The former boss of Provident Financial is leading an unsolicited 1.3 billion pound ($1.7 billion) bid to buy the firm where he spent 22 years but which has run into trouble with regulators worried about the rates it charges on loans.
* Brokers put forecasts, recommendations under review
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British shopping centre operator Intu Properties scrapped its final dividend on Wednesday due to tough conditions in the retail sector, sending its shares down more than 12 percent.
* Shares fall across UK shopping centre owners
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Strong demand for Greggs' new vegan sausage roll prompted Britain's biggest baker to raise its 2019 profit expectations on Tuesday, boosting its shares to a record high.
* Shares jump as much as 11 percent to record high
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Britain's impending exit from the European Union is making it hard to hire workers from the bloc who are at the centre of London's hotel business, operator Millennium & Copthorne Hotels said on Friday.
Private equity fund Causeway Capital Partners confirmed on Thursday that it had agreed terms with administrators to buy British cafe chain owner Patisserie Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
Property and casualty insurer Lancashire Holdings Ltd will use insurance market Lloyd's of London's European Union hub in Brussels after Britain leaves the European Union, its top boss told Reuters.
Feb 14 Property and casualty insurer Lancashire
Holdings Ltd will use insurance market Lloyd's of
London's European Union hub in Brussels after Britain
leaves the European Union, its top boss told Reuters.