Morrisons is making progress towards its recovery, its chief executive said, after reporting a second consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth.
Rent has continued to rise in almost every part of the UK, according to a rental monitor by referencing firm Homelet that comes weeks after the Government increased stamp duty charges by 3 per cent.
Daily newspaper the New Day is set to close on Friday, just nine weeks after it was launched. Publisher Trinity Mirror said it was "disappointing" but circulation for the title was "below our expectations".
LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - Barclays has raised 603 million pounds ($876 million) by selling a 12.2 percent stake in Barclays Africa Group, a crucial first step in a plan to curb risk and refocus on core markets in Britain and United States.
Energy giant Centrica has announced it is raising about �750m through a share placing to help fund acquisitions and protect its credit rating in the face of low gas and power prices.