Morning Report: CentralNic sees 95% increase in 2019 revenues and earnings

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Domain name specialist CentralNic (LON:CNIC) saw revenues and earnings both jump by 95% in 2019. Turnover was in line with market forecasts but underlying earnings beat them slightly.

BlueJay Mining’s (LON:JAY) environmental application for the Dundas minerals sands development in Greenland has been confirmed as compliant with the country’s guidelines and can move forward to the public consultation stage.  After that, it can prepare its permit application for final ministerial approval.

BP has reportedly shut its London HQ after a protest by Greenpeace last night. Employees are said to have been told to work from home after the environmental lobby group delivered hundreds of solar panels to the new CEO in protest at its oil and gas exploration plans.

Barratt Developments (LON:BDEV) is to pay shareholders an additional £175mln as early Christmas presents this year and next. Britain’s largest housebuilder completed 8,314 houses in the half-year to end-December.

Disney expects to take a US$175mln hit from the recent coronavirus outbreak due to its impact on its theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The news clouded a triumphant launch of its new streaming service.

Tobacco group Imperial Brands will make an additional £40mln of cost savings in its vaping division to offset tighter regulation in the US.  A partial ban comes into force tomorrow, which has prompted a write-down of its flavoured stocks.

Ryanair has been rapped over the knuckles over its carbon emissions claims by the UK's advertising watchdog. Adverts stating it is Europe’s "lowest emissions airline" and a "low C02 emissions airline" have been banned as they could not be substantiated.

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