Aviva is this weekend aiming to persuade its own shareholders of the merits of its proposed deal for a �5.6billion tie-up with rival Friends Life.
The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
LONDON: Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.
Oil markets are entering a new era of low prices that Opec is virtually powerless to halt amid a surge in North American supplies of crude and deep divisions within the cartel over strategy, the world's leading industry expert has said.
Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday introduced a basic regulatory framework for third-party taxi-booking apps, in the latest move by a government to regulate such services that observers said have disrupted the taxi industry globally.