... * Pre-tax margin at 106 stg for coming year vs 101 stg in June. * Ofgem says prices charged to customers for energy not falling (Adds more comment from Ofgem and Centrica).
A �3 billion construction mega-merger fell apart in embarrassing fashion today after an apparent U-turn from suitor Carillion prompted Balfour Beatty to pull out of the deal.
July 31 (Bloomberg) - Bloomberg's Willem Marx reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina on what Standard & Poor's is calling a default by the Argentine government.
Euro-area government bonds were set for their longest winning streak in nine years in July after weak data from retail sales to factory output signaled European Central Bank efforts to revive the economy are not yet finished.
Royal Dutch Shell has posted a 33pc jump in earnings, despite weathering a $2bn (�1.2bn) write-down due to disappointing performances from parts of the company's shale investments in North America.