Britain's car manufacturing sector saw production exceed one million units for the first time since 2004 in the first seven months of the year, data released on Thursday showed.
09.30: The Footsie stayed lower as the morning session progressed, weighed by weak commodity stocks ahead of a speech tomorrow from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen which could bring hints of when US interest rates will next be raised.
Net migration to the UK was 327,000 for the year to March, according to Office for National Statistics estimates. The figures - for the period before Britain voted to leave the EU - are down slightly on record levels.
A worker shelters from the rain as he passes the London Stock Exchange in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo.
Designer shoe brand Jimmy Choo has seen higher revenues, partly because of increasing sales of men's designs. Men's shoes are the fastest-growing sector for the brand, representing 8% of global revenue.