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29/02/2012

International Airlines Group, formed last year from the merger of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, announced on Wednesday net profits of 555 million euros ($747.5 million) for 2011. IAG estimated that a combined group would hav... Read More

24/02/2012

(Reuters) - British engineering firm Bodycote said it expected to gain more market share this year on the back of strong sales in emerging markets and its aerospace and defence segment. Shares of the Macclesfield, Cheshire-... Read More

24/02/2012

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, said on Friday it more than doubled net profit last year as worldwide sales topped the eight-million mark for the first time. VW, whose brands include Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda,... Read More

14/02/2012

REUTERS - Boeing Co  said on Tuesday it signed its largest ever commercial airplane order with Indonesia's Lion Air in a deal worth $22.4 billion. Boeing said Lion Air, Indonesia's largest carrier by passenger ... Read More

09/02/2012

Rolls-Royce, the British maker of aircraft engines, said Thursday that net profit jumped 57 percent to £850 million ($1.35 billion, 1.01 billion euros) last year, boosted by a record order book. The 2011 earnings figu... Read More

09/02/2012

 British energy producer BG Group said on Thursday that net profits surged by 26 percent in 2011, bolstered by higher global energy prices and strong demand for liquefied natural gas in Asia. Earnings after taxation rallied... Read More

09/02/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - British industrial output recovered more than forecast in December as manufacturers ramped up production, further dampening fears of recession. The rebound from the slump in the previous two months also supports views that t... Read More

07/02/2012

 BP has recorded total profits of £15.1bn ($23.9bn) for 2011 as the oil firm looks to be turning itself around following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The London-based firm suffered a loss of £3.1bn ($4.9bn) in 2010 when an ex... Read More

02/02/2012

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a profits of £18.1bn ($28.6bn) for 2011, a jump of 54% on a year ago. The improvement for the Anglo-Dutch company came as high oil prices outweighed poor margins in its re... Read More

02/02/2012

(Reuters) - Britain's construction companies have grown more optimistic about their business prospects for this year despite a slower expansion in activity in January, a survey showed on Thursday, adding to hopes that the economy may avoid rec... Read More

01/02/2012

 Oil prices fell on Monday with the demand outlook uncertain as the market awaited the outcome of a European Union summit on containing the eurozone debt crisis, analysts said. New York 's main contract, West Texas Intermediate c... Read More

01/02/2012

(Reuters) - Britain's manufacturing sector unexpectedly returned to growth in January as orders rose for the first time in six months, indicating the UK could skirt recession if the sector continues to recover in coming months. The Markit/... Read More