LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered's two largest investors have told the bank's chairman to find a replacement for Chief Executive Peter Sands within months, the Sunday Telegraph reported, without citing its sources.
British Airways boss Willie Walsh looks set to be third time lucky in his attempt to buy Aer Lingus with the Irish airline's board expected to recommend a �1billion takeover.
The quantitative easing programme launched by the European Central Bank sent stock markets on the continent to record highs last week.
One in four of the large listed UK companies that warned about profits last year cited exchange rates as a reason for worse than expected performance.
The BP ETAP oil platform in the North Sea, around 100 miles east of Aberdeen. Photograph: Wpa Pool/Getty Images. Press Association.