British plumbing products distributor Ferguson Plc said trading profit will likely be at the lower end of analyst expectations this year, with a slowing U.S. economy set to dent growth in its dominant market.
March 20 Iraqi Kurdistan-focused oil producer
Genel Energy Plc posted a $424 million writedown on its
Miran oil and gas field on Wednesday, pushing it into a
full-year loss, and said it was now focusing on developing its
Bina Bawi field.
Mears shares slumped on Tuesday after the British housing and care services provider's pretax profit fell short of estimates and its net debt was higher than forecast.
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British builder Kier Group named former Carillion CEO-designate Andrew Davies to its top job on Tuesday as it strives to cut debt and respond to problems afflicting the wider outsourcing industry.
* Davies never got chance to take up post at Carillion
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JD Sports Fashion Plc has agreed to acquire Footasylum Plc in a deal valued at up to 90 million pounds ($119.6 million), only half of what the sportswear retailer was valued at when it went public in late 2017.
British packaging company RPC Group has agreed to a higher takeover offer from plastics maker Berry Global Group Inc worth 3.34 billion pounds ($4.37 billion), and has ditched a lower bid from Apollo Global Management LLC.
DS Smith Plc has agreed to sell its plastics division to private equity firm Olympus Partners as the packaging company looks to focus on fiber and corrugated products, it said on Wednesday, sending its shares up as much as 6.3 percent.
Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) plans to close more than a third of its Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner outlets in an attempt to secure the future of the two British chains, BRG and its advisers said on Monday.