LONDON The euro slipped back towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares rallied on Thursday as talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week gained ground.
... * Audi investigating possible engine software manipulations. * Audi emissions cheating may raise pressure on CEO Stadler. * Audi labour boss will comment later on Thursday (Adds Audi CEO comments, works council and background).
LONDON— Barclays BCS 0.45 % PLC was on Thursday fined by British regulators over anti-money-laundering control failings linked to a secretive �1.88 billion ($2.83 billion) deal it arranged for a number of rich clients.
Pfizer Inc. and Allergan PLC could soon enter into a deal worth $150 billion giving birth to the world's largest drugmaker of sales.
Oil prices fell on Thursday amid signs of robust U.S. production despite data showing a lower-than-expected increase in U.S. oil inventories and a decline in the number of working oil-rigs in the country.