The Coalition's plan to cut the deficit are in serious trouble, as official figures showed public borrowing over the first half of 2014/15 running a full 10 per cent higher than a year earlier.
EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in a statement, �Cartels in the financial sector, whatever form they take, will not be tolerated�.
Putting in place plans to ring-fence retail deposits from riskier areas of banking could cost HSBC as much as �2 billion, the bank has warned.
Transport companies operating in the northeast of England could find their profits cut after local authorities voted on Tuesday to take control of bus services.
Ah, the highs and lows of the public market - Arm Holdings started the day at the top of the blue-chip index but by the close of play it was the biggest loser.