Akzo Nobel, the Dutch paintmaker, received a boost to its efforts to fend off an unwanted €26.9bn takeover approach from US rival PPG Industries as an Amsterdam court rejected attempts by an activist investor to oust its chairman.
Royal Bank of Scotland looks set to avoid an embarrassing 14-week High Court trial over the lender's crisis-era �12bn cash call after the bulk of the investors behind the lawsuit indicated they will accept a �200m settlement.
Bank of Ireland has been fined €3.15 million by the Central Bank for breaches to laws aimed at countering money laundering and terrorist financing, including the failure to report six suspicious transactions to the Garda and Revenue Commissioners promptly.
Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner, met with Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom on Monday evening to discuss the concerns raised by competitors and other interested parties about Brussels' proposed settlement to prevent ...
Barclays Bank has given an optimistic view of the housing market over the next five years, with a prediction that across the UK as a whole prices will rise by 6.1 per cent by the end of 2021 - and in some locations much larger increases.