The number of female directors at FTSE 100 companies went down in 2017 from last year, according to a parliamentary report on corporate governance in the UK published on Wednesday.
Unilever has rejected a $143bn takeover bid from Kraft Heinz, the US food giant, saying the offer was too low.
Sir Ken Morrison died today aged 85, the Yorkshireman who took his father’s small Bradford-based grocery chain with an annual turnover of £50,000 and turned it into the UK’s fourth biggest supermarket worth £13bn (£16.4bn).
US president Donald Trump’s 90-day ban on all nationals including the very wealthy from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — could prevent thousands of these countries’ millionaire nationals from entering the country.
In times of trouble good advice is all the more valuable and the latest numbers suggest money managers are going to be in demand as much this year as in 2016.