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Beleaguered British PM May appoints new ministers


May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in the election. Her government has already triggered Article 50 of the EU Lisbon treaty which could see Britain formally leave the EU by March 30, 2019. "I was so angry about Brexit that I buried my head in a pillow and screamed", said Ms Louise Traynor, 24, a waitress in London , who had never voted before Thursday. Read More »

UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister'

Now that the Conservative party is under threat of falling, the Labour party's rise seems quite probable. Most of May's cabinet members have kept quiet on the issue of her future, adding to speculation that her days as prime minister are numbered. Read More »

Iran blames Trump for new Mid-East muddle


But Qatar is an important United States ally and hosts U.S. military forces operating in the Gulf region-including USA and coalition aircraft involved in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria , operating from Al Udeid Air Base. military base hosted by Qatar that serves, in part, as a launchpad for strikes on Islamic State jihadists. Qatar is on a peninsula, sharing one land border with Saudi Arabia - which is now closed - and otherwise surrounded by the Gulf. Read More »

Brexit talks should start when Britain ready -EU negotiator

With talks due to start in Brussels in ten days time, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". That is why the European Union wants the talks to go smoothly. Germany's European Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said "a weaker partner weakens the whole thing", while if both sides were strong "you get results more quickly". Read More »

May confirms 'deal' with DUP following election result


A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week". It's a fact that has concerned Davidson, the gay Tory leader in Scotland. Ms Davidson clearly plans to use her new-found influence to try to affect the Brexit negotiations as well, suggesting that she believes the United Kingdom should try to remain in the European Union single market. Read More »

Pro-TTM Technologies Inc Institutional Investors Sentiment Runs High in Q4 2016

The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 18 to "Overweight". 05/06/2015 - TTM Technologies, Inc. was downgraded to " by analysts at Zacks . 61 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. The France-based Cap Fund Mgmt Sa has invested 0% in TTM Technologies, Inc. Ubs Asset Americas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in TTM Technologies, Inc. Read More »

EU's Brexit Negotiator Says Talks When UK Ready

Before her defeat, May said she wanted to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce. Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote


Now that it has made a decision to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. But in a catastrophic setback, the bet failed and she lost her overall majority. The plan was for the second phase of talks to begin before the end of the year. Now, all remains unclear. "The time-frame set by Article 50 of the Treaty leaves us with no time to lose". Read More »

May determined to form new government despite election shock


The DUP also opposes abortion. May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. May now risks more Opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party, though a party source said leading the Conservatives was seen as too much of a poisoned chalice for her to face an immediate challenge. Read More »

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated

It has underperformed by 4.36% the S&P500. Stock rose 4.46% over the trailing 6 months. First Advsr L P accumulated 44,977 shares or 0% of the stock. About 661,112 shares traded. Land & Buildings Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Felcor Lodging Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.03 billion market cap company. Read More »

London Bridge attackers had planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry

Mr Haydon said: "When I come back to Butt trying getting hold of a 7.5 tonne lorry - the effect could have been even worse". When he did not provide payment details, the rental did not go ahead. Also inside the van were of office chairs and a suitcase which police say had been stacked inside the vehicle as a cover story to their families to explain why they had hired the van. Read More »

Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister. A party spokesman confirmed the resignation of Hill, a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government. Read More »

Conservatives begin talks with DUP over alliance

Many observers believe the prospect of a deal between the main two parties is further diminished now the DUP has aligned itself with the Conservatives, a party Sinn Fein is historically vociferously opposed to. "Our manifesto was full of fear and the Labour Party's manifesto was full of promises". May called the snap election to win a clear mandate for her plan to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union, so she could slash immigration. Read More »

Theresa May's senior aides resign in United Kingdom election aftermath

Conservative Member of Parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow Mrs May in public, calling on her to "consider her position". A controversial working relationship between the British Conservatives and the North Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was agreed in principle Saturday. Read More »

Pound tumbles on UK election turmoil


Sterling's value had dropped overnight, and as trading began in London it slipped further, standing 2.3% lower at just below $1.27, with markets anxious about heightened political uncertainty. It could plunge the country into a prolonged period of political uncertainty and horsetrading over the formation of a coalition government, or possibly even another election. Read More »

Theresa May's two key aides quit following election

Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament. "I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality". I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit. Read More »

Theresa May's Trump problem

MALCOLM BRABANT: May had hoped the snap election would boost Conservative dominance in Parliament, and give her a stronger hand in negotiating Britain's exit with the European Union . US President Donald Trump said in the Oval Office before a meeting with the President of Romania that the results of Thursday's election in the United Kingdom in which Theresa May lost her majority in parliament were unexpected. Read More »

EU's Mogherini: uncertain when Britain's Brexit position will emerge


In a speech outside 10 Downing Street after securing Queen Elizabeth II's nod to form the next government , Mrs May said: "This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days and to deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union ". Read More »

Crude Oil Prices Tumble 5% on Gulf Rift, High US Inventory

Thursday's drop extended losses after a 5.1 percent plunge in the previous session, sparked by a bearish report on US stockpiles of crude and gasoline stockpiles from the Energy Information Administration. Brent crude prices fell by a steep 4 percent to settle at $48.06 a barrel. Official settlement prices were delayed due to a technical issue, according to a Nymex spokesperson. Read More »

Qatar's foreign minister thanks Russian Federation for offered assistance


Amid the crisis in the Gulf, India on Saturday urged countries in the region to resolve their differences through constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations. Majority of Qatar's white sugar imports, estimated at around 100,000 tonnes annually, come from the UAE and Saudi Arabia . Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transport links and trade, had begun hurting ordinary people in Qatar, and that it was impairing business dealings and harming ... Read More »

Analyst Coverage Updates - Shire Plc (LON:SHP)

Ascential plc is an global business-to-business media company. HON's profit will be $1.35B for 18.99 P/E if the $1.77 EPS becomes a reality. It operates through two segments: Exhibitions & Festivals, and Information Services. Its down 0.22, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 61 investors sold HON shares while 468 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. Read More »

Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia

The fact pattern of the Russian Federation investigation so far is similar - and that's an investigation Comey says Trump had no interest in following closely. Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath. And it seems unlikely that Comey, who led the FBI as it pursued investigations into government leaks, and thus presumably knows the law here well, would incriminate himself on live TV while testifying before the U.S. Read More »

Were Analysts Bearish British Land Company PLC (LON:BLND) This Week?

Investec upgraded United Utilities Group PLC (ADR) (OTCMKTS:UUGRY) on Wednesday, October 19 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Liberum Capital given on Wednesday, August 12. Ceva had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by Societe Generale on Friday, March 24. In a report issued to clients on 30 May, Credit Suisse reconfirmed their Neutral rating on shares of Mondi PLC (LON:MNDI). Read More »

Delta Air Lines Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (DAL)


As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was initiated by Hovde Group. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Monday, December 5. Therefore 94% are positive . The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with "In-Line" on Friday, October 14. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. Read More »