StockMarketWire.com - Home improvement retailer Kingfisher pulled its final dividend, citing 'unprecedented uncertainty' caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

The company also reported a decline in sales in the third week of March as the disease's spread led to store closures across its core markets.

In the third week of March, like-for-like sales fell 22.8%.

In the first two weeks of March, sales were up 6.6%, following a 2.3% rise in the month of February.

The company also said it would delay the publishing of its annual financial results following a request from UK financial authorities.

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