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Saudi Aramco shares surge past expectations in debut, hitting 10% daily limit

According to the stock exchange’s website, Aramco shares most recently changed hands at 35.20 Saudi riyals ($9.39), after debuting at 32 riyals. 9:04 a.m. Today

Sterling inches lower as poll shows Conservative lead slipping ahead of U.K. election

The pound slipped after the YouGov poll released late on Tuesday projected that the Conservative Party would win 339 seats in Parliament, versus 231 for Labour. 6:34 a.m. Today

European stocks slip as investors wait for U.K. election and central bank meetings

Event risk was lining up for European stocks and investors were cautious as two big central bank meetings and a U.K. election loomed. As well, investors were keeping a close eye on progress in U.S.-China trade talks. 6:07 a.m. Today

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UBS says European aerospace sector to get boost from Airbus exposure

In a note on the European aerospace and defense sector, UBS said Airbus was its top pick as it also upgraded MTU Aero Engines , Bodycote and Leonardo to buy from neutral, and Qinetiq to neutral from sell. UBS also reiterated a sell on Meggitt . UBS said 2020 is likely to be another good year for European civil names, which benefit from greater relative exposure to Airbus than to Boeing, and it's turning more positive on defense on the prospect of "more self-reliance" given Brexit and a contrasting U.S. stance.

4:53 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019
Conservative lead over Labour narrows in ICM poll

The Conservative Party lead over the Labour Party has narrowed to 6 percentage points for the Dec. 12 general election in the U.K., according to the latest ICM poll published by Reuters. The Conservatives, led by Boris Johnson, stayed at 42%, while Labour moved up 1 point to 36%. The general rule of thumb is that a 7-point margin of victory is needed to avoid a hung Parliament. The pound traded at $1.3151, from $1.3138 on Sunday.

9:51 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019
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Tullow Oil sinks in otherwise-flat London markets as election wait begins

The oil and gas company tumbled in London, while M&A developments kept other shares active.

8:48 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019
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European stocks struggle, with drugmakers weaker and Tullow Oil plunging

European stocks were off to a weak start on Monday, as investors appeared to pause after gains late last week triggered by stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

5:30 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019
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Roche extends tender offer for Spark Therapeutics

The period for Roche’s offer of $114.50 per share for U.S.-based Spark has been extended several times and was set to expire on Dec. 10.

4:08 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019
Glencore shares slump on disclosure of bribery allegations

Glencore , the U.K.-listed, Swiss-based commodities broker, saw its shares slump more than 6% as it said it's been notified by the U.K. Serious Fraud Office that the office has opened an investigation into suspicions of bribery. Glencore said it will cooperate with the probe. Glencore has previously said the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Justice Department were investigating it over the company's business in the Congo, Venezuela and Nigeria.

8:48 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019
Moncler surges on report Kering has held talks to buy it

Shares in Italian jacket maker Moncler surged in Milan after Bloomberg reported Kering , the French luxury brands owner, has held exploratory talks to buy it. Kering shares rose 1.7%. Neither company commented. An analyst at ING said a buyout price could be 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion).

3:52 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019
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EasyJet, Just Eat to replace Hiscox, Fresnillo in FTSE 100 Index -FTSE Russell

EasyJet left the index in June after a stint of more than six years.

2:19 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019

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