The world's largest beverage can maker Rexam reported sparkling first half profits as better than expected demand for beverage cans in Europe offset the weakness in its plastic packaging unit. [3 Aug '11]
The Footsie finished moderately lower on Monday afternoon as Greek debt crisis dragged on. Financials were among the fallers over concerns of a possible Greek default, as Europe's finance ministers remain at loggerheads over dishing out a chunk of the €110bn bailout money agreed last year for the country. [20 Jun '11]
Financials are among the fallers over concerns of a possible Greek default, as Europe's finance ministers remain at loggerheads over dishing out a chunk of the €110bn bailout money agreed last year for the country. RBS, Man Group, Hargreaves Lansdown and Schroders were the worst four performers as of Monday afternoon. Lloyds and Barclays are also heading lower. [20 Jun '11]
Rexam, maker of cans and plastic packaging for anyone from Coca-Cola and Heineken to US consumer products manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, wants to achieve a return on capital employed of between 12% and 15% over the next three years. For 2010, the figure achieved was 12.3%. Rexam shares are on about 11 times this year's earnings and should have further to go in the long term, says the Times. [6 May '11]
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