In a global business world facing unprecedented challenges, leadership often seems to come from unexpected quarters. Institutional investors have increasingly been making their views known, and their power felt at the AGM's of publicly listed businesses.
BT is planning a �6bn investment drive to extend its ultrafast fibre and mobile broadband networks as the telecoms group seeks to head off the risk of regulatory attack on its dominant fixed line business.
UK supermarket Morrisons has eked out its second consecutive period of like-for-like sales growth, after some 15 previous quarters of decline, thanks in part to progress in “food to go”.
Employees pass signage for Barclays Plc outside the headquarters of Absa Group Ltd. in Johannesburg. File Photo. Image: Getty Images.
Weak demand in China has hit sales at Smith & Nephew, which makes sports medicine, implants and other medical devices. The UK-listed healthcare group saw revenues at its trauma and extremities unit, which sells treatments for broken bones, contract by ...