Good morning everyone. A later start for me today as I’ll be covering into the afternoon session.

I see Mr Horton has been keeping you royally entertained on what appears to have been a quiet start, so all good

First up from me here’s some company news that my london equity market sources are looking at.

  • Linde: CEO Reitzle to step down May 2014
  • Eads: to replace NOKIA in Euro Stoxx 50 Index on March 18th
  • Hochtie: see €170mln from sale of services division
  • VW: CFO says SEAT may not yet be profitable in 2013
  • Centrica: want partners to build £2bn Race Bank wind farm
  • Aviva: set to post £3bn loss, cut div at Mar 6 meeting
  • D. Tel: CEO says share px won’t return to early 2000 levels
  • Telecom Italia: TIM likely to be sold to Cairo