HEADACHE: Bob Diamond was Barclays CEO from the start of 2011 until he left in July 2012, the time during which a �1.9bn deal was transacted.
Shoppers keen to bag a bargain have hit the sales as shops across the UK opened their doors early for Black Friday, but things got off to a relatively slow start.
Four senior partners from accountancy firm KPMG have been arrested in connection with suspected tax evasion -including the man who heads its corporate finance practice across the island of Ireland.
... * Euro finds some support at $1.0600, but still under a cloud. * Market wary given expectations of ECB easing next week. * Yen shrugs off Japanese economic data.
Slater & Gordon's share price has collapsed again, taking the amount wiped off the company's value this week to $700 million, as analysts warn future earnings are set to be cut in half from 2017.