Unilever Chairman Marijn Dekkers steps down; Nils Andersen appointed

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Unilever (LON:ULVR) has announced that Marijn Dekkers has decided to step down as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect. Nils Andersen, Non-Executive Director, has been appointed by the Board to succeed Marijn as Chairman of Unilever. Marijn, who was appointed as Chairman of Unilever in April 2016, has chosen to stand down as Chairman so that he can focus …

Energean Oil and Gas on track to complete the acquisition of Edison E&P

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Energean Oil and Gas plc (LON: ENOG), the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, has issued the following trading update for the period from 30 June 2019 to 12 November 2019. Highlights Transaction Update: · On track to complete the Edison E&P acquisition around year end 2019. The onward sale of Edison E&P’s UK and Norwegian subsidiaries to …

PureTech Health to Present at Jefferies 2019 London Healthcare Conference

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PureTech Health plc (LON: PRTC), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercialising highly differentiated medicines for devastating diseases, has announced that Daphne Zohar, founder and chief executive officer, will present at the Jefferies 2019 London Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, 20th November, at 3:20PM GMT. A webcast of the presentation will be available at http://puretechhealth.com/investors under the Reports …

Britvic plc

Britvic In discussions over sale of juice manufacturing sites in France

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The Board of Britvic (LON: BVIC) has announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions with Refresco over the potential sale by Britvic of its three juice manufacturing sites in France, its related private label juice business, and the Fruité brand. The proposed sale is subject to a consultation process with the relevant employee representatives, which has now been initiated, …

Anglo American plc

Anglo American hosting analyst and investor visit on Bulks business

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Anglo American (LON:AAL) is this week hosting an analyst and investor visit to Queensland, Australia to provide a detailed update on Anglo American’s Bulks businesses. The update will cover Anglo American’s world-class steelmaking ingredient businesses of Kumba Iron Ore, Minas-Rio, and the Metallurgical Coal operations in Australia, as well as its nickel and export thermal coal operations. Seamus French, CEO …

Electrocomponents Half-year Report Good revenue growth in uncertain market

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Electrocomponents (LON: ECM) have provided Half-year Report for the year ended the 30th September 2019. Growth driven by market share gains · Revenue growth of 7.3%, like-for-like up 4.5%, driven by strong market share gains · Continued outperformance from RS PRO with like-for-like revenue growth of 9.7% · Further improvements made to our offer – electronics franchise expansion, value-added solutions, …

ITV on track to deliver full year guidance

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ITV (LON:ITV) has provided its Q3 Trading Update for the 9 months to 30 September 2019. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, said: “ITV’s overall performance for the first nine months of 2019 was as we expected, and although the economic environment continues to be uncertain, we are making good progress in executing our strategy. We have successfully launched BritBox and are encouraged by …

Meggitt update on Q3 trading

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Meggitt (LON:MGGT), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, announced its third quarter trading update and an upgrade to its revenue guidance for the year to 31 December 2019. Trading in the third quarter was stronger than previously anticipated, with overall organic revenue growth of 11%, driven by all …

Oxford Instruments plc Deliver strong first half performance

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Oxford Instruments plc (LON: OXIG), a leading provider of high technology products and systems for industry and research, has announced its Half Year Results for the six months to the 30th September 2019. Financial Highlights: · Orders up 6.4% to £173.3 million (2018: £162.9 million), an increase of 2.8% at constant currency; book-to-bill ratio of 1.04 · Order book of …

AVEVA Group delivers strong results and makes continued progress against medium-term targets

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AVEVA Group (LON:AVV) has announced its results for the six months ended 30 September 2019. Summary results Six months ended 30 September H1 FY20 H1 FY19 Change Revenue1 £391.9m £336.5m 16.5% Recurring revenue2 £242.5m £170.7m 42.1% Adjusted EBIT3 £90.6m £54.4m 66.5% Adjusted EBIT margin 23.1% 16.2% +690bps Profit/(Loss) before tax £24.0m £(5.5)m – Adjusted3 diluted earnings per share 43.31p 26.25p 65.0% …