The FTSE 100 edged six points higher to 7,363, led by Tesco (TSCO) which rose over 4% or 7p to almost 174p, after a boost by Booker (BOK), the wholesaler the supermarket is buying for £3.5 billion, which reported a 4.2% first quarter rise in like for like sales.
Vantiv will dominate the board with seven members, including Charles Drucker as executive chairman and co-chief executive.
Worldpay and Vantiv said in a joint statement that the merger would create a "world class payments group" and that there are "substantial opportunities" for cost synergies.
Worldpay said it had received preliminary approaches from each firm but that there was no certainty about a formal offer being made. The total value of transactions handled by the company grew 14 percent to 14.9 billion pounds in 2016, while revenue increased 15 percent to 4.5 billion pounds and pretax profit rose to 264.1 million pounds. "It will serve a wide range of customers, with a strong position in the four core regions of the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America". Vantiv Chief Financial Officer Stephanie Ferris, will remain CFO of the combined group.
Crude oil prices have been below $50 per barrel since April, and the US oil rig count is at 758 - a three-year high. The average national gas price Thursday was $2.24, five cents lower than it was at the same time previous year .
The Mountain View, California, company said it would stop the ad-driven scanning of Gmail later this year . The value of Gmail is tremendous, both for G Suite users and for users of our free consumer Gmail service.
Rauner has demanded cost-cutting changes to workers' compensation laws, which he says are needed to lure businesses to IL . Still up for debate is whether it would take effect starting in July, or whether it would be retroactive to January.
Federer will go for his ninth title in the German city, which would mark the first time he has won a tournament as many times. While speaking about his opponent Federer said, "It was all a little uncertain because I don't know him that well".
Norway's national security agency said the ransomware was affecting an unnamed "international company" in the country. Hackers are telling the victims to pay $300 in cryptocurrency per infected computer to unlock their systems.
It does not affect essential services, such as the New Jersey State Police, psychiatric hospitals, of NJ Transit operations. The plan includes tapping into the company's reserve funds to pay for health programs like addiction treatment.
Joseph Astarita was unsealed, in which he is accused of lying about firing his gun twice during the OR operation. Finicum's family members have accused law enforcement of covering up the circumstances surrounding his death.
Now the fourth-leading US cable operator, Altice USA has clearly stated its intentions to acquire more US cable companies. As a result, it will raise a total Dollars 1.918 billion before costs from the sale of 63.94 million shares.
Total Investing $1 Billion in Gas Field in Iran
Iran has the world's third largest gas market, bigger than China, with close to 200 bcm consumed in a year. Total's shares gained 1.7 percent in Paris trading to 44.02 euros at 2:26 p.m. local time.
Arab states extend deadline on Qatar by 48 hrs
On June 23, a list of demands prepared by Arab countries had been handed over to Qatar through Kuwait with a deadline of ten days. Trump "reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology", the statement said.
Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time
According to Stop Acid Attacks, an NGO working with acid attack survivors, the woman was allegedly gangraped in 2009. The woman, a mother of two, is pursuing court cases against two men who had allegedly gang-raped her in 2008.
Andromeda Single Player DLC Reportedly Canceled
While reporting that news, I had been pretty sure that Mass Effect: Andromeda wouldn't be getting single-player DLC. This might be due to the polarizing reception the game received when it first launched.
Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch sector
Source said that the Pakistan shelling and firing started at 11.30 am and firing exchanges only stopped at 2.10 pm. The Pakistani attackers came up to 200 m within the Indian posts.
Korea may get North to co-host Olympic ski events
According to the Korea Herald , he will discuss the possibility of North Korea hosting competitions at the Masikryong ski resort. South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North.
Cars 3 Takes Pole Position At The US Box Office
Fifth place went to 47 Meters Down , the adventures of two sisters who fend off a shark attack after going cage diving. Taking the third spot was the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me , exceeding expectations with $27.1 million.
Texas Mom Charged in Hot Car Deaths
Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. "No more than an hour", she immediately said. She says she thought they'd be able to get themselves out, so she went back to inside to smoke weed and fell asleep for hours.
Yanez dash cam tape, case evidence released
When Officer Yanez opened fire, another officer near the vehicle jumped back, and Officer Yanez began yelling at the driver. Yanez was acquitted Friday on all counts: second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm.
Legal pot blamed for spike in auto crashes
Griffin said the two studies show that more needs to be done to understand the potential effects of marijuana on driving ability. Colorado saw the biggest estimated increase in claim frequency compared to its control states, according to the institute.