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22 марта, 00:05

Kingfisher can roll out a DIY fix-up plan that Carpetright lacks

Unification of product lines and IT platforms is taking effect

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21 марта, 20:33

Retailers biggest UK fallers amid stronger pound

Kingfisher posts unexpectedly weak UK sales for both its B&Q and Screwfix chains

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21 марта, 18:42

Retailers feel the strain as high street blues continue

Carpetright, Moss Bros, Mothercare and Kingfisher all hit as they signal uncertainty

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21 марта, 18:20

High street gloom: which chains are feeling the pain?

Clutch of high street stores are among those under pressureCarpetright, Moss Bros, Kingfisher and New Look hit by retail woesNumber of shops: 593Employees: 15,300 Continue reading...

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21 марта, 17:06

Stocks to watch: Ubisoft, General Mills, Publicis, Kingfisher, Ophir

Ocado in focus after house broker Goldman Sachs turns cautious

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21 марта, 16:18

Годовая доналоговая прибыль Kingfisher упала на 10% г/г

Крупнейший в Европе продавец товаров для дома Kingfisher зафиксировал 10%-ное снижение годовой доналоговой прибыли. Так, по итогам двенадцати месяцев с окончанием 31 января, доналоговая прибыль компании снизилась с 759 млн фунтов стерлингов годом ранее до 682 млн фунтов ($956,3 млн). Тем временем, продажи в рассматриваемом периоде увеличились с 11,23 млрд фунтов до 11,66 млрд фунтов. Компания также объявила, что выплатит финальные дивиденды в размере 7,49 пенса на акцию по сравнению с 7,15 пенса на акцию годом ранее, таким образом, совокупная выплата за год составит 10,8 пенса на бумагу по сравнению с 10,4 пенса на одну бумагу.

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21 марта, 16:08

Годовая доналоговая прибыль Kingfisher упала на 10% г/г

Крупнейший в Европе продавец товаров для дома Kingfisher зафиксировал 10%-ное снижение годовой доналоговой прибыли. Так, по итогам двенадцати месяцев с окончанием 31 января, доналоговая прибыль компании снизилась с 759 млн фунтов стерлингов годом ранее до 682 млн фунтов ($956,3 млн). Тем временем, продажи в рассматриваемом периоде увеличились с 11,23 млрд фунтов до 11,66 млрд фунтов. Компания также объявила, что выплатит финальные дивиденды в размере 7,49 пенса на акцию по сравнению с 7,15 пенса на акцию годом ранее, таким образом, совокупная выплата за год составит 10,8 пенса на бумагу по сравнению с 10,4 пенса на одну бумагу.

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21 марта, 14:31

Carpetright, Moss Bros, Kingfisher and New Look hit by retail woes

Flooring retailer says it will close more stores and suit hire firm issues profits warningThe gloom on the high street deepened on Wednesday as struggling Carpetright said it was set to close stores, Moss Bros issued a stark profits warning, B&Q reported falling sales, Mothercare said it remained in talks with its bankers and New Look’s creditors voted to slim down the struggling fashion retailer.Carpetright, Britain’s biggest carpet retailer, did not reveal how many outlets might shut, but it is believed to be considering axing up to a quarter of its 409 UK stores. A decision is expected in the next few weeks. It said the closures were needed to address the “legacy property issue” resulting from overexpansion under its previous management. Continue reading...

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21 марта, 14:05

Ситуация с компанией Facebook не повлияла на акции технологического сектора

Европейские фондовые рынки снизились в начале торгов среды, при этом инвесторы ждали итогов заседания Федеральной резервной системы, рассчитывая на сигналы о темпах ожидаемого повышения ставок. Об этом сообщает Reuters. К 11.11 (по Киеву) панъевропейский индекс STOXX 600 опустился на 0,21 процента на фоне слабости финансового, ресурсного и промышленного секторов...

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21 марта, 11:42

UK wage growth accelerates as employment rate hits record high - business live

Good news for workers as pay finally closes the gap with inflation, but there is gloom on the high streetLatest: UK pay growth has picked upReal wage squeeze is over (if you get a bonus)Employment rate up, unemployment rate downBut in retail.....Kingfisher: UK market is toughMoss Bros: Profits warning, stock shortagesCarpetright planning to shut storesComing up: US interest rate decision tonight 10.15am GMT Factory workers and builders are enjoying decent pay rises, says Geraint Johnes, research director at the Work Foundation and Professor of Economics at Lancaster University Management School.He’s hopeful that the fall in real wages will soon end, especially as the UK economy is still creating jobs..“Encouraging news on pay includes the 2.8% rise in total pay on the preferred measure, this being driven by gains in manufacturing and, particularly, construction.Alongside the drop in consumer price inflation announced yesterday, this heralds an early end to the squeeze on real earnings. Meanwhile, the 182k rise in full-time employees in employment figure signals a labour market that continues to grow.” 10.06am GMT Despite the pick-up in wages in recent months, UK workers are still poorer than before the financial crisis once you adjust for inflation.The Office for National Statistics explains that in real terms: Continue reading...

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21 марта, 10:07

Kingfisher shares drop 6% after yearly earnings report

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19 марта, 21:52

A small oil field in Oklahoma is seeing big bets from producers

Sooner Trend Anadarko basin Canadian and Kingfisher counties - where companies such as Marathon Oil and Devon Energy bought up acreage following the oil slump in 2014. Leading the pack is Oklahoma-based Devon Energy Corp, which expects its STACK production to reach 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) by the end of 2018, up from 107,000 boed a year ago.

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18 февраля, 15:00

Book clinic: how do I get my teenage son interested in reading?

From a modern classic by Nick Hornby to a rock memoir, our expert suggests books for reluctant bibliophilesQ: How do I get my 15-year-old son interested in reading? He likes football, listening to music and the history of the Greco‑Persian wars.Gaverne Bennett, LondonA: Alex Preston is an award-winning author. His latest book is As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Books & Birds Continue reading...

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05 февраля, 15:42

'Botched' Homebase takeover puts hundreds of jobs at risk

Up to 40 outlets of DIY chain and Bunnings stores at risk as owner blames restructuring Up to 40 Homebase and Bunnings DIY stores could be closed, putting hundreds of jobs at risk, after the group’s Australian owner said it was reviewing the future of its UK business.Wesfarmers bought Homebase for £340m two years ago but, by its own admission, has botched the takeover. Continue reading...

23 декабря 2017, 11:00

You may confer: test your knowledge of literature, music and art – Christmas quiz

What food did Samuel Pepys bury in his backyard? Which dystopian novelist had a ‘hopeless’ love affair with cricket? And how many words did Enid Blyton write per day? Try your hand at our Christmas quiz“There is no such passion in human nature as the passion for gravy among commercial gentlemen.” In which classic book does this confident assertion appear?Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles DickensThe Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-SavarinAnna of the Five Towns by Arnold BennettAccording to his diary entry for 4 September 1666, which luxury item did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden for safety as the great fire of London approached?A joint of aged smoked beefA parmesan cheese His best china plateIn which classic children’s novel does the heroine get her best friend roaring drunk?Anne of Green Gables by LM MontgomeryThe Jolliest Term on Record by Angela BrazilMatilda by Roald DahlWho said “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them”?GB ShawBridget JonesNora EphronWhich Thomas Hardy hero inadvertently serves the girl of his dreams a well-boiled slug?Giles Winterborne in The WoodlandersAngel Clare in Tess of the d’UrbervillesGabriel Oak in Far from the Madding CrowdIn Jane Eyre, what is the breed of Mr Rochester’s dog, Pilot?Irish wolfhoundNewfoundlandYorkshire terrierIn which story by Flaubert does the famous parrot appear?“Hérodias”“Un Coeur Simple”“La Légende de Saint-Julien l’Hospitalier”A boy prays to a polecat-ferret in the darkly funny Saki short story “Sredni Vashtar”. Which British writer-director turned the story into a film?Stephen FryPatrick MarberAndrew BirkinWhich philosopher asked why we should concern ourselves with cats, when they have no sign of the zodiac named after them?VoltaireFrancis BaconJean-Paul SartreIn Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, what other pets are kept by young Hedvig Ekdal in the loft?Birch miceWolverines RabbitsWhat’s the name of the wood at the heart of Robert Holdstock’s fantasy cycle about an English forest that contains time as well as space?Oak-AppleInstarMythagoAlong which river does Alice Oswald poetically “sleepwalk” in a long poem of 2009?DartSevernStourWith what creatures does Gawain battle in his winter journey across England to meet the Green Knight?Dragons and ogresLynxes and griffonsWorms and wodwosWhat is the title of Iris Murdoch’s 1978 Booker prize-winning novel about Charles Arrowby, a playwright and director?The SeaThe Sea, the SeaDown to the SeaInto which poet’s past does Andrew Greig go fishing in At the Loch of the Green Corrie?Norman MacCaig Hugh MacDiarmidNan ShepherdWhich novelist stole one of their book titles from a composer?Joseph RothIan McEwanAS ByattPenelope LivelyWhich opera by Richard Strauss makes the hero of which Iris Murdoch novel puke?Feuersnot/The Nice and the GoodDer Rosenkavalier/The Black Prince Ariadne auf Naxos/Nuns and SoldiersEveryone knows that Helen Schlegel stole Leonard Bast’s umbrella after Beethoven’s fifth symphony. But what was next on the programme?Brahms, Vier Ernste LiederBizet, L’ArlésienneBerlioz, Les Nuits d’ÉtéWhich recording finally calls Joachim Ziemssen back from the dead in The Magic Mountain?The Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde“Va, pensiero” from NabuccoValentin’s prayer from Gounod’s FaustWhich opera does Proust’s Mme de Cambremer think finer than Parsifal “because in Parsifal the most beautiful things are surrounded with a sort of halo of melodic phrases, outworn by the very fact of being melodic?”Schoenberg’s ErwartungScott Joplin’s TreemonishaDebussy’s Pelléas et MélisandeIn which novel do Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons make a joint appearance?Ali Smith’s How to Be BothMichel Houellebecq’s The Map and the TerritoryIan McEwan’s SolarWhich Italian artist’s style figures in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name Is Red?Gentile BelliniUmberto BoccioniMichelangelo PistolettoThe lost painting in Hannah Rothschild’s The Improbability of Love is by:Jean-Honoré FragonardJean-Antoine WatteauÉlisabeth Vigée Le BrunWhich of these artists was/is also a novelist?Ford Madox BrownJake ChapmanVanessa BellWhich of these is called a “poisonous book” in The Picture of Dorian Gray?Marius the Epicurean by Walter PaterHousehold Management by Mrs BeetonAgainst Nature by Joris-Karl HuysmansWhich celebrated dystopian novelist confessed to a “hopeless” teenage love affair with cricket? a) b) c) HG WellsAldous HuxleyGeorge OrwellIn Julian Barnes’s A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters, which football team wins the FA Cup 5-4 having been a goal down on four occasions?Macclesfield TownLeicester CityWest Bromwich AlbionDink Heckler, in Martin Amis’s London Fields, is the South African number seven in which sport?TennisDartsCross country runningWhich British writer drew on his experiences of playing rugby league for Leeds in his first novel?John BraineDavid StoreyJB PriestleyThe hero of Fred Exley’s A Fan’s Notes is a fan of which American football team?Green Bay PackersChicago BearsNew York GiantsWhat does Edith in Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac wear on her aborted wedding day? A little black dress worn with a double strand of her grandmother’s pearlsA Chanel suit copied by a Polish dressmakerA white linen dress purchased and altered to fit her at SelfridgesWho designed the dresses of Proust’s Duchesse de Guermantes?FortunyWorthPatouIn the 17th-century ballad “Tam Lin”, where did Janet tie her kirtle green?Round her waistAbove her kneeRound her shouldersIn Middlemarch, what throws Dorothea Brooke’s beauty into relief?Poor dressA glimpse of her wristsA low necklineWhen Rose marries Pinkie in Brighton Rock, what new garment does she buy?New shoesA new corsetA new mackintoshWhat is What-a-Mess the puppy’s real name?IanScamperPrince Amir of KinjanWhich children’s writer did GK Chesterton liken to Jane Austen and say that he “felt like a male intruder” on her books’ grounds?Frances Hodgson BurnettLouisa May AlcottCharlotte YongeWho named the hero of her most famous book after her (probable) younger lover at the time (and dedicated the book to him)?E NesbitRichmal CromptonJoan G RobinsonHow many words did Enid Blyton write per day, at her peak?3,00010,00015,000Who lived on Klickitat Street?Clever PollyThe little wooden horse Ramona QuimbyWhich Roman writer addressed a poem to his lover’s sparrow?Catullus PropertiusOvidWhich bird’s nesting season is characterised by halycon days, according to the poet Simonides?HoopoeKingfisherNightjarIn Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the designer Daedalus is so jealous of his nephew that he flings him from the heights of Minerva’s citadel. 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04 декабря 2017, 20:28

Vijay Mallya never ‘intended to repay’ Indian bank loans

India in UK court fight to secure extradition of tycoon over collapse of Kingfisher Airlines

21 ноября 2017, 14:36

Основные фондовые индексы Европы начали день во флэте

Европейские фондовые индексы колеблются вблизи флэтовой линии во вторник утром, в то время как настроения инвесторов сдерживаются политическим тупиком в Германии. Сводный европейский индекс Stoxx 600 вырос на 0,05 процента. Почти все сектора торгуются на положительной территории. Автомобильный сектор был поддержан за счет отчетов о прибыли, при этом Volkswagen подскочил на 3 процента на фоне более высокого среднесрочного прогноза по групповой прибыли и продажам. Однако в настроениях рынка преобладала немецкая политика. Германия может готовиться к новым выборам после того, как переговоры по коалиции не привели к созданию нового правительства. Канцлер Ангела Меркель сказала в понедельник вечером, что она предпочла бы новое голосование правительству меньшинства. Тем не менее, президент Германии Франк-Вальтер Штайнмайер, обладающий полномочиями назначать новые выборы, сказал, что политические партии обязаны перед избирателями попытаться сформировать правительство. На корпоративных отчетах акции Enel выросли на 1,5 процента после того, как группа представила свой бизнес-план на 2018-2020 годы во вторник. Акции EasyJet выросли на 4,6 процента после публикации результатов за весь год. Авиакомпания отметила обнадеживающий старт своего нового финансового года. Акции достигли вершины европейского индекса в начале торгов. Между тем, акции Kingfisher упали на 1,2 процента после того, как продажи фирме были снижены слабым французским рынком. Как сообщает Reuters, Uber собирается купить до 24 000 самоходных автомобилей от Volvo. По сообщениям, BP и ENI заинтересованы в изучении нефтяного месторождения Ирака в Маджнуне, которое Royal Dutch Shell намерена покинуть в следующем году. На текущий момент: FTSE 7397.09 7.63 0.10% DAX 13116.81 58.15 0.45% CAC 5362.60 22.15 0.42% Информационно-аналитический отдел TeleTradeИсточник: FxTeam

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