Britain's biggest banks are plotting a rearguard action against a Government proposal that could force them to share branches in areas affected by future closures.
The UK's biggest banks were last night accused of being 'fundamentally corrupt' after selling worthless insurance to up to two million customers.
Yahoo Inc., in deciding to spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. , addressed the biggest concern of investor Starboard Value LP: finding a tax-efficient way to monetize Yahoo's investment in the Chinese e-commerce giant.
ASHTEAD Technology, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm, expects to increase sales and profits in spite of the plunge in oil prices.
Scotch whisky contributes almost �5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to research commissioned by the industry.