Ahead of Mark Carney's appearance before the House of Lords the pound is heading towards the $1.20 mark. Anthony Cheung, of Amplify Trading, also highlights there are "lots of technicals" giving way to the decline in the pound.
At Premier Inn hotels, profit increased by 8.9% but Costa's profit fell 4% as it spent on IT, store revamps and paying the 'national living wage'.
Paula Nickolds has been named as the new boss of John Lewis, taking over the running of the department store retailer from the departing Andy Street.
This year has been a tumultuous one for Twitter. A year into Jack Dorsey's return as the company's C.E.O., Twitter's stock price has wildly fluctuated as acquisition rumors about the company swirl.
A British Airways flight from San Francisco bound for Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver after members of the cabin crew fell ill, the airline said.