With the continued emphasis on cost control and PFI margin improvements coupled with its distinct strategy, Shanks Group, the provider of recycling and energy recovery solutions and technologies is scheduled to release its pre-close trading statement on Wednesday.
The British construction activities unexpectedly jumped in March as the increase in new orders supported the latest and fastest growth in activity for four and a half years, according to the latest data released from Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.
AstraZeneca, an Anglo-Swedish biopharmaceutical company has entered into an agreement with Amgen, US biotechnology company to develop and commercialise five monoclonal antibodies from Amgen's clinical inflammation portfolio.
The world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline has reported topline results from seven of the eight 'Harmony' Phase III studies investigating the use of albiglutide in type 2 diabetes.
An investment holding and management company, Ashtead Group Plc has announced today that its US subsidiary, Sunbelt Rentals Inc has acquired a Philadelphia based Topp Construction Services and its related company, Precision Steel Works.
There are fears that in Asia inflation might return due to higher energy prices, food and wage costs as crude oil prices are expected to range between $125 to $128 per barrel. However, though oil prices are high in absolute terms, Brent crude prices are only 10% higher than a year ago and food prices are still comparitively lower than the previous year.
FirstGroup, the British transport operator said that its overall trading for the year ended March 31, 2012 has been in line with management's expectations and remains on track to attain overall earnings target for the year.
With its new business pipeline being strong, Huntsworth Plc, the global public relations and integrated healthcare communications group, is confident of improving trading in 2012 compared to 2011 and is scheduled to report its preliminary 2011 results on Tuesday.
Bodycote Plc, the largest thermal processing services provider, has announced that it has acquired the heat treatment business of Curtiss-Wright Corporation for a total consideration of US$ 52 million.
The worldwide market for power semiconductors used in LED lighting is projected to cross $3 billion by 2016, says IMS Research, a leading independent provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
The outlook for the emerging markets look mixed though there are some common premises which prevail, including low rate of global trade and core inflation. Open small and medium sized economies with sluggish growth are more exposed to the low rate of global trade.
Strong performance from foods businesses will compensate for more challenging trading in Dairies division, says Dairy Crest Group, the UK's leading dairy foods company. In its pre-close trading update for the year ending 31 March 2012, the group said its cost cuts were on track to meet its annual savings target of £20 million.
Driven by the benefits of self-help programme, QinetiQ Group, the provider of technical advice to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets, says it is on course to deliver its expectations for the financial year ending 31 March 2012.
The specialty food ingredients and solutions group, Tate & Lyle has reported a strong performance for the fourth quarter which is in line with its expectations driven by the robust growth in speciality food ingredients sales volumes.
The distributor of electronics and maintenance products, Electrocomponents Plc is on track to deliver record full-year sales in excess of £1.2 billion at a growth rate of around 7 percent driven by international and UK growth.