Bob Diamond, the controversial former boss of Barclays, is to return to the City with a firm focused on African banking. "Diamond Bob" is hooking up with Africa's youngest billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, chief executive of African holding company Mara Group.
LONDON Dec 9 (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group said on Monday it had agreed to sell a portfolio of British corporate real estate loans to an entity affiliated with Cerberus European Investments for 90 million pounds ($147 million) in cash.
Rail service in the North East are among the worst in the country, with sparse networks making travel inaccessible to many people, according to new figures.
The growth in job vacancies hit the fastest rate in 15 years in November, according to the latest survey from the body that represents recruitment firms.
Labour leader Ed Miliband's plans for a 20-month freeze on energy prices have been sharply criticised by the head of an international economic watchdog.