COMPANY NEWS
08:26
Colin Jones stepping down as Euromoney finance chief
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Euromoney Institutional Investor announced on Thursday that Colin Jones, the group's finance director, had informed the board of his intention to retire by the summer of 2018.

08:24
DS Smith surges on acquisition as it posts 31% jump in profit
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FTSE 250 packaging company DS Smith reported a 31% rise in full-year pre-tax profit on Thursday as it announced the acquisition of an 80% stake in US packaging and paper producer Interstate Resources from Merpas Co for $920m.

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08:21
Sirius Minerals makes solid progress on its North Yorkshire project
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Fertiliser development company Sirius Minerals updated the market on the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project or the first quarter of 2017 on Thursday.

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08:12
Greene King FY sales rise and dividend lifted, but backdrop uncertain
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Pub operator Greene King posted a rise in adjusted profit but a drop in statutory profit for the year, as revenues grew and the company lifted its dividend.

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08:09
Randgold upbeat on Massawa viability despite current project shortfalls
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Randgold Resources issued an update on its Massawa gold project in Senegal on Thursday, announcing that the feasibility study was scheduled for completion by “the middle of next year”, when a final decision on its development would be made.

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08:00
Babcock awarded big state contract in Norway
Babcock International, BAE Systems, submarine, defence

Engineering services company Babcock announced it had been awarded a new contract by the Norwegian Government on Thursday, to provide communities across Norway with “vital” air ambulance support.

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07:59
CMA clears ZPG's acquisition of Expert Agent
London houses

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared ZPG's acquisition of estate agency software company Expert Agent.

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07:51
JD Sports on track to meet FY expectations
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JD Sports said on Thursday that it is on track to meet market expectations for the full year, despite some anticipated margin pressure in achieving sales growth.

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07:45
Tesco asks CMA to speed up Booker merger review
Tesco, retailing, supermarkets, retail

Supermarket giant Tesco gave the Competition and Markets Authority a hurry-along on Thursday, over its proposed merger with wholesale group Booker, first announced on 27 January.

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28 Jun
Royal Philips announces Spectranetics takeover in all-cash deal
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Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology together with the Spectranetics, a US-based global leader in vascular intervention and lead management for removing defribillator leads, today announced a definitive merger agreement.

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28 Jun
Big Sofa pleased with progress through AIM admission
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Video analytics provider Big Sofa Technologies Group announced its final results for the year to 31 December on Wednesday - a period during which the board said it was “constrained” by limited cash resources prior to its admission to the AIM market in December 2016.

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28 Jun
Fairpoint's bank 'unwilling' to provide ongoing support
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Consumer-facing professional services provider Fairpoint Group announced on Wednesday that it had been notified by its bank, AIB Group UK, that it was unwilling to provide the level of on-going support requested by the company.

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28 Jun
Green sold BHS to avoid pension liability - regulator
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Retailer Philip Green has been accused by The Pensions Regulator of selling the BHS department store chain to avoid being liable for its pension scheme if it collapsed.

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28 Jun
Corero selected to protect unnamed US federal agency
Internet security, computers, laptops

Network security company Corero Network Security announced on Wednesday that its ‘SmartWall’ Threat Defense System technology had been selected to protect an unnamed, “high profile” US Federal Government agency.

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28 Jun
Veltyco acquires Bet 90 brand, will focus on Nordics and LatAm
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Veltyco updated the market on its acquisition of Bet 90 on Wednesday, confirming that the transaction had now been completed.

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28 Jun
Thursday preview: Consumer credit, mortgage approvals, DS Smith, Wood Group
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares

Investors in London will have no shortage of macroeconomic news to sift through on Thursday, with net lending, consumer credit and mortgage approvals all due, while on the corporate front, full-year results from DS Smith and a trading statement from Wood Group are among the highlights.

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28 Jun
Petisovci progress slower than expected, says Ascent
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Europe-focussed oil and gas exploration and production company Ascent Resources updated the market on its progress at the Petišovci project in Slovenia on Wednesday, with production from Pg-10 continuing “satisfactorily”, with the product being sold to a local industrial customer through partner Geoenergo.

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28 Jun
Tesco to cut 1,200 head office jobs in cost-cutting drive
Tesco, retailing, supermarkets, retail

Tesco is planning to axe 1,200 jobs at its head office as it charges ahead with its cost-cutting drive.

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28 Jun
Ladbrokes under pressure after gambling addicts' details found in rubbish
Ladbrokes, betting, gaming, bookmakers, gambling

Bookmaker Ladbrokes could be facing a probe from the Gambling Commission after details of several betting addicts were found outside a branch in Glasgow.

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28 Jun
Venezuelan supreme court attacked with grenades thrown from helicopter
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A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the country's supreme court building with grenades in what President Nicolas Maduro described as a "terrorist attack".

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