Poundland underlined investor enthusiasm for London retail flotations after shares in the discount store chain rose 18 per cent in the first hour of trading.
Billionaire Mike Ashley is hoping for the third year in a row to convince Sports Direct shareholders that he deserves a huge bonus which would net the businessman an extra �67 million.
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN) Wednesday announced the sale of its Alderley Park site on a former country estate in Cheshire, U.K., as part of a plan announced last March to set up a new research and development base in Cambridge in 2016.
Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered to quit, days after claiming his efforts to overhaul the business had been undermined by a high-level leak of his �3.6 million pay deal.
Women are silhouetted as they watch a Malaysia Airlines jet taxi on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.