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Former UK prime minister David Cameron and failed financier Lex Greensill will give evidence to MPs next week about the collapse of Greensill's company.
German industrial production rose 2. 5% in March led by a sharp rise in construction activity.
UK construction output rose strongly in April as Covid-19 restrictions eased but costs increased at the fastest pace for at least 24 years, a survey showed.
Edward Bramson has sold his entire stake in Barclays in a defeat for his three-year campaign to force change at the bank.
China's trade surplus jumped to $42. 9bn in April, outstripping expectations as exports continued to rise, official figures showed.
Carlyle is one of the potential buyers of Reckitt Benckiser's infant nutrition business in China, Sky News reported.
InterContinental Hotels Group said trading improved in the first quarter and that a pickup in March continued into April, particularly in the US and China.
Credit Suisse recommended adding to National Grid, Diageo, BT and Vodafone in a move towards "cyclical" defensive shares.
Vitec shares soared to a record after the camera equipment company said it expected annual profit to be well above expectations.
Rio Tinto's shareholders have voted down the miner's pay report over bonuses awarded to former executives who were responsible for blowing up ancient Aboriginal caves.
German factory orders beat expectations in March as Europe's biggest manufacturing sector continued to recover from the Covid-19 crisis.
Workspace said demand for its shared offices rose strongly and rent collection was solid as the economy started to reopen from the Covid-19 lockdown.
Mondi said demand was strong for its packaging as online shopping surged and customers looked for more eco-friendly products in the first quarter.
Next upgraded its guidance for annual profit after a post-lockdown shopping surge caused sales to beat expectations in the first quarter.
Archegos Capital is preparing for insolvency prompted by banks' attempts to recover some of the $10bn (£7. 2bn) they lost on its botched bets, the Financial Times reported.
Barclays told shareholders it would expand its investment banking business as rivals scale back and the bank stressed the importance of its universal banking model.
CRH shares rose to their highest value in at least 25 years after Jefferies said strong results from US peers Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials were positive for the building materials group.
Online grocery sales growth slowed in April as increasingly confident shoppers started returning to stores following the easing of lockdown restrictions, a survey showed.
Tritax Big Box said rent collection was strong and demand for space was high in the first quarter of 2021.
Business activity in the eurozone rose in April, suggesting the currency zone's economy began to recover after shrinking in the first quarter.