The pound fell against other major currencies after figures showed that the pace of UK inflation slowed more than expected in April.
Jamie Dimon, the chief executive and chairman of JPMorgan Chase. Haraz N. Ghanbari/Associated PressJamie Dimon, the chief executive and chairman of JPMorgan Chase.
LONDON�Burberry Group PLC showed further signs of recovery following a midyear profit warning, as it reported a rise in full-year revenue on Tuesday.
Nick Buckles has quit unexpectedly from G4S after a difficult year that saw the chief executive survive calls for his departure after the mishandling of a high profile contract to provide security guards to the London 2012 Olympics.
Vodafone has delayed the launch of its 4G service until around September, a full 10 months after rival EE brought the first version of superfast mobile internet technology to the UK.