Albemalre & Bond has revealed pre-tax profits fell to �4.9 million from �21.4 million for the year to end of June, on revenues of �107.1 million, down from �117.7 million, driven by a decline in gold prices.
Demand for new staff increased at the fastest pace in 15 years in November, according to a new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and consultancy KPMG.
The danger that the eurozone has entered a period of deflation was given added weight as Greece reported its highest deflation since monthly records began in 1960.
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets may consider increasing their prices north of the border, should Scotland vote for independence next year.
Bob Diamond, the man who was once dubbed the "unacceptable face of banking", is reportedly working out the final details of his highly anticipated City comeback with a new African banking business.