LONDON May 5 (Reuters) - HSBC is set to extend a six year overhaul of its U.S. business to revive its fortunes rather than add it to the 77 businesses sold in the past four years, the British bank's boss said on Tuesday.
BG Group chief executive Helge Lund has welcomed with "mixed emotions" Royal Dutch Shell's �47 billion takeover bid, which came only two months after he took office.
Tesco is to lose two more non-executive directors, including the head of the retailer's audit committee, Ken Hanna, in the latest move in the board overhaul that began after last year's �263m accounting scandal.
Hewlett-Packard has alleged that Mike Lynch ordered the sacking of Autonomy's finance chief in the United States after he raised questions about accounting practices that the Silicon Valley giant claims were part of a �3.2bn fraud.
Uncertainty surrounding this week's general election has led to the slowest pace of growth in construction output in almost two years, with companies seemingly putting the brakes on spending decisions until after the vote.