Qatar has become the biggest shareholder in British Airways in a deal which has raised fears over security. The gas-rich Middle Eastern state has bought a �1.15billion slice of IAG, which owns BA and Iberia.
This month, Google halted sales of its Internet-linked eyewear Glass but insisted the technology would live on in a future consumer product.
BT geared up for next week's Premier League broadcasting rights auction by announcing better-than-expected profits, a new, cheaper plan to reduce its �7bn pension-fund black hole, and the launch of ultrafast broadband services.
Labour has seized on the IFS figures as evidence that Britain was trapped in a 'cost of living crisis'. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering introducing a time limit which could block victims of Britain's biggest mis-selling scandal from making a claim.