■ Chief executive to step down
■ Strong Christmas trading
■ Autocentres making progress
Premier Oil has taken a substantial fair value write-down, while paring back wage costs and capital investment. But the company looks reasonably well insulated against the current slump in crude oil prices.
Savills enjoyed a bumper 2014, but the new year presents short-term challenges
Standard is supporting cost-cutting plans by closing its cash equities business, but the savings won't ease the lender's nearer-term pressures