AstraZeneca shareholders have staged a major rebellion against executive pay at the company, which includes a �3.3m pay package for chief executive Pascal Soriot.
Optimism among manufacturers is growing at its fastest rate since 1973 thanks to strong growth in orders at home and abroad, according to the latest CBI 'Industrial Trends Survey'.
Starbucks raised its 2014 profit forecast as it reported a pick-up in sales at its US coffee shops in the first three months of the year, following a disappointing holiday season that weighed on traffic at the end of 2013.
General Electric Co. is in talks to buy the energy operations of Alstom SA, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would leave the struggling French engineering concern a much smaller company, focused on commuter trains and rail infrastructure.
London's Gherkin skyscraper has been placed into receivership by its creditors after one of its owners was placed in insolvency.