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ITV sees signs of advertisers' return after profits halve

06 Aug 2020

LONDON ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, said more advertisers were starting to return after the COVID-19 pandemic hit its broadcast and production revenue in its first half, causing earnings to halve.

TV viewing surges during Britain's lockdown, led by streaming services

05 Aug 2020

LONDON Britons spent 40% of their waking day watching TV and online video at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in April, including spending twice as long watching streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, regulator Ofcom said.

After 'warning light', British PM halts COVID lockdown unwind

31 Jul 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England after a rise in infections amplified fears of a second deadly surge in COVID-19 cases.

UPDATE 2-BT sees hit to earnings from economic fallout of COVID-19

31 Jul 2020

* Q1 revenue down 7% to 5.25 bln stg, core earnings also fall 7%

UK's Next lifts profit view as sales fall less than feared

29 Jul 2020

LONDON Fashion retailer Next raised its profit forecast on Wednesday after sales fell less than feared over the past three months as Britain emerged from a coronavirus lockdown.

UK's Greggs almost back to breakeven as sausage rolls in demand after lockdown

28 Jul 2020

LONDON Sales at UK baker Greggs have almost recovered to breakeven levels following the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown, the company said on Tuesday, as Britons recovered their appetite for sausage rolls, sandwiches and savoury bakes.

UPDATE 3-UK's Greggs almost back to breakeven as sausage rolls in demand after lockdown

28 Jul 2020

* H1 pretax loss 65 mln stg vs 37 mln profit a year ago (Adds further CEO comments, updates shares)

UK PM Johnson: We'll be past coronavirus by mid-2021

25 Jul 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he thought the country would be through the coronavirus crisis by mid-2021 but feared there may be a second spike that could overwhelm the health service.

UK PM Johnson: We'll be past coronavirus by mid-2021

25 Jul 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he thought the country would be through the coronavirus crisis by mid-2021 but feared there may be a second spike that could overwhelm the health service.

Vodafone targets Frankfurt listing for mast business in early 2021

24 Jul 2020

LONDON Vodafone , the world's second biggest mobile operator, said on Friday it would list its European mobile masts business, newly named Vantage Towers, in Frankfurt in early 2021.

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