Helped by the warmer weather, footfall on the high-street rose 3.4pc year-on-year in April, the biggest increase since the run-up to Chrismtas in 2011.
The independent board of Eurasian Natural Resources Corp has rejected a proposed offer by the embattled London-listed miner's billionaire founding shareholders to take it private.
Marks & Spencer has become the latest in a string of UK companies to face criticism from tax campaigners over the way it structures its online sales to Europe - with one describing its sales operation as similar to that of the internet retail giant Amazon.
LONDON�Ryanair Holdings PLC posted a rise in both profit and revenue for the year and forecast further growth in 2014 as it continued to open new bases and routes and take market share from struggling rival European carriers.
The PM has penned a stiffly-worded letter to 10 overseas British territories demanding that they sign up to international tax treaties.