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30 Aug
Scottish judge temporarily denies request to halt parliament suspension

A Scottish judge on Friday temporarily denied a request to stop prime minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament.

30 Aug
UK has offered 'nothing credible' on Brexit backstop - Irish deputy PM

The UK had still not put forward any “credible” proposals on replacing the Brexit backstop, Ireland's deputy taoiseach said on Friday as Britain said it wanted to “step up the tempo” on talks with the European Union.

30 Aug
Grafton Group to sell Belgium division as interims rise 5%

Half year pre-tax profits at builders merchant Grafton rose 5% to £88. 2m as the company said it was selling its Belgian business to an unnamed buyer.

29 Aug
Scottish Tory leader Davidson quits citing Brexit 'conflict', family pressures

Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson quit on Thursday, citing personal “conflict” over Brexit as campaigners prepared to fight the looming suspension of parliament.

29 Aug
Dechra buys Ampharco for $30m

Veterinary pharmaceuticals maker Dechra said it was buying Ampharmco (APC) and its US manufacturing site in Texas for $30m (£24. 5m) in cash.

29 Aug
Micro Focus warns on revenues; to start strategic review

Micro Focus said it would miss full year revenue forecasts and accelerate a company review due to weak sales and a “deteriorating” macro environment.

28 Aug
Pound slumps as UK confirms Queen's Speech for Oct 14

Sterling plunged as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed he would suspend parliament and hold a Queen's Speech on October 14, just a few weeks before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

28 Aug
Marine support Q1 slowdown a drag on James Fisher

James Fisher reported a 3% fall in first-half pre-tax profits as its marine support division had a slower start to the year, offsetting stronger returns from offshore oil and tankships operations.

28 Aug
Petrofac interims lower as margins fall; Sees lower 2020 revenue

Oil industry engineer Petrofac reported a fall in interim core earnings due to a decline in contract margins, higher overheads and higher tax as it warned of lower revenues in 2020.

27 Aug
UK MPs agree on need for legislation to halt no-deal Brexit

Opposition MPs met on Tuesday seeking a consensus on how to stop the no-deal Brexit threatened by prime minister Boris Johnson.

27 Aug
Brazil rejects G7 $20m aid offer to tackle Amazon fires

Brazil said it would reject an offer of $20m in aid to tackle the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, and accused France of acting like a colonial power.

27 Aug
US landlords drop opposition to Arcadia restructure plan

Two US landlords have dropped challenges to restructuring plans at Philip Green's Arcadia group, the UK retailer said on Tuesday.

27 Aug
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Polymetal adjusted earnings rise as Kyzyl mine ramps up

Higher production helped Polymetal report a strong rise in interim adjusted core earnings as its Kyzyl mine in Kazakhstan delivered at full capacity.

23 Aug
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France, Ireland threaten Mercosur veto over Amazon fires

France and Ireland said they would oppose an EU trade deal with South American nations if Brazil failed to tackle fires that are currently raging through the Amazon.

23 Aug
RBS, Santander ordered to fix PPI processes by watchdog

The UK competition watchdog on Friday ordered Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander to appoint auditors to assess their procedures for handling payment protection insurance (PPI) miss-selling claims.

23 Aug
Woodford Patient Capital Trust shares plunge after NAV cut

Shares in one of Neil Woodford's main funds plunged on Friday after it was forced to cut the value of one of its investments in startup company Industrial Heat.

23 Aug
Computacenter looks forward to record FY despite lower interims

Computacenter said it expected full year profit growth would be “the best in the company's history”, despite a 2. 3% fall in in reported interim pre-tax profits.

20 Aug
Johnson calls for Irish Brexit backstop to be scrapped

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated his call to scrap the backstop plan for the Irish border, describing it as "anti-democratic" in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk.

20 Aug
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BHP pays out record dividend as iron ore price surge boosts profits

BHP on Tuesday posted its best full year figures for five years and handed out a record dividend as it cashed in on higher commodity prices.