UK economic growth is "near stalling", partly due to uncertainty over the EU referendum, according to a survey. Research firm Markit said its closely-watched Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys for April pointed to growth of just 0.1% in the month.
Trinity Mirror shares rose after it closed the New Day, despite the publisher of the Mirror and dozens of regional newspapers suffering a tumble in print advertising of almost a fifth in first four months of the year.
Home deliveries and strong sales of takeaway sandwiches have helped Morrisons achieve its second consecutive quarter of underlying growth after nearly four years of declines.
A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rates between the U.S.
London / Johannesburg: Barclays Plc said it sold about one-fifth of its stake in Barclays Africa Group Ltd. for about 13.1 billion rand ($879 million) as part of Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley's plan to overhaul the British lender.