TRIG powers to strong half-year profits

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) said interim pre-tax profits powered to £31.3m from £19.2m despite lower wholesale energy price forecasts. 

Catalan police foil second attack south of Barcelona

A terrorist attack claimed the lives of more than a dozen persons in Barcelona after a terrorist attack that saw two vans speed through the busy Las Ramblas thoroughfare, with later reports indicating that the terrorists' original intention may have been to detonate explosives. 

CMA approves Heineken's Punch purchase if 33 pubs are sold

The UK competition regulator has approved the sale of a swathe of Punch Taverns' pubs to Heineken as long as the Dutch brewer sells The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had expressed concern that the purchase could reduce competition in 33 local areas across Britain. 

US close: Dow sees biggest decline in three months

Wall Street broke its four-day winning streak in style, with the main stock indices each falling more than 1% as the dollar rallied on the revelation that Federal Reserve is more dovish than expected, with an attack in Barcelona darkening the mood.