Greece's embattled government has blamed a schism within its creditor powers for the three-month bail-out impasse which risks throwing the country out of the eurozone.
The pound rebounded a day ahead of the UK election after data revealed Britain's huge service sector picked up speed in April, countering signs that the economy has been slowing of late.
Political chaos under Isis in Iraq is having an unexpected impact on sales of tobacco, according to half-year results released by Imperial Tobacco.
Brussels has confirmed today that it will conduct a �comprehensive� investigation into search engines, social networks and other big internet companies as it set out its plans for a digital single market in Europe.
Discount chain Poundland has said it will enter into detailed talks with the competition watchdog in a bid to save its �55 million takeover of rival 99p Stores.