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FTSE down on miners as jobs data dents Wall St

FTSE indices ended the week on a low note with southbound miners driving. Wall St was markedly lower as jobs data suggested a sooner-than-anticipated hike in interest rates. A reserve hike by Rio Tinto (RIO) failed to inspire, but bid chat saw Weir Group (WEIR) prop up.

Thomas Cook, Fosun in strategic partnership

Thomas Cook Group and Fosun Int'l are in a strategic partnership to build international cooperation across a number of business areas, with a view to accelerating Thomas Cook's existing profitable growth strategy and creating the potential for new growth opportunities.

Norish slips

Norish has booked a FY pretax profit of £0.762m, from £0.763m a year ago. Revenue totalled £23.65m, from £22.81m. Its dividend per share was hiked 20% to 1.5 euro cents a share, from 1.25 euro cents.

Snoozebox's win

Snoozebox Holdings has been selected to provide turnkey modular serviced accommodation in response to Ealing Council's requirement for an interim and immediate social housing solution.

APR warns

APR Energy has warned that it expects 2014 full year net income to be significantly below current market forecasts.