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  • MOVES- Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, KPMG Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Thursday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com. GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC The banking group said it had ...

  • No respite for beleaguered AO Telegraph - 3 hours ago

    Panmure Gordon said the company's explanation for its profit warning was "not credible".

  • Lloyds Banking Group is expected on Friday to announce its first dividend payment since its near-collapse in 2008 in its full-year results statement.

  • London's FTSE 100 managed to inch higher to a new record high on Thursday as improving economic data across Europe and positive developments in Ukraine boosted markets after a slow start.

  • Form 8.3 - GREENE KING PLC Business Wire - 7 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Ladbrokes Nets More Cash From Gaming Machines

    Ladbrokes (LSE: LAD.L - news) has revealed a significant rise in earnings from gaming machines described by critics as the "crack cocaine of gambling", ahead of an industry-wide crackdown on their use. Ladbrokes said such gaming revenues from activities including roulette grew "ahead of expectations" by 6.4% in the second …

  • Is now the right time to add these 3 stocks to your portfolio? Domino's Pizza Group PLC (LON: DOM), Ladbrokes PLC (LON: LAD) and Interserve plc (LON: IRV)

  • Form 8.3 - Aer Lingus Group Plc. Business Wire - 10 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Ap19 FORM 8.3 IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES ...

  • ** Ladbrokes rises 6.8 pct after FY results despite falling profits and a poor medium term outlook as company sticks with its dividend ** Dividend left unchanged, yield of 7.6 pct the highest on the FTSE ...

  • Form 38.5 (b) - Aer Lingus Group Plc Business Wire - 10 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 38.5(b) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITHOUT ...

  • Ladbrokes Nets More Cash From Gaming Machines

    Ladbrokes (LSE: LAD.L - news) has revealed a significant rise in earnings from gaming machines described by critics as the 'crack cocaine of gambling', ahead of an industry-wide crackdown on their use. Ladbrokes said such gaming revenues, from activities including roulette, grew "ahead of expectations" by 6.4% in the …

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 38.5(b) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITHOUT ...

  • Bundle promotions and an increasingly popular app used by its army of teenage to 30-something fans helped Domino's Pizza serve up over 1.4 million pizzas a week in Britain and Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) in 2014, helping send profits up 15 percent. "A strong set of from Domino's this morning with a pretax profit …

  • Bus, coach and rail provider says "fragmented" North American transport market provides "excellent opportunities"

  • BUZZ-Domino's Pizza: delivers strong results Reuters - UK Focus - 13 hours ago

    ** Domino's Pizza jumps 7 pct to a record high & poised for biggest one-day pct rise since April 2011 as robust yr, particularly in core UK mkt, sees co unveil 15.1 pct rise in 2014 profit ** Co says remains ...

  • Strong performance in its UK bus and coach operations drove annual profits at public transport group National Express up 7%.

  • Gaming giant Playtech has achieved record annual revenue and earnings on the back of acquisitions and partnerships.

  • Britain's biggest pizza delivery firm Domino's Pizza said it had made a strong start to its new financial year after posting a 15.1 percent rise in 2014 profit, helped by popular bundle promotions and rising online orders. Domino's, which operates mainly in the UK but also has smaller businesses in Ireland (Other OTC: …

  • Ladbrokes sticks with dividend as profits fall Reuters - UK Focus - 15 hours ago

    Ladbrokes, Britain's second biggest bookmaker, said it intended to maintain its dividend in 2015, defying some analysts' expectations of a cut to help fund marketing costs, as it posted a 9 percent fall ...

  • British transport company National Express (LSE: NEX.L - news) said it would focus on growth opportunities in North America this year, after reporting a rise in 2014 pretax profit on a strong performance in its UK bus and coach operations. Pretax profit rose 7 percent to 145.5 million pounds ($226.12 million) on a constant …

  • Slump in Weir leads UK's FTSE down from record high Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 16:50 GMT

    Weir Group, which makes valves and pumps for the energy and mining industries, fell 8.7 percent to the bottom of the blue-chip FTSE 100 index after saying uncertainty in the oil and gas industry would significantly reduce its revenue despite cost-cutting. "People have been talking about inevitable cutbacks in oil exploration …

  • Wizz Air shares rise in conditional trade after IPO priced Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 14:09 GMT

    Shares in Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air Holdings Plc rose over 9 percent in unofficial trading after the carrier won approval for a London stock market listing just eight months after a failed attempt. Wizz Air's shares, which formally list on March 2, were changing hands at 1,240 pence on Wednesday in conditional …

  • FTSE retreats from record high, Weir group falls 10 pct Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 11:49 GMT

    Weir Group, which makes valves and pumps for the energy and mining industries, fell nearly 10 percent to the bottom of the blue-chip FTSE 100 index after saying uncertainty in the oil and gas industry would significantly reduce its revenue despite cost-cutting.

  • Two Greek banks dropped from top European equity index Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:25 GMT

    Greek lenders Bank of Piraeus and Eurobank will drop out of the pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark, index compiler STOXX said, potentially depriving them of investment flows at a rocky time for Greek's economic ...

  • FTSE steadies near record high, Weir group slips Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 09:40 GMT

    Britain's top share index steadied near a record high on Wednesday as upbeat corporate earnings from wealth manager St James's Place, among others, were offset by a slump in engineer Weir Group. St James's Place rose 4.8 percent, the top gainer in the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, after posting forecast-beating full-year cash …

  • London open: UK stocks tread water at all-time high Sharecast - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 09:16 GMT

    UK stocks were flat on Wednesday morning as markets paused for breath following the new all-time highs reached the previous session.

  • Premier Inn owner Whitbread upbeat on profit as sales climb Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 09:03 GMT

    Britain's Whitbread expects to post full-year profit towards the top of market forecasts after strong demand at its Premier Inn hotels and Costa Coffee chain helped to deliver a 5.8 percent rise in like-for-like fourth-quarter sales. The group, which also runs pubs such as Brewers Fayre, said on Wednesday that strong …

  • The UK's biggest hotel and coffee shop operator expects to post full-year profit toward the top end of market forecast

  • UK markets were expected to pull back slightly on Wednesday as investors tread cautiously following the new all-time highs reached the previous session.

  • Hospitality group Whitbread said it expects full-year results to come in at the top end of expectations after a strong fourth quarter from its Premier Inn and Costa brands.

  • Whitbread sees profits at top of forecasts after Q4 sales rise Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 07:16 GMT

    Whitbread (LSE: WTB.L - news) said it expected to post full-year profit toward the top end of market forecasts as strong demand at its Premier Inn hotels and Costa Coffee chain helped deliver a 5.8 percent rise in fourth quarter underlying sales. Britain's biggest hotel and coffee shop operator, which also runs pubs such …

  • Leisure and hospitality giant Whitbread is expected report its fourth quarter trading update on Wednesday. The update is likely to be welcomed by markets due to an improving UK consumer environment and ...

  • Welcome to Germany, Mr Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)

  • Wells Fargo expands metals business with London desk-sources Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:55 GMT

    Wells Fargo Securities will open a metals desk in London in a push into the sector as other larger players have bowed out due to regulatory pressures and thinning margins, sources said. The U.S. bank, ...

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