The Week in Brief.

27 Thursday[QQ] The Confederation of British Industry issues its latest industrial trends survey, while Fitness First and Bensons Crisps announce full-year results. 28 Friday Wolverhampton & Dudley brewery holds its agm. 31 Monday Brewer Allied Domecq is due to hold its agm. Airport operator BAA is due to announce third-quarter results (see Newswatch). Retailer Beale is expected to announce pre-tax profits of #163;3.5m in its full-year results. 1 Tuesday Esporta, fitness arm of First Leisure, is expected to issue new shares. Imperial Tobacco is due to hold its agm. 3 Thursday Bass brewery is due to hold its agm. IT trainer and consultancy Skillsgroup is expected to reveal pre-tax profits of #163;16.3m in its full-year results.

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