A German bid to buy the London Stock Exchange was in tatters last night after EU competition watchdogs intervened. The European Commission stepped in over fears the deal could create a monopoly.
The property tycoon Irvine Sellar, who once founded a famous sixties fashion store and later developed the Shard skyscraper in London, has died at the age of 82 after a short illness.
Sterling came under pressure on Monday as investors fretted about the prospects of a second Scottish independence referendum, which could compound Brexit uncertainties.
SoftBank is leading efforts to consolidate the space technology sector with talks to merge OneWeb, the US satellite start-up it backs, with Intelsat, one of the world's largest commercial satellite operators.
Trinity Mirror, the UK's largest local newspaper group and publisher of the Daily Mirror, is eyeing further consolidation, as the industry races to tackle the long-term decline of print publishing.