Antofagasta plc copper production in Q2 2018 increased by 6.1%

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Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) today released Q2 2018 production report. Antofagasta plc CEO, Iván Arriagada said: “Our performance in terms of copper production and controlling costs during the quarter has been successful and, as anticipated and previously guided, copper production during this second quarter was higher than in the first quarter while net cash costs were lower. “Second quarter copper production …

AstraZeneca PLC sell commercial rights to Atacand and Atacand Plus to Cheplapharm in Europe

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AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) has agreed to sell the commercial rights to Atacand and Atacand Plus in Europe to Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH. Atacand is a prescription medicine for the treatment of heart failure and hypertension. Mark Mallon, Executive Vice President, Global Product & Portfolio Strategy at AstraZeneca, said: “This agreement forms part of our strategy of streamlining our portfolio of mature …

BT Group PLC Openreach wholesale discount structure for fibre broadband

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BT Group PLC (LON:BT.A), Openreach today announced a new, supplementary wholesale discount structure for fibre broadband in return for volume commitments. Openreach is offering long-term discounts which go beyond Ofcom’s pricing controls on its superfast broadband products. The new wholesale prices will be available to all of Openreach’s Communication Provider (CP) customers from 21 August, giving greater certainty on prices …

Anglo American plc – De Beers agreement to acquire Peregrine Diamonds

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Anglo American plc (LON:AAL)  noted the announcement by De Beers Group about the agreement reached by De Beers Canada to acquire 100% of the outstanding securities of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd (TSX: PGD), owner of the high quality Chidliak diamond resource located in Canada’s Nunavut Territory, at a purchase price of C$0.24 per share, for a total cash consideration of approximately …

Capita PLC awarded contract by Southern Water

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Capita PLC (LON:CPI) has been selected by Southern Water as its new customer services Managed Service Provider in a contract worth £30m over the initial five-year term with an option to extend for a further three years. Capita will build upon its established front-office operation for Southern Water, extending this six-year relationship to the management of back office billing processes …

Taylor Wimpey plc Mike Hussey stands down as Independent Non Executive Director

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Taylor Wimpey plc (LON:TW.) announced the following board changes. Mike Hussey stands down as an Independent Non Executive Director The Board of Taylor Wimpey plc announces that Mike Hussey is standing down as an Independent Non Executive Director, with immediate effect. Mike has served the Board and the Nomination Committee since his appointment in July 2011 and the Audit Committee …

Rio Tinto Operational performance solid across most commodities

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Rio Tinto (LON:RIO), today announced the second quarter production results. Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said “Operational performance was solid across most commodities, rounding out a strong first half performance for the Group. Our increasingly flexible Pilbara iron ore system continued to perform well. Our bauxite and copper businesses also delivered strong operating results, demonstrating the success of our …

Smurfit Kappa Group PLC re Digitalisation of corrugated industry

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Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (LON:SKG) is continuing to bring digital innovation to the corrugated industry by developing a range of multi-purpose paper that will be suitable for both digital and flexographic printers. The advancements in digital printing, including customised graphic design, have delivered a range of benefits to customers including greater flexibility and an uplift in sales. As the provider …

Vodafone PLC Partnership Agreement with Tunisie Telecom

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Vodafone PLC (LON:VOD) and Tunisie Telecom today jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Tunisia. This will be Vodafone’s first such partnership in North Africa. Under the non-equity agreement, Vodafone will provide strategic and operational support in a range of areas, including Enterprise, consumer, technology, and procurement. The three-year partnership will include roaming and carrier services agreements, and will …