12.15: The Footsie ticked modestly higher at lunchtime, but was still largely flat as dealers hugged the sidelines awaiting a key speech from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen later this afternoon, as to clues to the next US rate hike are sought.
Men work at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site near Bridgwater in Britain, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo.
Mike Ashley faces a major revolt over his leadership of Sports Direct International after one of the world's leading voting advisors urged the retailer's investors to oppose his re-election at next month's annual meeting.
The chairman of the company behind Frankie & Benny's has issued a mea culpa - admitting it had overpriced food that left customers dissatisfied, as she shut 33 of its worst-performing sites.
One in eight people taking advantage of the new pension freedoms have received an income tax bill or had their benefit cuts as a result.