Micro Focus revenues in line

Micro Focus, a software provider for 91 of the FTSE 100 firms such as Tesco and HSBC, said yesterday that in the past six months revenues were in line with the market for the period and earnings are slightly ahead of expectations. During the period the company reduced its net debt to $96.2m (£60.2m) from April’s $113.2m figure. Shares in the company rose slightly yesterday.