Key beer markets go flat for AB InBev

World’s biggest brewer’s core profits miss expectations

IAG raises 2014 profit target

British Airways’ parent benefits from rivals’ problems

Sanofi chairman to roll sleeves up again

Weinberg assumes dual role after departure of drug group’s chief

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

BNP bounces back to profit after fine

French bank reports 10.6% rise in net income, beating expectations

Apple Watch set for face off with Swiss

Arrival of smartwatches as a new market segment set to rock Alps

Danone extends China dairy market push

Ties to biggest milk producer tightened with $550m Yashili deal

City Insider: Andy Haldane, goes boldly on . . .

Andy Haldane, Mo Ibrahim, Howard Shore, Lenny Feder and ex-PM of France François Fillon

Holliday brings green conscience to Shell

Former Bank of America chairman was early advocate of sustainability

Lower oil price top of Holliday’s in-tray

New Shell chairman may also be helpful engaging with campaigners

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Bad news keeps coming for Barclays

UK bank has produced three nasty surprises in two days

Former Alstom UK manager to be charged

Robert Hallet stands accused of bribing Indian officials for metro contract

Alcatel-Lucent: blade runner

Cost cuts are taking hold, at last

Alcatel-Lucent cuts fixed costs faster

Shares up 15% as two-thirds of €1bn goal is reached

Russia and Ukraine close to gas deal

EU-brokered agreement would end months-long standoff

Argentina seeks its own shale boom

Country wants investors not scared off by default

Sistema to return Bashneft stake to Russia

Decision raises concerns over Russia’s investment climate

Putin tries to extend soft power to UK

Russian state-funded station RT vows to critique British politics

Telecoms groups hope for EU rules shift

Industry optimistic about the incoming European Commission

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