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17 May
Totally scores NHS outsourcing contract extension

Out-of-hospital services firm Totally has been awarded an 11-month contract extension with NHS Vale of York CCG via its wholly owned subsidiary Vocare.

17 May
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Strong pound, weak UK hit Hill & Smith revenue, profit

A stronger pound and weak UK trading hit revenue and operating profits at engineering firm Hill & Smith in the first four months of 2018, the company said on Thursday.

17 May
Just Group first-quarter retirement sales beat estimates

Retirement services company Just Group rallied on Thursday as it reported a jump in first-quarter sales thanks to a strong performance in defined benefit de-risking.

17 May
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Active Energy agrees Canadian forest deal to enhance product rollout

Active Energy has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire a controlling interest in privately owned Canadian forestry company PowerWood Canada.

17 May
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Thomas Cook cuts losses as airline growth offsets UK margin pressure

Thomas Cook reported an improvement in first half losses and said it was seeing stronger demand and prices for the summer season across holiday tour and airline bookings.

17 May
Sophos billings up 22% as Central performs well

Full-year billings at FTSE 250 cyber security firm Sophos rose 22% thanks to growth in its integrated cloud-based management platform, but pre-tax losses widened due to currency movements.

17 May
Thursday newspaper round-up: Rail franchises, customs deal, Capita, buy-to-let

Britain will tell Brussels it is prepared to stay tied to the customs union beyond 2021 as ministers remain deadlocked over a future deal with the EU. The Prime Minister's Brexit war Cabinet earlier this week agreed on a new "backstop" as a last resort to avoid a hard Irish border, having rejected earlier proposals from the European Union. - Telegraph.

17 May
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TBC Bank pleased with first quarter performance

TBC Bank reported a marginal rise in net profit for its first quarter on Thursday, with the figure rising to GEL 97. 5m from GEL 96. 6m year-on-year, while its pre-provision profit improved to GEL 147. 8m from GEL 120. 6m.

17 May
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London open: Stocks flat as bookies tumble over betting machine stake cut

London stocks were little changed in early trade on Thursday, but bookies were under the cosh as the government confirmed it will cut betting machine stakes to £2, while sterling was in focus following a report that the UK could stay in the European customs union.

17 May
Matthew Price to step down as Moneysupermarket CFO

Moneysupermarket announced on Thursday that chief financial officer Matthew Price would step down as CFO and as a director on 31 October.

17 May
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National Grid posts decent full-year performance after Cadent split

National Grid reported a 4% rise in its underlying operating profit to £3. 5bn, or 6% at constant currency, in its final results on Thursday, with its statutory operating profit improving 9%, also to £3. 5bn.

17 May
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Ocado soars on back of huge contract with US grocery giant Kruger

Ocado Group has won a contract with US grocery giant Kroger to exclusively provide its online grocery expertise across up to 20 distribution warehouses across America.

17 May
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Royal Mail's Greene warns GDPR may hit letter volumes

Royal Mail delivered a good set of final results, with chief executive Moya Greene beating beating City expectations before she stands down next month but warning that general data protection regulation laws may lead to a steeper decline in letter deliveries this year.

17 May
Countryside Properties revenue and profit up; confident on outlook

Countryside Properties posted a jump in half-year completions, revenue and profit on Thursday, as it expressed confidence in the medium term and bumped up its dividend.

17 May
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British Land profit drops but NAV rises; market conditions to remain 'challenging'

British Land posted a drop in full-year underlying profit on Thursday even as its net asset value grew, as the FTSE 100 property group cautioned that market conditions are likely to remain challenging.

17 May
FY profits down, revenues up at credit checker Experian

Full year pre-tax profits at information services group Experian fell 7% to $994m, the company said on Thursday.

17 May
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London pre-open: Stocks seen muted; gambling shares in focus as betting machine stakes cut

London stocks were expected to see a muted start on Thursday as the pound gained on a report that the UK could stay in the customs union, while gambling shares were likely to be in focus as betting machine stakes are set to be cut.

17 May
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3i FY NAV rises to 724p a share

Private equity outfit 3i on Thursday said full year net asset value rose 724p a share from 604p as the return on shareholders funds fell to 24% compared to 36% in 2017.

17 May
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US close: Stocks and oil prices move higher as crude inventories fall

Wall Street ended Wednesday in the green, even as investors keep an eye on bond yields and geopolitical concerns weigh on sentiment.