LONDON Dec 11 (Reuters) - Nathan Bostock has proved himself an expert in shrinking bloated banks, yet his retail banking skills are likely to hold the key to whether he lands the top job at Santander's British arm.
British households are spending less than they did six years ago but for the first time they are spending more on housing, fuel and energy than transport, official statistics show.
The company behind Monarch Airlines and tour operator Cosmos is back in the black, two years after its Swiss shareholders were forced to inject �75m into the travel business.
FirstGroup has rejected pressure from a US investor to sell-off its North American bus business in a bid to boost shareholder value.
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England's forward guidance policy will give only a small boost to economic output, and one which depends on how well the public understand it, BoE policymaker Martin Weale said on Wednesday.