Rory Cullinan has resigned as head of Royal Bank of Scotland's investment bank only a month after being promoted to the role, following a falling-out with senior management over strategy.
B&Q owner Kingfisher has been forced to drop its plans to buy French rival Mr Bricolage for 275 million euros (�201 million) following opposition from a major shareholder in the target firm.
OFFICIAL data shows the sporting goods giant uses the much-derided contracts to a far greater degree than other businesses in the sector.
Mortgage approvals hit a six-month high in February, in a sign that the recent slowdown in the UK housing market could be receding.
The geopolitics of oil are complicated, but last year's oil crash isn't. There's one reason above all others for the drop in prices: The U.S.