JD Sports is expected to post rapidly rising profit and revenue this week.

Consensus estimates predict the retailer will report annual revenue of more than £4.5 billion and profit before tax of £349.2 million.

Analysts at Shore Capital said there is double-digit profit growth expected whichis rare for the retail sector.

"We have been highlighting for some time that JD has several growth levers that continue to give the business momentum and double-digit earnings growth potential," they said.

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The group is expected to give more detail on its takeover of Footasylum, which it agreed last month in a deal valuing the company at more than £90m.

Kier Group has announced that new boss Andrew Davies will lead a strategic review of the embattled construction firm.

The firm said the review will consider ways of "further simplifying Kier" to create a more focused group.

It will also examine the allocation of capital resources across the group and ways to improve cash generation and reduce debt.

Mr Davies was appointed chief executive of the FTSE 250 business in March and joined officially on Monday.

Recruitment firm Robert Walters has posted growth in the first quarter despite uncertainty in Europe, as its Asian business continued to boom.

Net fee income was up 10 per cent across the group compared to the same period last year.

The UK and Europe markets both delivered 10% growth each, despite uncertainty over Brexit and the overall health of the European economy.