* Media industry suffers from falling advertising income (Adds details on industry, shares, analyst reaction)
LONDON, May 26 Atlas Mara, the African investment vehicle of ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond, on Thursday reported a $2 million loss for the first quarter on Thursday, blaming weaker African currencies and a more challenging economic backdrop.
* Underlying performance, before one-off items, has continued to be broadly in line with expectations
LONDON, May 26 The publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said a downturn in the print advertising market was squeezing margins in its media business, resulting in an 11 percent drop in first-half profit and a lower outlook for the year.
* Shares fall 8.9 pct to 405 pence (Adds CEO quotes, further reaction)
ZURICH, May 25 Swiss drugmaker Novartis is ready to sell its near $14 billion stake in rival Roche without demanding a premium, Chief Executive Joe Jimenez said on Wednesday.
* CEO Steve Rowe says expects analysts' consensus profit forecasts for current, next year to come down
EDINBURGH, May 25 Britain's Babcock International said full-year profit rose 10 percent, underpinned by a strong performance across its engineering and support services business and a robust order book.
LONDON, May 25 British property website Zoopla said it expects annual core earnings at the 'top end' of market expectations after a 53 percent jump in mid-year profit lifted by increased traffic on its site and more agents listing properties on it.
LONDON, May 25 British retailer Marks & Spencer said on Wednesday its new boss's plan to turn around the firm's underperforming clothing and homewares business would impact short-term profit.