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UPDATE 2-GVC lifts profit forecast again as online betting surges

08 Oct 2020

* Stock rises as much as 9% (Adds analyst quote, shares, background)

British builders Galliford and Redrow to resume dividends

16 Sep 2020

Construction groups Galliford Try and Redrow on Wednesday pledged to resume shareholder payouts in fiscal 2021 as construction demand picked up following the lifting of coronavirus lockdowns.

UPDATE 2-UK builder Barratt scraps special dividend, sales pick up

02 Sep 2020

* Stock among top gainers on FTSE-100 (Adds details on market conditions, shares)

Homebuilder Persimmon reinstates dividend after strong start to second-half

18 Aug 2020

Housebuilder Persimmon posted a plunge in first-half profit on Tuesday after lockdown disrupted construction and home sales, but said it would reinstate its dividend after an "excellent start" to the second half of the year.

Rightmove says demand for homes has climbed since coronavirus lockdown

07 Aug 2020

Demand for homes has grown in Britain since businesses reopened in mid-May, UK property website Rightmove said on Friday, as consumers reassessed housing needs and the government declared a holiday from the stamp duty that home buyers pay.

Mall operator Hammerson to raise 825 million pounds to ride out pandemic

06 Aug 2020

British shopping centre operator Hammerson plans to raise 825 million pounds from a rights issue and the sale of its 50% stake in VIA Outlet to see it through the COVID-19 crisis, it said on Thursday.

Mall operator Hammerson plans rights issue and disposal to ride out crisis

03 Aug 2020

Debt-laden British Mall operator Hammerson is drawing up plans for a possible rights issue and is in advanced talks on the sale of its stake in discount shopping outlets joint venture to help it through the coronavirus crisis, it said on Monday.

UK auto retailers Pendragon, Inchcape to cut jobs

30 Jul 2020

British auto retailers Pendragon and Inchcape plan to cut jobs as they battle mounting losses due to weak demand, exacerbated by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Builders Persimmon, Vistry point to recovery after weak first half

09 Jul 2020

British homebuilders Persimmon and Vistry said on Thursday interest in new homes had picked up since coronavirus restrictions on the housing market eased in mid-May, propping up order books for this year and supporting prices.

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