The FT analysis makes grim reading for chancellor George Osborne ahead of his 19 March budget. Photograph: Getty Images. Put away the champagne.
Rumors have circulated in recent months that Vodafone would make an offer for Ono. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Rumors have circulated in recent months that Vodafone would make an offer for Ono.
LONDON (Reuters) - FTSE fell to a three-week closing low on Friday as a landmark corporate bond default in China, the world's top metals consumer, hit major mining stocks.
Ross McEwan, new boss of the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland, has been handed �3m in shares. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP.
The 91,000 staff of the John Lewis Partnership will receive an annual bonus worth 15% of their salaries. The bonus is the equivalent to almost 8 weeks' pay, but the bonus rate is lower than last year's 17%.