Drug makers Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced that they have completed several transactions totalling $20bn that will transform both companies.
March 2 (Reuters) - British chocolate maker Thorntons Plc said its profit fell 10 percent in the first half due to an unexpected cut in orders from two of its grocery partners and warehousing problems at its UK commercial business.
A Ford car factory in Dagenham. The manufacturing report showed some help for factories from falling costs as the sharp drop in oil prices in recent months continued to filter through to them.
LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices fell in February for the first time in five months, taking the annual rate of increase to its lowest since September 2013, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Monday.
Monday 1030 GMT. European stocks are holding cyclical highs as another interest rate cut in China highlights how disjointed global growth is presenting skewed monetary policy trajectories among the world's biggest economies.