London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts'

Fueled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers, amid high hopes of boosting growth in the sector.

BlackRock calls for U.S. stock market reforms

BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, has asked regulators to force exchanges to lower their access fees and require greater transparency of broker dealer-run trading venues known as "dark pools."

Oil hits two-year low; dollar rises ahead of Fed

Brent crude fell below $97 per barrel on Monday, its lowest level in more than two years, as weak Chinese economic data cut the prospect for demand at a time of abundant supply, while expectations that the Federal Reserve will provide new details this week about its plans to raise interest rates lifted the dollar.

European shares buoyed by talk of bid for brewer; oil struggles

European stock markets rode out a rough morning to move higher on Monday, recovering some poise at the start of a week likely to be dominated by a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve and Scotland's vote on whether to leave the United Kingdom.

Danaher to buy Nobel Biocare for $2.2 billion

U.S. healthcare group Danaher Corp (DHR.N) is to buy Nobel Biocare Holding AG (NOBN.S) for an agreed $2.2 billion to become the world's biggest player in a dental implants market benefiting from growing demand for cosmetic dentistry.

Ackman's Pershing Square plans $2 billion Amsterdam fund listing

Pershing Square Holdings, a fund managed by activist investor Bill Ackman, hopes to raise $2 billion from a listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Investors team up to find path through risky dark pools

Stock investors who recognize the risks of trading in anonymous "dark pools" but are unwilling to spurn them have found an alternative: club together.

Vernalis PLC Announces FDA Accepts Tuzistra(TM) XR NDA for Full Review

Vernalis plc and Tris Pharma, Inc. ("Tris") are pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has confirmed that the New Drug Application ("NDA") for Tuzistra™ XR ("CCP-01") has been accepted for full review. This triggers a milestone payment from Vernalis to Tris.

Weak Chinese demand may push zinc stocks to LME warehouses

More refined zinc is likely to be shipped from bonded warehouses in China to warehouses approved by the London Metal Exchange in Asia in the fourth quarter as tight credit crimps domestic demand at a time of increased imports, traders said.

Dubai's Emaar looks to raise $1.58 billion from malls unit's IPO

Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as 5.8 billion dirhams ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008.

Sinopec sells $17.5 billion stake in retail unit to investors

Sinopec Corp will sell a 107.1 billion yuan ($17.5 billion) stake in its retail unit to a group of 25 Chinese and foreign investors, Asia's top oil refiner said in a statement on Sunday.

Heineken confirms, rebuffs SABMiller bid

Dutch brewer Heineken HEIN.AS said on Sunday it was approached by larger rival SABMiller SAB.L about a potential takeover but that its controlling shareholder intended to keep the company independent.

Tough time to sell Ukraine president's "mouthwatering" candy empire

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect.

Tesco seeks ingredient to be Britain's best-loved grocer again

Standing with bags of groceries outside discount store Lidl in Thetford, eastern England, Jodie McGloughlin explains simply why she turned her back on Britain's biggest retailer - its high prices.

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbors' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May.

Workers at Lear plant in Indiana go on strike, could affect Ford: Chicago Tribune

Workers at a Lear Corp plant in Indiana that makes parts for Ford Motor Co went on strike Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Show us the money: EU seeks billions of euros to revive economy

The European Union sought ways on Saturday to marshal billions of euros into its sluggish economy without getting deeper into debt, considering options from a pan-European capital market to a huge investment fund.

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