Aby Jose Koilparambil

Pandemic inflicts off-pitch losses on soccer giants Man Utd, Juventus

Sep 17 2021

(Reuters) -England's Manchester United and Italy's Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo's current and former teams, both suffered hefty financial losses for 2020-21 as the coronavirus crisis drained European soccer stadiums of fans.

Broker TP ICAP's shares plunge to lowest since Nov after first-half profit slide

Sep 07 2021

TP ICAP, the world's largest inter-dealer broker, reported on Tuesday a 35% plunge in half-year profit as trading in its global broking and energy and commodities businesses tailed off from highs seen during the height of the pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Broker TP ICAP's shares plunge to lowest since Nov after first-half profit slide

Sep 07 2021

* Sees activity pick up on inflation desks - CEO (Adds comments from call, share move)

Top UK homebuilder Barratt flags cost increase after profit surge

Sep 02 2021

(Reuters) -Barratt Developments expects home completions to rise to pre-pandemic levels in its fiscal year to June, Britain's largest housebuilder said on Thursday, also flagging a 4-5% rise in construction costs in what is a vibrant property market.

UK recruiter Hays resumes dividends after 'dramatic' recovery

Aug 26 2021

(Reuters) -British recruitment agency Hays said on Thursday it will resume dividend payouts that it paused last year because of the pandemic, betting on a stronger than expected recovery in the job market.

Philip Morris gets over a fifth of Vectura shares in takeover tender offer

Aug 18 2021

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International (PMI) said on Wednesday shareholders holding 22.61% of Vectura shares had tendered their stock to the tobacco group as part of its deal to buy the asthma drug maker for 1.1 billion pounds ($1.51 billion).

CVC funds to buy European vodka maker Stock Spirits for $1 billion (Aug. 12)

Aug 13 2021

(Corrects paragraph 4 to remove reference to brand 'Vodka No. 1')

UPDATE 1-Real estate adviser Savills rides 'disproportionately strong' housing market

Aug 05 2021

* Shares up 4.5%, top gainer on FTSE 250 (Adds CEO comments from call, details, updates share move)

Mall operator Hammerson warns footfall still lags pre-crisis levels

Aug 05 2021

British mall operator Hammerson reported an improvement in adjusted earnings for the first half compared with a crisis-hit 2020, but warned on Thursday that footfall was yet to rebound to levels seen before the pandemic.

UK's Travis Perkins lifts outlook on strong rebound in construction market

Aug 03 2021

(Reuters) -British building materials supplier Travis Perkins raised its profit expectations, as pent-up demand after pandemic disruptions last year leads a strong rebound in the market, but it still took a cautious stance due to virus uncertainties.

World News

Expelled from Texas, returned Haitians lament lost American dream

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -More than 300 Haitians were returned home on Sunday after the United States ejected them from Texas, leaving many of the would-be migrants demoralized and angry that their search for a better life far away from their impoverished country was over.