jd sports lucky ellesse clothing
JD Sports sees FY profit ahead of market expectations after strong second half

JD Sports said on Tuesday that it expects pre-tax profit for the year to 3 February 2018 to be ahead of market expectations following a strong second half.

explotacion forestal chile bosque
Euromoney unit inspected as part of EU paper probe

Business publisher Euromoney on Tuesday confirmed its RISI unit had been hit with a surprise inspection by the European Commission as part of a probe into the cardboard and paper sack industry.

Provident Financial continues to struggle with home credit business

Provident Financial reported "progress" in the final quarter of the year but 20% fewer new customer bookings for its Vanquis Bank arm and said it expects losses from its doorstep lending business to be at the larger end of expectations.

Rio Tinto train in the Pilbara region of Western Australia; mining
Rio Tinto hits iron ore targets after strong final quarter

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto said it managed to hit its iron ore export targets after a solid showing in the final quarter where it shipped a record 90m tonnes, up from 85. 8m tonnes in the previous three months.

spire healthcare hospital
Spire Healthcare confirms 2017 guidance

FTSE 250 hospital group Spire Healthcare confirmed its previous guidance for 2017 on Tuesday.

national express
National Express says US tax reforms will cut tax rate to low from high 20s

National Express expects changes to the US tax system that came into effect at the beginning of this month to reduce its effective tax rate to the low 20s from the high 20s.

Tate & Lyle promotes Hampton to CEO as Ahmed steps down

Tate & Lyle has promoted current chief financial officer Nick Hampton to the role of chief executive with effect from 1 April 2018.

Ashmore assets under management rise 7% in Q2

Asset manager Ashmore posted a jump in assets under management for the three months to the end of December amid strong net inflows.

BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, disaster, Deepwater Horizon, energy
BP to take $1.7bn charge on Deepwater Horizon spill

BP said it expected to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1. 7bn in the fourth quarter as part of the class action settlement of the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil well spill in the US in 2010.

Halma sees earnings boost from US tax cuts

Halma said it expected the recently enacted US tax cuts to positively impact its future US after tax adjusted earnings and provide a £15m non-cash credit the year to March 2018.

food sausage roll greggs
Greggs serves up tasty rise in full year sales

High street baker Greggs said full year total sales were up by a tasty 7. 4% and company-managed shop like-for-like sales grew by 3. 7%.

15 Jan
carillion rail
Carillion contracts to be taken in-house or re-tendered, says government

Following the collapse of construction and outsourcing group Carillion, the government said it will take on some contracts and others will be re-tendered to other contractors.

15 Jan
Oil mining
JKX Oil and Gas completes workover of Ukrainian well

Upstream exploration and production company JKX Oil and Gas has successfully completed its workover project on its IG101Z well in Ukraine, the first drilling operation conducted by its local operator since 2015.

15 Jan
gold bars precious
Orosur Mining profits offset by depreciation and retrenchment costs

South-American focussed gold producer Orosur Mining produced a loss in the three months leading to 31 December, as growing operating profits were wiped out by higher levels of depreciation and costs associated to staff retrenchments.

15 Jan
ep cirugia plastica
Carclo directors depart alongside double profit warning

Shares in plastic components supplier Carclo tanked on Monday morning, as the West Yorkshire-based firm announced that its chairman and finance director had stood down after issuing a profit warning for last year and this.

15 Jan
Drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical
Sinclair Pharma expects return to profit after revenues jump 20%

AIM-listed speciality pharmaceutical group Sinclair Pharma grew revenues by a fifth over the twelve months ended 31 December, as the effort put toward restructuring its European operations began to bear fruit.

15 Jan
Tuesday preview: UK inflation update, Dunelm, Rio Tinto, Ophir to report

Tuesday will determine whether inflation has exceeded Bank of England of England governor Mark Carney's target for the second month in a row, while January's deluge of retail updates continues on Tuesday with Dunelm, Greggs and JD Sports.

15 Jan
Softbank CEO
SoftBank may sell 30% of telecoms arm in £13bn IPO

Japanese company SoftBank is studying floating 30% of its mobile phone business SoftBank Corp. in Tokyo and overseas, possibly in the autumn.

15 Jan
cbcarillion short
Carillion put into liquidation after talks with government, lenders fail

Construction group Carillion will be put into liquidation after crisis talks with the government and creditors collapsed early on Monday.

15 Jan
Velocys shares plummet as firm proposes fundraising

Waste-to-fuel company Velocys announced on Monday that it intended to raise around £18. 4m before expenses by way of a firm placing and open offer to fund initial development costs for two key projects.