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May 28, 2014

British government tells Scots staying in UK is worth 1,400 pounds each http://t.co/qmDqMmMWhL via @reuters

British government tells Scots staying in UK is worth 1,400 pounds each http://t.co/qmDqMmMWhL via @reuters

May 28, 2014

Salmond says Scottish finances at least as strong as UK’s http://t.co/OiyIf0K29w via @reuters

Salmond says Scottish finances at least as strong as UK’s http://t.co/OiyIf0K29w via @reuters

May 28, 2014

Glaxo investigation weighs on FTSE

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British blue-chip shares dipped on Wednesday after domestic authorities launched a criminal investigation into the commercial practices of drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

GlaxoSmithKline fell 1.5 percent on the fraud office probe, posing a new challenge for a firm that already faces claims of bribery in China and four other countries.

May 28, 2014

Glaxo investigation weighs on Britain’s FTSE

EDINBURGH, May 28 (Reuters) – British blue-chip shares
dipped on Wednesday after domestic authorities launched a
criminal investigation into the commercial practices of drug
maker GlaxoSmithKline.

GlaxoSmithKline fell 1.5 percent on the fraud office probe,
posing a new challenge for a firm that already faces claims of
bribery in China and four other countries.

May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014

Scottish nationalists get new weapon in battle for independence: Europe

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A surge in Euroscepticism in England has handed secessionists in Scotland a new weapon in their battle to break away from the United Kingdom: a warning that only independence can keep Scotland inside the European Union.

The Scottish National Party, which runs the devolved Scottish government, secured 29 percent of the vote in European elections, a slight dip from the 2009 vote but bucking a trend in England where the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) won.

May 27, 2014

Travel and leisure stocks lend support to European shares

EDINBURGH, May 27 (Reuters) – Gains in the travel and
leisure sector helped support European shares near multi-year
highs on Tuesday, as chatter about mergers and acquisitions
focused on several hotel firms.

Intercontinental Hotel Group jumped 5.2 percent, the
top performer on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300,
after British media reported interest from an unidentified
bidder in the United States.

May 23, 2014

Gecina bucks light-volume trend in European equity markets

EDINBURGH, May 23 (Reuters) – French real-estate firm Gecina
bucked the trend of low volumes in European share trading on
Friday, as investors were kept cautious by an uncertain
political situation heading into a long weekend for UK equity
traders.

Gecina fell 1.8 percent in volume of twice its
90-day average after a share placing worth roughly 1 percent of
share capital.

May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
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