FRANKFURT/LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank hopes its decision to confront struggling Italian bank Monte dei Paschi at last will draw a line under a multi-year crisis that has risked tarnishing its reputation as a credible supervisor.
Workers considering trading in valuable pension rights for cash should be given more opportunities to "slice and dice" their retirement pot, according to a former pensions minister.
The amount of money councils in England generated from parking charges and fines has risen by more than �60m in the past year, research has found.
The world's oldest banana brand Fyffes is to be sold to Japanese giant Sumitomo for €751m (�630m), resulting in a big payout for the McCann family, one of Ireland's most prominent business dynasties.
This week's supreme court hearing in London about article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty considered fundamental arguments about the centuries-old balance of power between the executive and Parliament.