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Company Results & Outlooks

UPDATE 1-Tesco target Booker says tobacco decline slows sales growth

* Deal faces regulatory scrutiny (Adds detail, background, shares)

GSK's new CEO gets short-term win from generic Advair delay

LONDON, March 30 GlaxoSmithKline's new CEO Emma Walmsley, who takes over on April 1, has won a short-term reprieve from the threat of generic Advair with a delay in U.S. approval for Mylan's copy of the blockbuster lung inhaler.

Regulatory News 8:44am BST

UPDATE 1-Imperial Brands sticks to full-year guidance, forex gains help

March 30 Imperial Brands, the world's fourth-biggest tobacco company, repeated its full-year forecast on Thursday, saying first-half performance was on track to meet expectations, helped by foreign exchange gains.

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UPDATE 1-Oil producer Genel's annual loss deepens after reserves downgrade

LONDON, March 30 Genel Energy, an Iraqi Kurdistan oil producer chaired by former BP boss Tony Hayward, slipped further into the red last year after it again downgraded reserves at its flagship oilfield and weak oil prices ate into profits.

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Imperial Brands sticks to full-year guidance

March 30 Imperial Brands, the world's fourth-biggest tobacco company, stuck by its full-year guidance on Thursday as it said it would match first-half earnings expectations at constant currency and reported rates.

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SSE says 2017/18 dividend cover to be at lower end of guidance

LONDON, March 30 British energy supplier SSE expects dividend cover for its 2017/18 financial year to be at the lower range of its target due to the low capacity market clearing price and lower earnings in some of its networks businesses, it said on Thursday.

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Genel deepens annual loss after reserves downgrade

LONDON, March 30 Genel Energy, an Iraqi Kurdistan oil producer chaired by former BP boss Tony Hayward, deepened its annual operating loss last year after it further downgraded reserves at its flagship oilfield.

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BRIEF-AO World placing to raise up to 50 mln stg

* Announces a placing to raise up to £50 million, through issue of up to 42,063,157 new ordinary shares in company Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (London Newsroom)

IPOs, 7:21am BST

Tesco target Booker sees sales growth ease

LONDON, March 30 Booker, the British wholesaler that in January agreed to be taken over by Tesco for 3.7 billion pounds ($4.60 billion), said on Thursday sales growth had eased in its fourth quarter, with tobacco sales dented by a display ban and plain packaging restrictions.

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BRIEF-Pernod Ricard confident over Emea/Latam region sales growth

March 29 Pernod Ricard Chairman and CEO for Europe, Middle East Africa & Latin America Christian Porta tells a conference call with analysts:

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