LONDON Tom Hayes, a former trader charged with conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates, had become such a powerful player in 2008 that Goldman Sachs tried to hire him with a $3 million signing-on bonus, a London court was told on Thursday.
The most wealthy areas in Wales and Northern Ireland are on average poorer in terms of disposable income than the most deprived areas of London, according to new official statistics.
Royal Bank of Scotland may be forced to bolster Williams & Glyn (W&G), the challenger bank it is selling off, after George Osborne ordered the competition regulator to investigate how robust the new bank will be.
Kingfisher has sold a dozen of its B&Q outlets to discounter B&M, according to analysts, after another tough quarter for the DIY chain.
The Irish parliament has backed the sale of the government's 25pc stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group, as the British Airways-owner declared its €1.4bn (�1bn) offer for Ireland's flag carrier as being final.