Pick of the early market news

Martin Cloake
City worker passes London Stock Exchange sign
City worker passes London Stock Exchange sign

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Barclays is doing very nicely indeed thank you, kicking the week off with news of a double-digit increase in pre-tax profits to over £5bn. Controversial chief executive Bob Diamond says this shows how well-balanced the bank is. There's encouraging news from Capital Shopping Centres, which reports a rise in consumer footfall to buck the national trend. But JJB Sports continues to struggle, with revenue down 22%.