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FA Cup finalists Manchester United to meet financial goals

17 May 2018

Manchester United remain on course to hit their main financial targets for 2017-18 despite being upstaged by local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League.

Britain cuts top stake on gambling machines on addiction fears

17 May 2018

Britain will cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to just two pounds after the government opted to try to tackle problem gambling and rejected claims that such a big reduction could cost thousands of jobs.

British bookmakers odds on to unlock U.S. sports after legal ruling

15 May 2018

GVC Holdings , Britain's largest gambling firm, expects to grow significantly in the United States after the Supreme Court paved the way to legalise sports betting.

Britain's Zoopla, PrimeLocation bought by Silver Lake for $3 billion

11 May 2018

Silver Lake is buying Zoopla and PrimeLocation owner ZPG for 2.2 billion pounds ($3 billion), landing the Daily Mail publishing group a 642 million pound windfall for cashing out of online property portals.

Costa Coffee break brewing after Whitbread investors stir

26 Apr 2018

LONDON Costa Coffee will be spun off after parent Whitbread yielded to pressure from hedge funds who argued it was being held back by being grouped with the Premier Inn hotel chain. | Video

Costa Coffee to break from Whitbread after investor pressure

25 Apr 2018

LONDON Costa Coffee will be spun off as an independent business after owner Whitbread yielded to pressure from hedge fund investors who saw value in breaking up a group that also runs the Premier Inn hotel chain. | Video

JD Sports looks beyond Britain after profit climbs

17 Apr 2018

Britain's JD Sports Fashion plans to look overseas for further growth after bucking a gloomy UK retail sector by boosting annual profit by a quarter.

Card Factory bucks UK's gloomy retail trend, plans special dividend

10 Apr 2018

Greeting card retailer Card Factory is attracting more customers to its high-street stores in Britain, its CEO said, after the company reported a 6 percent increase in annual sales and proposed a special dividend, boosting its shares.

Rank sees profit decline as consumer spending squeezed

05 Apr 2018

Britain's Rank Group warned that a weaker consumer outlook had hit the number of gamblers visiting its casinos and bingo halls, forcing it to forecast a lower full-year profit and knocking its shares to a more than three-year low.

Ted Baker cautious after bad weather hits spring trading

22 Mar 2018

Fashion retailer Ted Baker Plc on Thursday warned of challenging conditions in many of its markets after snowy weather in Europe and the U.S. east coast hit its early spring/summer trading.

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