LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire control of United National Breweries beer business in South Africa, buying the remaining 50 percent stake it did not already own.
Banks must "raise their game" to regain the public's trust after a string of scandals, the chairman of the body tasked with improving standards in the financial sector has said.
Online fashion retailer ASOS has released interim results which show a 10% decrease in like-for-like profits, in line with profit warnings previously issued.
David Cameron has presided over an economy with the weakest productivity record of any government since the second world war, the Office for National Statistics said as it revealed output per worker fell again in the final three months of 2014.
A U.S. independent monitor said HSBC Holdings PLC is moving too slowly to fix some of its compliance problems, a tough assessment that comes as the bank is grappling with other issues, including allegations it aided tax evasion.