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AIM-listed double glazing group Safestyle said on Monday that it is seeking damages and injunctive relief against competitor Safeglaze UK - whose most recent TV ad was fronted by Eastenders legend Pam St Clement - and a number of named individuals.
Credit Suisse downgraded actuator manufacturer and flow control company Rotork to 'underperform' from 'neutral' on valuation grounds.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 8% to 7,838. 09 in afternoon trade on Thursday, surging to a fresh record as the pound slumped and investors welcomed an easing tensions between the US and China.
Dixons Carphone has appointed Clare Pettit as interim group chief financial officer with immediate effect.
US futures pointed to a positive open on Wall Street on Monday as investors welcomed an easing of tensions between the US and China, with deal news in focus.
Fifth Third Bancorp has agreed to buy Chicago-based MB Financial in a deal valued at around $4. 7bn.
GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric, has agreed to merge with rail equipment maker Wabtec in a deal valued at £11. 1bn.
London's top-flight index hit a new record on Monday, boosted by a weaker pound as the dollar rallied on the back of an easing of tensions between the US and China, which also helped to lift broader market sentiment.
De La Rue, which recently lost out on a £490m contract to make the post-Brexit blue passports, has announced a strategic partnership with Optel to address the growing threat of global counterfeiting.
Kepler Cheuvreux initiated coverage of G4S with a ‘buy’ rating and 310p price target as it said that new management’s "less is more" strategy is about to deliver a significant boost to the group’s profitability while putting the security company on a steadier growth path.
Budget airline Ryanair posted a 10% jump in full-year pre-tax profit on Monday but struck a cautious note on its FY19 outlook on the back of rising costs and flat fare growth as it cut its full-year guidance.
London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, helped along by a weaker pound as the dollar rallied on the back of an easing of tensions between the US and China, which also helped to boost broader market sentiment.
FTSE 250 gambling software group Playtech said on Monday that its acquisition of 71% of Italian gaming company Snaitech has been approved by the Italian gaming regulator.
London stocks were set for an upbeat start on Monday as investors digested some good news regarding relations between the US and China.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has sparked a dramatic fall in the number of French, Dutch and Belgian businesses registering in the UK, in a further illustration of Brexit’s impact on the UK economy. Figures from Companies House show that French companies registered 48% fewer businesses in the UK in 2016-17 than the previous financial year while companies in Belgium registered 38% fewer. Companies in the Netherlands, which is probably the worst affected by Brexit of Britain’s trading partners, registered 52% fewer companies last year than in 2015-16.
London's FTSE 250 index was down 0. 3% to 20,953. 24, with broker notes providing much of the action.
Grainger was in the red on Friday as Barclays downgraded the stock to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' following recent share price strength.
London stocks edged a little lower by midday on Friday as investors paused for breath following a record closing high a day earlier, led by AstraZeneca after slightly disappointing quarterly numbers.
Just Group fell on Friday as private equity investor Permira ditched its entire holding in the retirement services company a day after it surged on the back of solid first-quarter sales figures.
PayPal has agreed to buy Swedish payments group iZettle for $2. 2bn, in a deal that will "significantly" expand its in-store presence.