MILAN, July 19 Earnings updates were the main focus for investors in British shares on Thursday as the country's top FTSE 100 index inches higher, although remaining within recent tight ranges on caution over the outcome of Brexit talks.
TOKYO, July 19 Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in June fell to the lowest in more than two years as the country's utilities switched on more nuclear reactors that had been shut in the wake of the Fukushima atomic disaster in 2011.
SHANGHAI, July 19 China stocks fell on Thursday, dragged by airliners, as the yuan dropped to a one-year low against the dollar after news that Beijing plans to step up monetary easing measures.
July 19 SSE Plc, Britain's second-largest energy supplier, lost more customers in the first quarter compared with the year-earlier period as smaller entrants challenge traditional players with aggressive pricing.
July 19 SSE Plc, Britain's second-largest energy supplier, lost 320,000 customer accounts in the first quarter, hurt by competition from newer, smaller rivals.
No related earnings announcements are currently scheduled within the next 7 days.