Today's market overview
• Supermarket giant
has delivered full year results in line with latest market consensus, and said it would pump one billion pounds into a revamp of its UK operations.
• Global engineering firm
said improvements in its markets and a strong performance from recent acquisitions helped push up profits in the first quarter of the year.
• UK tools and equipment hire firm
said it continues to focus on self help measures to mitigate the effects of what remains a challenging market environment.
• Despite cyclone activity depressing third quarter production, iron ore production at
's Western Australian operations still hit record levels in the nine months to the end of March.
• Mining giant
has hailed a strong start to 2012 with gold production beating expectations and silver output on target.
• International distribution and outsourcing group
said trading in 2012 has been strong, with the group seeing solid top line growth and an improvement in the group operating margin.
• Ever-growing advertising behemoth,
, said it has bought the film research firm First Movies for an undisclosed sum.
• Oil and gas exploration and production company
saw losses from continuing operations widen in 2011 as it cranked up its capital expenditure programme.
• European IT services provider
said performance across its continental markets had made up for flat results from the UK in the first quarter.
• Precious metals producer
says it is on track to deliver its 2012 full-year production target after a 'solid start to the year'.
, the FTSE 250 energy services company, said trading so far in 2012 had been in line with expectations.