Great Portland Estates pleased with lettings progress

Great Portland Estates saw 20 new lettings in in the quarter to 30 June, it reported in a trading update on Thursday, generating annual rent of £6m – its share being £5.2m – which was 2.3% ahead of its March estimated recovery value. 

IAG traffic gains ahead of BA strike

British Airways and Iberia parent International Consolidated Airlines Group said airline traffic, as measured in revenue passenger kilometres, rose 3.9% in June compared to the same month last year. 

UK services growth weakens, business optimism evaporates

Growth in the UK's services sector weakened to its lowest in four months in June, according to a Markit survey published on Wednesday that also found business optimism dropped to its second-lowest in over five and half years.