CEO of French multinational oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in an air crash in Moscow, Russia on 21 October 2014. Photograph: YOAN VALAT/EPA.
Greene King and Spirit have agreed a �723 million takeover to create a pub company with the highest sales in Britain. Together the two will own just over 3000 pubs nationwide, which places them behind rivals Enterprise with 5500 and Punch with 4000.
The Bank of England has launched an investigation after one of Britain's most important payment systems Chaps, was taken offline due to an IT glitch.
LONDON (Reuters) - British online fashion retailer ASOS (ASOS.L) posted a 14 percent fall in annual profit, partly due to the strength of sterling hitting sales growth overseas.
US pharmaceutical firm AbbVie has officially pulled the plug on its proposed $54 billion takeover of competitor Shire and said it would pay the European company a $1.6 billion breakup fee.