Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond is poised to stage a comeback by raising $250m (�153m) from the flotation of his new African banking venture in London.
Customers of Royal Bank of Scotland have been hit with IT problems for the second time in a week after a cyberattack on NatWest's website today.
The Obama administration lauded an agreement on trade rules struck by the World Trade Organization, while analysts said the deal may do more to salvage broader WTO talks than solve food shortages and help global commerce.
Plans to privatise the UK government's defence procurement arm are set to be scrapped, the BBC has learned. The Ministry of Defence could make the announcement next week, sources said.
Energy giant E.On has admitted increasing its profits as part of a 3.7 per cent household price rise, which will add �48 to a typical household bill.