DEBENHAMS shares climbed despite a huge fall in profits as management set out plans to restore the fortunes of the department store chain.
China's GDP growth fell in the first quarter to its slowest pace since September of 2012, slipping to 7.4% on-year growth from 7.7% in the fourth quarter.
FORMER Clydesdale Bank chief executive Lynne Peacock has become the �97,000 a year chairman of Standard Life's pay committee after Crawford Gillies was recruited to take on the high profile remuneration role at Barclays bank.
QUINTESSENTIAL French cigarette brands Gauloises and Gitanes will no longer be made in France as part of Imperial Tobacco's dramatic cost cutting measures that will send production of the brands to Spain.
Tesco boss Philip Clarke will come under renewed pressure today when he unveils annual results expected to show a second year in a row of profits decline for Britain's biggest supermarket.