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.

Women in Leadership

Celebrating the strength, power, vision and unique perspectives of visionary female leaders that have brought about incredible innovation and transformation in their enterprises, and helped them reach a step beyond the rest.

The Global Business Outlook Women in Leadership Award aims to recognise those exceptional women leaders whose efforts have brought about an unmatched degree of prosperity, innovation and dedication to some of the most prestigious industries across the globe—and also have birthed and inspired younger, more cutting-edge ones, that are all set to disrupt our world and make an incalculable positive impact on our world and society at large.