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LSE Volume: 1,585 M
Avg Vol: 2,863 M -45%
Fallers
2,036
Unchanged 698
Risers
2,313

London shares continue upward trend

The FTSE 100 moved higher during the morning with investors encouraged by a stronger than expected set of figures from the UK construction sector.

British Land signs Metro Bank for Orpington

British Land says Metro Bank has signed for a 5,300 sq ft unit on a 25 year lease at Nugent Shopping Park in Orpington. The bank, which is due to open in November.....

The Press Roundup

A brief summary of Tuesday’s main business headlines... Extensive coverage of day one of Tesco's new chief exec, Blavatnik’s bid for control of Perform, 'Boris Island' airport plans in question, Draghi urged to act in eurozone crisis and much more…

Johnson Service hikes dividend

Textile services and facilities management group Johnson Service is increasing its interim dividend by 25.0% to 0.5p per share after adjusted pre-tax profits rose by 54.5% to £8.5m in the six months to the end of June.

Hydro adjusted pre-tax profits fall

Hydro International posts adjusted pre-tax profits of £0.09m for the six months to the end of June - down from £0.49m last time.