Britain's economy is growing faster than those of every other major developed country, the International Monetary Fund has disclosed.
Shares in Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q, tumbled by 8pc on Thursday after the DIY retailer reported falling sales across Europe.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman details his claims against Barclays in June. Associated Press. Barclays BARC.LN +1.68% Barclays PLC U.K.
Unipart Automotive, Britain's biggest independent supplier of car parts, has fallen into administration with the loss of 1,200 jobs.
Footsie put in a convincing performance, closing to the good - up over 23 points at 6,821, with Reed Elsevier (LON:REL) the biggest gainer.