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Investors keep food firms on warning over antibiotics

8:03am BST

LONDON An investor group managing some $5 trillion said it was pleased with the steps taken by fast-food companies to cut the use of antibiotics in their products and will continue to monitor firms as its three-year-long engagement comes to an end.

Metro Bank shores up finances, prepares for tough investor meeting

17 May 2019

LONDON Metro Bank shares surged on Friday after it raised 375 million pounds to repair its balance sheet, giving the British bank breathing space ahead of a potentially fractious annual meeting next Tuesday.

BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change

17 May 2019

LONDON BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act.

Private equity firm 3i a net seller as total returns up 18 pct

16 May 2019

LONDON, May 16 British listed private equity company 3i on Thursday posted a full-year total return of 18%, driven by strong earnings growth across its portfolio of investments.

UPDATE 1-Hargreaves Lansdown assets boosted by market gains, net inflows

15 May 2019

* CEO says confident on outlook (Adds detail from statement, bullet points)

Norsk Hydro looks to master magnetism to keep carbon promise

14 May 2019

KARMOEY, Norway/LONDON In the cavernous chamber of Norsk Hydro's aluminum smelter on the Norwegian island of Karmoey, the magnetic forces are so strong they make heavy iron wrenches float out of the hands of workers. | Video

UPDATE 1-Standard Life Aberdeen Q1 assets up on market moves, deals

14 May 2019

* Virgin Money JV, Orion deal buoys gross flows (Adds detail from statement, bullet points)

Brewin Dolphin to buy Investec's Irish wealth business

10 May 2019

LONDON Britain's Brewin Dolphin has agreed to buy Investec's Irish wealth business for 44 million euros ($49 million) in cash in a deal it said on Friday would make it one of the country's top-three wealth managers.

Big Four miners languish amid demand, ESG, capex concerns

08 May 2019

LONDON The world's biggest diversified miners have yet to see their share prices reflect their role as providers of the minerals needed for a shift to a low-carbon economy.

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