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A total of 173 footwear manufacturers, importers and retailers in the US have called on the US president to re-think his approach to the trade war with China, describing the recent tariff hike on imports from the People’s Republic as “catastrophic”.
Bloomsbury Publishing beat expectations on Tuesday as it achieved annual profit growth, leading the business to deliver a 24th consecutive year of dividend growth.
BP’s chairman acknowledged in the Financial Times on Tuesday that the world’s energy consumption is on “an unsustainable path”.
Halfords posted a drop in full-year profit on Tuesday as it pointed to "weakened" consumer confidence and mild winter temperatures.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0.7% at 7,299.01 in afternoon trade on Monday, with housebuilders proving a drag.
The restaurant group fronted by celebrity chef Jamie Olivier has collapsed, putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk.
Sales of US existing home sales unexpectedly fell in April, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Tesco's banking arm has quit mortgage lending and will try to sell its £3.7bn of existing mortgages, blaming persistently difficult market conditions for the decision.
Hilton Food: Numis downgrades to add with a target price of 1,125p.
Trump and Google granted Huawei some temporary relief after the former had threatened on Monday to ban US corporates from doing business with the company.
American drugs giant Merck has agreed to buy Peloton Therapeutics in a deal that could eventually be worth more than $2bn.
Shares in bottling company Coca-Cola HBC slumped on Monday after Coca-Cola Co. said it will keep its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa "for the foreseeable future".
Severn Trent reported “strong and resilient” annual results on Tuesday, reporting group turnover of £1.767bn, which was up £71m or 4.2% year-on-year.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday, boosted by a weaker pound, as investors welcomed Washington's decision to grant a temporary reprieve from the Huawei ban.
Healthcare and communications group Huntsworth announced the acquisition of 70% of Luxembourg-based Creativ-Ceutical (CC) from 100% shareholder Avicenne Invest for an initial cash consideration of €15.5m on Monday.
US retailer Home Depot's first-quarter earnings beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday as customers spent more in single transactions during the quarter ended 5 May.
Itaconix has received its first purchase order from Nouryon to supply its polymer for Nouryon's new ‘Amaze SP’ product, it announced on Tuesday, under the previously-announced exclusive global supply agreement for Nouryon to market Itaconix polymers in personal care applications.
The UK Gambling Commission issued penalty packages totalling £4.5m to four companies on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering and consumer safety in online casinos.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following losses in the previous session, after US President Trump granted a temporary reprieve from the Huawei ban.
Food packing company Hilton Food Group has traded in line with expectations thus far in 2019, continuing to grow its business through additional volumes and close cooperation with retail partners.
Majestic Wine said on Tuesday that it is considering the sale of its retail business as the wine merchant rebrands as Naked Wines.
Government contractor Galliford Try said it was cutting 350 jobs at its troubled construction division after a strategic review.
Hammerson said on Tuesday that chief financial officer Timon Drakesmith has resigned after eight years in the role, and will leave the company later this year.
Stocks on the Continent are bouncing back from the the previous day's thrashing after the US administration decided overnight to ease its restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei for three months.
London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, with banks pacing the advance, after Washington granted a temporary reprieve from the Huawei ban.