Aviva is this weekend aiming to persuade its own shareholders of the merits of its proposed deal for a �5.6billion tie-up with rival Friends Life.
The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
LONDON: Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.
Oil markets are entering a new era of low prices that Opec is virtually powerless to halt amid a surge in North American supplies of crude and deep divisions within the cartel over strategy, the world's leading industry expert has said.
The journey back from Christmas parties could be cheaper this year as apps battle for passengers' business. 02:36, UK, Sunday 23 November 2014.