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01 May
Private sector activity plunges at record levels - CBI

UK private sector activity tumbled at a record pace in April, research published on Friday showed, as stringent measures introduced to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic took their toll.

30 Apr
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China's manufacturing sector shows surprise fall as exports collapse

China’s manufacturing sector eased in April, according to a widely-watched survey, as the Covid-19 pandemic caused global demand to slump.

30 Apr
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CMA to probe Covid-19 cancellation policies as complaints soar

The UK’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into cancellation policies after a rash of complaints during the coronavirus outbreak.

30 Apr
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Covid-19 flattens revenues at Network International

Digital payments specialist Network International said first-quarter revenues were flat after the Covid-19 pandemic dented consumer spending patterns.

30 Apr
C&C furloughs staff, pulls dividend

C&C Group has temporarily laid off most of its workforce, cut salaries and pulled its final dividend, as the drinks manufacturer and distributor looks to weather the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 Apr
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Lancashire on course to weather Covid-19 storm

Lloyd’s of London syndicate Lancashire Holdings reported a 12% jump in quarterly premiums on Thursday, and insisted its business model would help it navigate the global disruption caused by Covid-19.

28 Apr
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Burford Capital predicts spike in business, shares jump

Burford Capital, the litigation finance specialist, saw total income slide in 2019 but predicted a strong performance in the current year following the coronavirus outbreak.

28 Apr
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UPS pulls full-year guidance amid Covid-19 uncertainty

UPS pulled its full-year guidance on Tuesday, after first-quarter income was dented by the Covid-19 pandemic and the introduction of lockdown measures.

28 Apr
Pfizer beats forecasts despite revenue slide

Pfizer posted forecast-beating first-quarter results on Tuesday, as it reiterated its guidance for the full year.

28 Apr
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Covid 19: UK retail sales plummet at historic levels - CBI survey

UK retail sales collapsed in early April, a widely-watched survey reported on Tuesday, as the Covid-19 pandemic shut shops and kept people at home.

28 Apr
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UBS sees first-quarter profits surge but warns of tougher times ahead

UBS reported a jump in quarterly profits on Tuesday but conceded that lower asset prices and reduced client activity during the Covid-19 pandemic was likely to dent income going forward.

27 Apr
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Barclays reinstates coverage of IG Group after surge in trading

Barclays has reinstated its coverage of IG Group with an ‘overweight’ recommendation, after the online trading platform reported bumper trading.

27 Apr
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Lok'nStore sees first-half revenues jump, warns of softer trading ahead

Lok’nStore Group said its “robust” capital structure would protect it from the current economic uncertainty, as it posted a jump in first-half revenues.

27 Apr
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Costain cheers investors with key highways contract win

Shares in Costain jumped on Monday after the infrastructure specialist was named one of six core partners in the government’s £4. 5bn Smart Motorway Programme Alliance.

27 Apr
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RPS shores up banking facilities as first-quarter revenues dip

RPS Group, the professional services firm, announced improved credit facilities on Monday alongside a dip in first-quarter income.

27 Apr
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Deutsche Bank to beat Q1 profit expectations; capital targets under review

Deutsche Bank is to review its 2020 capital targets following the coronavirus outbreak, the German lender confirmed on Sunday, as it announced first-quarter results would significantly beat expectations.

23 Apr
Covid-19 hits profits at Target, despite online surge

US retailer Target warned on Thursday that the Covid-19 outbreak had ramped up costs and would dent first-quarter profits, despite record growth in online sales.

23 Apr
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Covid-19 boost helps Eli Lilly beat forecasts

Covid-19 helped bolster Eli Lilly’s first-quarter revenues by $250m, the US drugs giant said on Thursday.

23 Apr
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Collection levels 'robust', says Non-Standard Finance

Non-Standard Finance insisted on Thursday that collection levels remain "robust", despite the coronavirus outbreak, as it delayed publication of its full-year results.

23 Apr
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Gloom over record UK manufacturing sector slump

The UK manufacturing sector saw production slump at the quickest rate for over a decade in April, a widely-watched survey reported on Thursday, while sentiment plunged to an all-time low.