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  • *UK retail sales beat forecasts to rise 6.4 pct y/y in Nov. *GRAPHIC: UK retail sales http://link.reuters.com/raz24v. The Office for National Statistics said the volume of goods bought at British stores last month jumped by 6.4 percent from November 2013.

  • UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    The U.K. grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war.

  • Dividend payout growth seen slowing in 2015 -report Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:54 AM ET

    *Economic growth to be uncertain, UK divs to fall- Henderson. The report pointed to an uncertain economic growth picture next year and said that one reason for slower growth would be the absence of Vodafone's record $26 billion payout from selling its Verizon Wireless stake. We expect total dividends from the UK to be down by more than $20 billion next year. "

  • European shares end lower as utilities, banks slide Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    *Italy's FTSE MIB underperforms wider market. The utilities index fell 2.4 percent, the biggest sectoral decliner, led by a 5.9 percent drop in Italy's Enel after it lowered its debt-reduction target for 2014 and reported a drop in nine-month core earnings. This shows that the underlying problems for the market are still very much intact, "said Gerhard Schwarz,...

  • Europe shares sink; banks suffer; DAX down 1.8% Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, with investors shunning banking stocks after regulators announced penalties.

  • Weaker utilities, banks drag down European shares Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The utilities index fell 2.4 percent, the biggest sectoral decliner, led by a 5.7 percent drop in Italy's Enel after it lowered its debt-reduction target for 2014 and reported a drop in nine-month core earnings. Germany's top utility E.ON fell 4 percent after posting a steep drop in profits at its business in Russia, its most important foreign market.

  • European shares slip as banks, retailers retreat Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    *HSBC, RBS, UBS, Barclays in focus after forex probe fines. LONDON/ PARIS, Nov 12- European shares fell on Wednesday, with financials hit after global regulators fined five banks for failings in currency trading, while supermarket chain J. Sainsbury dropped after announcing plans to cut prices. The European banking index slipped 1.3 percent after global regulators...

  • *Corporate updates knock UK retailers. LONDON, Nov 12- European shares and core bond yields fell on Wednesday, bucking a strong performance in Japan, with bank stocks under pressure following a landmark $3.4 billion settlement over allegations of price-fixing in currency markets. Regulators imposed penalties totalling $3.4 billion on UBS, Citigroup, HSBC,...

  • Europe shares fall; banks mixed after forex probe fines Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:48 AM ET

    *HSBC, RBS, UBS, Barclays in focus after forex probe fines. The regulators imposed penalties totalling $3.4 billion on UBS, Citigroup, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan. HSBC was down 0.9 percent and RBS dipped 0.2 percent, while the Frankfurt- listed shares of JPMorgan and Citi were down 0.6-0.9 percent.

  • Sainsbury's to cut spending to lure shrewd shoppers Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:57 AM ET

    Supermarket chain Sainsbury's reported half-year underlying pre-tax profit fell 6.3 percent to £375 million ($596.8 million).

  • Europe ends in the green; Vodafone up 5.3% Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    European stocks ended the day in the green on Tuesday afternoon, after fluctuating throughout in the day.

  • Europe rallies at close, Serco plummets Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, with Carlsberg among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings.

  • Europe closes mixed after ECB's Draghi speech Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday, after ECB President Mario Draghi hinted as to the possibility of further aggressive stimulus measures.

  • LEEDS, England, Nov 6- British supermarket operator J Sainsbury Plc's answer to discounters Aldi and Lidl was unveiled on Thursday, with the opening of its first Netto-branded store in northern England tasked to win over thrifty shoppers. Sainsbury and Dansk Supermarked, Denmark's largest retailer whose Netto brand is present in five countries, have each...

  • UPDATE 1-UK grocer Morrisons' sales fall again Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, posted another big fall in quarterly underlying sales, as competition from discounters and a move to cut prices compounded the weak overall food market. The Bradford, northern England, based group, which trails market leader Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda and J Sainsbury in annual sales, said on Thursday sales at stores open...

  • UK grocer Morrisons' sales fall again Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, posted another big fall in quarterly underlying sales, as it continued to be hurt by its move to cut prices to counter a loss of market share to the discounters and by a weak overall food market. The Bradford, northern England, based group, which trails market leader Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda and J Sainsbury in annual sales,...

  • UK grocer Morrisons' sales fall again Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:13 AM ET

    Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, posted another big fall in quarterly underlying sales.

  • New Tesco boss Dave Lewis must look at selling assets in Britain and abroad.

  • RANKFURT/MAIN, Germany: A trader sitting in front of a chart displaying German share index DAX gestures as he speaks on the phone

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi left investors wanting more.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- British grocer Morrisons will launch its first customer loyalty card on Friday, aiming to win back market share with a scheme that provides a price match guarantee against discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as its traditional rivals. Bradford, northern England- based Morrisons, which trails market leader Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda and J Sainsbury,...