The way price comparison websites work is to be examined by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Among other issues, it will look at how far sites such as Moneysupermarket, Uswitch and Gocompare can be trusted by the customers who use them.
Tens of thousands of London rate-paying businesses are braced for sharply bigger bills with the release of new property valuations on Friday, in a change that heralds the most significant redistribution of the business rates burden in recent years.
Capita's share price has crashed after it issued a surprise profit warning for 2016, revealing that clients were putting off big investment decisions following the Brexit vote.
Commerzbank, the second-biggest bank in Germany, has suspended its dividend and revealed more than 9,000 job losses as it tries to shore up its business in the face of ultra-low interest rates and sagging client activity.
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