|Bid||3,003.00 x 48700|
|Ask||3,400.00 x 26800|
|Day's range||3,314.00 - 3,369.00|
|52-week range||2,335.00 - 3,377.00|
|PE ratio (TTM)||23.92|
|Earnings date||7 Nov 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.47 (1.10%)|
|1y target est||3,296.56|
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 9 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May told business leaders on Monday that they could be certain there would be a two-year transition period after Britain's exit from the European Union, a source told Reuters. May, who is trying to ease company concerns that Britain could crash out of the EU without a deal, met business chiefs from GlaxoSmithKline (Other OTC: GLAXF - news) , Vodafone and HSBC and other major companies to hear what they want from talks on Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. Businesses have become alarmed by the slow progress of negotiations and the prospect that Britain could leave the trading bloc without a new trading arrangement in place in 2019.
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone and HSBC and other major companies on Monday to hear what they want from talks on Britain's relationship with the EU after Brexit. Businesses have become increasingly alarmed by the slow progress of negotiations and the prospect that the country could crash out of the trading bloc without a deal in 2019.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 9 (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will meet GlaxoSmithKline (Other OTC: GLAXF - news) , Vodafone and HSBC and other major companies on Monday to hear what they want from talks on Britain's relationship with the EU after Brexit. Businesses have become increasingly alarmed by the slow progress of negotiations and the prospect that the country could crash out of the trading bloc without a deal in 2019.
STOCKHOLM, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experts met in Stockholm this week to assess progress on securing land rights for indigenous people and local communities and how businesses connect to them. More than half of land rights conflicts in the developing world are not resolved, pitting companies, governments and businesses against indigenous communities, according to research published at the conference. Here are the views of 10 experts interviewed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation during the two-day conference on the role of local communities, technology and business in ensuring secure land rights.
Jill McDonald picks up something of a poisoned chalice when she starts as boss of clothing at Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) on Monday, with little room to manoeuvre as she tackles one of the biggest jobs in British retailing on her first foray into fashion. McDonald's retail credentials are strong, but they were earned as CEO of bicycles to car parts company Halfords and she will have to work within a blueprint set out by her new boss as she looks to deliver the sustained sales and profit growth that has eluded M&S for a decade in competition with a burgeoning fast-fashion market. To compound matters, Rowe and predecessor Marc Bolland have already used sourcing directors Mark and Neal Lindsey to boost profit margins by changing the way M&S buys and makes clothes, taking away any easy gains for a new boss.
A revolution is looming in the world of sugar – and it is potentially good news for thousands of British farmers. At the end of the month, the EU's quotas on sugar are to be abolished, meaning that for the first time in decades Britain can produce and sell as much sugar around the world as it would like. For Britain's estimated 3,500 sugar beet farmers, this is an opportunity to ramp up production from the current 8 million tonnes they produce annually, perhaps by as much as an extra 500,000 tonnes a year.
Britain's top share index closed higher on Monday, boosted by financial stocks which surfed an insurance rally across Europe and the United States as estimates of the cost of Hurricane Irma dropped. The ...
Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) raised its forecast for full- year results on Monday following a strong performance by bargain fashion retailer Primark. As a result Primark has continued to perform well, with UK like-for-like sales up over 4 percent during the 2016-17 year and its share of the total UK clothing market up "significantly", the company said in a trading statement. AB Foods said Primark's 2016-17 overall sales would be 13 percent ahead of last year at constant currency, with like-for-like sales up 1 percent.
J Sainsbury (Other OTC: JSAIY - news) , the UK's second-largest supermarket chain, is kicking off a search for a successor to David Tyler, its long-serving chairman. Sky News has learnt that the retailer is working with headhunters on a process to identify candidates to replace Mr Tyler, who took up the role almost eight years ago. A firm date for his departure has yet to be agreed, sources close to Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's said this weekend, but he is thought to be likely to step down next year.
JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A German investigation into alleged accounting fraud by senior managers at Steinhoff's European operations couldn't have come at a worse time for its top shareholder Christo Wiese. The South African retail magnate is about to split Steinhoff's African businesses so investors can better judge the value of its faster-growing ones in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Britain's Restaurant Group, operator of Frankie & Benny's and other chains, and pubs group Greene King appointed new chief financial officers on Friday. Greene King CFO Kirk Davis, who oversaw the company's ...
Britain's most successful clothing retailer this century, in terms of profits, has faltered over the last two years due to a broader slowdown in spending on fashion and footwear that it first identified in 2015. “I’m marginally less pessimistic than I was three months ago and it’s encouraging to see some of the improvements coming through on Directory," Chief Executive Simon Wolfson told Reuters, referring to the group's online business. Wolfson said that while he expected price increases to moderate next year, it was much harder to predict when consumers would start spending more on clothes.
Strong updates from ITV and Compass Group helped Britain's top share index inch up on Wednesday, underpinned also by gains among defensive stocks. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.24 percent at ...
Strong updates from ITV and Compass Group helped Britain's top share index advance on Wednesday, underpinned also by gains among defensive stocks and mining shares. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index was ...
British shops enjoyed their biggest rise in June sales in six years, a survey showed on Friday, helped by warm weather and weak numbers in the same month last year. Britain's economy has slowed as the rise in inflation since last year's Brexit vote and modest pay growth have hurt consumer spending. Recent surveys have shown a sharp drop in consumer confidence.
Britain's top share index fell on Thursday as Reckitt Benckiser helped lead rate-sensitive consumer stocks lower, though a results-driven jump in AB Foods and gains among banks offered some support. Britain's ...
LONDON/MILAN, July 6 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday to their lowest in 11 weeks after minutes from the ECB'S latest meeting showed the central bank had left the door open to scrapping its bond-buying pledge. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended the session 0.7 percent lower, recovering some of its losses with all but three sectors closing in negative territory. "There was nothing in the (June ECB) press conference that suggested that they talked about curtailing QE.
Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in Primark's parent company soared on opening after it raised its full-year outlook, citing a surge in sales and profitability at the fashion chain. Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) (ABF) said group revenue was 10% ahead of the same period last year on a like-for-like basis, as it reported results for the 40 weeks to 24 June. ABF, which includes sugar and other ingredients in its interests, marked out Primark as the stand-out performer.
Clothing retailer Primark returned to underlying sales growth for the first time in 18 months, with low prices and warm weather driving a strong performance in Britain in its latest quarter, owner Associated British Foods said on Thursday. Primark's performance confounds fears that a squeeze in British consumers' spending power could dent demand. AB Foods, which also has major sugar, grocery, agriculture and ingredients businesses, said Primark's better than expected third quarter performance meant the group's outlook for the year to mid-September 2017 had "marginally improved".
Attention focused on earnings on Thursday, with a 5 percent rise in AB Foods leading a steady FTSE 100 index which was supported by the retail and housebuilding sectors. AB Foods rose after reporting a ...
European shares inched lower on Thursday though a series of earnings updates grabbed the focus with Reckitt Benckiser and Sodexo leading fallers after both companies cut their guidance. The pan-European ...