By Sudip Kar-Gupta. LONDON | Mon May 20, 2013 5:35pm BST. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark equity index rose on Monday to its best closing level since late 2000, helped by rising bank stocks, and analysts said there was little holding it back ...
The fallout from last year's West Coast mainline fiasco was the �final straw� that forced FirstGroup to launch a heavily discounted rights issue on Monday, according to its chief executive.
The president of the CBI is delivering a firm message from some of Britain's largest employers to David Cameron, calling on him to stop "moralising" on how multinational corporations should be taxed.
Europe is considering extending protection for �insured� deposits of up to �85,000 to all depositors. Last week, George Osborne attacked the plan, saying it could create �perverse incentives� in the markets.
The European Commission investigation into the possible manipulation of oil price benchmarks has widened, with Brussels seeking new information from trading houses, including Glencore, following last week's raids on oil majors.