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9:31 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Northern Ireland confirms its first case of coronavirusA single case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Northern Ireland, the Irish Times reported Thursday, marking the first instance of the new illness on the island of Ireland. Citing Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency, the newspaper said the patient traveled from Italy through the Republic of Ireland and on to Northern Ireland. The patient is being treated and the authorities are working to identify any contacts he has had to prevent further spread. The news comes as Italy confirms that 650 people have tested positive for the illness, that broke out in Wuhan, China late last year and has already sickened more than 80,000 people. The death toll in Italy has risen to 17, according to the latest tally.
6:03 a.m. Today - By Lina Saigol
Blackstone pays £4.7 billion to move into student digs as Goldman moves outBlackstone strikes £4.7 billion ($6.1 billion) deal to buy student housing from Goldman in U.K’s biggest-ever private real estate transaction.
6:00 a.m. Today - By Lina Saigol
Private equity-backed IPOs aren’t performing, driving more companies to stay private. More than 70% of 90 IPOs backed by buyouts between 2010 and 2014 underperformedGlobally, more than 70% of 90 IPOs backed by buyouts between 2010 and 2014 underperformed, according to Bain & Co
3:18 a.m. Today - Associated Press
Britain opens EU trade talks with threat to walk awayBritain laid out its opening demands for the upcoming trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months.
3:00 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Airlines slump in London as FTSE 100 slammed by coronavirus fears British stocks join global rout on Thursday as spreading coronavirus seen as choking global economic growthBritish stocks joined a global rout on Thursday, on concerns over how the spreading coronavirus will choke off global economic growth.
12:35 a.m. Today - Associated Press
Campaigners win court challenge to block Heathrow expansionCampaigners have won a court ruling to block the controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds.
12:15 p.m. Feb. 26, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Here’s everything coming to Netflix in March 2020 — and what’s leaving Get ready for some more international hits, including ‘Elite’; the return of ‘Ozark’; and Mark Wahlberg as ‘Spenser’Get ready for some more international hits, including ‘Elite’; the return of ‘Ozark’ and Mark Wahlberg as ‘Spenser’
9:48 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Oil giant BP pulls out of 3 trade groups over climate policies but sticks with the powerful API Shifting positions on methane leaks and carbon pricing are behind BP’s moveBP PLC is cutting ties with three trade groups over climate policies, a move announced Wednesday that follows the energy giant’s vow earlier this month to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
8:19 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020 - By Lyllah Ledesma
Nearly 100 Classic Cars Head to Auction in Essen, GermanyThe Petitjean Collection is part of an RM Sotheby’s event in late March
6:06 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London stocks struggle for traction as coronavirus dominates investor concernsThe FTSE 100 index flattened out on Wednesday after a string of losses that has brought its week-to-date loss to over 5%.
9:10 p.m. Feb. 25, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London Chevron workers sent home over suspected coronavirus case: reportU.S. oil major Chevron Corp. has ordered employees at its Canary Wharf London office to work from home, as the company awaits a coronavirus test for one of its workers, . That employee was showing symptoms of the flu, but testing for the virus is still ongoing, a source said. "Chevron continues to monitor the situation very closely, utilizing the guidance of international and local health authorities," the company said Tuesday in an emailed statement sent to Bloomberg. A company representative could not immediately be reached for comment. Alongside the City of London, Canary Wharf is a main financial center and houses several big global banks.
8:37 p.m. Feb. 25, 2020 - By David Winning
Rio Tinto annual net profit falls on writedownsThe world’s second-biggest miner by market value on Wednesday reported a net profit of US$8.01 billion for 2019, down from a profit of US$13.64 billion a year earlier.
5:33 a.m. Feb. 25, 2020 - By Beckie Strum
Hang Your Hat at This Grand Welsh Country House, Asking £1.65M“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington held his bachelor party at the holiday let and wedding venue
4:26 a.m. Feb. 25, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
British stocks slip after biggest one-day drop in more than four years SIG plc shares fall after resignation of CEO and CFOBritish stocks remained on the defensive Tuesday after the biggest one-day percentage drop in more than four years.
3:40 a.m. Feb. 25, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
SIG plc slumps after resignation of CEO and CFOSIG plc dropped 18% in London trade as CEO Meinie Oldersma and CFO Nick Maddock abruptly resigned from the insulation supplier that's a component of the FTSE 250. Steve Francis, who previously was CEO at Patisserie Holdings, was named CEO through the end of the year, and Kath Kearney-Croft was named interim CFO after joining the firm in January. SIG said results for the year will be in line with guidance, with underlying pretax profit of around £42 million, and trading in the early part of 2020 seeing a "continuation of the trends in the last quarter of 2019."
5:51 a.m. Feb. 24, 2020 - By Claire Carponen
Bahamas Estate Once Home to the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson Hits the MarketAfter abdicating the British throne, the couple moved to this large Nassau property for three months
3:51 a.m. Feb. 24, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Short-haul airlines and hotels slump in London on growing virus fearsAirlines and hotels bore the brunt of selling in London trade on Monday as concerns about the coronavirus’s spread in South Korea and Italy roiled markets globally.
3:33 a.m. Feb. 24, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why Europe Could Struggle With the Outbreak Italy shows that the virus outbreak is a real danger for the European economy. But with policy makers playing the hot-potato game and governments divided, the EU would struggle to deal with a major hit swiftly and decisively
10:18 p.m. Feb. 23, 2020 - By Adriano Marchese
AB Foods sees earnings decline ahead, but says it has stock on hand to cope with coronavirusPrimark-owner Associated British Foods PLC said Monday that it expects sales growth for the group and adjusted operating profit for the first half of its fiscal 2020 to be ahead of the prior year, but that it expects adjusted earnings per share in the period to decline.
5:06 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened In some positive news, China said Saturday the daily count of new virus cases there fell significantly to 397, though another 109 people died of COVID-19South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the nation’s fourth-largest city, where health workers scrambled to screen thousands of worshippers.
11:48 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By William Watts
Warren Buffett’s annual letter: Here’s what investors are looking for Berkshire’s ever-growing pile of cash near top of the listWarren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be released Saturday.
5:20 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Pearson slumps as coronavirus concerns weigh on FTSE 100Pearson stumbled again in London trade on Friday on a forecast of a steep profit decline for the educational publisher.
2:11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
L Brands will see a boost by taking Victoria’s Secret private, but Bank of America wanted a ‘clean break’ Analysts call Bath & Body Works, now a stand-alone company, ‘one of the best growth stories in retail’L Brands will own a stand-alone Bath & Body Works, which analysts say is poised to grow in earnings and sales.
11:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - Barrons.com
British Pub Owner Serves Up Rising Share Price Mitchells & Butlers, one of Britain’s biggest owners of pubs, has been on steady footing recently with its business, leading to a rise in its share price.
9:40 p.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Adria Calatayud
Pearson 2019 pretax profit halvedPearson PLC said Friday that pretax profit for last year more than halved as revenue declined and the company booked reduced gains on disposals and restructuring charges.
6:46 a.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Associated Press
Burger King portrays moldy Whopper in new TV ad Burger King announces it is removing artificial preservatives from its most famous burgerBurger King announces it is removing artificial preservatives from its most famous burger.
5:28 a.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Liz Lucking
After Two Years of Lackluster Performance, London’s Property Prices Are Moving Up“If ever there were a sign that the tides are turning, this is it,” experts say
4:47 a.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Smith & Nephew stands out in otherwise struggling London stock market Burberry, Imperial Brands under pressureLondon stocks struggled for direction on Thursday, as investors assessed fresh coronavirus risk, with Smith & Nephew PLC standing out with gains after upbeat results.
1:38 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why a Top World Stock Fund Likes Microsoft, Alibaba, and Johnson & Johnson Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities has notched stellar performance by consistently seeking out quality companies whose growth can continue.
5:33 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Brexit uncertainty is pushing businesses to the Netherlands Since the 2016 Brexit referendum, 140 businesses have established a presence in the NetherlandsSince the 2016 Brexit referendum, 140 businesses have established a presence in the Netherlands.
5:24 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Diageo inflated numbers by forcing distributors to buy unwanted products: SECDiageo pressured distributors in North America to buy products they didn't need to meet internal sales targets, . The resulting increase in shipments in 2014 and 2015 enabled Diageo to meet performance targets and to report higher growth in key performance indicators that were closely followed by investors and analysts, the SEC said. Diageo agreed to pay a $5 million penalty without admitting or denying the violations.
2:15 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.K. inflation spikes and home builders are climbing HSBC gets bullish on the home builders The FTSE 100 joined a rebound for global equities on Wednesday, with home builders in the lead after a bullish note from HSBC and as fresh data showed surging U.K. inflation.
9:50 p.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Adria Calatayud
Qatar Airways increases stake in IAG to 25.1%Qatar Airways Co. Q.C.S.C. said Wednesday that it has increased its stake in British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group SA to 25.1% from 21.4%.
1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Groupon Tumbles 25% on Earnings Miss as CEO Calls for ‘Profound Change’ Groupon says it will exit the goods category and focus on local experiences.
9:31 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Spain looks to adopt ‘Google tax’ that has angered the U.S. Spain’s government is following the lead of France and the United Kingdom in adopting a digital taxSpain’s government is following the lead of France and the United Kingdom in adopting a digital tax.
9:27 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Netflix Is ‘Conquering the World.’ But the Stock Isn’t Cheap. While the business’ growth prospects are undeniable, the stock’s valuation makes it a more challenging investment call.
7:50 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
NMC says it remains 'disappointed' in Shetty's ownership disclosureNMC Health , the Middle Eastern hospital operator that's part of the FTSE 100 and a target of short-seller Muddy Waters, said its board "remains disappointed" in the disclosures made by Dr Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty on his ownership. The company said it's not able to independently verify the information received from Shetty, the company's alleged top shareholder who on Monday stepped down as chairman. "The Board continues to encourage Dr Shetty and his advisers to ascertain the correct legal position in relation to his ownership of Ordinary Shares without further delay," the company said in a statement.
5:22 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Franklin Resources Is Buying Legg Mason for $4.5 Billion The fund industry is about to undergo more consolidation with a merger between Franklin Resources and Legg Mason.
4:50 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Cayman Islands added to blacklist of tax havens by the European Union The EU also added Palau, Panama and the SeychellesThe EU also added Palau, Panama and the Seychelles.
2:34 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
HSBC and Glencore drag London stocks into the redA sharp fall in the FTSE 100’s most heavily weighted stock — HSBC — dragged the U.K. index deep into the red on Tuesday
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