The FTSE 100 struggled for direction on Thursday as traders eyed up the long Easter weekend in a day of thin trading.
The boss of Debenhams will leave the company following its pre-pack administration, it has been announced.
Energy firm ConocoPhillips is to sell its exploration and production assets in the North Sea to Chrysaor for 2.68 billion US dollars (£2 billion).
Unsecured creditors to collapsed car maker MG Rover are to receive a further £5.2 million from the group’s liquidator PwC.
Funding Circle has reported a surge in first-quarter revenue, driven by a spike in loans under management.
Under-pressure shopping centre operator Intu has sold a 50% stake in its Derby shopping centre to investment firm Cale Street for £186 million.
Moneysupermarket shares have jumped as the price comparison group hailed a “strong” first quarter as the energy price cap drove customers to the service.
Marmite maker Unilever saw rising sales driven by success in emerging markets during the first quarter, but Europe remained slow.
The Scottish economy weakened considerably in the first months of 2019 as the battle for Brexit took its toll on business confidence and investment.
The competition watchdog has called for a major shake-up at Britain’s big four auditing firms, but stopped short of recommending they be broken up.