- Molten metal flow engineering and technology group Vesuvius said a slowdown in market growth experienced in the final quarter of 2018 had continued into the first quarter of 2019.

First-quarter sales were in line with the previous quarter, despite the subdued market backdrop and increasing regulatory restrictions.

'We continue to make good progress with our self-help and restructuring programmes and as a result, we anticipate trading profit for the full year to be in-line with expectations,' the company said ahead of its AGM.

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