Shareholders of U.S. banana company Chiquita Brands on Friday rejected a proposed merger with Irish tropical produce importer and distributor Fyffes and will enter into talks with a Brazilian suitor, Cutrale-Safra.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index set for its best week since 2013, as companies from Procter & Gamble Co.
Stocks posted closed our their biggest weekly gain of the year on Friday as news of an Ebola diagnosis in New York City had no effect on trading.
Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F) stated its year profit outlook this Friday and declared that introducing the F-150 pickup trucks brought a 34 percent plunge in profits for them in the third quarter.
Not bad at all: that has to be the verdict on the UK's continuing strong economic growth. GDP expanded by 0.7pc in the third quarter of the year, a highly creditable performance given the crisis that is engulfing many other economies.