The FTSE 100 has ticked lower as some of the indices largest players put out results and updates, including Glencore, Lloyds, Shell, Diageo and Sky.
UK car production isn't having the sunniest of summers, as new figures for June showed a drop of 13.7 per cent compared to the year before, marking the third consecutive month of decline.
AstraZeneca lost patents on blockbuster drugs such as the cholesterol pill Crestor. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters. AstraZeneca.
Sky will boost its budget for dramas by a quarter this year in an effort to keep pace with heavy spending by Netflix and Amazon and capitalise on strong international appetite for box sets.
Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has claimed a "comprehensive victory" in his High Court battle with an investment banker over a �15m deal allegedly made in a London pub.