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Pru backs Ewart board

Ewart, the Belfast property group that is fighting an attempt to unseat four of its directors, yesterday said that it had received the support of Prudential, which owns a 6 per cent stake in the company.

In a letter posted to shareholders over the weekend, Ewart said it had also received 'firm indications from the majority of its institutional investors against an attempt by Monarch Properties to unseat the directors'.


Engineering sales and orders, (June), balance of payments and trade figures (July).

Interims: EFT Gp, Epwin Gp, Lionheart, Molynx Holdings, Needler Gp, Printech Int, TR High Income Trust.

Finals: Aerospace Engineering, PHH Corp.

AGM: Bula Resources, LEP Gp, PHH Corp, Wood (SW).

EGM: Malaya Group.


Interims: Aktinbanken, Bank of Nova Scotia, Boustead, Bridon, British Gas, Fidelity Accumulating Money Fund, Graseby, Kerry Gp, Mersey Docks & Harbour Co, Murray Int Trust, Topdanmark.

Finals: TR European.

AGM: Booth Inds, GN Great Nordic Holdings, Moorgate Investment Trust.


Building society figures (July), construction new orders (June - provisional).

Interims: Asea, Amicable Smaller Ent Trust, Daniels (S), Friendly Hotels, Guardian Royal Exchange, Halls Homes and Gardens, Latin American Investment Trust, Mallett.

Finals: News Int, Smith (WH).

AGM: Biotechnology Investments, Gibbs Mew, I&S Optimum Incone Trust, Swan (John) & Sons, TGI.


Energy Trends (June), new vehicle registrations (July).

Interims: British Assets Trust (3Q), Cattle's (Hldgs), Church & Co, Hambro Countrywide, Jones (A) & Sons, Mayflower Corp, Monument Oil & Gas, Scottish Eastern Inv Trust (3Q), Weir Gp.

Finals: County Smaller Companies IT, Murray Income, Primadona.

AGM: Crean (James), Hollas Gp, Scottish & Newcastle.


CBI monthly trends (Aug).

Interims: Fife Indmar, Scottish Heritable Trust.

Finals: Minerals Oil & Resource.

AGM: Creighton's Naturally, Fletcher King, Jurys Hotel Learmonth & Burchett, Trencherwood.

EGM: Bibby (J) & Sons, Maddox Gp, Oliver, Verson Int.