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LONDON Insurance market Lloyd's of London bounced back from a tough 2017 after ditching some loss-making business, although weak investment returns saw first-half pretax profit halve from a year ago.
Builder Kier Group reported a higher-than-expected rise in annual profit, as it expanded its order book and shrugged off the hit to Britain's construction sector from the country's impending exit from the European Union.
KPMG and one of its partners have admitted to serious failings in compliance reports for Bank of New York Mellon , Britain's accountancy watchdog said, potentially leading to heavy fines as the auditor comes under unprecedented scrutiny.
Africa retail fuel venture Vivo Energy is set to close the purchase of a network of filling stations owned by Engen Holdings with the exclusion of operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the London-listed firm said on Tuesday.
The High Court in London said on Tuesday that Britain's Sports Direct must hand over documents relating to an investigation into how an auditor compiled its 2016 accounts.
British speciality chemicals company Elementis has struck a deal to buy Mondo Minerals for $100 million (76.8 million pounds) less than initially agreed following criticism of the original price from its shareholders.
Lloyd's of London, the insurance market that covers risks from oil rigs to soccer stars' legs, has appointed former QBE Insurance Group boss John Neal as chief executive.