Relx PLC (REL.L)
* But BATS, Relx, Smith & Nephew gain after updates (Adds closing prices)
LONDON, July 26 A drop in heavyweight oil stocks weighed on the UK's top share index, which failed to join a broader rally across European stocks on Thursday as U.S.-EU trade tensions thawed.
LONDON, July 26 Demand for products that detect and prevent online fraud helped European information provider Relx report a 4 percent rise in first-half underlying revenue, lifting its shares.
* KEY BUSINESS TRENDS IN 2018 YEAR TO DATE HAVE REMAINED CONSISTENT WITH FULL YEAR 2017 ACROSS OUR BUSINESS
* OMNICOM HEALTH GROUP ACQUIRES ELSEVIER'S PHARMA COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS IN JAPAN, REBRANDS AS EMC K.K.
* WILL IMPLEMENT IRREVOCABLE, NON-DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMME TO REPURCHASE RESPECTIVE ORDINARY SHARES UP TO £225 MILLION IN TOTAL BETWEEN 15 FEB 2018 AND 17 APRIL 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: