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Ilona Billington

Ilona is a freelance writer and editor with over 15 years experience reporting and writing about UK and European economics, real estate, financial markets and central banks.

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Facebook shares news: Platform to donate £4.5 million to local UK journalism

Facebook shares are poised to open lower Monday, as the social media platform pledges to invest £4.5 million in local UK community journalism.

European shares edge broadly higher amid trade talks hopes, mixed company news

European shares are higher Monday, boosted by optimism over the US-China trade dispute and some individual company news.

Telecom Italia shares rise as new CEO is named

Telecom Italia shares are higher Monday, following the appointment of a new CEO for the firm.

Nissan shares fall as car maker plans to remove Chairman Ghosn

Nissan shares closed lower in Asia overnight, amid news the Japanese car maker has uncovered evidence of financial misconduct by its Chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

Volkswagen shares rise amid plans to become major electric car manufacturer

VW shares are higher Monday, following an announcement Friday that it intends to invest €44 billion in the electrification of its vehicles.

Netflix shares news: Testing mobile only subscriptions

Netflix shares are lower Friday, as the TV streaming services confirms its is testing a mobile-only subscription service, in Malaysia.

Blackberry shares rise amid Cylance acquisition news

Blackberry shares are higher Friday, as the tech firm announced the acquisition of AI cyber-security business, Cylance.

Amazon shares open lower as it begins seven days of Black Friday sales

Amazon shares opened lower Friday, as the tech giant begins its seven-day long Black Friday event.

European shares give back gains as Brexit turmoil continues

European shares gave back earlier gains to move lower Friday, as Brexit blues remain firmly in place.

Vivendi shares rise amid upbeat third quarter earnings

Vivendi shares are in the green Friday, following a strong third quarter earnings report from the French media group.

Facebook shares slide, critical NYT article identifies depth of potential wrongdoing

Facebook shares are lower Thursday, as the tech giant reels from multiple accusations of wrongdoing in an NYT article.

Google shares fall amid privacy concerns, as Streams app becomes part of tech giant

Google shares are lower Thursday, amid privacy concerns over a UK-based health app Streams now that AI expert DeepMind, has handed it over the the tech giant.

European shares fall amid Brexit fall-out, Italian budget concerns

European shares are firmly in negative territory Thursday, as a raft of UK minister resignations following a Brexit plan agreement rock sentiment and risk aversion heightens.

European shares slide, weighed down by growth worries, oil price fall

European shares are lower again Wednesday, as a combination of concerns over economic growth, the oil price fall and Italian budgetary caution, weigh on the stock market.

Netflix shares rise as it expands LA office space, confirms more new content

Netflix shares closed in the green Tuesday, amid news it has signed a further lease on new Hollywood office space.

Moller Maersk shares fall as outlook dents optimism over upbeat Q3 results

Moller Maersk shares are lower Wednesday, after the shipping giant warned ongoing tensions between the US and China could hurt demand for its services.

Facebook shares rise as it launches new career development tools

Facebook shares closed higher Tuesday, after the tech giant launched a new career development portal.

Amazon shares news: Confirms selection of New York, Virginia for HQ2

Amazon shares closed a little lower in the US Tuesday, after it confirmed its new HQ would be split across two US cities, New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

Oil price resumes downward path as Trump warns OPEC on cutting output

Oil price moves lower as Trump tweet warns against output reductions, OPEC cuts its 2019 demand outlook, again.

Amazon shares open higher, amid HQ2 dual centre reports

Amazon shares opened in the green Tuesday, amid reports the tech giant has selected two locations which its HQ2 will split across.

Apple shares slump as supplier outlook warning hints at weak orders

Apple shares slumped Monday, following an outlook reduction from one of the suppliers of its facial recognition tech, citing a lower order from a major customer.

European shares rise as sentiment gains on US-China trade talk hopes

European shares rise as sentiment gains on US-China trade talks optimism.

VW shares edge higher; CEO says it could build up to 50 million electric cars

Volkswagen shares are higher Tuesday, amid news CEO Herbert Diess confirmed the company is ready to make 50 million electric vehicles as demand is on the rise.

Telecom Italia shares slide as board removes CEO

Telecom Italia shares are lower Tuesday, after the Board revoked all powers from CEO Amos Genish, with immediate effect.

Apple shares fall as it admits to problems with iPhone X, MacBook Pro

Apple shares are lower Monday, amid news the tech innovator has admitted to problems with the original iPhone X and some 13-inch screen MacBook Pros.

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