Britain’s top share index notched up a new peak on Friday, with Irish cement firm CRH leading the market higher on expectations of European assets pur(...)

Picture  shows a TSB bank logo in central London. Photograph: Getty Images

British bank TSB said it had agreed to be taken over by Spanish lender Banco Sabadell in a deal which values the business at £1.7 billion (€2.35 billi(...)

Spanish telecoms company Telefonica has  agreed to pay the equivalent of €8.55 billion for KPN’s German unit E-Plus, compared with its earlier offer of €8.1 billion. Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Spain’s telecom giant Telefonica improved its offer for KPN’s German unit E-Plus, winning support from the Dutch telecom group’s biggest shareholder, (...)

An announcement that  Central Bank deputy governor Matthew Elderfield is to move to Lloyd’s Banking Group  is understood to be imminent. Photograph: David Sleator

The widely anticipated move of the Central Bank’s deputy governor Matthew Elderfield’s to Lloyd’s Banking Group is expected to be confirmed lat(...)