Company Results & Outlooks
LONDON, Nov 21 - Next week's "Black Friday", a traditional discount day for U.S. retailers, looks set to be the biggest ever for British shops as more join in the promotional event to kickstart Christmas sales.
LONDON, Nov 20 - British defence technology company QinetiQ Group maintained its forecast for flat annual profit after a strong first half in its European business was offset by costs associated with a U.S. disposal.
* UK short of 60,000 drivers ahead of peak Christmas season
* Results for year will depend on success of christmas. Current indications are that it will meet our expectations Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Nov 21 - British pub operator and brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc reported an 8 percent rise in first-half adjusted pretax profit, helped by higher food and drinks sales at the pubs it manages.
* Announces an operational update on recent drilling in Tanzania
* Continues to engage with Shandong Iron and Steel Group ("SISG") over timing of release of restricted cash of $102m
LONDON, Nov 20 - Baby goods retailer Mothercare posted a small rise in first-half profit and said lower losses and improving sales in the United Kingdom provided early encouragement for its new turnaround plan.
LONDON, Nov 20 - Britain's largest energy supplier, Centrica, cut its full-year earnings outlook on Thursday on the back of a steep drop in energy demand due to mild weather and the extended outage of two nuclear power plants which it partly owns.
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 20 - South African bank Investec reported an expected 14 percent rise in first-half earnings on Thursday as it benefited from a drop in bad loans and a boost in assets under management.