• UK Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected in Sept Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 5:36 AM ET

    British retail sales rose much more than expected in September at their sharpest annual rate in three years, official figures showed on Thursday.

  • Britvic Second-Half Revenue Falls 1.5% on Wet Summer Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 7:05 AM ET

    Britain's second largest soft drinks maker, Britvic, reported a 1.5 percent fall in second-half branded beverage sales Wednesday, blaming a wet summer for the slip.

  • BAE Systems CEO to Step Down in August 2008 Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    BAE Systems Chief Executive Mike Turner will step down as CEO and leave the board in August 2008, Europe's largest defence company said on Tuesday.

  • BP CEO Makes Sweeping Changes Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    The chief executive of BP on Thursday outlined a plan to address industry-lagging profitability by slashing management layers, adopting consistent procedures for developing oil and gas fields and reducing "unacceptably high" costs.

  • G7 Should Focus on Free Trade, Not Currencies: Darling Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 7:55 AM ET

    The Group of Seven meeting this month should focus on breaking down barriers to free trade rather than managing exchange rates, British finance minister Alistair Darling told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.

  • Glaxo Names European Head, Witty, as New CEO Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 3:20 AM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline has picked Andrew Witty, currently president of its European pharmaceuticals business, to succeed Chief Executive Jean-Pierre Garnier from May 2008, it said on Monday.

  • Britain finally approved a new 16 billion pounds ($33 billion) underground rail link across London designed to carry 200 million passengers a year and ease the capital's clogged transport network.

  • Marston's Says Profit Below Forecast on Interest Cost Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 3:40 AM ET

    British pub group Marston's said on Thursday its full-year pretax profit would be slightly below its expectations due to the impact of higher interest rates, though strong trading conditions continued.

  • Britain's competition watchdog criticized the level of service at Heathrow and Gatwick airports Wednesday and recommended a cap on the amount airports operator BAA can charge airlines.

  • Online Advertising Spending Surges 41% in Britain Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 1:17 AM ET

    Online advertising spend in Britain grew 41% in the first half of 2007 to give it a market share of almost 15%, new data showed on Tuesday.

  • The London Stock Exchange Group completed a $2.3 billion acquisition of Borsa Italiana on Monday even as takeover talks swirled about the British exchange.

  • Britain Will Raise Deposit Compensation: Darling Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 10:36 PM ET

    Britain will raise depositors' protection on their savings to 35,000 pounds, finance minister Alistair Darling will say on Monday after the country suffered its first bank run in more than a century last month.

  • Bank of England Says its Gold is Still Pure Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 2:58 PM ET

    The Bank of England (BoE) today categorically rejected reports that its stash of gold is losing purity.

  • BA Ditches Boeing Jumbo for Airbus A380 Superjumbo Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 8:07 AM ET

    British Airways ended decades of loyalty to Boeing's 747 jumbo with a switch to Airbus's new A380 superjumbo on Thursday as it announced a mixed plane order worth up to $8.2 billion.

  • Lloyd's of London First-Half Profit Leaps Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 5:39 AM ET

    The Lloyd's of London insurance market's pretax profit for the first six months of the year jumped 34% thanks to high premiums and low catastrophe claims, it said on Thursday.

  • A Qatari investment fund that has made a preliminary bid of about $21.3 billion for J Sainsbury said Tuesday that it is holding confidential talks with the British grocer's pension fund.

  • Market Woes have Tested Financial System: Brown Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 11:30 AM ET

    Turmoil in global markets has tested the stability of the British financial system but the economy remains strong, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday.

  • Metronet, the company that collapsed while upgrading two thirds of the London Underground rail network, will have to absorb at least 1 billion pounds ($2 billion) of overspending, the government's arbiter said on Friday.

  • HSBC Dismisses Call for Strategic Change: Sources Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 7:45 AM ET

    Europe's biggest bank, HSBC Holdings, has rejected calls from an activist investor for it to review its strategy and shake up its corporate governance, people familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

  • Qatar Group Buys 20% Stake  in LSE Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 6:47 AM ET

    The Qatar Investment Authority said on Thursday that a wholly owned subsidiary, Qatar Holding, had bought a 20% stake in the London Stock Exchange.