent XWB has become the fastest-selling wide-body engine, with more than 1500 sold. ...
Chancellor haunted by deficit and £1.45 trillion debt pile image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 21st of November 2014 10:31:10 AM
.... . Debt interest payments are now close to the Goverment's combined transport and defence budget, with payments expected to rise to £75bn in 2018-19. ...
Avon Rubber jumps as profits beat expectations image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 06:00:48 AM
.... . Although defence budgets are under pressure worldwide, Avon said a strong order intake in Protection & Defence put the company in a good position for next year. ...
A good society that just goes on giving image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 3rd of November 2014 06:05:35 AM
.... But beneath the glossy brochure-speak beats genuine concern. Martyn Lewis, the former newscaster who is chairman of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, estimates that “volunteers contribute the equivalent of £42 billion to the economy, which is more than the defence budget”. ...
Airbus to focus defence and space efforts with non-core sales  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:12:01 AM
.... Analyst Rami Myerson said: “This is a positive statement of management’s intent to restructure the division to maximise shareholder value. Stabilising, and even growing, defence budgets, combined with a number of aerospace and defence companies with solid balance sheets and an appetite for mergers and acquisitions should help Airbus extract good value from the disposals. ...
Fragmentation fashion across Europe means German hegemony, if we're lucky image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of September 2014 08:10:30 PM
.... Almost nothing is being spent on new equipment. Europe has slashed defence budgets by $70bn over the past two years even as Russia blitzes $600bn on war-fighting capabilities by 2020 and turns itself into a militarised state, a Sparta with nuclear weapons. ...
Donating to charity: Are we getting as good as we give? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of September 2014 11:00:00 PM
....Small charities are, according to the chair of the Charity Commissioners, William Shawcross, "the lifeblood" of a sector of the economy with a total annual income of £64bn. "Rather more than the defence budget," he wryly adds. ...
Nato summit: £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal to be signed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 11:39:50 PM
....". Mr Cameron said the UK had the second largest-defence budget in the alliance - "meeting Nato's 2% of GDP spending target" - and was providing "leadership" within the organisation. ...
Defence companies get boost from growing fears of conflict image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of September 2014 12:51:44 PM
.... . Predicting the era of shrinking defence budgets is over, the analysts said: “We view BAE as a re-rating story driven by increased tensions globally leading to an end to defence budget cuts (if not a slight increase). ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 1st of August 2014 12:51:43 AM
. Tight defence budgets and the strong pound combined to weigh down the first-half figures of FTSE 100 giants Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems yesterday. ...

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