The Footsie's last pure exploration play is facing relegation from the top flight. Tullow Oil, whose shares more than halved last year, has lost nearly 13 per cent more in the first months of the year.
Manufacturing companies across the West of England have increased output and investment over recent months, resulting in new jobs and a brighter outlook than most other regions of the UK.
Hewlett-Packard will buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks for about $US2.7 billion, the biggest deal for the world's No.
Plans to generate electricity from a huge tidal lagoon in the sea off Burnham-On-Sea have been met with mixed reactions this week.
BRITISH insurer Hiscox said reduced premiums in its reinsurance business were behind an overall drop in profit during 2014, which saw a record performance in the company's UK and Europe operations.