In profit ...
After months of feverish speculation, one of the City's most respected female bosses finally snaffled a big new job on Monday.
Former WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann, has taken on the top job at travel concession giant SSP, which has a turnover of £1.7bn.
Another City figure welcomed to a big new role was Ben van Beurden, named chief executive at Shell on Tuesday. Van Beurden was a surprise appointment, but he has been with the oil giant for three decades.
Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts hailed a "standout" spring/summer season after producing forecast-busting first-quarter sales of £339m on Wednesday.
... at a loss
On Wednesday, the news posties had been dreading arrived: the privatisation of the Royal Mail was confirmed.
Bill Hayes, the general secretary of the Communication Workers Union, warned that strikes were "inevitable" and that the sell-off would "destroy postal services".
On the same day, Charles Wilson, the boss of cash-and-carry group Booker, outlined the huge impact the display ban on tobacco has had on its Makro business, where like-for-like sales were down six per cent in the three months to June.
Ashmore's Mark Coombs said on Thursday uncertainty over the Fed's money-printing programme hit the fund manager in the second quarter.