Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action by women who work in their stores. The women claim they are not paid the same as male workers in the distribution warehouses - despite their jobs being of "equivalent value".
THE chief executive of TSB said he wanted the bank to become a �beacon of trust� in a financial services sector that has been tarnished by scandals.
U.K. stocks dropped after a three-day rally after a draft document showed some lenders may fail the European Central Bank's euro-area bank health check.
LONDON Oct 24 (Reuters) - The cost of insuring against Tesco defaulting on its debt shot up on Friday, after ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's biggest grocer and left the troubled group hovering one notch above junk status.
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