The number of cars made in the UK fell last month amid Brexit pressures. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. The number of cars built in the UK last month fell by almost 14% as the industry continued to be hit by uncertainty over Brexit, new figures reveal.
The FTSE 100 has ticked lower as some of the indices largest players put out results and updates, including Glencore, Lloyds, Shell, Diageo and Sky.
Sky will boost its budget for dramas by a quarter this year in an effort to keep pace with heavy spending by Netflix and Amazon and capitalise on strong international appetite for box sets.
AstraZeneca lost patents on blockbuster drugs such as the cholesterol pill Crestor. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters. AstraZeneca.
Royal Dutch Shell beat expectations with a surge in second-quarter profits and continued to trim its debts as the Anglo-Dutch group benefited from heavy cost cuts and a partial recovery in oil prices.