Credit card issuer American Express Co reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit that highlighted the health of the U.S. consumer even as fears mount that a manufacturing-led weakness could spread to the broader economy.
London Stock Exchange reported higher-than-expected third-quarter income on Friday, putting it in a strong position ahead of next month's shareholder vote on its planned $27 billion deal to buy data provider Refinitiv.
Wells Fargo & Co reported lower profits on Tuesday as the bank braced for additional legal expenses tied to a scandal that erupted more than three years ago.
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Now even model trains face possible delays due to Brexit, with Hornby , the maker of such children's favorites as Thomas & Friends and Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express, flagging potential supply problems at ports ahead of the Christmas shopping period.
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Shares in Kier Group slumped as much as 14% after the British contractor posted an annual loss, as a radical overhaul to cut debt and simplify its structure to dodge the problems that have toppled others in the industry pushed costs higher.
LONDON Sirius Minerals scrapped a plan to raise $500 million in a bond sale on Tuesday, delaying a project to mine for fertiliser under a national park in northern England and halving the value of its shares.
LONDON U.S. private equity firm Advent International won its battle to buy Britain's Cobham for $5 billion on Monday, taking advantage of the weak pound to pounce on the defence and aerospace group that pioneered air-to-air refuelling.