LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares edged lower in early trading on Friday, ahead of second quarter GDP data, as investors digested a raft of corporate results and Royal Bank of Scotland enjoyed an unexpected pop from earnings.
A �5.3bn deal to buy Sky Italia and a majority of Sky Deutschland will create a pay-TV leader in five European markets. 7:52am UK, Friday 25 July 2014.
In a joint statement late Thursday responding to media speculation, Balfour Beatty and Carillion said work is under way to develop a strategy and business plan for a combined entity, that would create a firm worth about over 3 billion pounds ($5.12 billion) ...
Vodafone fell foul of tough market conditions in the first quarter, the company revealed, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa resulting in another heavy drop in revenue.
LONDON (Reuters) - Publishing group Pearson posted a 41 percent slump in first-half profit, reflecting increased restructuring charges, currency movements and the impact on margins of the phasing of revenues into the second half.