International Airlines Group reported a 9 per cent rise in operating profit for 2016, and announced a €500m share buyback, as the company disclosed a €460m hit to earnings mainly stemming from sterling's weakness after Brexit.
Vehicle parts for Astra cars are transported on the production line at the Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images.
The department store chain, which has a large premises in the Grand Arcade, is making changes in its restaurants and home fittings service.
Neil Woodford's new CF Woodford Income Focus fund will yield 5% when it launches next month. That's noticeably higher than most other UK equity income funds and indeed his own CF Woodford Equity Income fund, which yields 3.7%.
Insurer and asset manager Standard Life shook off industry "headwinds" last year to post a strong rise in profits. The Edinburgh-based group reported that pre-tax operating profit increased by 9% in 2016 to �723m.