The Comcast offer values Sky at almost £4 billion more than the Disney-Fox bid and was recommended to shareholders by Sky’s independent committee. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Comcast has triumphed over 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney in the auction for Sky with a £30.6 billion (€34 billion) bid in a deal that will redraw t(...)

Standard Life Aberdeen said it would take a £40 million charge against intangible assets related to the contract with Lloyds. Photograph: Reuters

A central pillar supporting last year’s £11 billion (€12.4 billion) takeover of Aberdeen Asset Management by Standard Life crumbled on Thursday after (...)

Concerns have been raised about the role of Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who is Sky’s chairman and Fox’s chief executive. Photograph: PA Wire

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has tabled a formal £11.7 billion (€14 billion) takeover bid for broadcaster Sky. Fox’s offer of £10.75 per share f(...)

Graeme McDowell hits his third  shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links  in Inverness. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A change of heart could pay massive dividends for Graeme McDowell after the former US Open champion survived a windswept opening day of the Scottish O(...)

Aberdeen Asset Management, Europe’s third-largest publicly traded money manager by market value, which invests about a quarter of its assets in developing markets, has seen funds under management fall about 13 per cent to £283.7 billion in the 12 months through September, according to a statement on Monday. (Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Aberdeen Asset Management reported £12.7 billion of net outflows in the fourth quarter as investors continued to pull money from the firm’s em(...)

Sir Martin Gilbert, who has died aged 78, was a distinguished historian and the official biographer of Winston Churchill. The author of more than 80 h(...)

FirstGroup owns Aircoach. Photograph: Frank Miller

FirstGroup, which runs the Aircoach bus service in Ireland and was stripped of Britain’s premier UK rail route in 2012, fell the most in 18 yea(...)