AstraZeneca shareholders have staged a major rebellion against executive pay at the company, which includes a �3.3m pay package for chief executive Pascal Soriot.
Optimism among manufacturers is growing at its fastest rate since 1973 thanks to strong growth in orders at home and abroad, according to the latest CBI 'Industrial Trends Survey'.
Starbucks Corp. reported higher earnings for its fiscal second quarter as customers continued to indulge in specialty coffees and baked goods.
General Electric Co. is in talks to buy the energy operations of Alstom SA, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would leave the struggling French engineering concern a much smaller company, focused on commuter trains and rail infrastructure.
London's Gherkin skyscraper has been placed into receivership by its creditors after one of its owners was placed in insolvency.