Sir Mervyn King's long goodbye came to a climax in the splendour of Mansion House on Wednesday night. The evening was a subdued affair, accompanied by the now familiar sporting analogies 'a game of two halves' and not a hint of a mea culpa.
Telecoms giant BT unveiled a change at the top yesterday as chief executive Ian Livingston revealed he is to become a government minister.
Genetically modified crops, first grown commercially in 1996, covered 170m hectares of the world's farmland last year - of which less than 0.1 per cent was in Europe where GM remains stuck in a political and regulatory quagmire.
The end is in sight for US Federal Reserve easing that has dominated financial markets for half a decade after it set out an optimistic economic outlook that would lead to the end of asset purchases in mid-2014.
Sir Brian Souter made a healthy profit from his part in a consortium which bought and sold luxury yacht-maker Sunseeker. Picture: complimentary.