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19 Jan
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London close: Stocks finish higher despite 30-year inflation record

London stocks managed a positive finish on Wednesday, lifted by well-received updates from the likes of Pearson and Burberry, as data showed UK inflation surging to its highest level in nearly three decades in December.

19 Jan
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Director dealings: Kape CEO makes £2.6m sale, Card Factory chair buys shares on market

Kape Technologies chief executive officer Ido Erlichman enjoyed a £2. 6m payday, the company disclosed on Wednesday, as a group of senior staff members made share sales.

19 Jan
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Christie set to beat profit expectations after strong end to year

Christie Group reported an “extremely strong” year-end performance in its business broking, valuation and advisory practice Christie & Co in an update on Wednesday.

19 Jan
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Entain's BetMGM venture to blast past $1bn net revenue in 2022

Entain updated the market on performance at its BetMGM joint venture with MGM Resorts International on Wednesday, with the operation expecting full-year net revenue to top $1. 3bn in 2022.

19 Jan
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PCI-PAL trading ahead of expectations after 'excellent' first half

Cloud payment technology provider PCI-PAL reported an “excellent” first half in a trading update on Wednesday, with all of its key metrics either at or ahead of management expectations.

19 Jan
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Appreciate Group performs well in key third quarter

Corporate and consumer retailer redemption programme provider Appreciate Group reported third quarter billings of £96. 1m in a trading update on Wednesday, up 13% on the pre-pandemic period in the third quarter of the 2020 financial year, and “broadly similar” to 2021’s £96. 8m figure.

19 Jan
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M&C Saatchi finance chief quits after reports of move to Dept

M&C Saatchi said on Wednesday that Mickey Kalifa had resigned from his executive role as chief financial officer, for “personal reasons”, as the company worked to defend an unsolicited takeover from the acquisition vehicle AdvancedAdvT.

19 Jan
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FRC fines KPMG, partner over Conviviality audit failures

The Financial Reporting Council has imposed sanctions against KPMG and audit partner Nicola Quayle, it announced on Wednesday, over the company’s audits of failed drinks business Conviviality for the 2017 and 2018 financial years.

19 Jan
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Alpha FX upbeat after 'exceptionally strong' fourth quarter

Currency exchange risk management and alternative banking provider Alpha FX said on Wednesday that, following its last update on 8 December, its trading had continued strongly across divisions, resulting in an “exceptionally strong” November and December.

19 Jan
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Boku reports good trading as it agrees to sell identity division

Mobile payments and identity company Boku advised shareholders in an update on Wednesday that it was expecting 2021 earnings nearly a third higher than the prior year, as it announced the divestment of its identity subsidiary in a deal worth up to $32m.

19 Jan
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Midwich flags forecast-beating profits after bumper 2021

Audio-visual trade distributor Midwich said in a trading update on Wednesday that it finished 2021 “strongly”, with the company now expecting to report revenue of more than £850m, representing growth of about 20% year-on-year.

19 Jan
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Pan African lifts production guidance after decent first half

Pan African Resources reported a 9. 9% improvement in group gold production in an update on Wednesday, to a record half-year production total of 108,085 ounces, as it increased its full-year production guidance to around 200,000 ounces.

19 Jan
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Asia report: Markets close lower as oil prices surge

Equities closed in negative territory in Asia on Wednesday, following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight and as oil prices spiked around seven-year highs.

19 Jan
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Centamin ends year in line with production forecasts

Centamin reported annual gold production in line with expectations in its fourth quarter update on Wednesday, with 107,549 ounces produced in the three months ended 31 December, making for a 2021 total of 415,370 ounces for 2021, at the midpoint of its guidance.

19 Jan
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Crest Nicholson returns to post-tax profit in strong housing market

Crest Nicholson reported revenue of £786. 6m in its preliminary results on Wednesday, up from £677. 9m year-on-year, which it put down to strategic progress and the underlying strength of the housing market.