Ask anyone about powerful stock markets and financial hubs, and the conversation will likely turn to Wall Street. But in actual fact, London has been far more powerful than Wall Street - or any other financial hotspot - for many years.
Recently analysts working for various investment brokerages have changed their ratings and price targets on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS).
Donald Trump finally has the power of the presidency and markets are braced for lots of action. Expectations are high for a flurry of excitement and activity from Washington in the week ahead as President Trump gets to work.
Heineken is in talks with Kirin to acquire the Japanese brewer's beer business in Brazil, a move that would challenge the dominance of Anheuser-Busch InBev in its biggest market.
The head of ScotRail has quit after less than two years leading the troubled firm. Phil Verster has stood down as managing director of the train operator to take up the same role at the East West rail project, a new line linking Oxford and Cambridge.