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BBA wins pounds 73m of orders

AP Precision Hydraulics, the aviation components arm of BBA Group, has won new orders worth at least pounds 73m for its landing gears and steering equipment.

The orders include components for an Anglo-Italian EH 1001 helicopter and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 wide bodied tri-jet.

Saudi Hilton

Hilton International has signed management contracts to operate its first hotels in Saudi Arabia. They will be in Jeddah and Medina.


Interims: Brent Chemicals, Bristol & West Building Society, Chester Waterworks, Dinkie Heel, Edinburgh Fund Managers, Helene, Mandarin Oriental, Metalrax Group, Microvitec, Ross Group, Alexander Russell, Schroders, Unidare.

Finals: Bryant Group, MAI, Refuge group, Stakis.


Balance of payments current account and overseas trade figures for August.

Interims: British Fittings Group, Brixton Estate, Comac Group, Crestacake, Elswick, Hartons Group, Jardine Matheson Holdings, Next, Norish, Seafield Resources, TT Group, Tarmac, Tesco, Wolstenholme Rink.

Finals: Cantors, Lloyd Thompson Group, A&J Mucklow Group, Hays.


Building society monthly figures for August; second-quarter cross-border merger and acquisitions statistics, July provisional new construction orders; second-quarter gross domestic product.

Interims: Aran Energy, Laura Ashley Holdings, BSG International, Britannia Group, British Aerospace, Clyde Petroleum, Copymore, Costain Group, Dagenham Motors, Dencora, Geest, Headlam Group, Henderson Highland Trust, Jardine Strategic Holding, I&S Optimum Income Trust, ISA International, Pittard Gardnar, Secure Trust Group, Spirax Sarco Engineering, Travis Perkins.

Finals: Barratt Developments, Bennett & Fountain, SR Gent.


Second-quarter institutional investment figures; July energy trends.

Interims: Anglia Television, Antofagasta Holdings, Appleyard Group, A&C Black, Caverdale Group, ERA Group, Foreign and Colonial Pacific Investment Trust, Hampden Group, Havelock Europa, Norman Hay Group, Headline Book Publishing, Highcroft Investment Trust, Kinta Kellas, More O'Ferrall, William Morrison Supermarkets, Newarthill, Spring Ram Corporation, Telemetrix, TV-am, United Newspapers, Vickers, Whatman, Yule & Catto.

Finals: DY Davies, Ecu Trust, EFM Dragon Trust, Lambert Howarth Group, Murray Ventures, SWP Group, Sheldon Jones, Throgmorton Dual Trust, Trace Computers,


Interims: Central Independent Television, Clayform Properties, Donelon Tyson, HTV Group, Molins, John Mowlem, Sentry Farming Group.

Finals: Fortnum & Mason, Headway, Renown, Sheldon Jones, Waterman Partnership Holdings.