LONDON (Reuters) - Two of Britain's biggest grocers warned they may have to put up prices in Scotland if the country votes for independence in next year's referendum.
Global banking giant HSBC is considering spinning off its UK arm, joining a long list of other banks preparing stock market listings of their British operations as pressure mounts for them to ring-fence High Street customers.
Albemalre & Bond has revealed pre-tax profits fell to �4.9 million from �21.4 million for the year to end of June, on revenues of �107.1 million, down from �117.7 million, driven by a decline in gold prices.
Slovenian prime minister Alenka Bratusek, whose government has pledged to avoid seeking official help from EU and IMF. Photograph: EPA/Andrius Ufartas.
European aerospace group EADS plans to cut more than 5,000 jobs as part of a wider restructuring plan, Le Figaro newspaper reported today.