The defence group was the subject of market speculation Traders tantalised by the prospect of takeovers were behind some of the day’s better performing shares. BAE Systems advanced as much as 12.3 before closing up 7.7 at 319.7p, wit... Read More


FRANKFURT/LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens AG promised investors its deal to buy Invensys' rail business for a hefty 1.74 billion pounds ($2.78 billion) would contribute to boosting profits in a tough economy. The engineeri... Read More


OSLO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Norwegian gas exports rose on Tuesday morning as Britain saw higher flows compared to the previous gas day average, data from gas system operator Gassco showed. Total supplies to Europe including Britain ga... Read More


LONDON  - Avon Rubber lifted full year profit and underlined its confidence in future trading by increasing its dividend payment 20 per cent. The group, which makes high tech rubber-based respiratory protection to military, emergency... Read More


China's manufacturing activity grew in November  for the first time in 13 months, HSBC  said Thursday, in a further sign of strength in the world's second-largest economy after a marked slowdown. The preliminary purchasing ma... Read More


COPENHAGEN, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday it was selling 11 handysize tankers to Navigator Gas in Britain. The group said in a statement the sale would allow Maersk to focus on fewer tanker... Read More


Babcock has advanced 32% to 969p so far during 2012, making the share one of this year's best performers in the FTSE 100 . The engineering support services company, which serves projects as diverse as Network Rail and submarine w... Read More


TNK-BP close to similar deals worth up to $31 bln Gazprom losses still small share of its total volumes MOSCOW, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Anglo-Russian oil company TNK-BP is set to sign a deal to supply Russian power producer TGK-5 with gas worth... Read More


German luxury carmaker BMW said Tuesday that its third-quarter net profit had risen by a better-than-expected 16 percent to 1.29 billion euros ($1.65 billion), despite what it termed difficult market conditions. "The BMW group contin... Read More


The British construction sector eked out growth in October, but new work and employment shrank and firms remained cautious about future business, a survey showed on Friday. The Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose... Read More


 China's factories showed signs of growth last month for the first time since the summer, raising more hopes that the slowdown in the world's second-largest economy has bottomed out. China's statistics bureau said the official... Read More