Admiral Group PLC (ADML.L)
LONDON Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.
Aug 15 British insurer Admiral posted better-than-expected pretax profit on Wednesday, as it sold more insurance products and added customers, sending its shares up more than 5 percent.
LONDON, Aug 15 The UK's top share index steadied on Wednesday as a fall across mining stocks capped results-driven gains, with GlaxoSmithKline a standout riser after the result of a clinical trial boosted hopes for its HIV business.
Aug 15 Admiral posted a 9 percent rise in first-half pre-tax profit on Wednesday, helped by demand for its insurance products.