Early opening eases US Black Friday rush

More shoppers with an appetite for bargains desert Thanksgiving dinner

Swiss plan to put women in top management

Large groups must ensure women hold 30 per cent of senior posts

Airbus starts to sell down Dassault stake

Rafale jet maker’s controlling family buys back 8 per cent

S&P downgrades StanChart

Downturn in bank’s performance in part to blame for one-notch cut

UK’s Black Friday sales descend into chaos

Retailers’ websites close to collapse in rush for pre-Christmas offers

Week in Review

Week in Review, November 29

Soft drink ventures in Africa; Microsoft, Google and BG also in the news

Songbird bidders to consider withdrawal

Move follows independent valuation of the Canary Wharf majority owner

Market rout as oil fall hits energy groups

Crude price plunge sparks warnings of capital spending cutbacks

Elevation of Álvarez tips Botín’s intent

Promotion of Santander finance chief suggests strategic change

Sony Pictures sheds no light on hacking

US unit still trying to fix computers, five days after attack

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