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The big mover on the Iseq was Ryanair which closed 3.5 per cent up at €10.45

European shares slipped on Monday from six-week highs after China’s fourth-quarter growth figures confirmed a slowdown in the world’s second biggest e(...)

The headquarters of the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is pictured in west London. Photograph: Getty Images

GlaxoSmithKline chairman Philip Hampton is to step down from the drugmaker, just a month after the company fired the starting gun on its break-up. Th(...)

The number of women sitting on Ftse 350 boards has doubled since 2011 with the number of all male boards falling from 152 to 10. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

Women aren’t able to understand the “extremely complex” issues Ftse boards deal with, they don’t want the “hassle or pressure” of sitting on a top boa(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has indicated that he wants to begin reducing the government’s £32 billion stake in RBS. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Britain is planning to sell half its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, worth £16 billion, within two years, according to sources have said. Chancellor (...)

GSK is forming a consumer health joint venture with Novartis, while at the same time buying the Swiss company’s vaccines business and divesting its cancer drugs portfolio to Novartis

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis said on Monday they had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20 billion that will reshape both drugmakers.G(...)

Sir Philip Hampton is in line to become GlaxoSmithKline’s next chairman after more than five years overseeing the restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotland. Photo: Bloomberg

Sir Philip Hampton is in line to become GlaxoSmithKline’s next chairman after more than five years overseeing the restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotl(...)

Former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin: big energy companies were warned they were facing a “Fred the Shred” moment

The spectre of Britain’s most reviled company boss, the former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin, was invoked yesterday by a government minister as he (...)

British business secretary Vince Cable said he thought it probable the exchequer would retain its 81 per cent shareholding in RBS for the majority of the next parliament. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British business minister Vince Cable has indicated that Ulster Bank parent RBS will be in public hands for another five years, according to the Sunda(...)

Britain is ready to start selling its shares in Lloyds Banking Group and will examine whether to break up Royal Bank of Scotland, finance minister Geo(...)

Stephen Hester who  is to step down as  chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland in December

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will struggle to recruit a suitable replacement for ousted chief executive Stephen Hester (right), someone who must steer(...)

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