A Ford car factory in Dagenham. The manufacturing report showed some help for factories from falling costs as the sharp drop in oil prices in recent months continued to filter through to them.
Drug makers Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced that they have completed several transactions totalling $20bn that will transform both companies.
LONDON--The number of new home loans approved in the U.K. rose again in January, a sign that activity in the housing market may be stabilizing after a recent dip.
March 2 (Reuters) - British chocolate maker Thorntons Plc said its profit fell 10 percent in the first half due to an unexpected cut in orders from two of its grocery partners and warehousing problems at its UK commercial business.
Monday 1030 GMT. European stocks are holding cyclical highs as another interest rate cut in China highlights how disjointed global growth is presenting skewed monetary policy trajectories among the world's biggest economies.