Company Results & Outlooks

Rolls-Royce wins $400 mln service contract with Brazil's Azul

LONDON, April 23 - Britain's Rolls-Royce has won a $400 million contract with Azul Brazilian Airlines to service Rolls-Royce engines, which it said will be used to power the Brazilian company's aircraft.

UPDATE 1-Fenner says conveyor belt orders rising in Australia, new markets

* Newer markets helping to offset weakness in U.S., Russia, Ukraine, UK

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UPDATE 2-Primark targets U.S. with first store openings

* AB Foods' Primark to open first US store in Boston in 2015

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UPDATE 1-Chip designer ARM sees smartphone recovery in second half

* Shares down 3 pct (Adds CFO comments, analyst reaction, shares)

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UPDATE 1-Newspaper distributor Connect Group H1 profit up 20 pct

* Smiths News division underlying operating profit rises 4.1 pct

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UPDATE 1-Reed Elsevier sees another year of earnings growth

LONDON, April 23 - Anglo-Dutch business information provider Reed Elsevier reiterated its forecasts for another year of underlying revenue and earnings growth after trading broadly in line during the first quarter.

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BRIEF-ARM CFO says pick-up indicated across smartphone range

LONDON, April 23 - Tim Score, CFO of chip designer ARM Holdings says on a conference call:

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Sports Direct posts fourth-quarter sales rise

LONDON, April 23 - British retailer Sports Direct hit out at shareholders on Wednesday for failing to back a lucrative bonus share scheme proposed for its founder Mike Ashley, as it posted a rise in fourth-quarter sales.

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Fenner profit slumps on weak demand for conveyor belts

April 23 - Fenner Plc said its first-half pretax profit slumped 32 percent, hurt by weak demand for its industrial conveyor belts and a delay in sales of advanced polymeric materials.

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Amec says trading in line, warns on currency

LONDON, April 23 - British engineering firm Amec said on Wednesday it was on track to meet expectations, although the strengthening of the pound against North American currencies would hit earnings.

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