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....Police were understood to be attempting to contact the man’s wife on Tuesday to inform her of the death. The stock exchange moved to the Paternoster Square building in 2004. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Man dies in fall from upper floor of London Stock Exchange image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 12:49:19 PM
....Police were understood to be attempting to contact the man’s wife on Tuesday to inform her of the death. The stock exchange moved to the Paternoster Square building in 2004. ...
US firm Vantiv to buy British rival Worldpay for £9.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 01:55:20 PM
....The combined group will be renamed Worldpay and headquartered in Cincinnati, where Vantiv is based. It will have a primary listing on the New York stock exchange and a secondary listing in London. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
....Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates the New York financial markets, issued an alert, saying it was “cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by ‘virtual’ organisations are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws”. The message was that selling coins issued by a digital currency provider and selling shares on the stock exchange amount to pretty much the same level of risk. ...
Jimmy Choo auctioned off to US fashion brand Michael Kors for £900m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:16 AM
.... The departure of Tamara Mellon who transformed the brand into a luxury king before leaving, acrimoniously, with a payout in 2011. Being floated on the London stock exchange in 2014 … it was a case of Trigger’s Broom. ...
TNT parcels 'backed up to ceiling' in wake of massive cyberattack image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 05:34:00 AM
....On Monday the consumer group Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Durex and Nurofen, blamed the same IT attack for a 2% fall in second quarter like-for-like sales. TNT’s parent company, FedEx, has already been forced to warn the New York stock exchange that its earnings would be “materially” down as a result of the attack. ...
Asda considers bid for B&M that would give it access to local stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 04:11:01 PM
....B&M was bought by the Arora brothers, the sons of a cash-and-carry owner from Manchester, in 2004 and has almost doubled in size in the past five years. Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy joined the board in 2013 and a listing on the London stock exchange followed in 2014. ...
The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
. Skip over a few details in Sports Direct’s full-year results statement and you can almost think the founder and chief executive, Mike Ashley, wants to turn the business into a conventional public company a decade after its arrival on the stock exchange. ...
Karren Brady to chair firm that owns Philip Green's Arcadia group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 02:40:37 PM
....Aged 23, she then talked Sullivan into buying Birmingham City FC out of administration, and putting her in charge. She turned the business around before listing it on the London stock exchange – making her the youngest boss of a British-listed company at the time. ...
Investors received record-breaking dividends in 2017, research shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:01:43 AM
.... In the consumer goods and housebuilder groups, every company also increased its payout, the study said. The Capita research examines dividends paid out on the ordinary shares of companies listed on the UK main market, the London stock exchange’s listing of its most established companies. ...
Aramco may be big, but fawning to Saudis diminishes London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:00:14 AM
....Their fear must be that stagflation is around the corner, and with Brexit looming, it is only getting nearer. How can Carillion, a company with 48,000 employees and a £5bn turnover, be exposed as a financial mess in one stock exchange statement – such as the one that sent its shares crashing 70% last week?. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
.... A review of the group’s finances, commissioned two months earlier from accountants KPMG, had unearthed a gaping hole in the accounts. Meetings through Saturday and Sunday produced an 800-word statement to the stock exchange, which shocked the City when it was released at 7am on Monday morning. ...
Sky's the limit? How broadcaster has fared over three decades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:05:49 AM
....OctoberBSkyB launches Sky Digital, offering hundreds of channels and more interactivity. NovemberBSkyB becomes a publicly listed company, floating on the London and New York stock exchanges, raising £900m by offering 20% of the stock to investors. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
....No bankers have faced criminal charges in the UK for events that took place during the financial crisis, and UK authorities have not pursued criminal charges against a high street bank. The SFO has provided little detail about its investigation, but Barclays has been required to make disclosures in its formal stock exchanges announcements. ...
AO World warns of 'significant' slowdown in UK growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:33:02 AM
....Shares in AO tumbled throughout afternoon trading, losing 11% to 128p. The firm floated on the stock exchange in 2014 with its shares priced at 285p. ...
London Stock Exchange shouldn't bend rules for $2tn Saudi flotation | Nils Pratley image
....5tn), would be the world’s biggest flotation. The advisory fees would keep rolling in for decades because, once a firm has settled on a foreign stock exchange, it tends to stick around. ...
Ireland set to sell 25% of Allied Irish Banks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:46:21 AM
....9% of AIB and received a dividend of 250m euros last month - its first since the rescue. AIB's flotation on the Dublin and London stock exchanges will be one of the biggest in recent years. ...
BA boss 'won't resign' over flight chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 12:33:23 PM
....Davy analyst Stephen Furlong said the cost to the carrier of cancelling one day of operations was around £30m. Shares in IAG listed on the Madrid stock exchange ended the day 2. ...
British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption image
....BA is liable to reimburse thousands of passengers for refreshments and hotel expenses, and travel industry commentators have suggested the cost to the company - part of Europe's largest airline group IAG - could run into tens of millions of pounds. Shares in IAG listed on the Madrid stock exchange are currently trading down by about 3%. ...
Dough kidding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
....". Ultimately the aim is to float the company on a stock exchange, and open branches in other countries. ...
Marks & Spencer’s underwear is level at 30,000 feet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....No, not by hiding the phone of the US commander in chief. The answer, at least according to a couple of Twitter shareholders, is to take the company off the stock exchange and convert it into a co-operative. ...
Government may fund South African mine that would compete with Adani image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 12:27:03 AM
....“The proponent company, Resgen, does not have strong links to Australia,” it says. “While listed on the Australian stock exchange, it is majority foreign-owned, with a South African CEO and mainly South African board. ...
Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:31:38 PM
...."I've never seen anything like this", said one trader with decades of experience. Trading was delayed in Sao Paulo's stock exchange and once it opened, the circuit breaker stopped all operations within just a few minutes. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
.... Quoted companies do not communicate with their shareholders in sealed envelopes. They are obliged to publish their financial results and material relating to takeovers and the like via announcements to the stock exchange. ...
Mining company BHP drops Billiton from name in $10m ad campaign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 12:52:45 AM
....The miner started out life in 1885 as the Broken Hill Proprietary Company, or BHP, and retained that name until its 2001 merger with Anglo-Dutch mining company Billiton Plc. The merged business continues to be listed in both London and Australia, while its shares are also traded on stock exchanges in the US and South Africa. ...
Chapter closed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:27 AM
....But another country emerges when one talks to market players. The Brazilian stock exchange has been on one big rally since Mr Temer came to power. ...
Pret a Manger considers putting New York IPO on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:23:58 PM
. The owner of Pret a Manger is reportedly exploring a listing on the New York stock exchange, as it eyes up expansion in the $41bn (£32bn) a year US coffee shop market. ...
BHP Billiton executives warned they could face charges if they shift company out of Australia image
.... “We take our foreign investment guidelines and regulations very seriously,” he told ABC Radio National on Thursday. “About 15 years ago, in 2001, BHP merged with another company and that merger was agreed to approval but subject to conditions including that BHP remain listed on the Australian stock exchange. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....58. Police were first alerted to unusual activity on the stock exchange only a day after the attack, but had initially dismissed the lead. ...
FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote after May calls election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 05:11:25 PM
....More than £45bn was knocked off the value of shares in Britain’s biggest companies following Theresa May’s snap general election announcement, with the FTSE 100 index suffering its worst day since the Brexit referendum as a rally in the pound hit the stock market. Most multinationals listed on the London stock exchange earn the majority of their profits in dollars, which have been worth more due to sterling’s decline in the wake of the EU vote. ...
Walking dead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 08:34:11 AM
....But it also faces another fate: becoming the most high-profile member of Japan's corporate living dead, also known as zombie firms. Toshiba admitted this week that its survival is at risk and that the firm could be delisted from the Tokyo stock exchange, following a major accounting scandal and an ill-timed bet on nuclear power. ...
Spotify may bypass IPO and list directly on stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 01:55:50 AM
....Spotify is reportedly considering an unconventional direct listing on a stock market that stops short of a full-blown initial public offering. It could see Spotify register shares on a stock exchange and become a publicly listed company without raising new cash, the Wall Street Journal reported. ...
RBS plan faces European Commission investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:42:35 PM
....RBS carved out the division now known as Williams and Glyn, with assets of £20bn. But it has failed either to find a trade buyer for the division, or to float it on the stock exchange, at least by the deadline of next December. ...
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
American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:03:21 AM
....7% share of its new partner. In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange, China Southern said the two sides would work together to share transport, staff and airport facilities - as well as cooperating on code sharing and passenger loyalty programmes. ...
Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:42 PM
.... Except that the money is not owned locally: it belongs to people who don’t live in Jersey and who simply use the island to avoid taxes where they really live. And the money is not even there: it is really in London, either on bank deposit or invested in the stock exchange. ...
Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:21:35 PM
....Prosecutors say a percentage of the bribe money was paid to two parties from the governing coalition: PP and President Michel Temer's PMDB. Shares of JBS and BRF have fallen by 10% and 8% respectively in the Sao Paulo stock exchange following the announcement. ...
Canada Goose shares jump on stock market debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 04:50:44 PM
....The company started off making woollen vests, raincoats and snowmobile suits before moving into Arctic and mountain expedition coats and more recently, luxury jackets. Animal rights protestors from Peta staged a demonstration outside the New York stock exchange. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... BT will still harvest all the profits, and still has a veto over the appointment of a chief executive. If ever the monopoly is floated on the stock exchange, it is BT that will profit. ...
Number of UK deaths likely to fall this year, says funeral provider image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:54:19 AM
....A big fall is expected in the number of people dying in the UK this year, according to one of Britain’s biggest funeral providers. Shares in Dignity, the only funeral company listed on the stock exchange, closed down 17% on Wednesday at £22. ...
The Guardian view of Snap IPO: a shareholding monarchy | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:35:19 PM
....It is a paradox that a country that sought freedom from a king, the United States, is today happy to crown monarchs in commerce. Snap, which calls itself a camera company but is in fact a Silicon Valley firm behind a mobile messaging app, floated on the US stock exchange making billionaires of its two under-30 founders. ...
Theresa May must block London Stock Exchange bids until after Brexit | Nils Pratley image
.... First, the LSE has emerged stronger from its many non-mergers over the last 15 years. Second, the jostling of national egos may have made Downing Street appreciate that ownership matters when it comes to stock exchanges, clearing houses and bond trading platforms. ...
Insurers shocked by reform to compensation payouts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:39:36 PM
....APIL said the decision of Liz Truss, the Lord Chancellor, was in the best interests of injury victims who might require life-long care, and that the claim that insurance premiums must now rise "beggared belief". The reaction of the insurance industry has been overwhelmingly negative, with insurers' share prices dropping in the aftermath of a flurry of emergency stock exchange announcements. ...
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
....The deal has been controversial from the outset after it was announced just months before the EU referendum. It is the third attempt by the two major stock exchange operators to unite after efforts in 2000 and 2005 failed. ...
Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself image
.... If it works out, he’s going to be a very rich man. Next month Snap, owner of the Snapchat app, will go public on the New York stock exchange, cementing Spiegel and co-founder Bobby Murphy’s place in the ranks of tech billionaires. ...
Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
.... Long jealous of London’s dominant role in EU finance, the French capital sees Brexit as a unique opportunity if not to take over from the City, at least to redress a historic imbalance. Vaunting an enviable quality of life and a sizeable finance sector of 180,000 workers, Paris, home to some of Europe’s largest banks and the Euronext Paris stock exchange, hopes to snaffle 20,000 City jobs, its lobby group Europlace said. ...
Toshiba fuels fear of crisis after delaying earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:26:41 AM
....”. If Toshiba’s liabilities exceed its assets at the end of the current fiscal year, it will be demoted to the second section of the Tokyo stock exchange, a move that could make it harder to secure money from banks and other lenders. ...
England's housing market is 'broken', government admits in white paper image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 01:32:18 PM
....The share prices of all the major housebuilders leaped despite the promise to help smaller firms. Persimmon, Barratts and Taylor Wimpey were all among the top 10 highest risers on the London stock exchange as Javid made his statement to the Commons. ...
'The UK is a tax haven' – Bermuda attacks plan to end financial secrecy image
.... But the financial crisis led to an exodus of the best-trained workers and a reduction in financial services income from which Bermuda is only just beginning to recover. While Bermudian companies did not feature heavily in the Panama Papers, they have played a role in other financial scandals including Bernie Madoff’s notorious Ponzi scheme and more recently in fraudulent public offerings on the Singapore stock exchange. ...
Dooming stock markets are a warning sign for those with long memories image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Last week Snap, the parent company behind the Snapchat multimedia instant messaging smartphone app, announced that it intends to float on one of the US stock exchanges. ...
Deutsche Börse chief probed over €4.5m share deals ahead of LSE merger talks image
....A Deutsche Börse spokesman said Kengeter had always been “transparent” about the share purchase. The operator of the German stock exchange said on Wednesday that the Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office “today investigated at Deutsche Börse in respect of a share purchase by its chief executive officer which was carried out on 14 December 2015”. ...
Tobacco giant Imperial Brands rethinks CEO's pay rise after revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 10:31:52 AM
....Shareholders appear to have blocked a pay rise for Alison Cooper, chief executive of Imperial Brands, in a move that may affect other FTSE 100 companies aiming to hike the bonuses of their bosses. The maker of Gauloises and John Player cigarettes issued an unexpected announcement to the stock exchange on Thursday to say it would not put its new pay policy to a vote as originally planned at the annual meeting on 1 February. ...
Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
....Few on Wall Street seemed overexcited by the news. When the Dow hit 10,000, Richard Grasso, then chairman of the New York stock exchange, closed the day’s trading with Rudy Giuliani, New York’s mayor. ...
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell rejected by shareholders again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:49 PM
....However, Hellawell will remain in position after winning 81% of the vote, because of the support of Sports Direct’s founder Mike Ashley, who owns 55% of the company. In a statement issued to the stock exchange announcing the result, Ashley said: “Keith has my full backing and will be continuing in his role on the basis that he has the unanimous support of the board. ...
London shares hit year's high at end of 2016 trading image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 09:25:42 AM
....50. It has certainly been a good year for a British investor with stakes in the top 100 companies traded on the London stock exchange. ...
Sports Direct sells Dunlop for $137m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:58:13 PM
....Sumitomo Rubber Industries confirmed that it will acquire the trademark rights of the Dunlop brand overseas, as well as its sporting goods and licensing businesses. Sports Direct’s founder and major shareholder, Mike Ashley, acquired Dunlop Slazenger for an estimated £40m in 2004 from Royal Bank of Scotland – which had taken control of the struggling business from its private equity-backed owners – three years before he floated his sportswear retail chain on the stock exchange. ...
JD Sports to investigate conditions at warehouse after 'prison' claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:01:57 AM
....JD Sports is to launch an investigation into conditions at its Kingsway warehouse near Rochdale after a Channel 4 documentary found workers claiming it was “worse than a prison”. The retailer denied the claims, saying in a stock exchange statement it was “deeply disappointed and concerned by the footage broadcast by Channel 4”. ...
The 'selfie firm' worth $4.6bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 06:34:57 AM
.... . And despite struggling finding a way to make money from the app, Meitu has just listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, raising $629m - which gives it a valuation of $4. ...
UniCredit shares soar on plan to raise billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:33:10 AM
....Shares in UniCredit, whose financial health is considerably worse than its European rivals, rose 35 cents to €2. 78 on the Milan stock exchange. ...
ECB refuses to help Italy's crisis-hit Monte dei Paschi bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:23:35 PM
....2bn) cash injection. Trading in the troubled bank’s shares was repeatedly halted on the Italian stock exchange on Friday. ...
Fyffes banana sale unpeels fortune for Irish business dynasty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 06:44:56 PM
.... Fyffes began in 1888 when Edward Fyffe, a tea importer, went into partnership with a fruit distributor, James Hudson, and started shipping bananas from the Canary Islands to London. The McCanns built up their business and it became known as Fruit Importers of Ireland, which floated on the Irish stock exchange in 1981 and bought Fyffes five years later. ...
Link between Shenzhen and HK stock markets goes live image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 01:54:43 AM
. A link between the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges has started up. ...
Prince Alwaleed says women driving ban hurts Saudi economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:03:53 PM
....Prince Alwaleed is an outspoken member of the Saudi royal family who has criticised the restriction of women's rights in the country before. Although he has no political position in the country, he is the chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), which owns stakes in the huge US bank Citigroup and the Euro Disney theme park and which is listed on the Saudi stock exchange. ...
Stocks close at record highs as traders keep betting on Trump business boom image
....2% and closed at its highest levels in 16 months. At the close of the New York stock exchange (NYSE), the Dow Jones industrial average rose 88. ...
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
....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. The LSE also has links in Milan, owning the stock exchange and operating the Italian clearing house. ...
Rio Tinto suspends executive as it investigates Guinea payments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:51:34 AM
.... Another senior official, legal and regulatory affairs executive Debra Valentine, who was due to leave next May, has stepped down. The group, which has its headquarters in the UK and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges, has notified authorities in both countries and is in the process of alerting Australian officials. ...
Sports Direct denies knowledge of 'secret camera filming MPs' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 10:55:33 AM
....After they were shown round, the MPs went to a meeting room where they claimed a small camera used to record the day’s proceedings was placed under a tray of sandwiches. In a statement to the stock exchange, Sports Direct’s board said it had not been proved that the camera was to be used to record the MPs and complained that the episode had overshadowed good things that came from the visit. ...
Big Bang image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:02:29 PM
....It is generally thought that Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister drove through Big Bang as part of a programme of deregulation, but there were already powerful forces at work. By the early 1980s the competition authorities were threatening to take the stock exchange to the Restrictive Practices Court. ...

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