Lewis, who joined just before the scandal was uncovered, said paying the 1 pence interim dividend was a key moment. United Kingdom and Ireland operating profits leapt 21% higher to £471 million in its first half, while on a statutory basis, group pre-tax profits rose from £71 million to £562 million.
Amid the changes the auto giant is making are reallocating $7bn of capital from cars to SUVs and trucks and reducing spending on combustion engines and redeploying that into electrification. Signs are growing that Ford is preparing a major electric-car development effort. The company says it plans to build the next-generation Ford Focus for North America in China to save money.
At this time the extent or severity of the singer's injuries has not been officially revealed . His guitarist Tyler Bates posted an Instagram photo from the airport saying the tour was "on pause". Anthony Biscardi said: "He was performing the [Eurythmics] song Sweet Dreams ". "The singing stopped and loads of people ran on to the stage to lift to it up".
Cuban officials have said they are disappointed with the USA measures, which sent Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez to Washington last week in a futile attempt to dissuade Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from employing them. Washington has given Cuba a list of 15 of its diplomats who must leave the United States within seven days although they are not being declared " persona non grata ".
However, Monarch chief executive Andrew Swaffield said the "root cause" was terrorism in Egypt and Tunisia, as well as the collapse of the market in Turkey. Ensure you keep any receipts. If airport transfers were included as part of a holiday booking, they will be rearranged to meet passengers' new flights, with information provided in-resort.
Markit's purchasing managers index (PMI) for manufacturing rose to 60.6 from 59.3 in August to reach its highest level since April 2011. Readings above 50 denote expansion while those below that mark point to contraction. With China being a key destinations for Australia's commodity exports, the rise in factory activity suggests that demand for Australian exports may rise over the coming months.