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.

Human Resource Management

Acknowledging the tireless efforts and commitment that goes into managing ultimately the most important resource of an organisation, and the one that makes it what it is – its people.

The Global Business Outlook Human Resource Management Award aims to recognise the long lengths of dedication and commitment that goes into making sure the people—the most valuable resource in an organisation are well-guarded, looked-after and secure against internal threats and deficiencies that may arise—and are always in a work environment that is ethical, fair and secure at all times.