The government has taken further steps in returning the bailed-out banks to the private sector by reducing its stake in Lloyds Banking Group and removing some of the complexity of its holding in Royal Bank of Scotland.
LIMA: As China shifts to a new growth model, the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has cautioned that this transformation of the world's second largest economy is expected to be bumpy and not a smooth ride.
UK betting group Ladbrokes has secured a �1.35bn debt facility from a syndicate of banks, ahead of its merger with Gala Coral to create Britain's biggest bookmaker.
Friday 08:20 BST. Global stocks are at seven-week highs and emerging market assets are rallying as a bounce in commodities helps investors recover their risk appetite after the late summer slump.
Carlos Brito, the boss of Anheuser-Busch InBev, may not have gone hostile in his bid to secure a �65bn takeover of SABMiller, but he's not exactly being friendly either.