Banks must "raise their game" to regain the public's trust after a string of scandals, the chairman of the body tasked with improving standards in the financial sector has said.
David Cameron has presided over an economy with the weakest productivity record of any government since the second world war, the Office for National Statistics said as it revealed output per worker fell again in the final three months of 2014.
LONDON (Reuters) - Diageo (DGE.L), the world's largest spirits maker, said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire control of United National Breweries beer business in South Africa, buying the remaining 50 percent stake it did not already own.
HSBC, the giant British bank accused of laundering money for drug cartels and transferring funds for Iran and other blacklisted nations, avoided criminal prosecution in 2012 by promising to clean up its act.
LONDON (Reuters) - Tate & Lyle (TATE.L) said on Thursday a project to evaluate how best to maximise returns from its Splenda sucralose was reaching conclusion and would be finalised with the board this month.