There was a slowdown in people investing in bricks and mortar last month, with mortgages approvals 19% lower than in July 2015. Photograph: David Davies/PA.
Heavyweight miners drag down top flight shares after Glencore profits decline as it pursues its turnaround plan. Roger Baird. By Roger Baird.
WPP shares jumped more than 5 per cent to a record high after the world's biggest advertising group reported strong growth in the first half of 2016 and shrugged off the effects of a vote to leave Europe in its home market in the UK.
LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Oil refiners reeling from tumbling profits can expect some reprieve in the coming weeks as lower production will tame a huge global excess of gasoline and diesel.
It is not clear whether the open day will include a tour of the Shirebrook warehouse, the subject of a Guardian investigation. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA.