Growth in the euro currency zone gathered pace in the first three months of the year, bringing economic output back to its level just before the 2008 financial crisis -- a belated achievement that reflects the region's arduous path to recovery.
The owner of British Airways reported weaker demand following the Brussels terrorist attacks and worries about the EU referendum in June.
In October, 2014, when Apple shares traded at about $US100, Icahn wrote the company's chief executive Tim Cook that his analysis showed it should trade at $US203.
Restaurant Group was off the menu yesterday after a profit warning sent the share price spiralling. The group behind the chains Chiquito and Frankie & Benny's warned that sales could be down as much as 5 per cent this year.
Shire chief executive Flemming Ornskov brushed off shareholder protests against his $21.6m pay package even as the drugmaker revealed a surge in sales and profits.