The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine highlights how businesses must protect themselves in an increasingly dangerous world, according BAE Systems' chief executive.
MADRID (Reuters) - British Airways owner International Airlines Group (ICAG.L) reported a 55 percent rise in second-quarter operating profit on Friday, mainly due to a recovery at Spanish airline Iberia.
British Gas owner Centrica showed little sign of cutting energy tariffs yesterday as profits fell and it hit back at Ofgem over "deficiencies" in analysis suggesting household margins were set to double.
Lloyds' bill for compensating payment protection insurance customers smashed through the �10 billion barrier today, taking the shine off City forecast-beating first-half results.
The World Cup in Brazil helped William Hill to offset the impact of unfavourable sports results earlier in the year. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA.