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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.
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.
Private equity firm Bain Capital has agreed to buy esure for 1.21 billion pounds ($1.55 billion), in a deal that gives investors in the British insurer a 37 percent premium on the share price at the end of last week.
Britain's esure is in advanced talks over a possible 1.17 billion pound ($1.49 billion) bid from Bain Capital Private Equity, the insurance company said on Monday, sending its shares more than 30 percent higher.
Plus500 Ltd shares fell as much as 13 percent on Monday after the company warned that its "exceptional performance" in the first-half was unlikely to be repeated as global regulators crack down on online trading platforms.
UK-based real estate services provider Savills saw a sharp drop in commercial transactions in Britain in the first half as uncertainty ahead of Brexit made investors cautious.
The head of Secure Trust Bank said it had seen a drop in demand for loans to housebuilders as Britain prepares for its divorce from the European Union and wage growth slows.
TP ICAP has chosen Paris as its European Union hub once Britain leaves the bloc, attracted by the city's focus on banking and asset management, its new CEO said on Tuesday, as the world's largest interdealer broker posted lower first-half profit.
LONDON Euronext is interested in making further acquisitions to move its business away from pure share trading, the exchange's chief executive Stephane Boujnah said on Friday, as long as the price is right.
LONDON The London Stock Exchange said on Thursday that more customers were clearing euro-denominated contracts, as it sought to quell concerns that rival Deutsche Boerse was beginning to steal significant market share.