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Industry award for Eurotunnel men

Andre Benard, chairman of Eurotunnel, and Sir Alastair Morton, the Channel Tunnel group's chief executive, have been named 'men of the year' by the property industry at its annual conference in Cannes.

At the conference Mr Benard admitted that a full freight service through the tunnel might not begin until July, four months later than originally scheduled and well after its planned 6 May formal opening by the Queen and President Mitterrand.

Disney fireworks

Euro Disney's annual meeting, which takes place today at the Paris theme park, is likely to be a noisy affair, with shareholders angry that their shares have fallen to a third of their value a year ago.

Apple launch

Apple Computer today launches its new range of high-performance Power Macintosh personal computers, the 6100/60, 7100/66 and 8100/80. Apple executives say the company's goal is to ship one million of the new computers in the first year and to have a 20 per cent share of the worldwide pc market within the next few years.

News Wire Deals

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Maid, the on-line business information company which comes to the market this week, has signed agreements with Associated Press and Kyodo News International to supply real-time news wires on its Newsline service.

TODAY: 14.3.94

National Food Survey: household food consumption for the fourth quarter of last year. February producer prices index. US business inventories for January. G7 jobs conference.

Interims: Automagic Holdings, European Leisure, Johnson Gp Cleaners, MAI.

Finals: BSM Gp, Calderburn, Costain, English China Clays, Fairey Gp, Greggs, Guinness Peat Gp, JIB Gp, Merchants Trust, Persimmon, Rugby Gp, Scotia Holdings, Spring Ram, Takare, Watmoughs.

TOMORROW: 15.3.94

Fourth-quarter company liquidity. January new construction orders. CBI distributive trades survey for February. US producer price index for February. February industrial production and capacity utilisation.

Interims: Castle Communications, Everest Foods, Paterson Zochonis, Scholes Grp, Wolseley.

Finals: Broadcastle, Crockfords, Emess, Fleming Fledgling Inv Tst, Graesby, Hampden Gp, Heywood Williams, Lionheart, Medeva, Mirror Gp, Rea Brothers, Saatchi & Saatchi, Seafield Resources, Wassall, Williams Hdgs, Delta, Evans Halshaw.

WEDNESDAY: 16.3.94

February public sector borrowing requirement. February retail sales. Provisional labour market statistics for February. Provisional average earnings statistics. US consumer prices index for February. Housing starts for February.

Interims: Exmoor Dual Inv Tst, Foreign & Colonial High Income Inv Tst, Merivale Moore, Wescol.

Finals: British Mohair, Britton Gp, Church & Co, Coats Viyella, CU Environmental Tst, Chieftain Gp, EFM Dragon Tst, Industrial Insurance Gp, A Jones & Sons, Marley, Murray Euro Inv Tst, JN Nichols (Vimto), Premier Consolidated Oilfields, Schroders, Sleepy Kids, Spandex, Specialeyes, Telspec, WSP Gp.

THURSDAY: 17.3.94

Provisional vehicle production figures for February. Bundesbank council meeting.

Interims: Attwoods, Minorco, Pochins, Zambia Copper Invs.

Finals: Arjo Wiggins Appleton, Cairn Energy, Charles Baynes, Birmingham & Midshires Building Society, British Borneo, Courtaulds Textiles, Dairy Farm Int, S Daniels, Davis Service Gp, Dawsongroup, Edmond Holdings, Fairhaven Int, Gartmore Inv Tst, Guinness, Haden MacLellen, Jupiter Tyndall Gp, Kwik-Fit Holdings, Legal & General Gp, OGC Int, Oliver Gp, Reed Int, Rentokil, Rosebys, Travis Perkins, United Biscuits.

FRIDAY 18.3.94

Building society monthly figures for February. Provisional M4 estimates for February.

Interims: Allied Leisure, Fortnum & Mason, NM Smaller Australian Companies, Sirdar.

Finals: Arcolectric Holdings, Molins, Vinten Gp.