Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)
LONDON The first Primark discount clothes stores in the United States are producing encouraging results, but owner Associated British Foods needs to learn more about the market before considering a major roll-out, it said on Tuesday.
* Shares rise as much as 4.5 pct (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON, April 17 Associated British Foods on Tuesday reported a 1 percent fall in first-half profit, with a resilient performance at its Primark fashion business offset by a previously flagged reduction in sugar revenues.
Feb 26 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 32 points on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures 0.4 percent higher ahead of the cash market open.
LONDON, Feb 26 Primark owner Associated British Foods on Monday forecast first-half profit in line with the same period last year, held back by a previously flagged reduction in sugar revenues.
LONDON, Feb 22 Primark owner Associated British Foods said on Thursday its chairman Charles Sinclair will retire on April 11 and be succeeded by Michael McLintock, an existing non-executive director at the firm.
* ANNOUNCES THAT CHARLES SINCLAIR, CHAIRMAN, YESTERDAY NOTIFIED HIS INTENTION TO RETIRE FROM BOARD ON 11 APRIL 2018
LONDON European shares notched up modest gains on Thursday, led higher by a fresh rise for so-called cyclical stocks while company updates and ratings changes from brokers spurred moves among individual names.
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Jan 18 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.22 percent ahead of the cash market open.