WH Smith

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John Barton, former chair of easyJet and Next, dies aged 77
Businessman was appointed non-executive chair of fashion chain Ted Baker in 2020

Mark Sweney

06, Dec, 2021 @9:14 AM

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FTSE 100 hit by biggest fall since June 2020 amid new variant fears
Travel, aviation and oil stocks around world badly hit as worries deepen over effect of fresh Covid wave on global economy

Rob Davies and Mark Sweney

26, Nov, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Aviation shares jump as relaxation of England’s Covid travel rules planned
BA’s owner IAG, Ryanair and Rolls-Royce buoyed as ministers plan changes for international trips

Mark Sweney

17, Sep, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Activist investor ups stake in WH Smith but backs management
Analysts suggest Causeway Capital expects a recovery in international travel will help Covid-hit retailer

Zoe Wood

12, Sep, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Executive pay: big names that fell foul of shareholders
From supermarket group Morrisons to mining giant Rio Tinto, investors have voted against boardroom payouts in the pandemic

Jasper Jolly

26, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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BP's reinvention with renewables is still a long, long way off
With its dividend and stock price halved in 2020 and a $5.7bn loss recorded, the company has a long road ahead

Nils Pratley

02, Feb, 2021 @7:53 PM

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WH Smith to shut 25 high street stores after it reports £280m loss
Retailer says nearly 200 jobs will be affected as coronavirus pandemic hits sales

Sarah Butler

12, Nov, 2020 @11:40 AM

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Sorry Sainsbury's, but the pandemic also created a financial windfall | Nils Pratley
Supermarkets should never have been included in rates relief – they stayed open, and enjoyed a boom

Nils Pratley

05, Nov, 2020 @8:04 PM

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Travel firms drop £2bn in value after France added to UK Covid quarantine list
The British Airways owner, IAG, and struggling tourism group Tui among the fallers

Mark Sweney

14, Aug, 2020 @8:32 AM

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WH Smith and M&Co to cut 1,900 jobs as Covid-19 hits sales
WH Smith’s travel shops struggle, while clothing retailer will shut 47 stores

Jasper Jolly

05, Aug, 2020 @12:48 PM

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WH Smith pins hopes on autumn rebound after 85% fall in sales
Airport and railway sales plunged 91% during April lockdown but retailer looks to September revival

Sarah Butler

14, May, 2020 @10:27 AM

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WH Smith raises £166m to shore up finances during Covid-19 crisis
Retailer places 15.8m shares at 1050p per share – equivalent to 13.7% of share capital

Joanna Partridge

07, Apr, 2020 @12:25 PM

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