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Debenhams is planning 2,500 job cuts taking the number of redundancies at the department store chain to more than 7,500 in 2020.
Prudential said it would split off its Jackson Life US business to focus on Asia and Africa as the insurance company reported a 3% dip in first-half profit.
Rolls-Royce sought to reassure investors and customers after finding signs of wear in compressor blades used in its Trent XWB-84 engines.
C&C's new chief executive David Forde will arrive from Heineken on 2 November, the drinks company said.
Plus500 more than tripled its interim dividend as the trading platform reported soaring first-half revenue and profit driven by "unprecedented" volatile markets during the Covid-19 crisis.
InterContinental Hotels suffered a $233m (£178m) loss in the first half as occupancy at its hotels plunged during the Covid-19 crisis but reported signs of improvement.
Retail sales rose for the second month running in July after Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed but the industry said the outlook remained bleak as many store owners struggled to survive.
Royal Caribbean plunged to a worse-than-expected $1. 6bn (£1. 2bn) second-quarter loss after the Covid-19 crisis forced it to cancel all sailings in the period.
Duke Royalty shares rose after the provider of business capital said it made a further £3m investment in Irish telecoms company Welltel.
Goldman Sachs upgraded its outlook for US economic growth in early 2021 based on at least one Covid-19 vaccine being approved by the end of 2020.
Royal London has paid out £8. 5m of life insurance claims to the families of more than 1,200 customers whose deaths were ascribed to Covid-19.
China is imposing sanctions on 11 Americans including senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in retaliation for similar measures announced by the US on Friday.
China's factory prices fell at a slower pace in July as oil prices and industrial activity rose, fuelling signs of recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.
Unilever expects to complete its unification in November after shareholders in the Netherlands vote in September on a cross-border merger to make the company a UK Plc.
ContourGlobal increased its dividend as the power plant owner and operator reported an 11% increase in first-half profit and no significant effect from Covid-19.
German prosecutors suspect Wirecard was plundered before its collapse and that €1bn (£903m) was transferred to opaque partner companies as the group tried to rebuff allegations of fraud, according to a report.
Hargreaves Lansdown's results were positive but the company faces tougher times ahead, Shore Capital and Jefferies said.
Goldman Sachs has almost wiped out its bumper second-quarter profit by setting aside an extra $2bn (£1. 5bn) for legal costs related to the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia.
AA has scrapped a planned trading update after revealing it was in talks with potential bidders for the company.
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey warned there was a long, uncertain road to get the economy back on track after the central bank published more upbeat forecasts for 2020.