The Co-operative has pulled out of a deal to buy 630 Lloyds bank branches. Santander pulled out of a similar deal to buy RBS branches last year.
There was a sense of adjustment among chief executives at the FT's Global Commodities Summit in Lausanne this week. In addition to the usual geopolitical debates much time was given over to issues of increasing transparency and the threat of more regulation. The FT's Seb Morton-Clark reports from Switzerland on an industry in transition.
Italy's stocks climbed on news its 88-year-old president Giorgio Napolitano has been re-elected. This raises hopes that the political deadlock which set in since February's elections will be broken.
Officers are mounting a huge manhunt in Boston for the remaining suspect thought to have perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings. The other suspect was killed during a car chase on Thursday night
There has been a lot of talk about the 'great rotation' from bonds to stocks but are we about to see one from east to west or from China to the US?
Two years ago George Osborne, chancellor, wished that a 'march of the makers' would help to lift the UK economy.
Thousands of people lined the streets of central London to pay their respects at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. The service at St Paul's Cathedral was attended by international dignitaries and politicians
The FTs Robert Wright reports on the memorial service held on Monday for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. President Barack Obama delivered a defiant message to the perpetrators of the attack and also paid tribute to the victims and the city of Boston itself. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
As soon as Nokia fixes one hole another appears. Now that its Lumia smartphones are picking up, their stalwart basic phones hit further trouble. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Nikki Tait discuss the latest travails of the Finnish mobile phone maker
The FT's Robert Wright reports from the scene of the aftermath of Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon, which President Barack Obama has described as 'an act of terror.' For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video