ExxonMobil's 12-year reign at the top comes to an end as lower oil price sends it tumbling down the pecking order.
The FX firm has recently acquired a banking licence as it expands into US and Europe.
Ratings agency raises alarm over rapid build-up of debt but Beijing says economic fundamentals remain strong.
An interest rate hike that looked increasingly unlikely in December is both back on the table and gaining support.
Sterling had fallen overnight against the US dollar following Federal Reserve decision to hike interest rates.
Sterling climbs above $1.36 after BoE policymaker suggests rate rise could happen in November.
BoE votes 7-2 in favour of keeping interest rates unchanged but signals monetary policy could soon be tightened.
Babur Ozden, co-founder of Maana, who works with the biggest names in the oil and sector believes it's wrong to presume the industry trails digitally.
The British currency rallies after inflation expectations fuels interest rate hike speculation
Many in the market are expecting a more hawkish tone from the UK central bank.
British currency also holds firm against major crosses as concern grows over strength of the euro.
FTSE 100 miner to divest stake a mere nine months after buying it in conjunction with Qatar Investment Authority.
Russian majority state-owned company's CEO Igor Sechin says Opec deal has 'no impact' on market.
Publishing and events outfit could sell lucrative emerging markets-focused division.
New research suggests falling renewable energy costs are being complemented by higher efficiencies.