The London markets rose as investor sentiment was buoyed as trade tensions between the US and China appeared to ease.
Metro Bank staved off calls from advisory bodies to reject founder Vernon Hill’s election at its annual general meeting (AGM), but shareholders raised their frustrations over executive pay.
Inflation is expected to have jumped higher in April as a hike in the energy price cap came into effect.
Jamie’s Italian is the latest in a string of casual dining brands to suffer from a devastating couple of years for the sector.
The Government is being urged to nationalise British Steel if a deal cannot be reached to avoid the firm collapsing into administration.
Jamie Oliver has said he is “devastated” after his restaurant chains collapsed into administration, making around 1,000 staff members redundant.
A further escalation of Donald Trump’s trade war with China risks damaging the US and wider global economy, a major international organisation has warned.
British pork giant Cranswick has reported a surge in exports after African swine fever decimated pig herds in far east Asia.
Majestic Wine has confirmed that a number of potential buyers are circling its retail business, after it kicked off a sale process last month.
Utility giant Severn Trent has warned that Labour policies for nationalisation of the industry would impact its ability to fulfil its strategic goals.