Regulatory authorities have a patchy record when it comes to being in tune with the markets. But the dissonance between those involved in Friday night's stress tests on the European banking system and investors' view of the banks is painful.
The �79bn takeover of SABMiller by AB InBev could be blocked by as few as 15pc of the FTSE 100 brewer's shareholders, after its board agreed to give public investors their own vote on the controversial deal.
shoppers in England are set to take home six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year as a result of the 5p charge, early figures suggest.
The boss of French energy giant EDF has said he understands the Government wanting more time to consider plans for a new nuclear power station.
A weak pound triggered by the Brexit vote, terror attacks and air traffic control strikes took their toll on British Airways owner IAG in the first six months of the year, with the group poised to cut capacity and review investments as a result.