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AstraZeneca said the US Food and Drug Administration had accepted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted priority review for its Imfinzi treatment of patients with previously untreated extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
A Conservative government would “highly likely” spend more than outlined in its election manifesto and have to increase taxes or borrowing, a respected thinktank said as it described the plans of both main parties as “not credible”.
St Modwen properties said it had sold three retail assets in Doncaster, Crosby and Kirkby for a combined £34m, representing just over half of the company's remaining non-core retail portfolio as at May 2019.
Marine services company James Fisher said it expected full year profits to be “modestly below” expectations but ahead of last year's £56. 1m.
UK residential landlord Grainger said it had agreed to forward fund a 132-home private development in London's Canning Town for £55. 5m.
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) would be part of any future post-Brexit trade deal with the US, according to unredacted documents released by the opposition Labour Party on Wednesday.
British American Tobacco (BAT) said it expected full year adjusted operating profit and revenue growth to be in the upper half of its long term guidance range.
Rio Tinto on Wednesday said it had approved a $749m (£583m) investment to cut costs and maintain production at its Greater Tom Price operations in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
West-end property owner Shaftesbury on Tuesday reported a fall in full year pre-tax profits due to an asset revaluation deficit, although underlying earnings were higher on increased rental income.
Building materials group CRH said it expected full year core earnings to rise by 23% to more than €4. 15bn (£3. 55bn) after a strong performance in the first nine months of 2019 and despite a Brexit-related downturn in the UK.
Industrial thread maker Coats Group said it was buying US-based Pharr High Performance Yarns for $37m (£28. 7m).
Oil services company Petrofac has been accused of maintaining a fake set of accounts to disguise the payment of bribes to foreign government officials, the Guardian reported, citing unnamed sources.
Real estate investment trust NewRiver said it had bought the Sprucefield retail park in Northern Ireland from Intu Properties for £40m representing a net initial yield of 8. 7%.
Hochschild Mining said it was “firmly” on track to meet 2019 output guidance, but cut 2020 production forecasts for its Pallancata operation due to permit issues.
Thread maker Coats Group on Friday said sales grew 1% in the year to October, driven by growth in both its apparel and footwear and and performance materials units.
Online real estate agent Rightmove said it had appointed Andrew Fisher as non-executive chairman with effect from January 1, 2020.
Brtitish Gas owner Centrica said it lost 107,000 energy customers in the four months to October, but said the rate of decline was slowing as it maintained full year guidance.
Property investment firm CLS Holdings on Thursday reaffirmed full-year guidance despite continuing economic and political uncertainties.
Betting firm William Hill on Thursday reported a slump in retail betting after a UK government crackdown on addictive gambling machines.
The Conservative Party was warned it faced "decisive corrective action" after it used its Twitter account to impersonate legitimate factchecking services during Tuesday night's general election leaders' debate.