U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron held back from discussing the tax affairs of Google Inc. (GOOG) during a meeting with business leaders who included the California-based company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.
The struggling bus and train operator FirstGroup tapped investors for �615 million to cut debts and axed the dividend as profits slumped.
The European Commission investigation into the possible manipulation of oil price benchmarks has widened, with Brussels seeking new information from trading houses, including Glencore, following last week's raids on oil majors.
Europe is considering extending protection for �insured� deposits of up to �85,000 to all depositors. Last week, George Osborne attacked the plan, saying it could create �perverse incentives� in the markets.
Households struggling with rising costs were told in no uncertain terms today to expect the squeeze on their incomes to continue for the foreseeable future as the influential Ernst & Young ITEM Club warned above target inflation would be a fact of life for at ...