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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.
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.
Embattled Metro Bank reported a massive full year loss after an accounting scandal shook investor and customer confidence.
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.
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.
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.
New store openings and international expansion helped Hotel Chocolat report a rise in first half profits, sending the shares higher on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Specialist materials maker Morgan Advanced Materials reported a rise in full year profits on margins boosted by better sales and cost efficiencies.
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.
Oxford Instruments said it had sold its OI Healthcare business in the US to MXR Imaging for a $15m (£11. 5m).
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.
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.
Model train maker Hornby said it had raised £15m through a share placing as it sought to “reinvigorate” its iconic product range.
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).
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.
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.
Property developer Hammerson said it had sold a portfolio of seven retail parks and two others individually for a total of £455m.
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.