Thousands of jobs at the DIY chain Homebase are under threat after the retailer announced plans to close one in four of its stores over the next three years.
New Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be under pressure over plunging profits and a �250 million accounting scandal when the company publishes half-year results today.
The auditors, regulators and former directors of the Co-operative are today sharply criticised in a damning report into the failed attempt to merge the Coop Bank with the Lloyds branches codenamed Project Verde that became what is now the TSB.
Facebook reignited the row over multinational tax avoidance last night after its UK accounts showed that it had paid no corporation tax in Britain for the second year in a row and that it had received a �182,000 credit from the taxman.
Expectations that UK interest rates will not rise in the near future have been boosted by a dovish set of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee minutes showing the majority of members are far from convinced by the case for an early increase.