The deal between Vantiv and Worldpay   will see the newly-combined group run by two chief executives and co-headquartered between London and Cincinnati.

Worldpay Group, the UK’s leading payments processor, has reached a preliminary agreement to combine with its US rival Vantiv in a deal that values the(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Many retailers rallied on Tuesday after results from the crucial Christmas season exceeded Wall Street’s pessimistic expectations. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares advanced on data indicating that the EU’s recovery may be strengthening, though bank stocks suffered on bad news from UK lender HSBC. (...)

Wall Street traders: US stocks  were up slightly on Thursday as a rise in consumer shares helped offset losses in financials

European stocks were left flat-footed as disappointing company results, including a $7.5 billion fine for wrongdoing for Deutsche Bank, sent its shar(...)

Worldpay Group’s earnings boost was  driven by growth all its businesses and tightening of costs at its UK unit.

British payments processor Worldpay Group’s first-half underlying earnings beat analyst estimates, driven by strong growth across all its businesses a(...)

Coca-Cola: results out on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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Iron ore mine in Western Australia: China’s February trade performance was far weaker than economists had expected, with exports tumbling the most in more than six years. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

European shares slipped yesterday as poor data from China hit miners and industrial metals. China’s February trade performance was far weaker than e(...)