Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund - the FTSE 100-listed group’s largest shareholder - will pay around €10bln (£8.5bn) for a 19.5 per cent stake in Rosneft
The group said it now expects underlying pre-tax profit before tax to be at least £515mln, well below a forecast made in September of between £535mln and £555mln.
Sports Direct said the airplane is being acquired at a total cost of US$51.1mln (£40.4mln), and will be used to transport employees and business partners to the group’s sites across the UK
After a period in which Ashley and the group has been blasted by the press and Parliament for the treatment of its workers and been battered by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote, the sports goods stores firm saw its underlying pre-tax profit drop to £76.3mln for the 26 weeks to October 23
Avocet Mining confirmed a shipment, which consisted of over 6,000 ounces of gold, has been sold, and that management fees for November and December have been received
The AIM-listed firm made a pre-tax loss of £249,000 for the six months to September 30, compared to a £47,000 loss a year earlier
Halifax said house prices were up 6.0% year-on-year in the three months to November, higher than growth of 5.2% seen in the three months to October.
The 600 Group, which manufactures and distributes machine tools, precision engineered components and industrial laser systems, saw its pretax profits fall to £1.4mln in the six months to October 1, down from £1.6mln a year earlier.