Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell has lambasted critics of the sportswear firm, saying an "extreme political, union and media campaign" has damaged its reputation.
National Grid is to return �4bn to shareholders after selling a 61pc stake in its gas distribution networks to a Macquarie-led consortium in a deal valuing the business at �13.8bn.
Bookmakers were nursing hefty losses on Thursday amid reports that a cross-party group of MPs were on the verge of unleashing a clampdown on betting machines that allow punters to lose �300 a minute.
Major banks are already planning to shift operations from London to Paris amid fears over Brexit, France's top financial regulator has claimed.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has set out plans to cut costs from a "flabby" Transport for London while increasing capacity on the Tube network.