Company Results & Outlooks

I made mistakes, says Bank of Ireland boss ahead of crisis inquiry hearings

DUBLIN, Feb 27 - Bank of Ireland Chief Executive Richie Boucher said he had made mistakes in the run-up to the Irish banking crisis and will take full responsibility for them when he appears before a parliamentary inquiry.

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Britain's Lloyds to pay first dividend since rescue

LONDON, Feb 27 - Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend in more than six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a milestone in the bank's recovery after it was bailed out during the financial crisis.

M&A, Regulatory News 5:43pm GMT

Santander's Polish unit says Aviva deal will boost its Q1 profit

WARSAW, Feb 27 - Bank BZ WBK's first-quarter net profit will be boosted by almost 462 million zlotys ($124.8 million) after selling stakes in insurance joint ventures with Britain's Aviva, Poland's No.3 lender by assets said on Friday.

M&A 1:18pm GMT

UPDATE 2-Confident Airbus juggles jet output and pays record dividend

* FY operating earnings before one-offs up 54 pct to 4 bln euros

Regulatory News 1:12pm GMT

Bank of Ireland CEO says examined Grexit, saw as manageable

DUBLIN, Feb 27 - The Bank of Ireland has examined the likely impact on the wider market if Greece were to leave the euro zone and felt that such a scenario would be manageable for its business, chief executive Richie Boucher said on Friday.

M&A 12:29pm GMT

BRIEF-Bank of Ireland can mull dividend if trading stays strong

* Bank of Ireland CEO says if trading, economic environment continues, will be in position to contemplate dividend sometime from 2016 Further company coverage: [ ] (Reporting By Padraic Halpin)

11:59am GMT

UPDATE 3-Fast growing IAG outpaces continental airline rivals

LONDON, Feb 27 - British Airways-owner International Airlines Group raised its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming struggling continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time high.

M&A, 11:41am GMT

UPDATE 2-UK valve maker IMI looking for another acquisition this year

* Shares fall as much as 5 pct (Adds CEO comments, updates shares)

Global Market Data, M&A 10:58am GMT

UPDATE 1-Events organiser UBM unlikely to do big deals in 2015 after record 2014

Feb 27 - UBM Plc, which organises the world's largest fashion convention, MAGIC, said it was unlikely to make big acquisitions in 2015 as it digests Advanstar Communications, its biggest ever acquisition in a record deal-making year for the company.

M&A 10:50am GMT

UPDATE 1-Bank of Ireland makes full-year profit for first time since crisis

DUBLIN, Feb 27 - Bank of Ireland made a profit last year for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, thanks to growth in new lending and a claw-back of money set aside for bad loans.

10:40am GMT
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