Britain's embattled fraud-busting agency has suffered another humiliating reversal with the abrupt collapse of its �40m bribery case into Victor Dahdaleh, the businessman and Labour Party donor.
EXPECTATIONS of future house price rises have hit a 14-year high just as Bank of England chief Mark Carney signalled monetary policy would remain exceptionally loose despite the potential for them to jump at �warp speed�.
Britain's big energy giants have been accused of "green murder" as Scottish & Southern Energy became only the second to pass on a �50 "green" saving to every one of its customers - including those on fixed-price contracts.
The bank has started to recruit for 240 customer service positions in preparation for the launch of a current account in 2014. It said it also plans to create an additional 58 head office posts, including in marketing and legal services.
Bechtel Corp. said it may pursue contracts tied to efforts by the U.K. government to reform the way it buys much of its defense equipment following the collapse of a three-year effort to privatize the work.