The new make-up of the FTSE has dealt another blow to Britain’s banks which have seen their profitability squeezed

For the first time in a decade, Britain’s financial sector has lost its status as the largest component of the UK’s prestigious index of blue-chip sto(...)

A man leaves the Standard Chartered bank building in the Central district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered announced plans to raise $5.1 billion in new capital through a rights issue and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018 as new chief executive B(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

Standard Life has a strong cash position, which should mean that the entire deal could be funded via excess liquidity within the group. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images

Phoenix Group Holdings gained the most in about eight months in London trading after Standard Life said it was in advanced talks to buy Ignis A(...)

Aer Lingus shed 4 cent before settling at €1.399. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Markets were not exactly on fire yesterday, but the general trend was positive as the bank holiday weekend approached. International data was mixed, w(...)