Kingfisher PLC (KGF.L)
** Xmas trading updates send shares in Home Retail & Booker sharply lower after strong recent gains
LONDON, Dec 22 - Home improvement group Kingfisher said on Monday it had agreed to sell a 70 percent stake in its loss-making B&Q China business to Wumei Holdings Inc for 140 million pounds ($219 million).
LONDON, Dec 22 - Home improvement group Kingfisher has agreed to sell a 70 percent stake in its B&Q China business to Wumei Holdings Inc for 140 million pounds ($219 million), it said on Monday.
* Q3 UK/Ireland lfl sales up 2.6 pct, France down 4.0 pct
* "Overbought" euro zone indexes pause after two-day rise
LONDON, Nov 25 - Kingfisher, Europe's No. 1 home improvement retailer, posted an 11.8 percent decline in third quarter profit, hurt by a tough French market and foreign currency movements.
* Confirms that Veronique Laury will be appointed as group chief executive with effect from Dec. 8
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, September 11 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed UK-based home improvement retailer Kingfisher Plc's Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) with Stable Outlook and its Short term IDR at 'F2'. The senior unsecured ratings were affirmed at 'BBB'/'F2'. The ratings are underpinned by Kingfisher's geographically diversified operations, benefitting from leading market shares and scale in selected home improvement retail markets. T
* Veronique Laury to succeed Ian Cheshire as CEO by Jan. 2015
LONDON, Sept 10 - Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvements retailer, said on Wednesday longstanding chief executive Ian Cheshire would step down before the end of its financial year and be succeeded by Veronique Laury, the boss of French unit Castorama.