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Elisabeth O'Leary

Security giant G4S to separate cash business, shares jump

13 Dec 2018

EDINBURGH G4S plans to separate its 1.2 billion pound a year cash business, it said on Thursday, sending shares in the world's biggest security company 8 percent higher.

Brighter Serco prospects boost shares as plans bear fruit

13 Dec 2018

EDINBURGH Serco expects revenue to start to grow for the first time in six years in 2019 as it finally starts to reap the rewards of an overhaul but the British outsourcer asked investors to be patient on the restoration of dividend payments.

Ghost of Carillion hangs over housing contracts for UK asylum seekers

12 Dec 2018

EDINBURGH British government contracts worth 4 billion pounds to house asylum seekers have drawn few bids from private firms in a sign that the collapse of Carillion has dampened appetite for riskier projects, sources involved in the process say.

UK's Babcock shares slump after one-off charge, nuclear outlook cut

21 Nov 2018

EDINBURGH British engineer Babcock will take a charge of 120 million pounds to shrink parts of its business after it warned that income from nuclear decommissioning would fall sharply next year, sending its shares tumbling.

Scots jarred by Brexit terms on Northern Ireland, fishing

14 Nov 2018

EDINBURGH Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be offered to Northern Ireland in Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might foster resentment and boost the cause of Scottish independence.

Scots jarred by Brexit terms on Northern Ireland, fishing

14 Nov 2018

EDINBURGH Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be offered to Northern Ireland in Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might foster resentment and boost the cause of Scottish independence.

Scottish nationalists and opponents jarred by N.Irish Brexit terms

14 Nov 2018

EDINBURGH, Nov 14 Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be given to Northern Ireland in Britain's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might boost the cause of Scottish independence.

UK academic charged with spying in UAE temporarily released, wife says

30 Oct 2018

DUBAI/LONDON A British academic charged with espionage in the United Arab Emirates has been temporarily released until his next hearing on Nov. 21, his wife said on Tuesday.

Scottish independence fundraiser gets fast start amid Brexit nerves

16 Oct 2018

EDINBURGH Political and civic groups backing Scottish independence from the United Kingdom started a fundraising drive on Monday to push support for secession above 50 percent.

Scottish independence fundraiser gets fast start amid Brexit nerves

15 Oct 2018

EDINBURGH Political and civic groups backing Scottish independence from the United Kingdom started a fundraising drive on Monday to push support for secession above 50 percent.

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