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21 May
AstraZeneca gearing up to deliver Covid vaccine from September

AstraZeneca said on Thursday that it is collaborating with a number of countries and multilateral organisations to make the University of Oxford's vaccine “widely accessible” in an equitable way, having concluded the first agreements for at least 400 million doses.

21 May
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IntegraFin reports highest ever gross inflows

IntegraFin reported a 13% improvement in its first-half revenue on Thursday, to £53. 8m, while its profit before tax was up 21. 9% to £27. 3m.

21 May
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Randall & Quilter appoints Bank of America's Tom Solomon as CFO

Insurance company Randall & Quilter tapped Bank of America veteran Thomas Solomon to take over as chief financial officer on Thursday.

21 May
Restore issues no guidance due to Covid-19 uncertainties

Document management firm Restore said on Thursday that it would not be "appropriate" to provide specific guidance for the current financial year due to the uncertainty presented by the outbreak of Covid-19.

21 May
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Covid-19 continues to weigh heavily on UK economy - survey

The UK's private sector struggled in May, a widely-watched survey published on Thursday found, as Covid-19 lockdown measures weighed heavily on the economy.

21 May
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Countrywide earning rise in first four months of 2020

Countrywide said earnings at continuing operations for the first four months of 2020 were well ahead of the year before as the estate agent group reported an increase in underlying profit for 2019.

21 May
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Essentra revenues slide in April amid Covid-19 pandemic

Components manufacturer Essentra reported a marked decline in sales during April in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

21 May
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Knights Group pulls dividend as part of cost-saving efforts

Legal and professional services firm Knights Group will not recommend a full-year dividend as part of an effort to conserve cash amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

21 May
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Sabre Insurance premium volumes 'extremely volatile'

Underwriter Sabre Insurance warned on Thursday that premium volumes continued to be "extremely volatile" amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

21 May
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Belvoir Group trades in line despite lockdowns

Property lettings business Belvoir Group said on Thursday that its franchise network had proved resilient throughout Downing Street's coronavirus lockdown.

21 May
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Huawei claims its operating system could rival Google or Apple

Huawei said its operating system HarmonyOS could rival Google or Apple despite experts’ concerns over its lack of high-profile apps.

21 May
RBC Capital Markets downgrades Experian on valuation

RBC Capital Markets downgraded its stance on shares of credit-checking firm Experian to ‘sector perform’ from ‘outperform’ on Thursday, saying the valuation is largely up with events, although it continues to like the equity story.

21 May
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Pendragon to reopen in June after £2.3m Q1 loss

Pendragon said it expected to open its dealerships from the start of June with new social distancing measures as the car retailer reported a £2. 3m loss for the first quarter.

21 May
SIG abandons sale of building solutions business to Kingspan

SIG shares slid on Thursday as the building materials supplier said it had terminated the proposed disposal of its building solutions business to Kingspan.

21 May
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Pets at Home annual sales top £1bn; warns over first half

Pets at Home said on Thursday that full-year revenue topped £1bn for the first time but warned that its first-half will take a hit from the coronavirus.

21 May
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Eurozone in deep downturn but decline eases

The eurozone economy stayed mired in its deepest downturn in May but the rate of decline eased as parts of the economy started to emerge from Covid-19 lockdowns, a survey showed.

21 May
Aviva sees £160m payout from Covid claims, warns on downturn impact

Aviva on Thursday said it expected to pay a net £160m of claims related to the coronavirus shutdown with the majority of payments in business interruption, travel insurance and commercial lines.

21 May
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Jet2 owner Dart Group raises £172m in placing to weather Covid

Dart Group has raised £172m in a placing to help the Jet2 owner weather the Covid-19 pandemic.

21 May
Assura ups dividend, sees post-crisis opportunities

Assura increased its dividend as the healthcare property developer reported an increase in annual earnings and said post-coronavirus conditions could be good for its business.

21 May
Inchcape April revenues plunge 76%, sees Covid hit in 2021

UK car dealer Inchcape said April revenues plunged 76% as it warned the coronavirus impact would be felt into 2021 and launched a review of its cost base.