Manufacturing turnaround specialist Melrose plans to meet GKN shareholders to convince them of the benefits of its £7bn takeover offer, rejected by GKN management last week.
Premier Foods has played down media reports that it is close to a deal to sell its Batchelors' brand to Nissin Foods.
Shares in Carrefour rose following the European supermarket retailer’s agreement to buy 17% online fashion retailer Showroomprive.com for £70.4m, from Steinhoff-owned furniture chain Conforama.
B&M, the bargain retailer, saw its share price rise almost 3% in early morning trading on the back of record Christmas trading numbers.
Lighthouse Group, the AIM-listed the national financial adviser expects to report revenue, EBITDA and profit before taxation ahead of market expectations for the year to end of December.
Pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers reveals that strong trading levels through the core three-week festive season was strong, with like-for-like sales growth of 3.9%.
Online clothing retailer boohoo.com reports record revenues for all brands in a highly successful four-month trading period including Christmas.
Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that UK manufacturing companies' profitability fell in the third quarter 2017 whilst those of services companies increased by 2.5%.
There was not much festive cheer for House of Fraser as the UK department store saw sales slump 2.9% in the run up to Christmas.
Card Factory shares fell sharply early morning – down 18.2% to 231.12 following the greeting card retailers latest trading update.
UK housebuilder Barratt Developments has delivered a strong first half performance, with good customer demand driven by a positive market backdrop.
Retailer John Lewis has reported strong Xmas sales but warns of volatile year with exchange rate blamed for higher costs and squeezed margins.
The South Korean government plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, has sent bitcoin prices plummeting.
There are “areas of serious concern” in the UK’s contracts for differences (CFDs) market, according to the UK’s financial watchdog following its latest review of the sector.
Marshalls, the manufacturer of natural stone and concrete landscaping products, reports group revenue up 8% to £430m for the year to end of December 2017.