The number of female CEOs is on the rise but we still need more, says Rich Wellins, an exec at global talent management agency DDI.
The shakeup at the top of the Bank of England under its new governor, Mark Carney, is continuing with news that the former chief economist Spencer Dale is leaving to join BP.
In a week when BP's involvement in Russia once again raised concern among investors, the City can draw consolation from the fact that chief executive Bob Dudley is a veteran of the country's perilous politics.
Shell has committed itself to spending over $30bn (£17.7bn) buying back its shares and handing out higher dividends over two years.
BP has warned investors that its finances and corporate image could be hurt by western sanctions against Russia.
The average company boss is 54 years old, male and studied economics at Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard, according to a survey of management in eight countries.
Karl Albrecht, who has died aged 94, was the co-founder with his younger brother Theo of Aldi, one of the world's most successful retail discount chains.
Investors in the former Russian oil company Yukos are confident they will receive a multi-billion pound financial settlement on Monday in a landmark case that threatens maximum embarrassment for BP and the Kremlin at a sensitive time.
The property developer Vincent Tchenguiz will receive at least £6m and an apology from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) following the collapse of an investigation against him two years ago.
Amazon has reported a rise in sales on Thursday but posted a bigger-than-expected $126m (£74m) loss for its second quarter, sending shares sharply lower in after-hours trading.
Less than two weeks after threatening to sue retail giant Amazon, a small town New Jersey mayor is backing off.
Caterpillar on Friday said Ed Rapp, a 36-plus-year veteran of the company and group president with responsibility for Resource Industries, is retiring as he battles with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Ford is to invest $4.5bn (£3bn) in electric vehicles over the next five years as part of a push by global carmakers to overhaul their product range.