Company Results & Outlooks
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.
* Newer markets helping to offset weakness in U.S., Russia, Ukraine, UK
* AB Foods' Primark to open first US store in Boston in 2015
* Shares down 3 pct (Adds CFO comments, analyst reaction, shares)
* Smiths News division underlying operating profit rises 4.1 pct
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.
LONDON, April 23 - Tim Score, CFO of chip designer ARM Holdings says on a conference call:
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.
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.
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.