AstraZeneca shareholders have staged a major rebellion against executive pay at the company, which includes a �3.3m pay package for chief executive Pascal Soriot.
Optimism among manufacturers is growing at its fastest rate since 1973 thanks to strong growth in orders at home and abroad, according to the latest CBI 'Industrial Trends Survey'.
The fast-expanding boomlet in mergers and acquisitions spans from pharmaceuticals to the industrial sector, with General Electric (GE) negotiating to buyAlstom (ALO:FP), a French power and transportation company, for $13 billion.
London's Gherkin skyscraper has been placed into receivership by its creditors after one of its owners was placed in insolvency.
Luke Johnson wants to have his cake and eat it. The serial entrepreneur looks set to crystallise another multimillion-pound fortune after revealing plans for an estimated �170 million stock market flotation of his Patisserie Valerie chain.