A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin has won the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route. The firms promised to invest �140m in the route over eight years, and will pay the government �3.3bn for the contract.
The European Parliament approved a controversial motion in support of a break-up off Google over fears of its growing power on Thursday.
The saga of King Digital's life as a listed company has taken another turn as the chairman of the maker of smartphone �crack cocaine� Candy Crush stepped down.
LONDON (Reuters) - A flagship Bank of England scheme failed to boost lending to small British businesses in the third quarter although the decline was less marked than earlier in the year.
Shares in Mulberry, the British design house famed for its luxury handbags, rose nearly 2 per cent on Thursday after it said it had hired Johnny Coca as its new creative director.