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14 Sep
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JD Wetherspoon to nudge up prices as costs rise

JD Wetherspoon reported solid annual results and boss Tim Martin took time out of his traditional pro-Brexit diatribe to say that 4. 0% growth would be needed in the present year to maintain profits.

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Tarsus raising £24m to fund two acquisitions and a partnership

Business-to-business media company Tarsus Group has agreed to two acquisitions and a strategic partnership, it announced on Friday.

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Management Resource Solutions subsidiary wins Aussie federal contract

Management Resource Solutions announced on Friday that its subsidiary Bachmann Plant Hire (BPH) has secured a AUD 2. 0m contract providing civil and earthworks on an Australian Federal Government project in the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Nationwide to pour another £1.3bn into technology

Nationwide Building Society announced on Friday that it is making an additional technology investment of £1. 3bn, taking its overall investment plans to £4. 1bn over the next five years.

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ANZ under investigation in Australia for alleged breach of disclosure rules

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) said on Friday that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) had advised that it has commenced civil penalty proceedings against the bank for failing to comply with its continuous disclosure obligations.

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Block Commodities teams up with Pure Grow Africa for Uganda project

Commodity trader Block Commodities announced a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa - a supplier of agricultural produce based in Uganda - on Friday.

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British Steel says 400 job cuts 'unavoidable'

British Steel could cut up to 10% of its workforce as part of a turnaround plan as the business looks to try and keep up with the changes in the industry including the rising costs that come with a weaker pound.

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Image Scan dragged to a loss on exceptional costs

Image Scan is expecting to turn in a loss from its current trading year despite record sales thanks to a strong performance by its industrial X-ray inspection systems unit which continued throughout the second half of 2018.

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US pre-open: Stocks to rise as investors eye data slew

US stocks looked set to rise at the open on Friday as investors awaited a slew of data releases and continued to keep an eye on trade relations between the US and china.

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Salt Lake Potash assessing cooperation cost saving at Lake Wells

Salt Lake Potash on Friday agreed to examine cost sharing at Lake Wells in Western Australia with neighbour Australian Potash Limited.

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Forbidden Tech increase audience with in-browser launches

Video technology firm Forbidden Technologies on Friday launched its Blackbird editing platforms Ascent and Forte in JavaScript, allowing their use in customers’ browsers.

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Europe midday: Stocks rise as semiconductors get a boost

European stocks had risen by midday on Friday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street as investors continued to keep an eye on trade developments, with semiconductors providing a boost.

14 Sep
SpaceX signs up first passenger for trip around the moon

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX announced on Thursday that a first passenger has signed up for a trip around the moon.

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Avon Rubber expects profits to be in line with expectations

Avon Rubber expects pre-tax profits to be in line with expectations as strong trading continued throughout the second half of its fiscal year.

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London midday: Stocks still higher as housebuilders pare losses

London stocks were still in the green by midday on Friday, recovering from the previous session's drop, with housebuilders paring their losses.

14 Sep
Shire gains as takeover approved by China

Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical has received regulatory approval from China for its $62bn takeover of London-listed Shire.

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Character Group's 'very solid performance' delivers record sales

Character Group told investors on Friday it had delivered "a very solid performance" as the firm continued to make good progress in meeting the demands of its customers.

14 Sep
London Security sees revenue rise after trio of acquisitions

Fire protection company London Security on Friday reported a jump in first half revenues after acquisitions and scheduling improvements benefitted the company.

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Carney warns Brexit could be as catastrophic as 2008 financial crisis

The Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney warned that a no-deal hard Brexit could be as catastrophic as the 2008 financial crisis, causing recession and sending house prices crashing.

14 Sep
Barclays upgrades Safecharge to 'overweight'

Barclays upgraded payments technology company SafeCharge to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' and lifted the price target to 420p from 335p on Friday as it said the company's strategy to migrate the portfolio to lower risk and larger customers is paying off.