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Crude slide drags FTSE lower

Tumbling commodity prices have once more proven the undoing of the FTSE, with a late slide in crude prices adding to the woes of an index heavily weighted towards commodity

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Chesnara blames lower rates for profit fall

Life insurance company Chesnara has indicated in its interim results that its first half pre-tax profits had been impacted by the Brexit vote, more specifically the subsequent move by the

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Dismal end to the month for FTSE

It doesn’t look like being a particularly exciting end to the month for markets, but then compared to previous Augusts this one has been remarkably free of volatility. With so

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Student rents surge

Despite the advent of university tuition fees, the research found that students are no longer prepared to live in substandard accommodation and are demanding well maintained and decorated properties with

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FTSE holds on to bank holiday blues

We are seeing some interesting divergences across global stock markets this afternoon. On the European continent, stocks are racing higher thanks in no small part to the benefit of a

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Bunzl posts 9% rise in profits

Distribution and outsourcing services company Bunzl reported its first half results today in which the company said it had experienced a 9% rise in adjusted operating profits at a constant

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Bunzl (interim results) The market will be watching to see if the packaging company achieves the 9% growth in first half revenue that it predicted in June. Bunzl continued

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Restaurant Group reports ‘challenging trading period’

It has been a turbulent year for Restaurant Group. The company has parted company with its chief finance officer and chief executive in recent months and experienced a half-year loss

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Post-Brexit FTSE reshuffle is on the horizon

This is the week the London Stock Exchange will outline who the casualties and new entrants of the FTSE 100 will be, in the first reshuffle since the Brexit vote. At

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CRH boosted by US recovery

The Irish construction materials group CRH has reported impressive results for the first half of the year. Two major acquisitions have supported a robust rise in revenues and earnings for