Sunday Telegraph: A consortium of British and international funds is planning a second �5 billion bid for Severn Trent before the 11 June "put up or shut up" deadline.
The Bank of England has announced that it is to extend the Funding for Lending Scheme until January 2015 with more incentives to lend to small businesses.
More than 30 of the coalition's flagship schemes, including Universal Credit and high-speed rail, are at serious risk of failure, a report says.
THE brokers for the �3 billion flotation of Royal Mail are expected to be announced this week, as trade unions claim that the government may yet push for an outright sale of the business.
Angry shareholders of HSBC on Friday bombarded the group's board with barrage of accusations ranging from financing Mexican drug cartels to supporting tax havens, slashing jobs and mis-selling products.