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.
LONDON: The Bank of England (BoE) has opened a formal investigation into the possible manipulation of money-market auctions held at the start of the financial crisis and whether its officials were involved.