Logica Plc announced that it is looking to partner with the world's most forward-thinking enterprises through its Global Innovation Venture Partner (GIVP) programme to develop most innovative products and solutions.
easyJet Plc, Europe's second-largest low-cost carrier, in its pre-close trading statement said at constant currency basis it expects total revenue per seat for the first half will be better than expected at a little over 10 percent
The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to take a call on whether to extend its £325 billion quantitative easing to support the economy when it meets this week, as it cannot ignore Britain's above-target inflation even though official data shows the country is back into recession.
Gold continues to rally this year and also in 2013, however according to a poll conducted by Reuters reveal that analysts are withdrawing the earlier forecasts of gold prices crossing a $2,000 an ounce mark.
HSBC Holdings Plc generated a return on shareholders' equity of 10.9 percent during 2011 and it expects that by the end of 2012 it will develop a clear route towards meeting its target of 12-15 percent by the end of 2013.
Last month, S&P's Ratings Services raised its long-term and short-term corporate credit ratings of Rolls-Royce Plc to 'A/A-1' from 'A-/A-2' and said the group's outlook is stable. The rating was upgraded after the strong operating, financial performance and stable cash flow generation by British aerospace group.
According to Shore Capital, BG Group is likely to be the major British large-cap gaining from rising oil prices as integrated oil peers 'struggle for the same degree of leverage' to the rising cost of crude.
Home Retail Group reported a fall in its full-year profits, as the spending in the group's markets declined further than the expectations with many customers facing pressures on the amount of disposable income.
Standard Chartered said its first-quarter revenue rose less than its previous 10 percent target, as the strength of the US dollar against Asian currencies impacted income growth. The bank in February forecasted 'double-digit' growth in revenue and in earnings per share for this year.
Avon Rubber Plc anticipates making further progress in FY 2012 despite an uncertain outlook for global defence spending, as the timing of filter deliveries is likely to result a greater second half year weighting.
Carillion Plc reported 2011 profits at the top of expectations and won a 10-year property management deal worth £700 million with Oxfordshire Council. Given the wider economic outlook, the group expects trading conditions to remain challenging in 2012.
British Petroleum Plc expects to divest assets of $38 billion by the end of 2013 as a part of group's decision to actively manage its business portfolios around the world, focusing on core activities and future growth.
Man Group Plc has made a strong start to 2012 with combined business power counterbalancing weaker performance at AHL, but Singer Capital downgrades its estimates ahead of the group's first quarter interim management update on Tuesday.