Britain's manufacturing sector has surged ahead of expectations in the CBI's monthly industrial trends survey, helped by a recovery in export orders.
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - A $300 million (180.23 million pounds) fine on Standard Chartered (STAN.L) for lapses in anti-money laundering controls has piled pressure on the bank's board, coming after a series of transgressions and a drop in earnings ...
... * FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct. * Carlsberg warns of deteriorating conditions in Russia. * Heineken surges after forecast-beating results.
Glencore PLC said Wednesday it would launch a $1 billion share buyback, signaling the mine-to-market group's commitment to returning cash to shareholders rather than spending it on expensive growth projects.
Balfour Beatty has rejected a third takeover proposal from rival Carillion and refused to extend tomorrow's �put-up-or-shut-up� deadline to agree a deal.