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2019 Articles

RSA shares up on underwriting profit boost
RSA shares up on underwriting profit boost
Shares in insurer RSA rose today after it announced underwriting profit had grown in the first nine months of the [...]
November 7, 2019
Rolls Royce expects profit at lower end of guidance range as engine woes continue
Rolls Royce expects profit at lower end of guidance range as engine woes continue
Engineering company Rolls Royce said today it expected full-year profit to be in the lower end of its guidance as [...]
November 7, 2019
Halfords’ revenue and profit dip as it snaps up garage chain
Halfords’ revenue and profit dip as it snaps up garage chain
Revenue and profit at Halfords fell in the first half of the year, the bicycle and car maintenance retailer said [...]
November 7, 2019
Luke Johnson hires bankers for Gail’s Bakery sale
Luke Johnson hires bankers for Gail’s Bakery sale
Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson has reportedly appointed bankers to explore a sale of Gail’s Bakery. Johnson has appointed bankers at [...]
November 6, 2019
Law firm tries to muscle in on £1bn forex cartel claim
Law firm tries to muscle in on £1bn forex cartel claim
US claimant law firm Hausfeld is trying to muscle in on a £1bn group action against a raft of banks [...]
November 6, 2019
General election: Ed Vaizey joins MPs stepping down in December
General election: Ed Vaizey joins MPs stepping down in December
Former cabinet minister Ed Vaizey has announced he will step down at the December general election. Calling it “one of [...]
November 6, 2019
Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday compared Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Johnson wrote that Corbyn’s [...]
November 6, 2019
Cybersecurity firm Sophos posts loss ahead of £3bn sale
Cybersecurity firm Sophos posts loss ahead of £3bn sale
Cybersecurity firm Sophos today posted a loss for the first half of the year, blaming restructuring and legal costs. The [...]
November 6, 2019
Watchdog says accountancy firms failing to challenge management of firms they audit
Watchdog says accountancy firms failing to challenge management of firms they audit
Audit watchdog the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) today warned that the top firms were failing to be robust enough in [...]
November 5, 2019
New car sales continue downward slide as consumer confidence remains fragile
New car sales continue downward slide as consumer confidence remains fragile
New car registrations fell 6.7 per cent in October, figures released today showed. Private demand plunged 13.2 per cent, while [...]
November 5, 2019
Gambling stocks continue to slide as MPs seek £2 online betting limit
Gambling stocks continue to slide as MPs seek £2 online betting limit
Gambling stocks fell for a second day this morning, following a report by MPs released yesterday that called for a [...]
November 5, 2019
General election poll: Conservatives lead Labour by seven points
General election poll: Conservatives lead Labour by seven points
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has a seven-percentage point lead over the Labour Party, according to an ICM poll. [...]
November 5, 2019
Investment bank in talks for £500m Neil Woodford healthcare portfolio
Investment bank in talks for £500m Neil Woodford healthcare portfolio
A consortium led by a boutique life sciences investment bank is in talks to acquire £500m of healthcare assets bought [...]
November 4, 2019
Royal Mail says it will prioritise general election post in event of strike action
Royal Mail says it will prioritise general election post in event of strike action
Royal Mail said today it will prioritise general election-related mail in the event of a threatened strike. Communications Workers Union [...]
November 4, 2019