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31 Aug
Barnier says 'no decisive progress' on key Brexit issues after latest talks
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There had been "no decisive progress" on the key issues between the UK and European Union over Brexit in the latest round of talks, said chief EU negotiators Michel Barnier.

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31 Aug
Macron's set to unveil proposed French labour law changes
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday was set to unveil a raft of proposed reforms to the country's labour laws in an attempt to lower its unemployment rate.

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31 Aug
Tories wary of May's pledge to fight next election
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May's overnight claim that show would contest the next General Election was met with some scepticism by members of her own party on Thursday.

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31 Aug
Melrose Industries swings to profit but warns on Brush unit
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Engineering group Melrose Industries said first-half pre-tax profit rose to £47. 8m from a £9. 2m loss a year earlier as it warned that conditions at its Brush unit had worsened.

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31 Aug
Redefine sells BMW showroom for £26m
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Redefine International said had completed on the sale of the Sytner BMW showroom in High Wycombe for £26. 1m to an unnamed UK pension fund.

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31 Aug
Organic growth helps Grafton build solid interim profits
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Interim pre-tax profits at international building materials distributor Grafton rose 18% to £74. 1m driven by organic growth across its core businesses.

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30 Aug
May calls on China to do more over NKorea as she seeks post Brexit Japan deal
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May demanded China do more to rein in North Korea over its missile programme as she arrived in Japan to drum up investment opportunities post Brexit.

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30 Aug
BRC warns of food shortages if no Brexit customs deal agreed
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Britain could suffer food shortages if customs procedures are not resolved before Brexit, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said.

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30 Aug
James Fisher interims flat; sees stronger growth in H2
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Half year pre-tax profits at marine service provider James Fisher were flat at £17. 6m from £17. 4m with the company indicating stronger growth for the second half of the year.

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30 Aug
Spectris sells Microscan unit for £123m; funds to cut debt
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Instrumentation and controls company Spectris said it was selling its Microscan Systems unit to Omron Corporation for $157m (£123m) in cash.

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30 Aug
Diploma sees weak pound boosting full year revenues

International technical products group Diploma said it had traded well in the second half and was on track to post full year results in line with expectations with the weak pound lifting revenues.

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29 Aug
Bunzl interims get a lift from weak pound
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Distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl said the weak pound helped power interim pre-tax profits to £181. 9m, a rise of 17%.

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29 Aug
UK govt plans on corporate governance slammed as 'feeble'
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The UK government was on Tuesday accused of “bottling” a major shakeup of corporate governance after it revealed watered-down proposals for curbing excessive boardroom pay and workers' representation.

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29 Aug
EU's Juncker says UK Brexit position papers unsatisfactory
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The UK's approach so far to Brexit negotiations was unsatisfactory, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

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29 Aug
Higher sales prices help Nostrum to lift first half earnings
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Independent oil and gas company Nostrum Oil & Gas said interim earnings rose to $119. 8m from $100. 9m.

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25 Aug
Philip Green's Arcadia agrees deal with BHS liquidators
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Philip Green’s Arcadia retail group has agreed to pay £30m to unsecured creditors of BHS after the collapse of the department store chain last year, UK media reported.

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25 Aug
UK to trial 'driverless' truck convoys
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Britain is to test the viability of partially 'self-driving' truck convoys by the end of next year, the government said on Friday.

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25 Aug
FTSE 100 movers: Provident Financial board changes impress; Supermarkets hit by Amazon news
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London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday, with a solid rebound by Provident Financial shares lifting the footsie.

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25 Aug
UK's Johnson admits UK will have to pay Brexit "divorce bill"
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday conceded that Britain would have to pay a “divorce bill” to the European Union as part of the Brexit process.

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25 Aug
Provident Financial replaces home credit division managing director
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Troubled doorstep lender Provident Financial said it had replaced the managing director of its consumer credit division, appointing Chris Gillespie “with immediate effect”.

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