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HSBC boss in shock exit as bank warns of ‘challenging’ times

Monday's surprise news came shortly before HSBC reported first-half net profit up 18.6% at $8.5-billion from a year earlier.

Nissan sparks Brexit shockwaves through UK auto sector

The carmaker revealed Sunday that the crossover vehicle would no longer be manufactured at its vast plant in Sunderland

Britain eyes higher growth in Brexit year

​Britain has ramped up its economic growth outlook for next year, when the country will exit the European Union

007 carmaker Aston Martin drives into £4.3bn London listing

Aston Martin has priced its initial public offering at £19 per share in the middle of its stated range

Europe’s energy giants reap benefits of oil price surge

Rising oil prices can push up inflation, but first, they translate into rising revenues and profits for energy majors and producer nations

Global markets plunge as Greece shuts banks

Markets across the world tumble as Greece orders its banks to shut for a week and imposes capital controls after its citizens emptied ATMs.

Standard Chartered takes a knock in market value

Standard Chartered's market value has slumped almost a quarter after US regulators alleged it hid $250-billion in transactions with Iran.

BP posts annual loss on oil-spill disaster

BP on Tuesday posted its first annual loss in almost two decades as a result of last year's devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Goldman Sachs faces UK probe as net widens

UK launched a probe into US bank Goldman Sachs on Tuesday linked to US fraud charges that the Wall Street giant misled investors.

BA, Iberia sign merger deal to create global giant

BA and Spanish flag carrier Iberia on Thursday announced a merger deal to create one of the world's biggest airlines.

World stock markets slump on European debt fears

Global equities tumbled on Friday as investors ran for cover on fears that soaring European state debt could damage a fragile economic recovery.

Kraft swallows Cadbury in multibillion-dollar takeover

Cadbury, a monument to the British chocolate bar, fell on Tuesday to US giant Kraft by accepting an offer worth £11,5-billion.

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