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UK public borrowing came in less than expected in the first seven months of the financial year, according to official data published on Tuesday, a day ahead of finance minister Jeremy Hunt's autumn budget.
European shares opened mixed on Tuesday as investors maintained a cautious stance and looked for more indications from central bankers on future interest rate moves.
Shell Energy has been fined £1. 4m by the UK’s telecoms regulator for failing to tell more than 70,000 mobile phone and broadband customers to review their contracts as they approached expiry.
Shares in Ashtead slumped on Monday as the industrial equipment company lowered full year revenue and profit forecasts after a quieter hurricane season and the writers’ and actors’ strike in the US and revealed it would take a $2bn depreciation charge.
European shares were flat on Monday as investors continued to look for signs of when central banks may start cutting rates as inflation showed signs of easing.
European shares opened mixed on Monday as investors continued to look for signs of when central banks may start cutting rates as inflation showed signs of easing.
Construction output in the eurozone rose 0. 4% in September compared to the previous month, according European Union statistics agency Eurostat.
Van rental outfit Redde Northgate has made a £1. 4bn merger approach for high street bike and car repair chain Halfords, the Sunday Telehgraph reported, citing unnamed sources.
Qinetiq Group said it's Avantus unit has won a five-year $170m contract with the US Department of Homeland Security for its Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS).
German producer prices fell 11% on an annual basis and in line with expectations in October, the federal statistics office Destatis said on Monday.
China’s commercial lenders left benchmark lending rates unchanged on Monday, in line with expectations.
FTSE 250 (MCX) 17,803. 36 0. 23%.
European shares extended losses as weaker oil prices and poor China data depressed sentiment.
European shares were slightly lower at the open as weaker oil prices and poor China data depressed sentiment.
UK Commercial Property REIT on Wednesday said it was in talks with Picton Property Income Limited on a possible all-share merger.
UK government contractor Serco said it had won a £200m contract to deliver electronic monitoring services for the Ministry of Justice.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer on Wednesday reinstated its dividend and delivered a 56. 2% rise in first-half profits, but warned sounded a note of caution about future trade in the run in to Christmas citing higher interest rates, weather and geopolitical events.