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Friday 30 October 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
The pub groups Enterprise Inns and Punch Taverns bucked a weak market trend last night, rallying as investors bought in on news that regulators had decided against pursuing an investigation into "beer tie" arrangements, which force pub tenants to buy beer from landlords.
Thursday 15 October 2009
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Two men were knocked to the ground by a cage fighter in drag after they picked a fight with his friend, a court has heard.
Thursday 27 August 2009
BAE Systems was among the laggards as the FTSE 100 turned lower yesterday and slipped back below the 4,900-point mark last night.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Another feeble British summer has taken its toll on beer sales, adding to recessionary gloom in the pubs industry, the market leader Punch Taverns said yesterday.
Thursday 13 August 2009
Thursday 23 July 2009
Saturday 04 July 2009
Embattled pub group Punch Taverns saw its £375m investor cash call scrape through today after nearly 40 million votes were lodged against the move.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Punch Taverns, the debt-laden pub operator, has ended months of speculation by unveiling a £375m fundraising to reduce its debt mountain and meet a critical bond repayment next year, but it warned of continuing tough trading in the sector.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Weaker metals prices and news of a furnace shutdown unsettled Lonmin, the platinum producer which led the mining sector lower last night.
Monday 27 April 2009
Performance at the Premier Inn budget hotel chain is likely to be in focus when Whitbread, the FTSE 100- listed hospitality group, posts its preliminary results tomorrow. Until recently, demand for cheaper hotel rooms has kept Premier safe from the sharp economic headwinds that are blowing across these isles. But the picture showed signs of unravelling in March, when a trading statement revealed that lower occupancy rates at the budget business had begun to drag on group like-for-like sales.
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Thursday 23 April 2009
Could this new bar, serving fabulous 'natural' wines and flavour-packed snacks, be the future of casual dining?
Sunday 15 February 2009
Tuesday 10 February 2009
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