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10:07
Asia report: Stocks slide on coronavirus fears in thin trade

Asian shares closed lower on worries over the spread of the coronavirus that had so far killed at least 80 people in China.

09:30
Astra reports positive results from stroke, gastric cancer trials

AstraZeneca said high-level results from from a phase three trial of its Brilinta drug used in conjunction with aspirin produced a “statistically significant and clinically meaningful” fall in the risk of the primary composite endpoint of stroke and death, compared with aspirin alone.

08:44
AstraZeneca sells hypertension drug rights; Ends Allergan deal

AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell the global commercial rights to a range of hypertension treatments to Atnahs Pharma for up to $390m.

07:46
Halma on £83.5m acquisition spree

Health and safety firm Halma said it had made two acquisitions in the US and Australia for a combined £83. 4m.

24 Jan
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UK govt failures cause of HS2 cost overruns, delays - NAO

The government failed to understand the risks of the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project, leading to costs ballooning and years of delay, an independent watchdog said on Friday.

24 Jan
Asia report: Stocks hold ground despite coronavirus fears

Asian shares held their ground in lower volumes as investors and traders stayed away for the Lunar New Year one week holiday.

24 Jan
Strong Xmas cheers Marston's sales

Festive Britons helped pub group Marston's deliver a rise in sales over the Christmas period despite poor weather keeping people at home in the first three weeks of December.

24 Jan
Smith & Nephew buys US ear tube maker

Medical technology firm Smith & Nephew said it had bought California-based Tusker Medical for an undiscosed sum.

23 Jan
PureTech sells shares in Karuna affiliate for $200m

Clinical stage biotech company PureTech Health said it had sold 2. 1m shares of its affiliate Karuna Therapeutics for $200m.

23 Jan
Polymetal Q4 revenue up 1% as prices offset lower output

Russian gold and silver producer Polymetal said fourth fourth quarter revenue rose 1% year-on-year to $643m as lower output volumes were offset by increasing prices.

23 Jan
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Minas Rio ramp up boosts Anglo American

Anglo American said fourth quarter production across all operations rose 4%, driven by a ramp-up of operations at its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil as it maintained all guidance for 2020.

22 Jan
Boeing 737 MAX return delayed until at least mid-2020

Boeing said it did not expect its controversial 737 Max aircraft to return to service until mid-2020 as it officially paused production while authorities scrutinise modifications.

22 Jan
Close Bros loan book flat in 'difficult' UK environment

UK merchant bank Close Brothers said its loan book was broadly flat due to a “difficult” domestic economic environment.

22 Jan
Wetherspoons cheers Xmas sales rise

Pub chain Wetherspoons on Wednesday said it increased second quarter like-for-like sales by 4. 7% over the Christmas period as it held full year guidance.

22 Jan
Sage Q1 revenue rises on subscription growth

Software group Sage said first quarter recurring revenue increased 10. 7% year on year to £410m, underpinned by software subscription growth as it continued to focus on migrating existing customers and attracting new customers to subscription and the cloud.

22 Jan
Sainsbury CEO Coupe to step down; Replaced by Simon Roberts

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's said chief executive Mike Coupe would had confirmed his intention to retire in July to be replaced by the company's retail and operations director Simon Roberts.

21 Jan
IntegraFin reports best Q1 inflows

Financial investment platform operator IntegraFin Holdings reported a 4% rise in funds under direction (FUD) for the quarter to December 31.

21 Jan
Easyjet sees higher revenues on strong start to 2020

EasyJet on Tuesday forecast a rise in first half revenue per seat to rise by “mid to high single digits”after a strong start to 2020 and lower capacity levels from competitors.

21 Jan
BHP holds iron ore, thermal coal forecasts despite Australian fires

BHP maintained full year guidance for iron ore and thermal coal, despite the impact of the Australian bushfires on its coal operations.

20 Jan
UK High Speed 2
HS2 costs could spiral to £106bn - report

The cost of Britain's controversial HS2 high-speed rail link could soar by a fifth to £106bn, according to an unpublished government review.