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  • British Prime Minister David Cameron

    The bosses of Britain's biggest companies are to back David Cameron in his fight to keep the country in the EU, reported The Financial Times.

  • Europe finished mixed on Thursday as optimism on earnings, failed to completely offset turbulence surrounding various commodities.

  • A worker monitoring the loading of containers on to a ship at the harbour in Qingdao, in northeast China's Shandong province.

    European markets extended gains to close higher Monday, thanks to remarks from ECB head Mario Draghi and a recovery in banks and commodities.

  • European stocks closed lower Monday, as investors failed to shake off concerns over commodities and China.

  • FILTON, England, Dec 22- Twelve months and 80 signatures: that is what it recently took Rolls-Royce to approve a small change requested by a supplier, symptomatic of a business that had become as complex as the engines it makes to power the world's biggest jets. New chief executive Warren East says the number of sign-offs should be closer to 15, and it's an example of...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- Lockheed Martin Corp met its goal of delivering 45 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. government and key allies in 2015, a 25 percent increase from 2014 that brought the number of jets delivered to 154, the Pentagon said on Monday. "Meeting aircraft production goals is a critical stepping stone in demonstrating the program is ready for the expected...

  • *Major global companies paid no tax in Australia in 2014. *Australia campaigned to close tax loopholes at G20. SYDNEY, Dec 17- Australian tax authorities on Thursday took the unprecedented step of publishing the records of hundreds of companies, including Google Inc and Apple Inc, which show they paid little or no tax on their in-country earnings.

  • *Major global companies paid no tax in Australia in 2014. *Australia campaigned to close tax loopholes at G20. SYDNEY, Dec 17- Australian tax authorities on Thursday took the unprecedented step of publishing the records of hundreds of companies, including Google Inc and Apple Inc, which show they paid little or no tax on their in-country earnings.

  • LONDON, Dec 14- Britain would consider nationalising Rolls-Royce's business which makes the power systems used in the country's nuclear submarines, if the company's difficulties worsen, the Financial Times reported. The government could also decide to merge some or all of Rolls-Royce's businesses with Britain's biggest defence company BAE Systems, the FT...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- Lockheed Martin Corp on Tuesday said it had won a seven-year contract worth A $1.2 billion to train the next generation of Australia's military pilots, with options for up to 25 years that could expand the deal's value. Lockheed beat out Britain's BAE Systems Plc, which currently holds the Australia pilot training contract.

  • A Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a military exercise.

    The big U.S. defense companies have used piles of cash to increase buybacks and dividends. Now they're going to move ahead on mergers and acquisitions, say analysts.

  • Wall Street

    European equities soared by the close on Tuesday as markets got a confidence boost from fresh European data and corporate earnings.

  • European equities ended mixed Monday as investors digested the potential impact of a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night.

  • An employee walks between lines of oil barrels at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc plant.

    European equities finished sharply lower on Thursday, as oil prices and a fall in Rolls-Royce shares dented investor sentiment.

  • Globe earth

    BAE Systems is backing a revolutionary engine that could propel aircraft into outer space and back at five times the speed of sound, the FT reports.

  • Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland over a cyber attack on British broadband provider TalkTalk.

  • MysteryVibe has all the characteristics of a winning startup, but finding funding was challenge, until the Rise Hong Kong tech conference.

  • A man walks inside the Athens stock exchange February 3, 2015.

    European equities closed lower on Thursday after mixed first-quarter earnings reports and as Greece's economic outlook deteriorated further.

  • Singtel agreed to buy U.S.-based cyber-security firm Trustwave for $810 million, in a deal that will expand its cloud-based services.

  • The Royal Family's official gifts list has been released, with one lucky boy being the favorite - having received over 700 gifts in 2014.