The long-running saga about what HSBC Holdings Plc will end up doing about its U.K. business re-surfaced on Monday, following a report in the Financial Times which said HSBC was sounding out investors about floating its U.K.
Albemalre & Bond has revealed pre-tax profits fell to �4.9 million from �21.4 million for the year to end of June, on revenues of �107.1 million, down from �117.7 million, driven by a decline in gold prices.
Demand for new staff increased at the fastest pace in 15 years in November, according to a new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and consultancy KPMG.
The danger that the eurozone has entered a period of deflation was given added weight as Greece reported its highest deflation since monthly records began in 1960.
Aerospace giant EADS is planning up to 6,000 job cuts as part of a restructuring of its European business. Executives were due to meet unions later on Monday to outline details, which will mostly hit the defence and space arms.