P528 Teletext 520 May24 16:02:01        ——————— NEWS ROUND-UP ————————  LEP HOLDS BACK DIVI PAYOUTS Lep group is passing the dividend despite an improved performance in operating profits as efforts continue to concentrate on core businesses. The freight and security specialist was restructured by its banks in 1992 and the shake-up is now paying off, cP——qman David James said. Lep added it does not expect a dividend payout "in the foreseeable future". ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 POPULAR SHARES: LATEST PRICES p516 PressFile CompIndex Shares FamilyFinanc
P528 Teletext 528 May24 16:01:10       ——————— NEWS ROUND-UP ————————  STORE PRICE WARS HIT JEYES Cleaning products firm Jeyes Group has put its recovery on hold as it warned that the supermarket price war was hitting its sales. Cheaper products from the group are selling better than its higher quality and more expensive products, share- holders heard at the annual meeting. The group said it was confident about the long-term but cautious about 1994. ——————————————————————————————————274—— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 POPULAR SHARES: LATEST PRICES p516 PressFile CompIndex Shares FamilyFinanc
P528 Teletext 520 May24 16:00:10       ——————— NEWS ROUND-UP ————————  ROSY PICTURE AT HOZELOCK Everything in the garden seems rosy for stock market newcomer Hozelock which specialises in hose attachments. The company has tapped into a strong rise in profits and expects its cashflow to accelerate with expa.rhon in the UK and continental Europe. Hozelock, which floated in November, has seen interim profits increase to a record £2.02m against £967,000 before. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Hozelock results in full 521 POPULAR SHARES: LATEST PRICES p516 PressFile CompIndex Shares FamilyFinanc
P528 Teletext 520 May24 16:01:00        ——————— NEWS ROUND-UP ————————  DAWSON PLANS TO RAISE £45.4m Clothing m—ber Dawson International is planf—ng to raise £45.4m with a one for four rights issue at 120p a share. The company said the proceeds would be used to reduce borrowings and provide resources to develop core businesses. Dawson said the need to raise extra cash followed writedowns of some £50m in 1993/94 linked with the withdrawal from loss-machng businesses. ——————————————————————————————————474—— Dawson results in full 521 POPULAR SHARES: LATEST PRICES p516 PressFile CompIndex Shares FalhlyFinanc