28 Thursday[QQ] Pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca is due to reveal third-quarter results. Electronics manufacturer Chloride Group and glass manufacturer Pilkington are due to publish first-half results. Housebuilder Beazer Group and household goods manufacturer McBride are due to hold agms. Retailer WHSmith is expected to reveal pre-tax profits of £132m in its full-year results (In the spotlight, above). 29 Friday Trading technology provider Garban is due to announce first-half results. 1 Monday Computer services provider Terence Chapman Group is due to publish full-year results. 2 Tuesday Broadcasting contractor GWR Group, retailer Marks & Spencer, environmental services provider Shanks Group and utility Thames Water are due to announce first-half results. 3 Wednesday Electronics supplier Pressac is due to reveal full-year results. Environmental services provider Waste Recycling Group is due to hold an analysts' briefing. 4 Thursday Retailer Boots, pub chain Yates Brothers Wine Lodges and railway infrastructure provider Railtrack (see Newswatch, above), are due to announce first-half results. Oil company Royal Dutch Shell is due to publish third-quarter results.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
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Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
Genuinely useful side-arm coming to PUBG in Update #23