LONDON Britain's top equity index fell on Tuesday, with banking stocks coming under pressure after regional election results in Spain put euro zone financials on the back foot, and energy shares tracking weaker crude oil prices.
Charter Communications has struck a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable's equity for $55bn to become the second-biggest US cable operator and primary challenger to Comcast, intensifying an industry shift towards consolidation.
... * Spanish stocks impacted by govt's defeat in local election. * Ryanair's shares rise after airline's profits surge.
LONDON Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain sent the euro to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday, while shares and commodities took a knock as the dollar powered higher.
The International Monetary Fund has declared China's yuan currency to be fairly valued for the first time in more than 10 years.