A German bid to buy the London Stock Exchange was in tatters last night after EU competition watchdogs intervened. The European Commission stepped in over fears the deal could create a monopoly.
Sterling came under pressure on Monday as investors fretted about the prospects of a second Scottish independence referendum, which could compound Brexit uncertainties.
The property tycoon Irvine Sellar, who once founded a famous sixties fashion store and later developed the Shard skyscraper in London, has died at the age of 82 after a short illness.
SoftBank is leading efforts to consolidate the space technology sector with talks to merge OneWeb, the US satellite start-up it backs, with Intelsat, one of the world's largest commercial satellite operators.
A government-backed review has called for many firms to publish a breakdown of their workforce by race and pay. The report by Baroness McGregor-Smith said the economy could receive a �24bn annual boost if businesses stamped out ethnic inequality.