BRUSSELS—Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell RDS.A -4.50 % PLC cleared a major hurdle in its planned takeover of natural gas firm BG Group BRGYY -4.23 % PLC after Europe's top antitrust regulator approved the deal unconditionally.
Britain's construction industry expanded at a healthy pace in August, according to the key survey of the sector, boosting hopes that economic growth remained resilient into the third quarter.
Britain's next �20 note will be printed on plastic in a move designed to make the UK's currency more secure and durable. The new �20 design will be the third banknote to be printed on polymer, the Bank of England announced on Wednesday, following a ...
A stock exchange hall in Haikou, Hainan Province of China, today. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images. Graeme Wearden.
SEOUL/HONG KONG British retailer Tesco PLC has picked private equity firm MBK Partners as preferred bidder to buy its South Korean unit, people with direct knowledge of the process said, in a deal that could be valued at as much as $6.6 billion.