Scandal-hit Sports Direct has splashed out $51.1m (�40m) on the acquisition of a corporate jet despite reporting its profits halved.
The euro is choppy and Bund yields are sharply higher after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged but extended the deadline for its stimulus programme, albeit at a slower pace of asset purchases next year.
LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Britain's National Grid has sold a majority stake in its gas network in a 5.4 billion pound ($7 billion) deal which could test Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to vet infrastructure sales to foreign buyers.
House prices picked up pace in November and will keep rising in the months ahead, but a slowdown in activity next year will hurt the economy, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).
Shares in Russian oil giant Rosneft lept Thursday after the Kremlin announced the 10.5 billion euro ($11.3 billion) sale of a stake to commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign fund.