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2019 Articles

Ferguson boosts profit ahead of planned demerger
Ferguson boosts profit ahead of planned demerger
Plumbing parts distributor Ferguson today announced a better-than-expected seven per cent rise in full-year profit as it benefited from cost [...]
October 1, 2019
Sales growth slows at Greggs as it warns of increased Brexit costs
Sales growth slows at Greggs as it warns of increased Brexit costs
Sales growth at bakery chain Greggs slowed in the third quarter as it warned of tough comparatives and increased input [...]
October 1, 2019
Historic Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff rescued by Infrastrata in £6m deal
Historic Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff rescued by Infrastrata in £6m deal
The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic has been rescued in a £6m deal by UK listed infrastructure company Infrastrata.  [...]
October 1, 2019
Audit watchdog beefs up standards in response to corporate failures
Audit watchdog beefs up standards in response to corporate failures
Accountancy regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) today announced it was beefing up audit standards in response to a string [...]
September 30, 2019
Burford Capital goes to High Court to demand identities of traders who tanked its stock
Burford Capital goes to High Court to demand identities of traders who tanked its stock
Litigation funder Burford Capital today said it had been the victim of market manipulation and said it had gone to [...]
September 30, 2019
Prudential hit with £23.8m fine for annuity mis-selling
Prudential hit with £23.8m fine for annuity mis-selling
Prudential has been fined £23.8m for failures related to non-advised sales of annuities, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said today. [...]
September 30, 2019
Markets mixed on US-China trade war worries
Markets mixed on US-China trade war worries
Markets globally were mixed today, with fears of a growing trade was between the US and China hitting confidence.  The [...]
September 30, 2019
Asics blames hackers for pornography playing in its shop
Asics blames hackers for pornography playing in its shop
Sports shop Asics has blamed hackers after a screen above the entrance to it flagship store in Auckland played pornography [...]
September 30, 2019
Losses widen at English winemaker Chapel Down as it continues expansion
Losses widen at English winemaker Chapel Down as it continues expansion
Losses at listed English winemaker Chapel Down grew to over £1m in the six months to 30 June as it [...]
September 30, 2019
Revolut to hire 3,500 staff in global Visa expansion deal
Revolut to hire 3,500 staff in global Visa expansion deal
UK fintech Revolut is set to hire 3,500 new staff after striking a deal with card company Visa to expand [...]
September 30, 2019