Company Results & Outlooks

UPDATE 1-Havas' sales growth accelerates, beats bigger rivals

PARIS, Aug 29 - French advertising agency Havas saw organic sales growth accelerate in the second quarter to hit 8 percent compared with the same period last year, outperforming larger rivals such as Omnicom and WPP.

UPDATE 3-Afren shares drop after Kurdistan shutdown prompts production forecast cut

* Slashes FY production forecast 20 pct to 32,000-36,000 bpd

Global Market Data 29 Aug 2014

UPDATE 4-Tesco slashes dividend after second profit warning in two months

* Rivals' shares down on fears of a wider price war (Adds quotes, detail, link to graphic)

Regulatory News 29 Aug 2014

BRIEF-Exillon Energy says first-half EBITDA jumps 77 pct

* H1 production up 14 pct, equivalent to average production for H1 2014 of 17,801 bpd

29 Aug 2014

UPDATE 2-Laundry firm Berendsen's first-half profit rises 8 pct

* Cautions currency fluctuations to impact full-year results

29 Aug 2014

BRIEF-Inmarsat says received payment of a phase 2 quarterly payment from LightSquared

* Provides following update with regard to its cooperation agreement with LightSquared

Private Capital 29 Aug 2014

UPDATE 1-Bwin.Party outlines turnaround plan, more cost cuts

* Could "play active role" in industry consolidation (Adds CEO comment, shares, industry context)

M&A, Regulatory News, 29 Aug 2014

Chesnara profit rises on growth in Swedish life insurance business

Aug 29 - Chesnara Plc, an insurance-focused takeover specialist, reported a 26 percent rise in pretax profit, helped by growth in its Swedish open life insurance business.

Global Market Data 29 Aug 2014

BRIEF-Restaurant Group posts 12 percent first-half profit rise

* Continued strong trading with year to date like-for-like sales for 34 weeks to 24 august 2014 at 3.5% Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Editing by Neil Maidment)

29 Aug 2014
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