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Unilever warned about rising costs as the consumer goods group reported higher first-quarter sales driven by price increases.
Barclays delayed its £1bn share buyback further as a £523m conduct charge caused the bank's first-quarter profit to fall.
Hays said it would buy back £75m of its own shares as part of its policy of returning excess cash to shareholders.
Glencore's trading business boomed in the first quarter as the war in Ukraine caused shortages of some commodities and volatile markets.
The UK government borrowed less than expected in March and the estimate of borrowing for the rest of the past financial year was revised down, official figures showed.
Cake Box said annual profit would meet market expectations after a strong second half to the year for the dessert maker.
Pearson said its contract to manage Arizona State University's online study programme would end in June 2023 and said the effect on profit would be modest.
Chill Brands has promoted its international brand director, Callum Sommerton, to chief executive, replacing the tobacco alternative products group's joint CEOs.
WH Smith has suspended orders at its Funky Pigeon operation after the online card and gift retailer was hit by a cyber attack.
JTC increased its dividend and was upbeat about the outlook as the asset manager reported a 24% increase in underlying annual profit.
Standard Chartered is quitting six African countries and shutting its consumer banking businesses in a further two to concentrate on more profitable markets.
Hurricane Energy said production was near the higher end of guidance in the past six months and that the estimate for reserves at its Lancaster field had increased.
Dunelm said annual profit would match market expectations after a strong third quarter for the homewares retailer.
Norcros said it expected record annual profit ahead of expectations after strong trading continued in the later stages of its financial year.
Renold said annual profit would be significantly higher than expectations, boosted by record orders and price increases at the. industrial products group.
Ashmore's assets under management fell 10% in the third quarter as investors withdrew funds following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
National Grid said it expected annual earnings per share to be slightly better than its earlier estimate as a higher tax rate partly offsets above-guidance profit in the UK.
The UK housing market had solid growth in March as the number of homes listed for sale rose despite worries about higher living costs and interest rates, a survey showed.
McKay Securities said it would press ahead with its planned sale to Workspace after Slate Asset Management decided not to bid for the commercial property group.
Darktrace increased its annual revenue guidance after adding 359 net new customers in the third quarter.