The supermarket chain Morrisons enjoyed a day in the sun last week after it unveiled a 25-year, �170m licensing deal with Ocado to help it launch food online next year.
The Dollar Index climbed to an almost three-year high before U.S. data forecast to show jobless claims decreased and home sales rose, adding to the case for the Federal Reserve to reduce monetary stimulus.
Profits at the energy giant SSE surged by 28 per cent on the back of a cold winter that left millions struggling to heat their homes.
The boss of Britain's biggest building society says a government scheme could make it even harder for first-time buyers to bag a home.
Cable & Wireless Communications, the telecoms group that traces its history back to the early days of the British empire, is to leave the UK after more than 140 years and move its headquarters across the Atlantic.