IAG said on Friday that net profit rose to �280 million in the three months to end-June, well above the �127 million reported a year earlier, as operating profit rose 55% to �380 million on a 6.7% rise in revenue to �5.1 billion.
The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine highlights how businesses must protect themselves in an increasingly dangerous world, according BAE Systems' chief executive.
Lloyds' bill for compensating payment protection insurance customers smashed through the �10 billion barrier today, taking the shine off City forecast-beating first-half results.
The World Cup in Brazil helped William Hill to offset the impact of unfavourable sports results earlier in the year. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA.
The number of households being forced to pay higher rates of stamp duty has more than doubled in the past decade, according to new figures.