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AEG earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2021.
LONDON (Reuters) -British consumers' spending on credit and debit cards increased slightly last week as more people went out shopping or to restaurants, according to weekly data that add to signs of a waning economic impact from the Omicron wave of COVID cases. Britain's economy regained its pre-pandemic size for the first time in November, but economists estimate that output slipped back in December and early January, when a wave of COVID cases hit the hospitality sector especially hard.
The pubs group said sales had been rising steadily since the summer but fell back during the festive season.
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Deutsche Bank delivered its most profitable year in a decade on the back of a dealmaking bonanza, strengthening Chief Executive Christian Sewing's hand as he fine tunes a new strategy and tackles costly competition for talent. Analysts had forecast a fourth quarter loss and shares in Germany's largest bank rose by more than 5% after the surprise finale to 2021, which marked the second straight annual profit following years of losses. Deutsche had to pay up to keep its traders and dealmakers on board, with compensation at its investment bank soaring 30% in the final quarter.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused the European Union on Wednesday of implementing part of the Brexit agreement covering trade with Northern Ireland in an "insane and pettifogging way", comments Ireland dismissed as unhelpful. "The EU is implementing this in an insane and pettifogging way and we need to sort it out," Johnson told parliament, complaining that the so-called Northern Ireland protocol was stopping some food delivers and other difficulties. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said the comments were unhelpful as the European Union was bidding to build trust with new lead British negotiator, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who took over last month from David Frost.
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The Prime Minister toured Hanson UK’s plant in Penmaenmawr, where the firm has reopened a railway line to transport its construction aggregates.
LONDON (Reuters) -Asset manager Allianz Global Investors, part of German insurer Allianz, said on Wednesday it had set up a new unit focused on 'impact' investing in private markets, as part of a sustainable investing drive. AllianzGI, which manages around 647 billion euros ($730.27 billion) in assets, will look to invest in private companies helping solve environmental or social issues in a measurable way, it said in a statement. Impact investing, meanwhile, takes that a step further by tracking the impact of the investments on people and the planet, not just the company's returns.
The Treasury Select Committee said it is “deeply concerned” the rises in the National Living Wage were leaked ahead of the Autumn statement.
ZURICH (Reuters) -Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut said strong demand for chocolate, in particular from chefs and caterers, lifted its sales in the three months to Nov. 30, allowing it to confirm its mid-term forecasts. Global demand for chocolate confectionery recovered last year, and Barry Callebaut is benefiting from big food groups outsourcing chocolate production and smaller customers such as restaurants and bakeries also turning to it for upmarket chocolate supplies. Sales volumes rose 8.9% to 610,048 tonnes in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021/22, ahead of underlying chocolate market growth of around 3.1%, the world's biggest chocolate maker said in a statement.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Hygiene products group Essity reported a bigger-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday and said it planned to further hike prices in the face of record high costs for raw material, energy and distribution. Operating profit at the world's second-biggest maker of consumer tissue fell 34% from a year earlier to 2.75 billion Swedish crowns ($297 million) despite an 11% rise in sales. The Swedish group, which sells consumer tissue such as toilet paper and napkins under a large number of brands including Lotus, Tempo and Vinda, announced plans to raise prices in all product categories and markets this year to compensate for the substantially higher costs.
The British boots brand fell as much as 15% on the day after it revealed a slowdown in revenue growth in its third quarter.
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M&G is taking a stake in phone wealth app Moneyfarm, the latest sign that the lockdown investor boom is going digital. Both businesses believe the new breed of investor who came to the stock market during lockdown it likely to carry on buying shares even once working from home is over. The M&G investment values Moneyfarm at up to £350 million.
The global technology and market leader in power grids has achieved the first-step target in its Sustainability 2030 plan and steps up the pace towards carbon-neutral Hitachi Energy - Advancing a sustainable energy future for all Towards carbon neutral Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Energy today announced that it has achieved the first-step target set out in its Sustainability 2030 plan – the use of 100% fossil-free electricity in its own operations1. The company
Until now, he has been the pandemic wunderkind who can do no wrong, doling out furlough cash and helping businesses to "bounce back" from coronavirus.
ONS data shows that 24% of sites surveyed had either low or no stocks of paracetamol.