Countrywide Plc (LON:CWD) lost two thirds of its market value on Thursday after the British estate agent proposed a deeply discounted share offer and said auditors had warned it faced a struggle to stay in business.
Billionaire Philip Day is in the early stages of a potential bid for British retailer House of Fraser to save it from collapse, Sky News reported on Thursday citing sources.
Anglo-German chip developer Dialog Semiconductor is still open to acquisitions after breaking off talks with Synaptics, Chief Executive Jalal Bagherli said on Thursday.
Barclays' second-quarter pretax profits almost trebled in the absence of hefty payouts for legal problems but the British lender faced further questions about the role of investment banking in its strategy.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its adjusted share count on Wednesday, revealing the share price it needs to hit $1 trillion in market capitalization.