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UK corporate earnings week ahead

DIARY-UK corporate earnings week ahead Feb 23 (Reuters) - Diary of U.K (.FTSE) corporate earnings for the week ahead UK EARNINGS Start Date Start Time(GMT) RIC Company Name Event Name 26-Feb-2024 BMO BNZL.L Bunzl plc Full Year 2023 Bunzl plc Earnings Release 27-Feb-2024 BMO CRDA.L Croda International PLC Full Year 2023 Croda International PLC Earnings Release 27-Feb-2024 07:00 SN.L Smith & Nephew PLC Full Year 2023 Smith & Nephew PLC Earnings Release 27-Feb-2024 BMO UTG.L Unite Group PLC Full Ye
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Investors dig into India's stock market as China flounders, discount risks

ANALYSIS-Investors dig into India's stock market as China flounders, discount risks By Jaspreet Kalra and Jayshree P Upadhyay MUMBAI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - India's $4 trillion stock market is pulling in billions of dollars of domestic and foreign money as investors flock to a fast-growing alternative to China, brushing aside risks around overpriced shares, upcoming elections and regulatory uncertainty.
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Top of the Street: Valeo, Azimut, Gjensidige, Kingfisher, Stora Enso, Schroders, SEB

BUZZ-Top of the Street: Valeo, Azimut, Gjensidige, Kingfisher, Stora Enso, Schroders, SEB A round-up of notable broker activity this morning from Europe's top-ranked* analysts: ** HSBC raises French car parts maker Valeo VLOF.PA to "buy" from "hold", seeing a recovery for the company driven by reversing semiconductor cycle and stable pricing ** Barclays cuts Italian asset manager Azimut AZMT.MI to "equal weight" from "overweight", saying the momentum has not turned positive yet for asset gathere
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European shares end slightly higher as financials offset gains in energy stocks

UPDATE 2-European shares end slightly higher as financials offset gains in energy stocks For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window Holcim jumps on U.S. spin off plans Bayer falls on court order to pay $2.25 bln in damages STOXX 600 up 0.2% Updated at 1650 GMT By Shristi Achar A and Shashwat Chauhan Jan 29 (Reuters) - European equities ended marginally higher on Monday after hitting two-year highs in the previous session, propped up
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London stocks tepid on caution ahead of major c.bank rate decisions

UPDATE 2-London stocks tepid on caution ahead of major c.bank rate decisions For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window Fed, BoE policy decisions out this week Ryanair up; airline trims profit forecast FTSE 100 flat, FTSE 250 off 0.1% Updated at 1650 GMT By Sruthi Shankar and Shubham Batra Jan 29 (Reuters) - The UK's blue-chip index ended little changed on Monday as gains in precious metal miners were offset by losses in life insure
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UK's Schroders down as Jefferies raises concerns about P/E premium

BUZZ-UK's Schroders down as Jefferies raises concerns about P/E premium ** Shares in UK fund manager Schroders SDR.L down 4.2% to 407.2p; top loser on London's FTSE 100 .FTSE index ** Brokerage Jefferies cuts price target by 5p to 430p; says doubtful that co's FY results will be able to justify its price/earnings rating premium to sector ** "A more
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Elementis shareholder in letter to board urges immediate sales process

UPDATE 3-Elementis shareholder in letter to board urges immediate sales process Updates Elementis comment, adds Franklin Mutual shareholding in paragraph 2 LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Elementis ELM.L shareholder Franklin Mutual Advisers has urged the board of the British chemicals company to "initiate a sales process immediately" following the news it had rejected another takeover approach, a letter obtained by Reuters shows.
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US Fund KPS explored takeover offer for UK's Elementis –sources

REFILE-EXCLUSIVE-US Fund KPS explored takeover offer for UK's Elementis –sources Amends name of stakeholder in paragraph 8 to Franklin Mutual Advisers from Franklin Mutual Advisors By Amy-Jo Crowley and Emma-Victoria Farr LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - KPS Capital Partners recently explored a bid for UK specialty chemicals maker Elementis ELM.L but has since paused its work, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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US Fund KPS explored takeover offer for UK's Elementis –sources

REFILE-EXCLUSIVE-US Fund KPS explored takeover offer for UK's Elementis –sources Amends name of stakeholder in paragraph 8 to Franklin Mutual Advisers from Franklin Mutual Advisors By Amy-Jo Crowley and Emma-Victoria Farr LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - KPS Capital Partners recently explored a bid for UK specialty chemicals maker Elementis ELM.L but has since paused its work, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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US Fund KPS explored takeover offer for UK's Elementis –sources

EXCLUSIVE-US Fund KPS explored takeover offer for UK's Elementis –sources Adds background on Elementis, story links By Amy-Jo Crowley and Emma-Victoria Farr LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - KPS Capital Partners recently explored a bid for UK specialty chemicals maker Elementis ELM.L but has since paused its work, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Abrdn anguish has no clear M&A endgame

BREAKINGVIEWS-Abrdn anguish has no clear M&A endgame The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are their own. LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Abrdn ABDN.L is giving potential suitors multiple reasons to swipe left. The 3 billion pound British fund manager suffered 12.4 billion pounds of net outflows in the second half of 2023, more than doubling the previous six months’ level.
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China central bank acts to support markets, economy

INSTANT VIEW-China central bank acts to support markets, economy Updates with fresh comment Jan 24 (Reuters) - China's central bank will cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves from Feb. 5, governor Pan Gongsheng said on Wednesday, the first such cut for the year as policymakers extend efforts to shore up a fragile economic recovery. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) would cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for all banks by 50 basis points (bps), thereby freeing up 1 trillio
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Rate cut hopes fuel bets real estate crisis is easing

GRAPHIC-Rate cut hopes fuel bets real estate crisis is easing Real estate shares and bonds rebounding Rallies vulnerable to central banks dousing rate cut bets Property price collapse moderating, gains expected by 2025 Debt fears and high office vacancies still weigh on sector By Naomi Rovnick LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Commercial property stocks and bonds are rallying as forecasters widely predict the end of a market slump triggered by a multi-trillion dollar debt burden.
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Schroders PLC Discloses 10.12% Stake In Pantheon Infrastructure As At Jan 17 - Filing

BRIEF-Schroders PLC Discloses 10.12% Stake In Pantheon Infrastructure As At Jan 17 - Filing Jan 19 (Reuters) - Schroders PLC: SCHRODERS PLC DISCLOSES 10.12% STAKE IN PANTHEON INFRASTRUCTURE AS AT JAN 17 VERSUS PRIOR STAKE OF 6.76%- FILING Further company coverage: PINT.L
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Atlas Copco, Qinetiq Group, WH Smith

EUROPE RESEARCH ROUNDUP-Atlas Copco, Qinetiq Group, WH Smith Jan 18 (Reuters) - Securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several European companies, including Atlas Copco, Qinetiq Group Plc and WH Smith Plc, on Thursday. HIGHLIGHTS * Ahold Delhaize AD.AS : UBS cuts to neutral from buy * Atlas Copco ATCOA.ST : HSBC cuts to reduce from hold * Evotec SE EVTG.DE : RBC raises to outperform from sector perform * Qinetiq Group Plc QQ.L : JP Morgan raises target price to 455p from
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Latam FX, stocks start 2024 in the red as investors question Fed rate cut bets

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX, stocks start 2024 in the red as investors question Fed rate cut bets Latam currency, stock indexes eye worst day since October EM currency index set for worst day since February Brazil and Mexico PMI fall Chile's economic activity rises above estimates Stocks down 2%, FX off 1% Updated at 3pm ET/2000 GMT By Siddarth S and Lisa Pauline Mattackal Jan 2 (Reuters) - Emerging market assets started the first trading day of 2024 on a sour note on Tuesday as investors question
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Schroders PLC's Long Position In H-Share Of China Pacific Insurance Falls To 13.98% - Filing

BRIEF-Schroders PLC's Long Position In H-Share Of China Pacific Insurance Falls To 13.98% - Filing Dec 14 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stock exchange filing: SCHRODERS PLC'S LONG POSITION IN H-SHARE OF CHINA PACIFIC INSURANCE 2601.HK REDUCED TO 13.98% ON DEC 11 FROM 14.19% - HKEX FILING Source text Further company coverage: 2601.HK Reporting by Hong Kong
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Britain's Labour Party reviews financial services to 'unleash' City for growth

Britain's Labour Party reviews financial services to 'unleash' City for growth By Huw Jones LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party on Friday launched a review to "unleash" the financial sector to boost growth, as it readies for an election expected next year which polls predict it will win. Labour's financial services spokesperson Tulip Siddiq said finance is one of Britain's "greatest assets", and that the party is determined to "do what it takes to unleash" its full potent
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China's weak economy spurs furious demand for bond funds

China's weak economy spurs furious demand for bond funds By Samuel Shen and Summer Zhen SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Mutual funds that hold bonds are selling like hot cakes in China as investors bet the central bank will cut interest rates further to aid the struggling economy. More than 50 bond-focused mutual funds were launched in November, raising 105 billion yuan ($14.71 billion) in total -- the biggest monthly fundraising this year, according to data from fund consultancy Z-Ben Adv
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British investment managers get green light for tokenised funds

British investment managers get green light for tokenised funds LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - British investment managers have got the go-ahead to develop tokenised funds, in which assets are split into smaller tokens backed by blockchain technology, the industry's trade body said on Friday. Tokenisation, or fractionalisation, of funds will enable a fund's assets to trade more cheaply and transparently and investors to buy into a wider range of assets, industry proponents say.
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