LONDON Acacia Mining said on Wednesday it was seeking a stay of international arbitration proceedings against Tanzania, a step that could ease tensions between the two sides locked in a dispute following a $190-billion tax bill.
Johnson Matthey on Wednesday lowered the profit outlook for its largest unit that makes pollution filters for cars and trucks and announced the departure of the unit's head, sending its shares down more than 3%.
* Maintains full-year forecast
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British motor insurer Hastings warned on Tuesday of a $10 million (£8.03 million) hit to its profits from a change in the discount rate used to calculate compensation for personal injuries, with rivals expected to follow.
* Admiral, Direct Line say reserves based on 0% rate
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British car dealership Lookers warned on full-year profit on Friday, saying trading was increasingly challenging and prompting a 30% fall it its already weak shares.
* Shares hit more than decade low
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* Poor results and forecast hit Dixons Carphone
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London's main stock index recorded its best one-day gain in more than four months on Tuesday as a promise of more stimulus if required from European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi lifted UK shares across sectors.
* Ashtead jumps after annual results
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