Less than a week ago, analysts were predicting that the UK's banks could be about to turn a corner. Mega-fines appeared to be tailing off, signalling an end to the failings of the past.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus reported a drop in 2016 profits, mainly because of a charge on the A400M military plane. Its net income fell by 63% to 995m euros (�838m), although revenue went up 3% to 66.5bn euros (�56bn).
Study says gender pay gap, career breaks and less generous pension plans are to blame for the shortfall between men and women. 07:32, UK, Wednesday 22 February 2017.
Jobs and investment will be hit if business is left on a "cliff edge of uncertainty" over the UK's exit from the European Union, the Government is being warned.
London Underground passengers have suffered severe delays because of a strike in a row over staffing, amid a new Southern Railway walkout also causing disruption.