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16 May
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Airbus considers acquiring Bombardier Belfast plant

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said on Thursday that the company was considering buying Bombardier’s Belfast wing production plant as the Canadian company is looking to offload the site.

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Revenues exceed expectations for LiDCO in first quarter

Hemodynamic monitoring company LiDCO said it had made a “good start” to the year on Thursday, with first quarter revenues said to be “well ahead” of the same time last year, and above the board’s expectations.

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US open: Stocks turn green despite ongoing trade concerns

Wall Street trading began on a positive note on Thursday after markets reversed their opening misfortunes to finish in the green on Wednesday.

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One Media pleased with performance as it expands IP library

Music, video and copyright technology intellectual property rights company One Media iP Group told shareholders in Thursday that it was pleased with continued development following a year of “strategic progress” in 2018.

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Berenberg starts 'outstanding' Spirax-Sarco at 'buy'

Berenberg started coverage of "outstanding" Spirax-Sarco Engineering at 'buy' on Thursday as it took a look at the capital goods and industrial engineering sector.

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AfriAg seeks to become vertically-integrated cannabis firm through Appolon investment

AfriAg Global has entered into a conditional subscription agreement to subscribe for shares in Jamaica-focussed medicinal cannabis company Apollon Formularies, it announced on Thursday.

16 May
S&P lifts RBS's long-term credit rating to BBB

Standard&Poor's has revised its rating on Royal Bank of Scotland's long-term debt higher, arguing that its strengthened balance sheet and improved earnings have boosted the lender's ability to navigate the uncertain political and economic landscape in the UK.

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Lords urge re-think on controversial HS2 project

The House of Lords weighed in on the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project on Thursday, saying it would not offer value for money to the UK, and was at risk of “short changing” the North of England.

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Walmart falls short on revenues, keeping close eye on trade talks

Walmart saw first-quarter earnings come in ahead of expectations on the Street but fell short on revenues on Thursday.

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Weekly US jobless claims surprise to the downside

Perhaps the most closely-followed lead indicator of joblessness in the US surprised to the downside on Thursday.

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Accesso partners up with US WWII museum

Accesso Technologies on Thursday landed a three-year partnership agreement with The United States' National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

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US housing starts beat forecasts in April, despite homebuilder skepticism

Residential construction activity in the States picked up more quickly than expected last month but remained below year-ago levels and there were signs of continued caution among homebuilders.

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Philly Fed index surprises to the upside in May

Manufacturing sector conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region perked up in May, according to the results of a key survey, although some of the details were a bit soft.

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Premier Oil gains after upgrading production guidance

Premier Oil's shares jumped on Thursday after the oiler upgraded its full-year production guidance as a strong improvement from operations in the UK drove expectations higher.

16 May
European Commission fines five banks €1bn for market rigging

Five major banks have been fined a total of €1. 07bn by the European Commission on Thursday due to foreign exchange market-rigging that took place from 2007 to 2013.

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Gaming Realms jumps after global distribution contract win

Gaming Realms on Thursday netted a 3-year agreement to distribute gambling games from Scientific Games' Digital Group (SG Digital) via SG Digital's opening gaming system platform.

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Aeorema witnesses 'strong trading' in H2, driven by new business wins

Live events agency Aeorema Communications has seen 'strong trading' so far in its second trading half, with new business wins boosting its overall performance.

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London could face worker shortages due to Brexit visa restrictions

London could suffer from the tougher post-Brexit immigration rules with the City left facing a shortage of workers, said business lobby London First.

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Thursday broker round-up

Grainger: Numis downgrades to add with a target price of 295p.

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Anglo Asian raises production target as profits surge

Anglo Asian Mining set a higher production target for 2018 after booming production drove profit sharply higher in 2018.