Boris Johnson predictably topped the first round of the Conservative Party leadership contest on Thursday as the only two female candidates were eliminated.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries warned on Thursday that the increasingly bitter trade war between America and China is undermining the global economy, as it revised down its estimates for oil demand in 2019.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, according to figures from the Labor Department.
SSE has announced the closure of its last remaining and loss-making UK coal-fired plant, Fiddler's Ferry in Warrington, Cheshire.
Transport operator Go-Ahead has confirmed an extension of its Southeastern rail franchise.
Rome has ruled out passing another budget, despite facing formal sanction by Brussels for breaking European Union fiscal rules.
Jackpot Joy owner JPJ Group has agreed to buy bingo software developer Gamesys for around £490m.
Output in the single currency bloc's industrial sector continued to be mired in the red in April, amid sharp declines in German and Dutch production.
US President Donald Trump declined to set a deadline on Wednesday for the latest tariffs he is planning to impose on Chinese goods.
There was clear evidence a controversial Royal Bank of Scotland unit mistreated customers, the Financial Conduct Authority said on Tuesday – but reiterated it was unable to sanction the bank.
Asian markets were mixed and slightly subdued on Thursday as Donald Trump declined to set a deadline for new tariffs on Chinese goods and demonstrations in Hong Kong calmed down.
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed the request for the extradition to the US of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange where he will face charges of spying and computer hacking.
Wall Street futures were pointing to gains at the open on Thursday as Donald Trump declined to set a deadline on slapping tariffs on a further $325bn-worth of Chinese imports.
European stocks are holding on to their slight gains on the back of a slightly more constructive tone from the White House overnight, despite reports of suspected attacks against two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
London stocks were still in the green by midday on Thursday but gains were limited amid worries about Sino-US trade relations, with voting for Tory leadership hopefuls set to kick off.
Analysts at Jefferies reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Ferguson on Thursday, highlighting the company's better-than-average growth prospects, inexpensive valuation and the possibility of higher returns to shareholders.
Amazon is extending its alliance with UK retailer Morrison to offer ‘same-day online grocery delivery’ service to more cities across Britain.
Almost a third of all buyers who bought their home under Help to Buy could have purchased a property without government support, the National Audit Office has found.
Hornby's annual losses have narrowed as discounting at the model train maker comes to an end.
AIM-listed fuel, food and feed distributor NWF Group expects overall trading for the year ended 31 May to be above market expectations following a "strong end to the year".