A division of insurance giant Jardine Lloyd Thompson has been fined �1.8m by the City regulator for having an "unacceptable" approach to bribery in overseas markets.
Defence contractor BAE Systems has been hit by a double-blow from the Gulf over its Typhoon fighter jet programme, damaging its export ambitions and forcing the company to warn on profits.
Businesses will be paid to cut their energy use on winter evenings next year, highlighting the rising threat of power blackouts as the UK's ageing coal plants are closed down.
The UK tax authority "seems to lose its nerve" when chasing multinational companies for owed tax, the head of a committee of MPs has said.
The auditors of Christmas savings club Farepak, which collapsed seven years ago, have been ordered to pay more than �1m in fines and costs.