LONDON Britain's shopping streets, out-of-town malls and websites will be awash with discounted goods on Friday as shoppers chase "Black Friday" deals in a spending frenzy expected to top last year's record level.
Barclays Plc bankers who manage money for the ultra-rich were supposed to have been even more vigilant than usual as they considered a multi-billion-dollar deal for people with high-profile political ties in 2011.
Four senior partners at accountancy firm KPMG have been arrested over suspected tax evasion. Jon D'Arcy, Eamonn Donaghy, Arthur O'Brien and Paul Hollway were detained at KPMG's office in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Paul Polman, chairman of Unilever, will be attending Paris climate talks with other business leaders. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters.
Slater & Gordon's share price has collapsed again, plunging as much as 38 per cent in the first half-hour of trading on Friday.