LONDON - The British economy grew more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter as consumers and exporters steered Britain into its longest stretch of uninterrupted growth since 2008.
Tidjane Thiam, the outgoing Prudential chief executive, received a 36 per cent pay rise in 2014, taking his earnings to �11.8m, after the UK insurer enjoyed a strong year.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is suing Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain for about $5.1bn (�3.4bn).
... * FTSE 100 drops 1.7 percent. * Posts largest quarterly gain since fourth quarter 2013. * Imperial, BAT down on U.S. merger concern.
Pubs giant Marston's is buying the main brewing arm of historic Lancashire firm Daniel Thwaites in a �25.1 million deal. Marston's has been brewing Thwaites' beers since early last year.