Cheap light bulbs and chocolates won out over hamsters and terrapins today as Poundland shares made a sparkling debut on the stock market but those in Pets at Home fell sharply.
The float of the studios behind the hit game Candy Crush Saga could see 11 executives amass a combined $2.2 billion on paper when the firm floats on the stock market later this year.
Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland isn't the most riveting read, but it matters a lot in the independence debate. It is the assessment of Scottish government statisticians of how much Scotland raises in tax, and how much is spent by government on ...
... * FTSEurofirst 300 falls 1.3 percent. * Risk of pick-up in China defaults could slow growth. * Russia-exposed stocks hit again as sanctions talk builds.
AstraZeneca has sold its research centre near Manchester to a local public-private partnership in a boost to the region's economy.