■ Third-quarter inflows drop to zero
■ Big slide in annuity sales
■ Well positioned for pension reform
Tough market conditions dented Unilever's third-quarter performance, but a focus on investment and streamlining its operations should leave it well placed in the longer term
A slowdown in the London housing market means that estate agent Foxtons' profits are unlikely to beat the previous year's outcome
Shares in Partnership Assurance tumbled 5 per cent on news that its individual annuity sales fell by almost 50 per cent in the third quarter
Sales volumes are surging ahead at specialist plastics manufacturer Victrex, but with 97 per cent of sales bound for export markets, foreign exchange translations remain a bugbear.
Workspace is selling off some non-core assets and using the cash to fund development projects in the core business.