The pound stayed steady this week ahead of a wide range of company results expected out this week.

This morning the euro was at 1.4529 to the pound, while the dollar stood at 1.7469 against sterling.

Minerva, Clean Diesel Technologies and Business Direct are among a host of firms releasing their annual results today.

On Tuesday British American Tobacco, Dana Petroleum, Ottakars and Pinewood Shepperton all publish their final figures.

BAA, Compass Group, Emap will issue trading updates on the same day.

Retailer Woolworths is joined by oil firm Tullow Oil in publishing results on Wednesday, while J Sainsbury will issue a trading statement.

Towards the end of the week Burren Energy and Kazakhmys will publish results, with Boots and National Grid issuing updates.