The world's two largest beermakers have struck a deal to combine, accelerating the pace of frenzied corporate dealmaking with what will rank as the third-biggest takeover in history.
Jes Staley, who has been tipped to take the helm at Barclays. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty. Jill Treanor. Tuesday 13 October 2015 07.18 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 13 October 2015 07.36 EDT.
Mining shares pulled the FTSE 100 lower, while Royal Mail shares dropped after the government sold its remaining stake in the company.
Worldpay has floated on the London Stock Exchange in the UK's largest IPO this year, giving the payments processor a market cap of �4.8bn.
Gertjan Vlieghe, the newest member of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee, has been sounding a dovish note at a parliamentary hearing in London.