The big banks are to set aside more than �1bn next week for new PPI mis-selling compensation, Sky News learns. 12:00pm UK, Tuesday 22 July 2014.
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Credit Suisse Group AG said it will abandon commodities trading as a $2.6 billion fine to settle a U.S. tax investigation pushed the Swiss bank to its biggest quarterly loss since 2008.
Cath Kidston, the British designer famed for her eponymous chintzy prints and accessories, has sold down some of her personal stake in the brand to finance expansion in Asia, targeting 100 stores in China.
A fracking firm's plans to explore for shale oil in West Sussex have been unanimously rejected by the council, in a blow to government hopes of a UK shale boom.