The bank agrees to pay $100m after an investigation into alleged illegal transactions with Iran, Sudan, Burma and Cuba. 6:45pm UK, Wednesday 11 December 2013.
Royal Mail, the newly-privatised postal service, will be joining the FTSE 100 index of blue-chip companies. The company's share price has surged more than 80% since its first day of public trading on 15 October, giving it a market capitalisation of nearly �6bn.
British households have spent their money in some surprising ways in the last year, official figures show. Households in the UK spent �489 on average each week in 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) annual Family Spending Report.
MARTIN Weale, a top policy maker at the Bank of England, has broken ranks and claimed that Mark Carney's flagship forward guidance strategy is not having the big economic impact the Governor planned.
Imagination Technologies called on investors to back it over the long-term it predicted smartphone sales would be worse than expected this year.