Thursday, February 2, 2017

UPDATE 2-Ralph Lauren CEO to leave after differences with founder

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Ralph Lauren Corp said Chief

Executive Stefan Larsson, who was hired from rival Gap Inc

just over a year ago, would step down following

differences over the luxury brand's...

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UPDATE 1-Sterling, gilt yields skid as BoE seems in no rush to raise rates

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Sterling and UK government bond

yields tumbled on Thursday after the Bank of England appeared to

be in no rush to raise interest rates and flagged the risks

posed by...

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UPDATE 1-Generali's shares jump on talk Intesa bid could come soon

MILAN, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Speculation that Italian bank

Intesa Sanpaolo was close to tabling a bid for

Assicurazioni Generali boosted the insurer's share

price on Thursday, traders said, despite...

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UPDATE 3-Daimler pursues new records in tougher environment

* Shares fall 3.5 pct, underperforming sector

(Updates with Mercedes January sales volume)

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Britain's FTSE flat as sterling strength outweighs M&A and strong miners

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100

index was flat on Thursday, as a strong sterling offset

gains by consumer products group Reckitt Benckiser

related to a potential acquisition,...

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BRIEF-UniCredit shares reverse losses to trade up 1 pct

* on Wednesday UniCredit priced its 13 billion-euro rights

issue at a 38 percent discount

Further company coverage:

(Reporting by Milan newsroom)

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UPDATE 3-Reckitt Benckiser in talks to buy Mead Johnson for $16.7 bln

* Reckitt shares up 3.7 pct in London

(Adds more analyst comments, share activity, bullet points)

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