Britain's biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and move towards a digitally focused model that is irrevocably changing high street banking.
A week after US suitor AbbVie pulled away from a �32bn bid, Irish drugmaker Shire said its third quarter revenue hit a company record, rising 32 per cent to $1.6bn, versus estimates of $1.5bn.
Construction group Morgan Sindall's shares plunged more than 13pc after it issued a profit warning because of a fire at a carbon-neutral research lab it was building and delays and cost over-runs in other projects.
Greene King says it has rejected an initial rival offer from Bulmers producer C&C. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / THE IRISH TIMES.
Some of Britain's biggest High Street names might be going to the dogs, but Pets at Home is flourishing as dog owners flock to its stores.