The boss of Home Retail has insisted that the group's Homebase chain is not on the auction block, despite a decision to close a quarter of the struggling DIY brand's stores.
The Co-operative Bank's failed bid for hundreds of branches from Lloyds Banking Group should have been stopped much earlier, a group of MPs has said.
Facebook reignited the row over multinational tax avoidance last night after its UK accounts showed that it had paid no corporation tax in Britain for the second year in a row and that it had received a �182,000 credit from the taxman.
New Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be under pressure over plunging profits and a �250 million accounting scandal when the company publishes half-year results today.
The majority of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee felt the risks associated with a rate rise were too great amid signs the UK recovery was losing momentum.