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British supermarket giant Tesco reported a dip in group sales compared to last year, highlighting the challenges it faces in the U.K. and Europe.
Investors expecting 2014 to kick off with bumper profit growth to match a rally in stock markets could be disappointed.
The first female head of Lloyd’s of London, the insurance market which has been a male bastion for centuries, called her position a “great statement.”
Britain's fourth biggest grocer Wm Morrison posted its lowest profit in five years, slashed expectations going forward and said it plans to sell off one billion pounds ($1.66 billion) of its 9 billion pound property portfolio.
Prudential has struck a deal with financial services group Standard Chartered to expand the an existing partnership between the two groups.
Standard Chartered reported disappointing profits of $6.95 billion for 2013 Wednesday, ending a decade of annual profit growth.
U.K. lender reports a worse-than-expected profit as the state-backed company detailed its restructuring plans -- including the divestment of assets.
Shares in HSBC fell over 5 percent on Monday as pretax profit disappointed for full-year 2013, coming in at $22.6 billion.
Nestle shares fell on Thursday after the group announced lower-than-expected net profit for 2013 and guided for another "challenging year" in 2014.
Swiss industrial conglomerate has trimmed its target for revenue growth in 2014, blaming a sluggish global economic recovery.
Heineken reported a 4.6 percent drop in in 2013 profit as the Dutch brewer struggled with worse than expected performance in developing markets.
French oil company Total posted a 19 percent drop in fourth-quarter adjusted net profit to 2.47 billion euros ($3.38 billion).
Top investors in Barclays have told CNBC that they are increasingly frustrated with the bank's chief executive as the bank reveals it increased the total amount it paid staff in bonuses last year.
TomTom, Europe's largest maker of navigation devices, reported a fall in fourth-quarter earnings and warned revenue this year would be lower.
ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, forecast higher profits in the year ahead due to increased steel and iron ore shipments.
Vodafone, one of the world's biggest telecoms companies, suffered a 4.8 percent hit to organic service revenue after poorer European performance.
Credit Suisse reported net profit below analyst forecasts as provisions for litigation weighed on the group.
U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings reported a large drop in fourth-quarter profits.
Swiss pharmaceutical Novartis missed market expectations with its full-year results on Wednesday but announced a rise in its dividend.
Carrefour said sales in austerity-hit Spain returned to growth in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2008.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.