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*FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.07 pct. PARIS, June 27- European stocks were steady around midday on Friday, halting a week-long sell-off, with Airbus rising after sources said the European plane maker is set to clinch a deal with Rolls-Royce for A330 engines.
*Engine deal helps Rolls and Airbus. Rolls-Royce rose 1.4 percent, one of the FTSEurofirst 300' s biggest gains, after Reuters exclusively reported that Airbus is close to deciding to upgrade its A330 with engines from the UK- listed company. Airbus also rose 1.4 percent, to the top of France's CAC 40 index.
EDINBURGH, June 27- European shares steadied on Friday, supported by gains in British engine maker Rolls-Royce but still set for its first weekly drop since April. Rolls Royce gained 1.1 percent after Reuters exclusively reported that Airbus is close to a decision to upgrade its A330 with engines provided by the UK- listed company.
PARIS, June 26- Airbus is very close to a decision to upgrade its A330 with engines provided by Rolls-Royce, setting the stage for a bitter new phase in.
PARIS, June 26- Airbus is very close to a decision to upgrade its A330 with engines provided by Rolls-Royce, setting the stage for a bitter new phase in the battle for wide-body jet orders with Boeing's 787, people familiar with the matter said.
*Shares highest risers on FTSE 100 index. LONDON, June 19- Rolls-Royce said it will return 1 billion pounds to shareholders instead of buying another company, a moved aimed at restoring investors' confidence in the British aero-engine maker.
LONDON, June 19- Global stocks and bonds rose on Thursday after the U.S. Following the S&P 500' s rise to yet another record high on Wednesday, Asian equities posted strong gains- Japan's Nikkei 225 hit its highest since late January- and European bourses also opened sharply higher.
LONDON, June 19- Rolls-Royce shares jumped 7 percent on Thursday after the British aero-engine maker decided to buy back shares worth 1 billion pounds instead of making any major acquisitions. Rolls-Royce shares climbed to 1,076 pence, their highest in over two months, leading Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 index.
LONDON, June 19- Global stocks and emerging market assets rallied on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled that rising inflation won't trigger an interest rate rise any time soon, while Iraq turmoil sent crude oil futures to their highest this year.
*Rolls Royce top riser after buyback. EDINBURGH, June 19- European shares rose in early deals on Thursday, boosted after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy was making progress and committed to retaining accommodative monetary policy over the long term.
EDINBURGH, June 19- European shares rose in early deals on Thursday, boosted after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy was making progress and committed to retaining accommodative monetary policy over the long term. Top blue-chip gainer in Europe was Rolls Royce, with the engine maker up 6.1 percent after it announced a one billion pound share buyback.
LONDON, June 19- Britain's Rolls-Royce plans to launch a 1 billion pound share buyback, saying that with no major acquisitions on the horizon, it would return to investors the proceeds from a recent disposal.
LONDON, June 17- British engineering company Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese nuclear reactor vendor SNPTC to cooperate on civil nuclear power projects in the UK and other markets.
*U.S. Navy names General Dynamics, Lockheed units "superior suppliers". WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Navy on Friday named units of top arms makers General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co as part of its list of the top-performing nine suppliers for 2014 based on their performance over the last three years.
Ratings agency Moody's said Emirates' cancellation of an order for 70 A350 planes from Airbus was "credit negative" for the European planemaker.
Airbus, Rolls-Royce share prices fall. TOULOUSE, June 11- Airbus suffered what could be the jet industry's worst cancellation and a setback to its newest aircraft on Wednesday when Dubai's Emirates scrapped a $16 billion order for the A350, hitting shares in the planemaker and engine firm Rolls-Royce.
*Airbus, Rolls-Royce share prices fall. TOULOUSE, June 11- Airbus lost a major order on Wednesday when Dubai's Emirates airline cancelled its entire requirement for 70 A350 jets, dealing an unexpected blow to the European planemaker and engine maker Rolls-Royce.
PARIS, June 11- Europe's Airbus lost a major order on Wednesday when Dubai's Emirates airline canceled its entire purchase of 70 Airbus A350 jets, dealing an unexpected blow to the planemaker and engine maker Rolls-Royce.
LONDON, June 11- British engineering company Rolls-Royce said the cancellation of an Airbus aircraft purchase by Dubai's Emirates would result in a 2.6 billion pound hit to its order book. Rolls-Royce makes engines for the aircraft and provides some customers with an ongoing maintenance service for the engines.
*Airbus sees intra-regional role for proposed A330 revamp. PARIS, June 9- The world's top two planemakers are heading towards a showdown over the prices of their smaller twin-aisle airliners as Airbus draws closer to a decision to revamp its 20- year-old A330 model.