The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was split over whether to increase interest rates, according to minutes from the last meeting.
Robinson Plc booked an H1 pretax profit of £0.31m, from a profit of £2.21m a year earlier. Revenue was £10.89m, broadly unchanged. The prior period was boosted by a £1.05m exceptional gain, whereas the just-finished six months took in a £0.36m exceptional cost.
Commodity trader and miner Glencore unveils strong first half results driven by delivery of marketing growth, overall production expansion and synergies from the acquisitions of Xstrata and Viterra.