Henlys Group, the subject of an unwelcome pounds 25m bid from the motor dealer T Cowie, has won its biggest bus-building contract. Badgerline Group has placed an pounds 8.8m order with its Plaxton subsidiary for 396 buses.
In its budget on 18 August the Australian government is expected to report a sharp increase in its budget deficit from Adollars 9.3bn to between Adollars 14bn and Adollars 15bn in 1992/3 because of reduced income and increased measures for job creation.
Credit business (June).
Interims: Huntingdon, New Ireland, Seacon, Takare.
Producer price index numbers (July).
Interims: British Airways, General Accident, Kinta Kellas, Kleinwort Overseas Inv, Manchester Ship Canal, Metal Bulletin, Saatchi & Saatchi.
Finals: Crown Eyeglass, Howard Hldgs, Rexmore.
Index of production for Scotland (1st qtr).
Interims: Benson Crisps, Commercial Union, Heywood Williams, Moorfield Estates, Nichols, North Midland Construction, Queens Moat Houses.
Finals: Brandon Hire, Standard Platform Hldgs.
Labour market statistics: unemployment and unfilled vacancies; average earnings indices; employment, hours, productivity and unit wage costs; industrial disputes. Overseas earnings of the City (1991); advance energy statistics; provisional figures of vehicle production; index of production; capital issues and redemptions; financing of the central government borrowing requirement (2nd qtr). Monetary statistics including: M4 sectoral analysis; bank and building society sterling lending (2nd qtr).
Interims: Blagden, Glynwed, LIT, Ayrshire Metal Products, Fairhaven, F&C Inv Tst, Hanson, Johnson Grp Cleaners, Royal Insurance.
Usable steel production (July); Retail prices index and tax and price index; National Savings results.Reuse content