UK companies have increased their sales but looking ahead the picture is more nuanced.
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Underlying dividends are tipped to climb by 7.5 per cent in 2017, with the weak pound putting a positive gloss on the true picture.
The vote to quit the European Union is likely to precipitate recession in the UK
Dividends from UK companies are set to grow at their fastest level since 2012, according to a report from Capita Asset Services.
William Hill and Melrose Industries are expected to be replaced on the main market by Intu Properties and 3i Group in Wednesday's FTSE reshuffle.
UK company profit figures are being distorted by poor results from mining company BHP Biliton, according to the Share Centre.
Following a 9 per cent share price fall on Wednesday, Britvic suffered another 8 per cent slide on Thursday after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said it would refer the Britvic-AG Barr merger to the Competition Commission.