Whitbread has poached a top banker to become its head barista as it picked Lloyds' head of retail, Alison Brittain, to succeed Andy Harrison as chief executive of the Costa Coffee to Premier Inns group.
Chancellor George Osborne yesterday received a boost ahead of his emergency summer budget as official figures showed a better-than-expected improvement in the UK's public finances.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has expressed its concern over the potential purchase of the K-Y Jelly brand by Reckitt Benckiser (RB) from Johnson & Johnson, saying that the price of sexual lubricant could slip to new highs.
The central banker, who delivered a speech to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, said that the pace of increases will be gradual, and that it will take several years for rates to normalize.
Paul Sakuma, Associated Press - Ap FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, Philip Morris' Marlboro cigarettes are on display at a market in Palo Alto, Calif.