AstraZeneca has agreed to buy ZS Pharma, the US biotech company, for $2.7bn (£1.8bn) in cash, thwarting the ambitions of a Swiss rival in the deal-hungry pharmaceutical sector.
ArcelorMittal blamed cheap Chinese imports for depressing the price of steel as the world’s biggest steelmaker scrapped its annual dividend after losing $1.3bn (£860m) in the first nine months of 2015.
Shake Shack is taking a big bite out of the burger market.
Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday that it would be closing seven factories and cutting about 2,600 jobs.
JCB has announced up to 290 job cuts in a move that leaves more than 10% of the workforce at one of Britain’s biggest manufacturers facing redundancy.
The Japanese electronics company Toshiba is bracing for huge losses as it counts the cost of an accounting scandal.
Supermarket chain Morrisons has ditched celebrities such as Ant and Dec - who failed to boost its fortunes over the crucial 2014 Christmas shopping season - and will instead feature its own staff in its seasonal advertising this year.
McDonald’s is to launch a premium range of burgers in Britain to head off growing competition from rival chains such as Five Guys and Shake Shack.
Shell has sought to reassure shareholders about its blockbuster takeover of BG Group by announcing an extra $1bn (£650m) of cost savings aimed at making the $70bn deal work in the face of persistently low oil prices.
A group of MPs investigating working conditions at Sports Direct are to discuss applying sanctions on Mike Ashley after the retailer’s billionaire founder said he would defy a parliamentary summons to appear before the select committee.
BHS department stores are to disappear from British high streets after almost 90 years, with 11,000 workers losing their job.
Tata Steel is close to a deal with the government to keep its UK business rather than sell it off, which would secure the future of 11,000 workers and the Port Talbot steelworks.