Royal Bank of Scotland swung to a third-quarter loss on Friday, hit by costs related to past misconduct and restructuring, casting fresh doubts on when the government might begin to recoup more of its 2008 emergency investment.
Veteran employees of Barclays' investment bank must have been pawing the ground like old warhorses at the smell of cordite. Profits jumped �530m to �885m in the third quarter.
Shop Direct's underlying pre-tax profit soared by 43.6% to �150.4m in the 53 weeks to 30 June, driven by a strong performance at lifestyle site Very and growth in mobile transactions across the group.
Amazon.com Inc. posted its lowest quarterly profit in a year as it invested heavily to meet consumer demand for more orders delivered faster.
The significant challenges for universities arising from the vote to leave the European Union have already been well documented and debated.