Company Results & Outlooks

Global advertising spending to grow 5.3 pct this year - Zenith

PARIS, Sept 19 - Global spending on advertising is expected to grow 5.3 percent this year, slightly lower than initially forecast, because of tension between Russia and western countries over Ukraine, according to market researcher Zenith Optimedia.

UPDATE 2-Arkema offers Total $2.2 bln for Blu-Tack maker Bostik

* Deal would expand Arkema's position in fragmented market (Adds details, quotes)

M&A, IPOs, 12:36pm BST

UPDATE 2-Miner African Minerals outlines financial recovery plan

* Says projects still unaffected by Ebola outbreak (Updates with analysts comments)

10:28am BST

RPT-South Africa's Investec sees stronger H1 earnings

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19 - South African investment bank Investec expects an improved first half performance, boosted mainly by increased assets under management, the company said on Friday.

10:22am BST

BRIEF-GSK says Chinese court finds unit guilty of bribing non-government personnel

* Changsha intermediate People's Court in Hunan Province, China ruled that GSK China Investment Co. Ltd (GSKCI) has, according to Chinese law, offered money or property to non-government personnel

9:23am BST

BRIEF-Investec Plc sees H1 revenue marginally ahead of prior year

* Group results have been negatively impacted by depreciation of average rand: pounds sterling exchange rate of approximate

8:55am BST

Arkema offers to buy Total's Bostik adhesives unit

PARIS, Sept 19 - French oil major Total said on Friday it had received an offer from chemicals group Arkema to buy its Bostik adhesives unit for 1.74 billion euros ($2.24 billion).

M&A 8:07am BST

African Minerals sees no material impact from Ebola lockdown

Sept 19 - African Minerals Ltd said it expected operations at its iron ore project in Sierra Leone to see no material impact from the three-day countrywide lockdown intended to help curb the spread of Ebola.

7:50am BST

RPT-Standard Life eyes constitutional change implications after Scotland "No" vote

LONDON, Sept 19 - Standard Life said on Friday it would consider the implications of any constitutional changes to its customers and stakeholders after Scotland rejected independence.

7:44am BST

Standard Life eyes constitutional change implications after Scotland "No" vote

LONDON, Sept 19 - Standard Life said on Friday it would consider the implications of any constitutional changes to its customers and stakeholders after Scotland rejected independence.

7:44am BST
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