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30 Jul
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Empty UK shops increase as pandemic hits sector

The proportion of UK shops sitting empty rose in the second quarter after retailers were buffeted by lockdowns and falling sales during the pandemic, trade figures showed.

29 Jul
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B&M hit by pay rebellion at AGM

More than one-fifth of shareholder votes opposed B&M European Value Retail's pay report at its annual general meeting as some investors rebelled against bigger bosses' bonuses.

29 Jul
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Co-op Bank posts profit after cost cuts

The Co-operative Bank swung to a profit in the first half as the lender cut costs and made a small gain from releasing credit impairments.

29 Jul
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UK commercial vehicle output rises but faces constraints

UK commercial vehicle production rose for the fourth month running in June but output was constrained by a shortage of components and workers caused by the pandemic.

29 Jul
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Headlam speeds dividend on upbeat profit forecast

Headlam said it would speed up payment of normal dividends as the flooring distributor predicted annual results well ahead of expectations.

29 Jul
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Advanz fined for 1,110% price increase for thyroid drug

The UK's competition regulator has fined Advanz and its former private equity owners more than £100m after the drugs company increased the price of its thyroid tablets by 1,110% over eight years.

29 Jul
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UK mortgage borrowing hits record as stamp duty cut fuels activity

UK mortgage borrowing hit a record £17. 9bn in June as homebuyers raced to complete purchases before the stamp duty holiday started to taper off, Bank of England figures showed.

29 Jul
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Johnson Matthey reports good start to year

Johnson Matthey reported a good start to the financial year but the chemicals and special metals group reduced its estimate for gains from metal prices.

29 Jul
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Anglo American to return $2bn to shareholders as profit soars

Anglo American said it would return $2bn to shareholders as the miner reported a 1,000% increase in first-half profit spurred by rising demand and prices.

29 Jul
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Rentokil expects consensus uplift after strong first half

Rentokil International said it expected market expectations for annual profit to increase after the pest control and hygiene company reported sharp rises in interim profit and its dividend.

29 Jul
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BAE announces £500m buyback as profit surges

BAE Systems increased its dividend and announced a £500m share buyback as the arms and aerospace company reported a 61% increase in first-half profit.

28 Jul
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UK shop prices fall but retailers' costs rise - BRC

Shop prices fell more sharply in July as food and fashion retailers battled for household spending but cost pressures are mounting for the UK's retailers, a survey showed.

27 Jul
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Barclays ups Ascential share price target

Barclays stuck to its 'equal weight' rating for Ascential and increased its share price target after the events, information and analytics company raised £153m to fund acquisitions and posted positive interim results.

27 Jul
FCA offers Spacs flexibility in return for protections

The Financial Conduct Authority has allowed special purpose acquisition companies more flexibility in return for stronger consumer protections in a push to attract more of the vehicles to the UK.

27 Jul
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Berenberg ups Liontrust target price, keeps 'hold' rating

Berenberg increased its price target on Liontrust Asset Management shares and kept its 'hold' rating, arguing the stock is priced efficiently after a sharp rise.

27 Jul
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UK retail stocks slump to record low - CBI

UK retail sales rose strongly in July but stocks fell to a record low and are set to dip further amid supply problems, a CBI survey showed.

27 Jul
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In the Style posts profit as fashion shoppers go online

In the Style swung to an annual profit in its first results as a public company as the womenswear group's revenue more than doubled in the shift to online shopping during the pandemic.

27 Jul
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Tyman sees annual results topping estimates

Tyman said it expected annual results to slightly exceed analysts' top estimate after strong demand fuelled a jump in first-half profit.

27 Jul
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Polymetal sticks to guidance after solid Q2

Polymetal International stuck to its guidance for annual production and costs as the precious metals miner reported solid results for the second quarter.

27 Jul
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Croda forecasts annual profit to beat expectations

Croda International said it expected annual profit to be well ahead of expectations as the speciality chemicals company reported record results for the first half.