The eleven countries that will join the third stage of economic and monetary union (EMU) are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. These Member States meet the agreed criteria for participation in the single currency on 1 January 1999, the Council agreed. Greece and Sweden do not yet meet the necessary conditions. The UK does not intend to move to the third stage of EMU at its start, and Denmark does not plan to join. The Council concluded that all Member States, except Greece, do not have an excessive government deficit.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.