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In his ‘Inside the City’ column for the Sunday Times, John Collingridge was looking at Centrica, bringing it all the way back to the hefty dividend promises of the ‘if you see Sid, tell him’ marketing that accompanied the privatisation of the then-British Gas in 1986.
The Canadian betting giant behind the PokerStars website has this weekend clinched a £3. 4bn takeover of Sky Bet. The online betting site is to be swallowed up by Toronto-based Stars Group in a deal that will create the world’s largest digital gaming company. - The Sunday Times.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 103. 61 points at 7,368. 17.
Breedon Group confirmed on Friday that it has completed the acquisition of Belfast-based construction materials business Lagan Group.
Specialty metals producer Wolf Minerals updated the market on its ongoing disputes with GR Engineering Services on Friday, which are associated with the EPC contract for the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in Devon, south west England.
Natural resources investing company Cluff Natural Resources announced a subscription of a total of 46,875,000 new ordinary shares on Friday, to raise a total of £0. 75m before expenses.
Gold exploration and development company KEFI Minerals announced on Friday that, in connection with its Tulu Kapi gold project in western Ethiopia, the joint committees of the company and the Ethiopian authorities have now triggered the formalisation of the resettlement arrangements for each of the affected individual households in the area.
North Africa-focussed oil and gas company SDX Energy announced on Friday that a conventional natural gas discovery has been made at its LNB-1 exploration well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco, of which it owns 75%.
Premium drinks brand owner Distil announced on Friday that another leading pub chain with national coverage has listed RedLeg Spiced Rum for its outlets, further increasing the brand's presence and availability throughout the UK.
Private rented sector residential development and urban regeneration company Sigma announced the acquisition of three private rented sector development sites in the new financial year to date on Friday.
Markets in Asia were sent falling on Friday, taking their lead from a weaker session on Wall Street overnight, with the technology sector leading the declines in the region.
Drax Group announced on Friday that it is commencing a £50m share buy-back programme, in a bid to reduce its share capital.
Taylor Wimpey announced on Friday that Ryan Mangold would be leaving his role as group finance director after almost eight years in that position, in a move that surprised analysts in the City.
Marshalls announced its intention to appoint Vanda Murray OBE to its board as a non-executive director and chair on Friday.
Indivior has filed a new drug submission (NDS) with Health Canada's Therapeutic Drugs Directorate, it announced on Friday, for its ‘SUBLOCADE’ (buprenorphine extended-release) injection, for subcutaneous use for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder (OUD), as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.
High performance components and sub-systems company Meggitt has secured a long-term agreement with Solar Turbines, it announced on Friday.
Wall Street finished in the red on Thursday, as investors sifted through more earnings and data releases for some fresh cues.
Clean water technology company MyCelx Technologies Corporation has secured a new purchase order in Saudi Arabia, and has sold equipment in Australia, it announced on Thursday.
RhythmOne issued a preliminary update on its expected performance for the full year ended 31 March on Thursday, confirming it was in-line with expectations.