4 Thursday Retailer Boots, pub chain Yates Brothers Wine Lodges, food manufacturer Tate & Lyle and railway infrastructure provider Railtrack, announce first-half results. Racal Electronics will hold an egm. 5 Friday Tea-to-toothpaste giant Unilever is due to reveal third-quarter results. 8 Monday Food processor Associated British Foods is due to publish full-year results. Oil company BP Amoco will reveal third-quarter results. 9 Tuesday Chancellor Gordon Brown will present his 'green' Budget. Logistics company Business Post (see Newswatch) and Colt Telecom (see In The Spotlight) are due to reveal third-quarter results. Drinks giant Diageo is due to hold its agm. 10 Wednesday Utility British Energy, telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless and Express Dairies are due to announce first-half results. Insurance group CGU is to publish third-quarter results. Housebuilder McCarthy & Stone and MMT Computing are due to reveal full-year results. 11 Thursday Gas distributor BG and hotel company Hilton Group are due to publish third-quarter results. Diversified industrial Wardle Storeys is expected to reveal pre-tax profits of £14m in its full-year results.
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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