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Lord Ashcroft steps down from the House of Lords

Former Tory deputy chairman and treasurer Lord Ashcroft has announced he will quit the House of Lords after 15 years.
[Yesterday 16:51]

FTSE 250 movers: Mitie dips on profit warning, Serco higher on railway sale

Outsourcing services group Mitie fell after warning that it expects full-year profits to be pushed slightly lower than forecast by margin pressures in the homecare and social housing businesses.
[Yesterday 13:22]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges on store closures, tobacco stocks lower

DIY retailer Kingfisher soared as it impressed investors with plans to close 60 stores, as new chief executive Véronique Laury announced full-year results and set out her plans for a "very different" company. The company announced a £200m cash return for the coming financial year as it revealed adjusted annual profits fell 7.5% to £675m last year.
[Yesterday 13:22]

FTSE 250 movers: Al Noor Hospitals hit by downgrade, energy stocks lower

Al Noor Hospitals Group led the fallers as Numis Securities cut its rating from 'add' to 'hold', arguing that the consensus for the company's margins is too high.
[Mon 13:33]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges as French acquisition falls through, miners higher

Kingfisher surged after revealing its deal to acquire French rival Mr Bricolage will not go ahead as a result of shareholder and board opposition to the terms of the deal. Some Mr Bricolage franchisees are thought to fear the store closures that would be necessary for Kingfisher to win regulatory approval of the takeover.
[Mon 13:29]

FTSE 250 movers: Homeserve higher on strong winter trading, oil stocks and miners lower

Homeserve was trading higher after a reassuring trading statement that revealed trading in its busy winter period had been "good" and in line with its full-year targets. Management was also pleased with levels of customer growth across the international businesses, having reported good customer number growth in its February trading statement.
[Fri 13:13]

FTSE 100 movers: Carnival lifted by strong results, airline stocks rebound

Carnival topped the risers as strong first-quarter results prompted a lift in full year earnings guidance. It boasted that advance bookings for the remainder of 2015 were steaming ahead of the prior year and at higher prices.
[Fri 13:12]

FTSE 250 movers: Supergroup surges on dividend announcement, energy stocks higher

Fashion firm Supergroup topped the risers after saying it would begin paying dividends with an interim payout in its 2015-16 financial year. Chief executive Euan Sutherland also revealed a surprise repurchase of it North American rights.
[Thu 13:56]

FTSE 100 movers: LSEG plunges as Borse Dubai offloads shares, precious metals miners higher

London Stock Exchange Group led the fallers after Borse Dubai offloaded 60m shares in the exchange operator, equal to a 17.4% stake worth £1.5bn.
[Thu 13:55]

FTSE 250 movers: Balfour higher on cost saving pledge, miners and oil stocks lower

Shares in UK construction firm Balfour Beatty rose as it pledged to implement cost saving measures after reporting deep losses last year which forced it to suspend its dividend.
[25 Mar '15]

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