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CLS Holdings completes disposal of Benwell House for £9.25m

21/09/2017 08:42

(ShareCast News) - CLS Holdings has completed the disposal of Benwell House in Sunbury-on-Thames to Spelthorne Borough Council for £9.25m.


London open: Stocks nudge up as investors digest Fed

21/09/2017 08:21

(ShareCast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors mulled over the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and sifted through corporate news.


Google ties up billion-dollar HTC smartphone deal

21/09/2017 08:14

(ShareCast News) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has agreed a $1.1bn deal with Google in order to expand its operations.


IG generates record revenues from 'quiet' summer months

21/09/2017 08:07

(ShareCast News) - IG Group generated record revenues in the three months to end-August, boosted by strong overseas growth for the online trading broker as UK client numbers tailed off.


Full-year profit at Kier Group jumps 8%

21/09/2017 08:06

(ShareCast News) - Construction and services company Kier Group reported a rise in full-year pre-tax profit on Thursday as revenue grew and its business remained relatively unaffected by Brexit.


Weather and inflation put pressure on Mitchells & Butlers

21/09/2017 08:03

(ShareCast News) - Mitchells & Butlers posted its pre-close trading update ahead of its full-year results on Thursday, reporting that following a "strong sales performance" in early summer, the market had become more challenging in recent weeks, with poor weather compared to last year particularly i...


Johnson Matthey confirms guidance, sees 6% sales growth

21/09/2017 07:51

(ShareCast News) - Specialty chemicals group Johnson Matthey confirmed its guidance for the year on Thursday and said it expects sales growth of around 6%.


Paragon restructuring whole group under bank division

21/09/2017 07:48

(ShareCast News) - In a bid to accelerate its "transformation" into a diversified specialist banking institution, the Paragon Group of Companies revealed a "strategic reorganisation" of the group on Thursday.


Compass CEO Richard Cousins to step down, Dominic Blakemore to succeed him

21/09/2017 07:43

(ShareCast News) - FTSE 100 catering group Compass said on Thursday that Richard Cousins will step down from his role as chief executive officer on 31 March 2018.


Fresnillo headquarters, mines get the all-clear after Mexico quake

21/09/2017 07:26

(ShareCast News) - Fresnillo worked to reassure investors over the security of its operations on Thursday, after a fatal and devastating earthquake hit Mexico City on Tuesday.


Thursday newspaper round-up: Google-HTC, BHS, Sky

21/09/2017 07:21

(ShareCast News) - Google has announced a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1bn. The deal will not involve the purchase of a direct stake and HTC will continue to run its remaining smartphone business. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capabil...


London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull Fed

21/09/2017 07:21

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.


Capita dives despite making progress in first half

21/09/2017 07:20

(ShareCast News) - Capita grew underlying profits 46% in the first six months of the year and said they would "rise modestly" in the second half compared to the first, before taking account of significant new contracts and restructuring.


CRH snaps up US cement producer

21/09/2017 07:13

(ShareCast News) - CRH has struck a deal to acquire Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement Company for $3.5bn.


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