Investec PLC (INVP.L)
1 Dec 2015
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 19 South African bank and asset manager Investec reported a 13.3 percent increase in first-half profit on Thursday, boosted by a strong showing at its lending unit.
* RBS and Investec close syndication on £400m Octopus Solar financing
* UK specialist banking business is expected to report results significantly higher than prior year
NOTTINGHAM, England England skittled out shell-shocked Australia for 60 and piled up 274 for four in reply to take control of the fourth Ashes test on a dramatic first day at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
BIRMINGHAM Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play.
BIRMINGHAM England paceman Steven Finn's five-wicket haul put the hosts on the brink of a 2-1 Ashes series lead over Australia on Thursday with the tourists facing a desperate battle to avoid a humiliating third-test defeat.
BIRMINGHAM Paceman James Anderson took six wickets to skittle Australia for a paltry 136 and put England in control on the first day of the third test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
LONDON A rampant Australian pace attack ripped out a feeble England England for 103 to seal a crushing 405-run win in the second Ashes test at Lord's on Sunday and level the series at 1-1.
LONDON Australia repelled a brief England fightback led by Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes to remain firmly in control of the second Ashes test on the third day at Lord's on Saturday.
LONDON Australia ripped out England's top order to take a vice-like grip on the second Ashes test after completely dominating the second day at Lord's on Friday.