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UPDATE 2-UK construction firms more sensible after Carillion collapse-Balfour Beatty

* Posts 69 pct rise in H1 operating profit (Adds CEO comments, shares)

Russia's En+ says U.S. sanctions likely to harm business

MOSCOW, Aug 15 Russia's En+ Group, which manages tycoon Oleg Deripaska's businesses, said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions on the company, imposed on April 6, were likely to materially affect its business.

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UPDATE 2-Hikma sees higher full-year revenue, shares climb

Aug 15 London-listed Hikma Pharmaceuticals expects higher full-year revenue after raising forecasts at its top injectables and generics businesses, sending its shares up 10 percent.

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British insurer Admiral's first-half profit rises 9 pct

Aug 15 Admiral posted a 9 percent rise in first-half pre-tax profit on Wednesday, helped by demand for its insurance products.

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Hikma boosts full-year revenue forecast at its top two divisions

Aug 15 London-listed Jordanian group Hikma Pharmaceuticals raised the full-year revenue forecast at its top two businesses, as it sold more injectable opioids in the United States amid a supply shortage, and had a better-than-expected performance in generics.

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Car dealership Lookers' profit falls as UK sales drop

LONDON, Aug 15 Car dealership firm Lookers posted on Wednesday a 14 percent decline in first-half adjusted pre-tax profit to 43.1 million pounds($55 million) as British new vehicle sales fell compared to a record period last year.

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Russia's X5 Retail Group to open 2,500 stores in 2018 - CEO

MOSCOW, Aug 14 Russia's biggest food retailer X5 Retail Group plans to open 2,500 stores in 2018, chief executive Igor Shekhterman said on a conference call on Tuesday, confirming earlier guidance.

14 Aug 2018

UPDATE 2-Miner Antofagasta's H1 earnings fall, trade tensions cloud demand outlook

* No labour contract negotiations expected until next year (Adds detail, CEO quotes)

14 Aug 2018

UPDATE 2-Bain Capital to take UK insurer esure private in $1.55 bln deal

* Chairman to get 371 million pounds from deal (Adds chairman, analyst comment, share movement)

Private Capital, M&A 14 Aug 2018

Antofagasta reports lower H1 earnings, trade clouds short-term copper demand

LONDON, Aug 14 Chilean copper producer Antofagasta announced first half EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) were down 16.2 percent versus a year earlier and said trade tensions were clouding the short-term copper demand outlook.

14 Aug 2018