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15 May
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SDI revenues expected to be 'moderately ahead' of expectations

Scientific and technology products manufacturer Scientific Digital Imaging anticipates full-year revenues will be "moderately ahead" of expectations.

15 May
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US pre-open: Futures point to losses at the bell as trade war remains in focus

Wall Street futures pointed to losses at the bell on Wednesday, following on from the Dow Industrials's strongest performance in a month, as trade concerns continue to mount.

15 May
Chinese economy weakens as manufacturing, investment and retail sales all slow

China’s economy stumbled last month, as retail sales grew at their weakest pace for 16 years and industrial production fell sharply.

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London midday: Stocks dip into the red as China data dents miners

London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Wednesday as miners took a hit from weak Chinese data, although losses were minimal as investors welcomed US President Trump’s seemingly softer stance on trade.

15 May
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CYBG swings to profit as Virgin Money, lending drives growth

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank owner CYBG swung to an interim profit on the back of higher lending, despite the UK's Brexit woes and lower margins on its mortgage book, sending the shares higher on Wednesday.

15 May
Tui first-half losses widen as markets & airlines division struggles

Travel company Tui reported a widening of its losses for the first half on Wednesday as it pointed to a weak demand environment in its markets and airlines segment, but reaffirmed its outlook for FY19.

15 May
Cineworld sees slow start to year but confident over outlook

Cineworld posted a drop in total revenues on Wednesday but sounded an upbeat note about the rest of the year as it announced the signing and completion of a sale and leaseback of US-based multi-screen cinemas to units of Realty Income.

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German economy revives in first quarter of 2019

Germany's economy bounced back as expected in the first quarter of 2019 as consumers spent more and construction and equipment activity increased.

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Energean's Israeli flagship on track; production in Greece deferred

Energean Oil and Gas said its flagship project off the coast of Israel was on track to start delivering gas by 2021.

15 May
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Speedy Hire posts profit rise, hikes dividend

Tool and equipment hire company Speedy Hire reported a 19. 3% rise in full-year adjusted pre-tax profit on Wednesday as it hiked its dividend.

15 May
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Marston's brews up profit growth as beer booms

Marston's first-half profit increased as the pub and beer company's brewing business catered to drinkers seeking a wider range of ales.

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Moss Bros sales rise but hire division remains a disappointment

Menswear retailer Moss Bros posted a small increase in total sales for the first 15 weeks of the year on Wednesday but a dip in like-for-like sales, as it said the performance of the hire division remains disappointing.

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May putting Brexit deal to vote in early June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will next month put her premiership on the line as she tries to force her Brexit deal through parliament, even as MPs across the divide said they would vote in down for a fourth time.

15 May
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Cobham agrees to pay £69m to settle long-running tax dispute

Cobham’s long-running dispute with HM Revenue & Customs has been settled, the defence and aerospace specialist announced on Wednesday.

15 May
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Stobart ends long search for new chairman

Stobart has ended its long hunt for a new chairman by appointing David Shearer as a non-executive director of the infrastructure company.

15 May
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OneSavings and Charter Court post Q1 loan book growth ahead of merger

OneSavings Bank and Charter Court Financial Services both posted growth in their loan books for the first quarter on Wednesday ahead of their planned merger.

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SSP Group lifts expectations after decent first half

Travel food and beverage retail specialist SSP Group reported underlying operating profit of £62. 5m in its interim results on Wednesday, which was up 14. 6% at constant currency and 13. 2% at actual exchange rates.

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Playtech reiterates guidance as it works through B2B struggles

Playtech said on Tuesday that it has made “significant progress” on executing its strategy and on strengthening its corporate governance in the last year, as its investora gathered for the company’s annual general meeting.

15 May
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Crest Nicholson sales improve despite 'heightened uncertainty'

UK housebuilder Crest Nicholson saw half year sales improve despite "heightened uncertainty", with the group prioritising cash flow and dividends, as well as unlocking value in its land portfolio.

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Compass profit rises on North America and UK defence wins

Compass Group's first-half profit rose more than 5% as the catering company gained new business in North America and added UK defence contracts.