Subdued third-quarter results
Tough market conditions persist
Growth expected to exceed market growth
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.