Experian PLC started the year in line with expectations

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Experian PLC (LON:EXPN), the global information services company, today issued an update on trading for the three months ended 30 June 2018. Commenting on the performance, Brian Cassin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have started the year well, in line with our expectations, with Q1 total revenue growth of 10% at constant exchange rates, up 9% at actual rates and …

Antofagasta plc sale of Centinela Transmisión

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Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) subsidiary Mineral Centinela today announced the sale of Centinela Transmisión, the company that holds its electricity transmission lines, for $117 million. Ivan Arriagada, the CEO of Antofagasta plc, commented: “This sale is consistent with the Group’s strategy of disposing of its water and energy assets. This allows us to focus on our core business of producing copper …

DCC plc Strong Growth in First Quarter Operating Profit

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DCC plc (LON:DCC), the leading international sales, marketing and support services group, is issuing this Interim Management Statement in advance of the Company’s AGM to be held in Dublin at 11.00 am today. First quarter ended 30 June 2018 Group operating profit for the first quarter ended 30 June 2018 was in line with expectations and, as anticipated, well ahead …

DCC plc acquired Stampede Global Holdings Inc and Kondor Limited

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DCC plc (LON:DCC), the leading international sales, marketing and support services group, announces that DCC Technology has acquired Stampede Global Holdings Inc. (‘Stampede’), a specialist distributor of professional audio-visual products and solutions. DCC Technology also recently acquired Kondor Limited, a provider of category management services for audio and mobile accessory products to the retail channel in the UK and Continental …

SKY PLC Response to Secretary of State written statement regarding 21st Century Fox

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Sky PLC (LON:SKY) welcomes today’s written ministerial statement by the Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding 21CF’s offer for Sky. Following a period of public consultation required under Schedule 10 of the Enterprise Act 2002, the Secretary of State has published final versions of the undertakings offered by 21CF and The Walt Disney Company, …

Smurfit Kappa demonstrates sustainability leadership with Euronext Vigeo Eiris

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Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (LON:SKG) industry-leading commitment to sustainability has been recognised once again by the Euronext Vigeo Eiris index. The packaging leader was listed on the sustainability index for the sixth year in a row after distinguishing itself for its Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) performance. The Euronext Vigeo Eiris index is composed of the 120 highest-ranking listed companies …

Burberry Group plc Solid performance in retail

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Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY) today announced first quarter trading update Continued progress executing plan with comparable sales +3% Burberry Group, Marco Gobbetti, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are pleased with our progress in the quarter. The team has embraced Riccardo’s creative vision and is working well together as we prepare for his debut collection in September, the next step in …

J Sainsbury PLC appoint Martin Scicluna Non-Executive Chairman

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J Sainsbury PLC (LON:SBRY)) has agreed to appoint Martin Scicluna as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Martin will join the Board as Chairman-Designate and Non-Executive Director from 1st November 2018. Martin will work closely with David Tyler for a handover period and Sainsbury’s anticipates that Martin will assume the role of Chairman from the beginning of the new financial year in …

Tesco PLC board and executive changes

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Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO), announced today the following board and executive changes. Following an operation to remove his tonsils in April of this year, Charles Wilson was diagnosed with throat cancer. During May and June he has been undergoing daily radiotherapy. The good news is that Charles has responded very well to the treatment and all the signs are that the …

Vodafone Group PLC launching wearable products

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Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) is launching the first wearable products in its “V by Vodafone” Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) range: “V-SOS Band by Vodafone”, an emergency alert wrist band designed by Vodafone; and the “V-Kids Watch by Vodafone” smartwatch. The “V by Vodafone” Consumer IoT range was launched in November 2017* to offer consumers a range of internet-connected devices …