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Samantha Machado

UK's Countrywide rejects Alchemy's offer, appoints new CEO

Nov 24 2020

British real estate agent Countrywide has appointed former William Hill chief Philip Bowcock as its CEO to lead talks on a new rescue deal, as shareholders rejected an offer from private equity firm Alchemy Partners.

UPDATE 2-Homebuilder Crest lifts profit view, resumes dividend even as new lockdown looms

Nov 03 2020

* Shares top FTSE 250 midcap index (Adds share move, analyst note, background)

UPDATE 2-GVC lifts profit forecast again as online betting surges

Oct 08 2020

* Stock rises as much as 9% (Adds analyst quote, shares, background)

British builders Galliford and Redrow to resume dividends

Sep 16 2020

Construction groups Galliford Try and Redrow on Wednesday pledged to resume shareholder payouts in fiscal 2021 as construction demand picked up following the lifting of coronavirus lockdowns.

WRAPUP 1-British builders Galliford and Redrow to resume dividends

Sep 16 2020

Sept 16 Construction groups Galliford Try and Redrow on Wednesday pledged to resume shareholder payouts in fiscal 2021 as construction demand picked up following the lifting of coronavirus lockdowns.

UPDATE 2-UK builder Barratt scraps special dividend, sales pick up

Sep 02 2020

* Stock among top gainers on FTSE-100 (Adds details on market conditions, shares)

Homebuilder Persimmon reinstates dividend after strong start to second-half

Aug 18 2020

Housebuilder Persimmon posted a plunge in first-half profit on Tuesday after lockdown disrupted construction and home sales, but said it would reinstate its dividend after an "excellent start" to the second half of the year.

UPDATE 2-Homebuilder Persimmon reinstates dividend after strong start to second-half

Aug 18 2020

* Shares top FTSE-100 gainers (Adds analyst quote, shares, background)

Rightmove says demand for homes has climbed since coronavirus lockdown

Aug 07 2020

Demand for homes has grown in Britain since businesses reopened in mid-May, UK property website Rightmove said on Friday, as consumers reassessed housing needs and the government declared a holiday from the stamp duty that home buyers pay.

UPDATE 2-UK's Rightmove says demand for homes has climbed since coronavirus lockdown

Aug 07 2020

* Shares jump 7.8%, among top FTSE 100 risers (Adds analyst note, shares)

World News

Exclusive: Trump to add China's SMIC and CNOOC to defense blacklist - sources

The Trump administration is poised to add China's top chipmaker SMIC and national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, according to a document and sources, curbing their access to U.S. investors and escalating tensions with Beijing weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.