Lifestyle and travel platform Ten Lifestyle has inked a three-year contract with China Merchants Bank that will see the AIM-listed firm provide digitally enabled travel and lifestyle concierge services to the bank's private banking clients across the globe.
The US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said it was assisting two tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving distress calls from the vessels amid reports of an “attack".
Hostels operator Safestay acquired the freehold of Hostel Pisa in Italy's famous Tuscany region for €3. 25m on Thursday, satisfied in cash from the group's existing resources.
Miner Polymetal International saw ore reserves at its Veduga gold deposit more than double to 2. 8m ounces following an extensive exploration campaign at the site.
Cineworld said on Thursday that it will reward shareholders with a special dividend after it completed a $270m sale and leaseback transaction of 18 US multi-screen cinemas, which between them hold 255 screens.
Infrastructure investment firm BBGI SICAV on Thursday said it had increased its stake in the Netherlands A1/A6 road project for an undisclosed sum.
PZ Cussons said on Thursday that its annual profit is expected to have dropped in line with guidance as the soap maker continued to be hampered by a weak consumer backdrop in Nigeria.
European stocks are recovering from early selling, with Oil&Gas shares pacing gains following reports that the crews of two tankers in the Sea of Oman were evacuated after being put ablaze.
Majestic Wine said on Thursday that it swung to a full-year loss, as it confirmed it is in advanced talks about the potential sale of its retail brand and announced the departure of chairman Greg Hodder.
London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, but gains were minimal amid ongoing worries about trade, with voting for Tory leadership hopefuls set to kick off.
Germany raised a higher-than-expected total of €6. 55bn (£5. 84bn) from an epic 5G mobile spectrum auction that left operators fuming about the prices they paid.
Retirement products specialist Just Group said on Thursday that it remained committed to delivering capital self-sufficiency by 2022 and will target further cost cuts in its US care business.
More than half of people using the government’s help-to-buy loan scheme could have purchased a home without support from the state, according to Whitehall’s spending watchdog. In a critical report into the government’s flagship scheme to help more people get on the property ladder, the National Audit Office said about three-fifths of buyers could have bought a home without the support. - Guardian.
Tesco said first quarter like-for-like sales rose 0. 2% to £13. 9bn, with UK sales up 0. 4% to £9bn and growth at the newly acquired Booker over the period.
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday amid ongoing worries about trade, with the first vote in the Tory leadership contest due.
London open The FSTE 100 was called to open 19 points lower at 7,348.