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British car output up in July but growth slows

LONDON British car production rose in July but at a slower pace than in June, according to an industry group which urged the government to make sure the country's exit from the European Union does not hamper the sector.

Asia stocks hold gains before Yellen speech, dollar firm

HONG KONG Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday but clung to recent well-worn trading ranges while the dollar held firm against regional currencies ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a global central bankers' meeting.

Apologetic Lloyds CEO plans to stay amid private life scrutiny

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group Chief Executive Antonio Horta-Osorio apologised to staff on Wednesday for damaging the bank's reputation but said he intended to continue running the British lender following press scrutiny of his private life.

Playtech to pay 150 million euros as special dividend

Gambling technology company Playtech Plc said on Thursday it would return 150 million euros (£127.87 million) to shareholders through a special dividend after reporting an 18 percent jump in first-half revenue, helped by strong performance in its gaming division.

RTL to pay interim dividend, raises outlook

FRANKFURT European broadcast group RTL said it would pay an interim dividend of 1 euro per share and raised its full-year earnings guidance despite quarterly results that missed consensus due partly to the UEFA European soccer championship.

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