News by: Himanshu Singh
And RBS is facing a political row over a plan to hand its former chief executive millions of pounds in share awards - despite its £400 million fine for rigging the foreign exchange market.
And Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment outfit is to buy battery maker Duracell.
The Dow industrials closed at a record high on Thursday, boosted by gains in Wal-Mart.
And Lloyds Banking Group is shedding 1,250 jobs as it cuts costs and changes the way it sells insurance products in its branches.
And Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali Naimi has declared that falling oil price is 'purely business' and not a scheme engineered by the kingdom.
Utility shares lost ground and energy stocks fell along with oil prices, while the Nasdaq climbed.
Shares of homebuilders rose after D.R. Horton reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and said orders jumped 38%.
And Yahoo! buys digital video advertising service BrightRoll for $640 million to take on Google and Facebook.
The Dow and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes as investors watched corporate results and speculated the economy is strong enough to withstand a global slowdown.
And The Gherkin has been sold for more than £700 million to the Safra Group, the company controlled by Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra.
And one-third of mortgage borrowers say they will struggle to meet their repayments if interest rates rise by two percentage points.
Shares declined as the yen strengthened, weighing on Japanese shares following a three-week rally.
And British workers can look forward to proper pay rises over the next two years, during the next stage of the "job-rich" economic recovery, according to the CBI.
And George Osborne won more time to settle an outstanding and highly contested £1.7 billion EU budget bill.
The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit fresh record closing highs on an indication that the ECB would take more policy action if needed.
And AstraZeneca aims to ward off Pfizer from making a fresh approach for the UK drugmaker.
And shares in M&S jumped almost 10% as the high street bellwether raised its dividend and upgraded its forecast for profitability.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones hit records on hopes that a Republican majority could pass legislation that includes approval of oil and gas pipelines.
And business leaders attacked a tribunal ruling on Tuesday that gave millions of UK workers the right to extra holiday pay.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed lower after another big decline in crude prices dragged down energy shares.