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.
LONDON A huge wildfire near Canada's oil sands region and escalating tensions in Libya stoked concern among investors over a near-term supply shortage, driving crude prices up for the first time in a week on Thursday.
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.
LONDON European stocks and oil prices snapped a four-day losing streak on Thursday and a rally in bond markets fizzled out as investors began to position themselves for U.S.