Company Results & Outlooks

Investment banking trading revenues set to shake off slump in Q1

LONDON, March 31 - The return of volatility in global financial markets is expected to provide a boost to investment banking trading revenues in the first quarter after years in the doldrums.

UPDATE 1-Amaya posts huge jump in adjusted profit; seeks Nasdaq listing

TORONTO, March 31 - Amaya Inc, which recently acquired online gambling sites PokerStars and Full Tilt, reported a near eight-fold rise in quarterly adjusted earnings on Tuesday, and outlined plans to seek a secondary listing on the Nasdaq.

M&A, Regulatory News 2:11pm BST

UPDATE 2-New Kingfisher boss axes 60 B&Q stores in UK

* Shares rise up to 5 percent (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment, shares)

Regulatory News 11:43am BST

BRIEF-Bertelsmann CEO says 2015 may be best year ever for results

* Ceo says expects clearly less one-off effects this year compared to last year

M&A 10:50am BST

UK pub group Marston's snaps up Thwaites' beer business

LONDON, March 31 - British pubs and brewery group Marston's said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy the beer division of north west England-based Thwaites for 25.1 million pounds ($37 million).

M&A 10:44am BST

Royal London full-year operating profit rises 12 pct

March 31 - Royal London, Britain's largest mutually owned life, pensions and investment company, said its full-year EEV operating pretax profit rose 12 percent, boosted by robust new business, particularly in its intermediary pensions and wealth businesses.

M&A 8:32am BST

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Thomas Cook on track as Europe shows signs of improvement

LONDON, March 31 - British holiday company Thomas Cook is confident of meeting its full-year expectations, buoyed by higher winter bookings and improved trading across Europe ahead of its key summer season, it said on Tuesday.

8:26am BST

BRIEF-Kingfisher to make 350 mln stg provision for B&Q store closures

* CEO says "not very worried" about collapse of Mr Bricolage deal

M&A, 8:22am BST

BRIEF-Shanks Group says trading performance broadly in line with board's expectations

* Trading performance across group has been broadly in line with board's expectations

7:56am BST

Shore Capital profit leaps as IPO market picks up

March 31 - British investment banking boutique Shore Capital Group Plc reported a nearly 54 percent rise in full-year profit, helped by resilient equity markets and a flurry of stock market listings in London last year.

IPOs, M&A, 7:49am BST
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