11 Thursday[QQ] 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. 12 Friday Pub company Old English Inns and BT are due to announce first-half results. 15 Monday Intellectual property rights provider BTG, publishing giant Emap and paper manufacturer James Cropper are due to publish first-half results. 16 Tuesday Software company Merant, Merchant Retail Group and shipbuilder-to-training provider Vosper Thornycroft Holdings are due to reveal first-half results. Aerospace manufacturer Smiths Industries will hold its agm. 17 Wednesday The Queen will give her annual speech to Parliament (see Newswatch, above). Electricity generator Scottish & Southern Energy and Scotch whisky distiller Glenmorangie will publish first-half results. 18 Thursday Diversified engineer FKI and Sterling Publishing are due to announce first-half results. Pharmaceutical supplier Galen Holdings is expected to reveal pre-tax profits of £18.4m in its full-year results. Housebuilder Barratt will its hold agm.
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