Thursday 28 September 1995
Stories that Grand Met plans a big deal have circulated for some time. There was talk of one US securities house, said to be Merrill Lynch, bidding up to 440p a share against a market price little changed at 422.5p. The shares have had a miserable few years.
rForward Technology, the ultrasonic and video cassettes group, had a comparatively lively time, gaining 2p to 77p but closing at 73p. Interim results are due soon and for the year the group could produce pounds 2.8m against pounds 1.8m. There is also talk of a takeover bid.
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- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
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Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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