Not bad at all: that has to be the verdict on the UK's continuing strong economic growth. GDP expanded by 0.7pc in the third quarter of the year, a highly creditable performance given the crisis that is engulfing many other economies.
TSB Bank will consider making acquisitions to fuel growth, as it plans to open an additional 30 branches over the next few years. Paul Pester, chief executive of the �challenger� to the large high street lenders, said TSB had the infrastructure to support a much ...
One of Tesco's most prominent institutional shareholders has ditched its remaining stake in the company and cast doubt on the retailer's recovery prospects under its new chief executive.
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors demanded higher yields to hold Tesco's debt on Friday while the cost of insuring against default rose sharply after ratings downgrades left Britain's biggest grocer hovering just above junk status.
Britain's number two and three drugmakers burnished their strength as independent companies on Friday when Shire reported record quarterly results and AstraZeneca won backing for an important new cancer drug.