Stock markets have retreated again over worries of further US interest rate rises after the Federal Reserve defied Donald Trump to increase rates for the fourth time this year.

The EU has confirmed it is “actively investigating” a potential breach of its diplomatic communications network, following reports that secret cables had been stolen by hackers.

The Bank of England has welcomed a “crucial and positive” move by the EU to help keep a key part of the financial system functioning in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.

A handful of banks will be forced to write multimillion pound cheques to buy shares in the construction giant Kier Group after some of its biggest investors snubbed the chance to take part in a £250m fundraising.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to merge its consumer healthcare unit with that of rival Pfizer, to create a new market leader with almost £10bn in annual sales.

 

Santander has been fined more than £30m for “serious failings” in processing the accounts of dead customers, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says.

Award winners 2018 – Energy

Kenya

Best New Solar Energy Company

Pawame

Malaysia

Best Green Sukuk Issuer

Tadau Energy SDN BHD

 

Best Renewable Energy Company

Tadau Energy SDN BHD

Oman

Best Education Management Programme 

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)

 

Best Leadership Development Programme – Oman 2018

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)

 

Applying Best Practices in L&D – Oman 2018

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)

 

Excellence in QHSE Implementation

Larsen and Toubro Modular Fabrication Yard

Philippines

Most Innovative Solar Energy Company

Buskowitz

Saudi Arabia

Excellence in HSE

Sadara Chemical Company