Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)
* Associated British Foods gains on rating hike (Adds detail, updates closing prices)
LONDON, May 29 - European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece's debt talks and data showing private loan growth in the euro zone stalled last month.
* Shares down 2.4 pct, top FTSE 100 index faller (Adds details, CEO, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON, April 21 - Associated British Foods met forecasts with a 2 percent fall in first-half profit as sales growth at its Primark discount fashion chain was offset by continued weakness in its sugar operation.
LONDON - Over 100 British company bosses publicly backed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government on Wednesday and warned a change of course for Britain's $2.8 trillion economy under a Labour government would put the recovery at risk.
* Shares up 0.7 pct (Adds detail, FD, analyst comments, shares)
LONDON, Feb 23 - Associated British Foods maintained full year earnings expectations, with growth at its Primark discount fashion chain and progress at its grocery, ingredients and agriculture businesses offsetting continued weakness in its sugar operation.
LONDON, Feb 3 - Associated British Foods said it would write down the value of its investment in Vivergo Fuels Ltd by 98 million pounds ($147 million) due to falling crude oil and bioethanol prices and the further weakening of the euro against sterling.
* Sees marginal decline in FY adjusted EPS (Adds detail, finance director, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON, Jan 15 - Associated British Foods said on Thursday it expects a marginal decline in earnings for its 2014-15 year, with growth in its Primark discount fashion chain offset by weakness in its sugar business.