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23 Feb
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Quarterly numbers disappoint at Warner Bros Discovery

Warner Brothers Discovery posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday, weighing on the shares.

23 Feb
Allianz delivers record 2023 but shares fall on weak non-life results

German insurance and asset management group Allianz delivered a record set of annual results on Friday as it hiked its dividend by more than a fifth on the back of a higher payout ratio and launched a new share buyback programme of up to €1bn.

23 Feb
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BASF to cut costs by a further €1bn

Germany’s BASF Group is to slash costs by a further €1bn, the chemicals giant confirmed on Friday, as it battles higher expenses and falling earnings.

23 Feb
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Business sentiment in Germany strengthens slightly

Investor sentiment brightened modestly in Germany this month, a closely-watched survey showed on Friday, despite the economy continuing to falter.

23 Feb
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Deutsche Telekom hits targets, points to further growth in 2024

Deutsche Telekom met guidance with its results for 2023 and forecast an slight acceleration in profit growth this year.

22 Feb
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Moderna posts surprise profit, shares spark

Moderna posted a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, despite sales of its Covid vaccine continuing to slide.

22 Feb
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Nestlé shares fall as food giant warns of sales slowdown

Shares in Nestlé dropped on Thursday after the food and drink giant said that organic growth would slow this year.

22 Feb
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AI boom sees earnings rocket at Nvidia

Shares in Nvidia sparked on Thursday, after the US chipmaker saw sales surge on booming demand for artificial intelligence.

22 Feb
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Danone confident after reporting rise in full-year sales

French food multinational Danone reported a 7% jump in full-year net sales on a like-for-like basis in its 2023 results on Thursday, to €27. 62bn.

21 Feb
Reddit to offer IPO shares to biggest users - report

Social media firm Reddit is reportedly planning to offer shares in its initial public offering to 75,000 of its biggest users when it hits the market next month.

21 Feb
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Aldi to create more than 5,000 new jobs

Aldi is to create more than 5,000 jobs in the UK this year, the German discounter announced on Wednesday.

21 Feb
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Saint-Gobain in talks to snap up CSR

Saint-Gobain is in advanced talks to acquire Australian rival CSR, the construction materials group confirmed on Wednesday.

20 Feb
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AJ Bell founder tapped for Applied Nutrition chairman role

AJ Bell founder Andy Bell has been appointed chairman of Applied Nutrition, a rapidly growing sports nutrition, health, and wellness brand based in Liverpool, it was reported on Tuesday.

20 Feb
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Walmart to buy smart TV maker Vizio in $2.3bn deal

Walmart said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Vizio in a $2. 3bn deal.

16 Feb
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General Atlantic and Stone Point to buy HireRight in $1.65bn deal

HireRight said on Friday that it has agreed to be bought by General Atlantic and Stone Point Capital after the private equity firms raised their offer for the employee screening company to $1. 65bn.

16 Feb
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Nike to axe over 1,600 jobs as it trims its expenses

Sportswear giant Nike announced plans to reduce its workforce by about 2% overnight, equating to more than 1,600 jobs, as part of a cost-cutting initiative following a year of weaker profits.

16 Feb
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EDF returns to profit on higher electricity prices

French nuclear operator EDF said on Friday it had swung back into the black, boosted by higher electricity prices.

15 Feb
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Swisscom sole bidder for Vodafone's Italian assets - report

Swisscom has become the sole party still in discussions with Vodafone Group about its Italian assets, it was reported on Thursday.

15 Feb
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Commerzbank posts strongest performance in 15 years

German banking giant Commerzbank reported its strongest financial performance in 15 years on Thursday, buoyed by a significant increase in net profit driven by high interest rates.

15 Feb
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Airbus proposes special dividend, reports strong FY earnings

Aerospace corporation Airbus declared a special dividend on Thursday as it detailed a strong set of full-year results, with order intake and adjusted underlying earnings both increasing in the twelve months ended 31 December.