Executives of Europe's biggest banks are under pressure to surrender their bonuses after six companies were fined a record 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) for manipulating benchmark interest rates.
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) is poised to axe more than 1,100 jobs in the UK as part of plans to lay off 27,000 employees around the world.
The UK government is expected to sell its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar rail service under a new infrastructure spending plan.
Eurotunnel is to be allowed to continue to offer ferry services from Dover after a ban by the UK Competition Commission was overturned on appeal.
Problems in South Korea and weaker global markets have forced Standard Chartered to warn that its ten-year growth spurt will end this year.