Britain's Intu Properties plans to sell a 50 percent stake in an East Midlands shopping centre to a Kuwait-backed real estate investment firm for 186.3 million pounds in an attempt to cut its debt.
* Liberum analyst says sale price supports valuations
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* Q1 total revenue up just 2.5 percent at constant
Recruitment company Robert Walters on Monday reported higher first-quarter profit and said confidence among businesses in Britain was reasonable despite Brexit uncertainty.
* Says France hurt by protests
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After reporting a loss for two straight years Virgin Atlantic is targeting a return to profitability in 2021, helped in part by the launch of new routes and its acquisition of British regional airline Flybe.
British sub-prime lender Provident Financial stood its ground against a hostile bid by smaller rival Non-Standard Finance on Tuesday, raising new concerns about the strategic, operational and financial merits of the offer.
Britain's FTSE 100 slipped as fears of a recession in the United States triggered a sell-off in global markets, while the mid-cap index was battered by uncertainty over the next steps in Brexit.
* Wood Group slips after Jefferies' rating action
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Shares of Renishaw Plc fell more than 10 percent on Thursday after the British engineering group cut its full-year profit forecast, citing weak sales in Asia and a softness in demand from makers of consumer electronics.