PotashCorp withdraws €7.9bn offer for K+S

Canadian group cites commodities prices, and lack of engagement

Sink or swim: competition is hotting up in the battle to replace Australia's Collins class submarines

Bidders battle for Australia subs contract

Odds have swung from Japanese pitch to French and Germans amid new climate after Tony Abbott’s exit

Big insurers face tough new safety rules

Companies team up to fight extra capital demands

Fifa sponsors forced to act over Blatter

Groups pressed to make a stand and urge president to step down

Zalando focuses on tech for growth

German group eyes ‘long-term competitive advantage’

Michael O’Leary, CEO: Ryanair grows up

A more adult approach has lifted the budget carrier’s profits

Brands shrug off England’s World Cup exit

Sponsors cushioned by record television audiences

Boardroom politics at heart of VW scandal

Observers highlight lack of diversity, expertise and independence

Sabadell looks to TSB for UK growth

Spanish lender sees digital services and business banking as key to expansion

Grexit and China fears drain confidence

Fund sales in Europe and the US faltered in the second quarter

T-Mobile attacks Experian over data breach

Details of up to 15m people stolen in breach at monitoring group

Week in Review, October 3

Shell’s broken Arctic dream; Valeant, digital ads and Liberty Global also in the news

US extends VW probe to other brands

Environmental Protection Agency to test used and hire cars

Müller straps in to save VW’s reputation

New chief vows Volkswagen will ‘overcome’ emissions scandal crisis

Shawbrook poaches Santander exec as CEO

Steve Pateman leaves to join challenger

Koenig was the man who put VW on track

In those days it felt strange for Jews to own a German car

Glencore seeks to halt downward spiral

Analysts say debt-laden group’s troubles are rooted in the takeover of Xstrata

Canal Plus drama puts focus on Bolloré

Vivendi chairman unsettles board members, analysts and regulators

EU carmakers warn on diesel crackdown

Plea to preserve jobs comes as VW cautions scandal probe will take months

Credit Suisse wins exemption for US unit

Bank can advise retirement funds despite guilty plea in tax case


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