The blow was officially landed by the European Commission who came up with a last minute requirement, on 16 February, for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to sell its Italian bond trading platform (MTS).
CRH, the biggest producer of asphalt for highway construction in the US, rallied in afternoon trading after US President Donald Trump said he would propose a budget that would ramp up spending on infrastructure and defence.
Tesco plans to replace 1,700 deputy managers in its chain of Express convenience stores. Their work will be taken by an extra 3,300 lower paid "shift leaders", increasing staff numbers by 1,600.
When is a Trojan horse not a Trojan horse? When it is a branch of Waterstones. So says managing director James Daunt, eager to reassure retailers and readers after the chain came under fire for opening three unbranded branches in the past three years ...
His son James, who has worked with Mr Sellar for the past 20 years, will take over the running of Sellar Group. Among his achievements was creating the Shard, a building now recognised worldwide as an iconic London institution.