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UPDATE 1-Ashtead raises full-year guidance after profits soar
(Adds details, CEO quote). LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - British industrial equipment hire group Ashtead raised its full-year guidance on Wednesday after posting a 33 percent rise in first-quarter pretax profits on strong demand from the United States and ...
Ashtead share price: Company releases first-quarter results  
Ashtead sees upside to full-year forecasts after record Q1 profits  
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Top stories

The World Economic Forum has bumped the UK up by one place, to the ninth spot, in its ranking of the most competitive countries across the globe.
BANGALOREL: The country's services activity expanded at its weakest rate in three months in August as firms' order books filled up at a slower pace, a business survey showed on Wednesday.
Manchester South DO customer service point entrance exterior Royal Mail are to run a pilot of deliveries within the M25 on Sunday starting this weekend, the 7th September.
On Monday, the new CEO of Tesco, Dave Lewis, sent a message to all employees asking them to email him directly if they had any complaints or suggestions about how to improve the chain.
Emergency measures to fire up mothballed power stations could be used to keep the lights on this winter, after a series of power plant fires and closures left Britain more vulnerable to blackouts.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.80M
BD15 Tate & Lyle PLC 3.50% 3,178.28M
AHT Ashtead Group plc 3.40% 5,138.60M
NEX National Express Group PLC 3.20% 1,363.00M
IPF International Personal Finance Plc 2.93% 1,263.11M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.80M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,387.54M
DNLM Dunelm Group plc -2.63% 1,753.63M
BLT BHP Billiton plc -2.08% 104,234.94M
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