The Co-operative Group will pay its chief executive Euan Sutherland �3.7m for his first year in the job, despite the bank's recent near financial collapse and other iniquitous scandals.
(This corrected version of the story fixes first paragraph in Sunday story to indicate questioning is this week, not next week, on Tuesday).
A worker operates a weaving machine at the Momotaro Jeans factory in Kojima, Kurashiki, Japan. Economic output in the world's third-largest economy was weaker in the fourth quarter of 2013 than previously estimated.
Online music streaming company Spotify appears to be inching closer to an IPO that could value the Swedish company at several billion dollars.
Fyffes executive chairman David McCann will be chief executive of the new merged entity, ChiquitaFyffes. Photograph: Dara Mac D�naill/The Irish Times.