Several of the world's wealthiest state-backed funds are in talks to provide financial backing for O2's industry-changing �10bn tie-up with rival UK mobile operator Three.
Genel, the energy group led by former BP chief Tony Hayward, is set to part ways with one of its founders at a time when falling oil prices are hitting companies in the sector.
FTSE 100-listed oil and gas giants BP and BG Group are set to announce a $21bn (�13.9bn) reduction in capital spending plans and swingeing job cuts in order to protect dividend payments as the tumbling oil price sees profits more than halve.
Free bank accounts will disappear within a decade, a report has warned after finding the switch to American-style monthly charges of up to �10 is "happening already".
Building materials group CRH will today outline the details of a �6.5 billion transaction that will see it acquire a large number of assets from European rivals Lafarge and Holcim, who are offloading these businesses to win regulatory approval for a $40 billion ...