British Gas

Warmer UK weather impacts on British Gas profits

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reported on Thursday that the UK energy supplier’s residential supply operating profit declined by 26% to GBP265m in the first half of 2014, as a result of higher weather temperatures in Britain this year. […]

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Primark expanding despite economic climate

Budget retailer Primark achieves 22% growth in sales in 2013

A rise in sales for budget clothing retailer Primark has boosted the profits of its owner Associated British Foods, the BBC reported today.
Primark's revenue increased by 22%, to

BT 'ultra-fast' broadband

Positive start for BT Sport helps BT Group plc achieve growth in second quarter 2013

Communications services company BT Group PLC, which serves customers in the UK as well as in over 170 countries globally, announced today that its financial results for the

Sainsburys Price War

Sainsbury’s convenience stores and online grocery shopping boost growth in Q2

The current trend for online and convenience store shopping has helped UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's to achieve strong growth in sales for its second quarter ending 28 September


Sky reports profit up 7.5% and announces pay-as-you-go Sky Sports

UK satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Sky) (LSE:BSY) has reported a 7.5% increase in profit for the six months to 31 December 2012. The company, which is

stock market

Shares in toy maker Hornby sharply down after profit warning

Toy maker Hornby plc (LSE:HRN) saw its shares fall more than 40% today after announcing that the company will not make a profit this year. Hornby has blamed disappointing


UK retailers John Lewis and Next post higher profit

Retailers John Lewis and Next, two of Britain's biggest high street names, reported an increase in half-year profit in their financial reports released today. Employee-owned partnership John Lewis, which

Exeter branch HSBC

HSBC reports profit growth for first half, makes $2bn provision for compensation and US matters

HSBC Holdings plc (LSE:HSBA), the bank's parent company, said that it had generated pre-tax profit of USD12.7bn in the six months to the end of June, up from


BT reports quarterly revenue down 6%

UK-based communications group BT (LSE:BT.A) saw its shares fall today after announcing a 6% drop in revenue for the three months to the end of June. BT said that


Home Retail Group reports slowdown in sales decline at Argos

UK-based household goods retailer Home Retail Group plc (HRG) (LSE:HOME), which owns Argos and Homebase, reported today that sales at Argos fell at a slower rate in its

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