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IN BRIEF: Smiths Group banks USD152 million from ICU Medical shares

17th Jul 2024 10:03

Smiths Group PLC - London-based engineering for energy, general industry, safety & security and aerospace markets - Sells 1.2 million shares in ICU Medical Inc, receiving net proceeds of USD152 million, which will be used for "general corporate purposes". The shares sold represent a 4.9% stake in ICU Medical. Smiths continues to hold 470,000 shares, a 1.9% stake. Nasdaq-listed ICU Medical has a market capitalisation of USD3.24 billion. It is a San Clemente, California-based provider of intravenous therapy. Read More

Antofagasta eyes higher copper production in 2024 despite fall so far

17th Jul 2024 09:41

(Alliance News) - Antofagasta PLC on Wednesday reported a decline in the production and sales of copper in the first half of 2024, but expects full-year production to beat 2023. Read More

LONDON BROKER RATINGS: RBC cuts Legal & General to 'sector perform'

17th Jul 2024 09:40

(Alliance News) - The following London-listed shares received analyst recommendations Wednesday morning and on Tuesday: Read More

IN BRIEF: Reckitt Benckiser says Nutrition warehouse hit by US tornado

17th Jul 2024 09:32

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC - Slough, England-based consumer goods maker - Says tornado hits a warehouse used by its Mead Johnson Nutrition business in Mount Vernon, Indiana. All employees are safe but the warehouse, which stores both raw materials and finished products, suffers "significant damage" and its not operational. Reckitt says it has diverted all inbound deliveries to its other warehouses in the US. "Whilst Nutrition sales will likely be affected in the short term, we are working closely with all our stakeholders including customers and suppliers, to minimise disruption," the company says. It adds that insurance is expected to offset any impact on earnings. Read More

Rio Tinto picks National Grid's Katie Jackson to head copper business

17th Jul 2024 09:31

(Alliance News) - Rio Tinto PLC on Wednesday said Katie Jackson will take charge of the company's copper mines, bringing a wealth of experience across the energy sector. Read More

LONDON MARKET OPEN: Stocks open mixed as UK inflation stays at target

17th Jul 2024 08:55

(Alliance News) - Stock prices in London opened a mixed bag on Wednesday, following an underwhelming-but-expected inflationary print, and ahead of Labour's first King's Speech. Read More

British tycoon Jatania close to striking rescue deal for Body Shop

17th Jul 2024 08:43

(Alliance News) - A consortium led by British tycoon Mike Jatania is close to agreeing a rescue deal for Body Shop International Ltd, administrators of the stricken high street beauty chain have confirmed. Read More

IN BRIEF: RM PLC interim loss widens sharply but confident in outlook

17th Jul 2024 08:30

RM PLC - Abingdon, England-based educational technology and digital learning and assessment provider - Pretax loss widens to GBP6.8 million in the six months to May 31 from GBP3.1 million a year prior. Revenue falls 9.6% to GBP79.2 million from GBP87.6 million. The company says its contract wins have moved towards longer-term, recurring, contracted relationships. Looking ahead, RM expects adjusted operating profit for the financial year to be in line with market expectations. RM says trading in the second half to date has started on an upward trajectory, in line with its own expectations. Chief Executive Officer Mark Cook says: "This is an exciting period for RM, and although it will take time for the financial benefits to flow through, I am confident that our strategy for growth will deliver for all our stakeholders. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their significant contribution and hard work." Read More

TOP NEWS: BHP annual production meets guidance after "strong" finish

17th Jul 2024 08:22

(Alliance News) - BHP Group Ltd on Wednesday said its annual production performance for its 2024 financial year met its prior guidance, while it also noted rising prices for copper and iron ore, which offset weaker nickel and energy coal prices. Read More

LONDON BRIEFING: HSBC promotes CFO Elhedery to chief executive

17th Jul 2024 07:59

(Alliance News) - Stocks in London are called to open higher on Wednesday, as Labour prepares to debut key policy focuses in its first King's Speech. Read More

TOP NEWS: UK consumer price inflation rate unchanged at 2% target

17th Jul 2024 07:32

(Alliance News) - The UK consumer price inflation remained at the Bank of England's target after nearly three years of loftier readings, numbers on Wednesday showed. Read More

Labour to "take brakes off Britain" with first King's Speech

17th Jul 2024 06:46

(Alliance News) - Labour will "take the brakes off Britain" when it unveils its first King's Speech on Wednesday, Keir Starmer has said. Read More

TOP NEWS: HSBC promotes CFO Georges Elhedery to CEO from September

17th Jul 2024 06:40

(Alliance News) - HSBC Holdings PLC's Chief Financial Officer Georges Elhedery will take over as chief executive in September, the bank has announced. Read More

Alliance News UK - start of day

17th Jul 2024 06:30

(Alliance News) - Welcome to the Alliance News UK service (ISSN 2515-9453), consisting of the Alliance News UK Professional and its family of financial newswires serving investors and their professional advisers. Read More

IN BRIEF: Strategic Minerals chair retires, MD made interim chair

16th Jul 2024 21:54

Strategic Minerals PLC - London-based mining and exploration company - Chair Alan Broome retires effective immediately. Managing Director John Peters to assume role of interim chair until board composition is finalised, expected this quarter. Company also proposes appointment of Jonathan Reynolds as independent technical non-executive director. Expects to complete appointment by end of August. Reynolds will replace Jeff Harrison who retired in April 2023. Says company had not been able to fill the role until recent turnaround in sales at its Cobre operation in New Mexico. Plans to add additional UK-based non-executive director with strong mining background. Read More

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