A billionaire metals magnate with links to Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson was acquitted of bribery charges yesterday after Britain's white-collar crime-fighting agency pulled the plug on a landmark prosecution.
EXPECTATIONS of future house price rises have hit a 14-year high just as Bank of England chief Mark Carney signalled monetary policy would remain exceptionally loose despite the potential for them to jump at �warp speed�.
Britain's big energy giants have been accused of "green murder" as Scottish & Southern Energy became only the second to pass on a �50 "green" saving to every one of its customers - including those on fixed-price contracts.
U-turns don't get any bigger than this. Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, wanted to hand the private sector �15bn a year to buy the armed forces' guns, tanks and submarines.
Prudential said yesterday it plans to generate �10 billion in cash in the four years through 2017, raising speculation the UK's largest insurer by market value may increase its dividend.