A leading researcher cut its growth forecast for the U.K. economy, dealing a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron on the eve of the tightest election in a generation.
HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe's largest bank, fell the most in more than two months in London stock trading after first-quarter revenue missed analysts' estimates and costs increased at a faster pace.
The speed at which prices in the shops are falling eased last month, but retailers are expected to reduce them still further to entice reluctant consumers through the doors.
Tipperary-born technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch said Hewlett-Packard (HP) had failed to produce a "smoking gun" to back its claim that he masterminded a complex fraud to inflate the value of his Autonomy company by as much as $5bn (�4.5bn) before it ...
MORE THAN 2,000 ex-Lehman bankers are set for bigger pension payments after bosses of the retirement plan struck a �675m deal to offload it to an insurance firm.