The pound fell against other major currencies after figures showed that the pace of UK inflation slowed more than expected in April.
Jamie Dimon won a clear victory over shareholder activists looking to strip him of his chairmanship of JPMorgan Chase but investors used the bank's annual meeting to deliver a big protest vote against three of its directors.
LONDON�Burberry Group PLC showed further signs of recovery following a midyear profit warning, as it reported a rise in full-year revenue on Tuesday.
Nick Buckles has quit unexpectedly from G4S after a difficult year that saw the chief executive survive calls for his departure after the mishandling of a high profile contract to provide security guards to the London 2012 Olympics.
Vodafone used to talk about big dividends from its stake in U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless as a luxury. Now, they are starting to look like more of a necessity.