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Recruiter Hays sounds profit warning as December hiring slows

16 Jan 2020

Recruitment firm Hays Plc warned of lower first-half operating profit on Thursday, as it struggled with a hiring squeeze that worsened in December in some of its largest markets including Britain, France and Australia.

Stock shortage during Christmas to hit fashion retailer Joules profit

10 Jan 2020

Fashion retailer Joules Group Plc warned on Friday that its 2020 profit would be significantly below market expectations as online retail sales suffered due to a shortage of merchandise during the crucial Christmas period.

Robert Walters suffers from hiring squeeze, sees confidence returning

09 Jan 2020

UK based global recruitment firm Robert Walters Plc reported a fall in fourth-quarter gross profit on Thursday amid a difficult labour market impacted by caution and uncertainty over Brexit, sending the company's shares down more than 5%.

Anglo American in talks to buy Britain's biggest mine project

08 Jan 2020

Global miner Anglo American Plc is in advanced talks to buy fertiliser company Sirius Minerals for about 386 million pounds ($507 million), throwing a potential life-line to Britain's biggest mining project.

FTSE wraps best week in three years ahead of Christmas

20 Dec 2019

London's main index enjoyed its best weekly performance since December 2016, as shares of exporters continued to benefit from a pound that is subdued amid renewed concerns about a chaotic Brexit at the end of 2020.

FTSE rallies for seventh day in a row as pound slips

19 Dec 2019

London's exporter-heavy FTSE 100 hit a more than four-month high on Thursday partly in response to a weaker pound, which came under pressure from fears Britain may leave the European Union without a trade deal at the end of 2020.

Brexit woes drag on domestic firms, exporters buoy FTSE

18 Dec 2019

UK shares more exposed to the domestic economy eased further on Wednesday, hurt by renewed worries of a no-deal Brexit after Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 to reach a new trade deal with the European Union.

UK shares fall on hard Brexit fears; NMC Health tanks on short attack

17 Dec 2019

British firms more exposed to the domestic economy took a hit on Tuesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hard line in talks with the European Union rekindled fears of a hard Brexit, while NMC Health plunged on Muddy Waters' short attack.

Stagecoach founders to step down in board reshuffle after UK rail exit

11 Dec 2019

Stagecoach Group Plc said its founders will step down at the end of the year in a board overhaul as the transport operator focuses on bus and tram services after losing its UK rail franchises.

Eddie Stobart gets lifeline as shareholders back rescue deal

06 Dec 2019

Eddie Stobart's shareholders on Friday voted in favor of a takeover from top investor DBAY Advisors, allowing the logistics company's green and red trucks to continue trading.

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