Britain's biggest banks are plotting a rearguard action against a Government proposal that could force them to share branches in areas affected by future closures.
Yahoo Inc., in deciding to spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. , addressed the biggest concern of investor Starboard Value LP: finding a tax-efficient way to monetize Yahoo's investment in the Chinese e-commerce giant.
ASHTEAD Technology, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm, expects to increase sales and profits in spite of the plunge in oil prices.
Scotch whisky contributes almost �5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to research commissioned by the industry.
EDF Energy was told by the government to �up its game� after the supplier announced that it was cutting household gas bills by only 1.3 per cent or �9 a year.