|Bid||1.854 x 800000|
|Ask||1.909 x 800000|
|Day's range||1.854 - 1.854|
|52-week range||1.648 - 2.739|
|PE ratio (TTM)||13.24|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.09 (3.82%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
The chief executive of Britain's biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone retailer is quitting days before it updates the City on its Christmas trading performance. Sky News can reveal that Sebastian James, who has run Dixons Carphone (Frankfurt: CWB.F - news) since the company was created in 2014, is to leave to run Boots, the high street chemist. Mr James's resignation will rock Dixons Carphone, which is scheduled to publish sales figures for the festive period on Tuesday.
Britain's Whitbread, owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, on Thursday appointed as chairman Adam Crozier, a former chief executive of broadcaster ITV Plc and Royal Mail Plc. He will replace Richard Baker, ...
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 18 (Reuters) - Michael Grade, the British media executive who chaired the BBC and ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) , has invested in One Media IP Group (LSE: IPO.L - news) , a music rights holder that he said was set to benefit from the growth in streaming services. Grade has teamed up with Ivan Dunleavy, former chief executive of Pinewood Studios, which Grade has also chaired, to take a stake in OMIP, spending 375,000 pounds ($500,737) in total for two holdings of 8.715 percent each. "Streaming is now seen as real growth engine for people who own intellectual property in the music sector whether they be composers, writers or music publishers," he told Reuters by phone on Monday.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 12 (Reuters) - Poland's newly sworn-in prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki is due to outline his policies at 1500 GMT today, with some in Brussels hoping his appointment could help ease the tensions between Warsaw and the EU that have been building for months. Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) is at odds with the EU over immigration, attempts to control the courts and the media and even the logging of an ancient forest. A centrist and a fluent English-speaker, Morawiecki is tasked not only with improving the dialogue with Europe but also expanding PiS's appeal to middle-of-the-road Polish voters ahead of a busy election cycle starting next year.
The rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse is to unveil a £220m financial restructuring that will see funds connected to the private equity giant Apollo Management owning nearly half of its shares. Sky News has learnt that a deal is expected to be announced between BrightHouse's bondholders and its management within days. Sources said that Henry Staunton, the former ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) finance director who is BrightHouse's chairman, is expected to step down after the deal completes early next year.
EasyJet (Frankfurt: A1JTC1 - news) says it has a "strategic advantage" over rivals, with bookings in its current quarter up 88% on last year as competitors dwindle in number and others endure operational problems. The no-frills carrier said trading in its first quarter was "encouraging" - suggesting it was benefiting from the demise of Monarch Airlines, which collapsed last month in the wake of similar turbulence at Air Berlin (LSE: 0GPE.L - news) and Alitalia (Stuttgart: 2278962.SG - news) . Ryanair endured a PR disaster when it was forced to cancel flights for 700,000 passengers between September and March, while British Airways has also admitted a battle to win back customer trust after a costly IT failure.
British online home appliances retailer AO World (Frankfurt: A1XEN9 - news) reported a first-half loss on Tuesday due to an expensive marketing campaign in the summer but said the rate of sales growth has been picking up as it enters its peak season. "We are broadly on track with our plans for the year as a whole ... in spite of the challenging UK market conditions," said Chief Executive Steve Caunce. The annualised rate of sales growth in Britain more than doubled to 13.3 percent in the second quarter compared with the first, in a tough consumer environment, he said.
Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday. The EU told Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday that there was more work to be done to unlock the Brexit talks, repeating its early December deadline for her to flesh out Britain's opening offer on the financial settlement. "We will make our proposals to the European Union in time for the Council," Hammond told the BBC, referring to the Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) .
Finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he was becoming more convinced Britain would secure a Brexit deal with the European Union. "I am increasingly confident that we will get a deal with ...
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday there was a broad understanding in Britain and in Europe of the importance of reaching a transition deal for Brexit and a good trade and investment deal after that. "The government recognises, parliamentarians, businesses, people across the country, people in Europe recognise as well that it is in everyone's interest to have at a minimum a transition period to the new relationship," Carney said in an interview with ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) television.
The biggest cinema-owner in South Korea is lining up a £2bn blockbuster takeover of Vue International amid signs of a shake-up of one of the UK's most lucrative leisure sectors. Sky News has learnt that CJ-CGV, which has pursued a string of overseas deals in recent years, is in the process of appointing investment bankers to advise it on a bid for Vue. Private equity (IOB: 0QLS.IL - news) firms which are sitting on huge warchests are also watching Vue closely.
The theatre producer behind hit shows including the Lion King and Les Miserables is lining up the former ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) boss Adam Crozier as its new chairman. Sky News has learnt that Amsterdam-based Stage Entertainment is in talks to appoint Mr Crozier to the role in a move that is bound to ignite speculation about a long-term plan to take the company onto the public markets. Sources said that an announcement about Mr Crozier's appointment to the board could be made as early as next week, although it had yet to be finalised.
EasyJet (Frankfurt: A1JTC1 - news) has appointed Johan Lundgren to succeed Carolyn McCall as the airline's chief executive, ahead of her looming departure to ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) . The company said the travel sector veteran - a former deputy chief executive at TUI (Swiss: TUI1.SW - news) - will take the controls on 1 December. Ms McCall, who has spent seven years in the airline's top job, will remain at the company until the end of the year to help Mr Lundgren with the transition, easyJet said.
EasyJet (Frankfurt: A1JTC1 - news) has appointed Johan Lundgren to succeed Carolyn McCall as the airline's chief executive, ahead of her looming departure to ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) . The company said the travel sector veteran - a former deputy chief executive at TUI (Swiss: TUI1.SW - news) - was to take the controls on 1 December. Ms McCall, who has spent seven years in the airline's top job, was to step down from the board on 30 November but remain at the company until the end of the year to help Mr Lundgren with the transition, easyJet said.
British budget airline easyJet said on Friday its new chief executive officer would be Johan Lundgren, a travel executive who most recently spent 12 years at rival travel firm TUI. Lundgren replaces Carolyn ...
The pound bounced on Monday after three consecutive weeks of losses, though signs of instability in Britain's governing Conservative party and uncertainty around Brexit negotiations checked gains. The biggest factor is the outcome of Brexit talks, BoE (Shenzhen: 000725.SZ - news) governor Mark Carney said last week. "Brexit news is still a depressant on sterling.
Britain's economy will grow more slowly in the short term if the country fails to secure a future trading deal with the European Union after Brexit, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Sunday. Asked in an interview with ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) television if Britain's economy would take a hit if there is no Brexit deal. Carney also said British business investment should be booming now, given the strength of the world economy and other factors, but that it was just growing instead.
Philip Hammond will restructure the tax system to make older people pay more and younger people pay less, it has been reported. The Chancellor is expected to link taxation to age for the first time in next month's Budget as part of an attempt to promote "intergenerational fairness", according to The Daily Telegraph. The Telegraph says tax breaks will be offered to workers in their 20s and 30s, and that will be paid for by cutting tax relief enjoyed by older and wealthier workers.
** AIM-listed butcher Crawshaw falls 12.5 pct after an investigation claimed its supply chain partner doctored food safety labels in one of its factories ** Undercover Guardian and ITV investigation found ...
Entertainment One Ltd (Other OTC: ENTMF - news) , maker of children's TV show Peppa Pig, received just enough support to pass a string of resolutions on management pay at a shareholder meeting on Wednesday. Resolutions such as the directors' remuneration report, the directors' remuneration policy and amendments to the long-term incentive plan passed with votes in favour ranging between 52.64 and 61.81 percent of total votes cast. London financial newspaper City A.M. reported earlier that Entertainment One faced a shareholder revolt over a plan to award its chief executive, Darren Throop, a 7.6 million pound ($10 million) payout and a large pay rise.
A former adviser to David Cameron has secured almost £10m in additional funding for his shared workspace business amid soaring international demand from multinationals and technology start-ups. Sky News understands that Rohan Silva, who left Downing Street in 2013, has raised the money with his co-founder and joint chief executive Sam Aldenton to fuel the company's international expansion. The new funds are understood to have come from existing Second Home shareholders including Martin Lau, the founder of Chinese technology group Tencent (HKSE: 0700-OL.HK - news) .
Rupert Murdoch's planned $15 billion takeover of European broadcaster Sky was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when Britain toughened its stance on the deal over concerns about standards at his U.S. Fox News network. Media Secretary Karen Bradley had already wanted regulators to scrutinise the increased influence Murdoch would gain from fully owning Sky, but in an unexpected twist she said they should also examine whether he had a genuine commitment to broadcasting standards. "I consider it important that entities which adopt controversial or partisan approaches to news and current affairs in other jurisdictions should, at the same time, have a genuine commitment to broadcasting standards here," Bradley told parliament.
British trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday Britain would not be blackmailed into agreeing on the cost of leaving the European Union and urged Brussels to move negotiations on to discuss Britain's future relationship with the bloc. The third round of Brexit negotiations, focused on settling the terms of Britain's exit from the EU, ended on Thursday with a warning from Brussels that more work needed to be done before they moved on to discuss future ties.
Leading shareholders in Dixons Carphone (Frankfurt: CWB.F - news) want directors to accelerate a search for its next boss after last week's shock profit warning wiped nearly a quarter off the company's stock market value. Sky News has learnt that a number of top 10 investors in the retailer will press Lord Livingston of Parkhead, Dixons Carphone's chairman, to speed up succession planning amid growing pressure on Seb James, chief executive. A search is already said to have been initiated by the board, although a person close to the company said it was simply part of "normal succession planning".