Britain's Intu Properties plans to sell a 50 percent stake in an East Midlands shopping centre to a Kuwait-backed real estate investment firm for 186.3 million pounds in an attempt to cut its debt.
Britain's FTSE 100 was off its six-month high as a fall in miners over Vale's plans to reopen a major Brazilian mine offset gains in banks after upbeat data from China, while Bunzl sank on a slowdown in revenue growth.
Recruitment company Robert Walters on Monday reported higher first-quarter profit and said confidence among businesses in Britain was reasonable despite Brexit uncertainty.
JD Wetherspoon Plc expects costs in the second half to be as high as in the first, Chairman Tim Martin said on Friday, after rising wages hit the budget British pub chain's profit.
Wealth manager Quilter said Britain's looming exit from the European Union meant its clients were steering clear of new investments and that investor confidence could worsen in 2019.
Shares in Britain's Purplebricks plunged as much as 40 percent on Thursday after the online estate agent cut revenue forecasts, saying it expected slower growth abroad, and as it announced senior management changes.
African miner Petra Diamonds named a new chief executive on Monday as it works to cut debt and generate free cash flow after first-half core earnings were hit by lower diamond prices.
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