By Sudip Kar-Gupta. LONDON | Mon May 20, 2013 5:35pm BST. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark equity index rose on Monday to its best closing level since late 2000, helped by rising bank stocks, and analysts said there was little holding it back ...
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron held back from discussing the tax affairs of Google Inc. (GOOG) during a meeting with business leaders who included the California-based company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.
The struggling bus and train operator FirstGroup tapped investors for �615 million to cut debts and axed the dividend as profits slumped.
The European Commission investigation into the possible manipulation of oil price benchmarks has widened, with Brussels seeking new information from trading houses, including Glencore, following last week's raids on oil majors.
Europe is considering extending protection for �insured� deposits of up to �85,000 to all depositors. Last week, George Osborne attacked the plan, saying it could create �perverse incentives� in the markets.