... * FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct. * CRH gains on report of asset purchases. * Imperial Tobacco boosted by plans to buy new brands. * IAG rises as way cleared for Aer Lingus bid.
Stewart Ford, the founder and majority share owner of Keydata Investment Services, has claimed he will be “glad to see the FCA in court” after the regulator hit him with a �75m fine.
ATHENS—Officials in Athens suggested that talks with Greece's creditors over fresh bailout funds had reached a final stage, though European Union officials said negotiators still had much work to do before sealing a deal.
Tesco has slumped out of the world's brand premier league and been overtaken by the German discounter Aldi in the latest sign of the damage caused by a �263m accounting scandal and errors on pricing, quality and customer service.
Redbridge and Waltham Forest in east London, Manchester, and York all saw gross disposable household income fall in 2013. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA.