Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical will buy Allergan's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion.
Ryanair is seeking to crush flight price comparison websites such as Expedia and Opodo, claiming they “make no sense” and “shouldn’t exist”.
British businesses are giving too much money to shareholders and not investing enough, the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane has said.
Two London-listed mining groups are poised to slash up to 12,000 jobs as commodity prices slump to levels last seen during the global recession of 2008-09.
The Royal Mint has reported soaring profits, boosted by commemorative coins struck and sold to mark events such as the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Shares in the Daily Mail’s parent company have slumped 9% after it reported a fall in print advertising revenues at its flagship national newspapers.
Coca-Cola delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday, as it raised prices in North America to offset the impact of a stronger dollar, which reduced the value of sales from overseas markets.
Early demand for beach holidays has kept easyJet on course for increased profits despite French air traffic strikes and a fire at its Rome airport base.
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the acquisition of DirecTV by rival AT&T for $48.5bn, but with one especially large catch that the regulator’s chairman, Tom Wheeler, said “would directly benefit consumers”: the new mega-company has to build a network 10 times the size of AT&T’s current network of fiber optic cable.