European markets closed higher on Friday, capping off a week which saw investors absorb U.S. data and brush aside Ukraine concerns.» Read More
Appetite for stocks was boosted by a recovery on Wall Street overnight, although rising gold and oil prices demonstrated the market's vulnerability to continued tensions in Ukraine, where the United States accused Russian agents on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest.
The vote marks the end of three years of wrangling, during which China and the United States had threatened retaliation if the EU forged ahead with plans to regulate flights originating in their countries in a bid to curb the aviation sector's rising output of heat-trapping gases blamed for climate change.
*Nat Rothschild's Twitter insult becomes a global story. LONDON, April 2- When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity- but also the perils of saying the wrong thing.
LONDON, March 21- European shares edged higher in choppy trading on Friday and recorded their biggest weekly gain in a month, helped by a rally in basic resources stocks and some positive technical buying signals.
LONDON, March 21- European shares headed for their biggest weekly gain in a month on Friday, supported by a rally in basic resources stocks and some positive technical buying signals.
*Ryanair top gainer after well-received analyst day. LONDON, March 21- European shares were set for strong weekly gains on Friday, demonstrating an ability to shrug off concerns over the Crimean crisis as strength in Ryanair and the mining sector helped growth sensitive sectors higher.
DUBLIN, March 7- Ireland's largest listed companies are confident over half a decade of weak earnings, gloomy outlooks and shrinking dividends are behind them and that the economic upturn under way is sustainable and sensible.
*Could ease wage pressure on South Africa- based gold miners. LONDON, Feb 9- European stocks from travel firms to South Africa- focused gold miners may reap some benefits from an emerging market sell-off that has otherwise roiled equities across the globe.
FRANKFURT, Feb 7- Germany's Lufthansa has picked Carsten Spohr as its new chief executive, naming a company veteran to lead the battle against low-cost carriers and fast-growing Gulf airlines.
FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Feb 6- A potential deal to buy a stake in troubled Italian airline Alitalia could be the biggest test yet for Abu Dhabi- based Etihad's strategy of using stakes in ailing airlines as an easy way to expand its global footprint.
Labour groups including the transportation sector of AFL-CIO and the Air Line Pilots Association International argued that the plans are intended to take advantage of regulatory loopholes and leave safety oversight in doubt.
*EPFR data shows more inflows into Europe stocks. PARIS, Feb 3- European stocks slipped on Monday morning, resuming their sell-off of the past 10 days, hurt by brewing worries over emerging markets and data showing China's economy losing momentum.
*Expects to meet FY guidance for profit of 500- 520 mln eur. DUBLIN, Feb 3- Ryanair reported strong forward bookings and an easing of intense price competition among European airlines on Monday, raising hopes it can quickly regain height with a new customer-friendly image after a profit warning spooked markets last year.
LONDON, Feb 3- European stocks edged higher on Monday, led by low-cost airline Ryanair after an upbeat quarterly update, although weak results in the banking sector and ongoing jitters in emerging markets kept a lid on investor appetite.
*AerCap takeover of ILFC revives Ireland as leasing hub. SHANNON, Ireland, Jan 19- Twenty years after the spectacular collapse of Irish tycoon Tony Ryan's plane leasing empire, the Emerald Isle has restored its grip on the world's aircraft fleet with a mega-merger that could pave the way for a wave of multi-billion-dollar IPOs.
OSLO, Jan 5- The Chief Executive of budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjoern Kjos, plans to meet Boeing management in the United States next week to discuss problems with its Dreamliner planes, Norwegian media reported on Sunday.
Airlines are shrinking the size of their seats, raising revenue but also tensions between frustrated passengers. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Tom Mackenize reports on the new way to fly with Ryanair.
Norwegian Air said one of its Boeing Dreamliners was grounded in the US, the latest in a string of technical problems to hit the new plane.
*Norwegian Air has three Dreamliners in operation. The newest of the company's three Dreamliners should have left Fort Lauderdale for Stockholm on Saturday but was unable to due to technical problems, Norwegian Air said on Monday.