One analyst has suggested that Unilever should sell its underperforming Flora spreads business. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters.
Lloyds Banking Group posted its highest annual profits for a decade as it moves on from mis-selling scandals and its mammoth Government bailout in the financial crisis.
London's deep, liquid markets and the breadth of its financial and professional services mean that it stands unrivalled as a European financial centre, which is one of the reasons why it has dominated the foreign exchange market in such a decisive way.
Families with exploding tumble dryers in their homes have been told to unplug them immediately in a dramatic u-turn by manufacturer Whirlpool .
Britain's economy grew 0.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of the year, an upgrade on the initial estimate, confirming that the EU referendum result had next to no noticeable effect on economic trends in the six months following the vote.