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Logistics company Wincanton has been appointed by Weetabix to provide transport, warehousing and co-packing services from February.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 9% at 6,925. 82 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that the US and China can come to an agreement on trade.
Independent SIPP operator Curtis Banks said on Wednesday that Paul Tarran plans to step down as chief financial officer by the end of this year.
Irish engineering company Mincon Group has agreed to buy Vancouver-based distribution business, Pacific Bit of Canada Inc, for an undisclosed sum.
Deutsche Bank downgraded BHP to 'sell' from 'hold' on Wednesday and slashed the price target to 1,550p from 1,820p as it now sees a more challenging outlook this year.
London stocks were firmly higher by midday on Wednesday amid optimism about the latest round of US-China trade talks and hopes that moves in Westminster have lowered the chance of a no-deal Brexit, with housebuilders leading the charge.
Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone reported a jump in full-year sales and profit on Wednesday and announced a special dividend despite a challenging backdrop.
US stocks looked set to edge higher at the open on Wednesday amid optimism that the US and China will come to an agreement on trade.
Majestic Wine posted a rise in group sales and margin over the Christmas period thanks to a solid performance from Naked Wines, as it said profit for the year should be in line with market consensus.
The eurozone unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 10 years in November, according to figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday.
Topps Tiles reported a drop in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday amid a "challenging" market backdrop.
Fashion brand Ted Baker - which was recently rocked by harassment claims against founder Ray Kelvin - posted a jump in sales over the Christmas period on Wednesday as its online segment performed well.
London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, taking their cue from upbeat sessions in the US and Asia amid growing hopes that the latest round of US-China trade talks and hopes that moves in Westminster have lowered the chance of a no-deal Brexit, although Sainsbury's bucked the trend after a disappointing update.
London stocks were set for a firmer open on Wednesday, taking their cue from upbeat sessions in the US and Asia amid growing hopes that the latest round of talks between the US and China will ease trade tensions.