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26 Feb
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SSP warns of slump in Feb sales on coronavirus impact

UK travel food company SSP Group warned February sales across the Asia Pacific would slump by 50% year on year as air passenger numbers fell due to the the coronavirus.

26 Feb
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Diageo warns of £200m hit to profits from coronavirus

Drinks group Diageo warned of a potential £200m hit to profits from the coronavirus as bars and restaurants in the China and Asia Pacific region stayed shut.

26 Feb
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Metro Bank swings to big loss after accounting scandal

Embattled Metro Bank reported a massive full year loss after an accounting scandal shook investor and customer confidence.

26 Feb
William Hill profits at top end of forecasts

William Hill on Wednesday reported a fall in annual profits but at the top end of expectations as it continued to deal with the fallout from a UK government limit on slot machine stakes.

26 Feb
Rio Tinto FY profits rise on higher iron ore prices

Rio Tinto on Wednesday reported an 18% rise in full year underlying earnings on the back of soaring iron ore prices, offsetting lower shipments in 2019.

25 Feb
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Prudential to hold talks with Third Point over US, Asia demerger demand

British insurer Prudential said it would hold talks with activist hedge fund Third Point over its demands that it spin off its Asian and US businesses.

25 Feb
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New stores boost Hotel Chocolat interims

New store openings and international expansion helped Hotel Chocolat report a rise in first half profits, sending the shares higher on Tuesday.

25 Feb
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Tesco offloads stake in China JV for £275m

Tesco said it had sold its 20% share in the Chinese Gain Land retail joint venture to its partner China Resources Holdings (CRH) for £275m.

25 Feb
Hammerson losses widen; Cuts net debt to £2.4bn, slashes 2020 dividend

Property developer Hammerson held its 2019 dividend but said it would slash next year's payout as losses widened and valuations plunged in the face of the continuing High Street retail crisis.

25 Feb
MAM FY profit rises on margins; Sees H1 hit from Coronavirus

Specialist materials maker Morgan Advanced Materials reported a rise in full year profits on margins boosted by better sales and cost efficiencies.

24 Feb
ABF considers stock building to counter Coronavirus risk to supplies

Primark owner Associated British Foods said it was looking at stepping up production from Asian suppliers as it warned of risks to supplies from China due to the Coronavirus.

24 Feb
Oxford Instruments sells US business for £11.5m

Oxford Instruments said it had sold its OI Healthcare business in the US to MXR Imaging for a $15m (£11. 5m).

24 Feb
Fresnillo says Juanicipio JV to start ahead of schedule

Precious metals miner Fresnillo said its $395m Juanicipio silver/gold joint venture in Mexico would now start ahead of schedule but reported a rise in equipment purchases and construction contract costs.

21 Feb
UK govt to ban sales of house coal, wet wood to cut pollution

The sale of bags of coal and wet wood for domestic fires will be banned in England from February next year, the government said on Friday.

21 Feb
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Full steam ahead as Hornby raises £15m to 'reinvigorate' brands

Model train maker Hornby said it had raised £15m through a share placing as it sought to “reinvigorate” its iconic product range.

21 Feb
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CWU rejects Royal Mail pay offer as national strike looms

A national strike by postal workers looked an increasing possibility after a pay offer from Royal Mail was dismissed by the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

21 Feb
James Fisher & Sons wins £35m Australian navy contract extension

Marine engineering services company James Fisher & Sons said its had won a four year £35m contract extension to supply its submarine escape and rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy until December 2023.

21 Feb
Hunting buys Enpro Subsea for $33m

Energy services group Hunting on Friday said it had bought Enpro Subsea for $33m from members of the Enpro management team and Energy Ventures Private Equity.

21 Feb
Hammerson sells nine retail parks for £455m

Property developer Hammerson said it had sold a portfolio of seven retail parks and two others individually for a total of £455m.

20 Feb
Anglo American FY boosted by higher metals, iron ore prices

Strong precious metals and iron ore prices offset weakness in diamonds and coal as Anglo American reported a rise in full year profits on Thursday.