Billionaire Talisman investor Carl Icahn and US golfer Phil Mickelson are at the centre of an FBI insider trading probe.
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Outdoor goods retailer Mountain Warehouse got a boost from heavy rain and floods as sales of waterproofs soared boosting profits.
The amount banks have lent to small companies fell by £700million in the first quarter of the year, despite new rules which were designed to boost debt funding for businesses.
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline was one of the biggest fallers on London's top-flight today after it emerged that its commercial practices were facing a criminal investigation.
The FTSE 100 Index was in a better mood after the Bank Holiday weekend, up 29.2 points to 6,844.9, as it caught up following gains on European markets.
One of the UK's top photographers is to have some of his work featured in a campaign to help save the world's oceans from destructive fishing practices.
Champions League glory was not enough for Real Madrid to topple Bayern Munich as the world’s most valuable football brand.
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Intercontinental Hotels – owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands – has turned down a £6billion takeover bid from a mystery American suitor.
BP boss Bob Dudley is expected to meet bosses at Russian oil giant Rosneft today, defying international opinion. BP has a near 20% stake in Rosneft, the world’s biggest publicly traded oil firm
Rosneft, BP agree to explore for shale oil in Russia amid sanctions
Two major banking groups have apologised after customers were hit by separate technical glitches today. RBS Group said customers of its brands NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank struggled to log in.
UK banking has suffered another damaging blow to its already shaky reputation after Barclays was fined £26million for trying to rig the price of gold.
The FTSE 100 Index was 0.5 points lower at 6,820.6 yesterday in a busy session for corporate results.
The Foreign Office has warned that UK oil workers are facing an increased threat of kidnapping in Iraq.
FirstGroup will not pay a dividend to shareholders for the second year running after admitting it needs more time to revive its UK bus operation.
The FTSE 100 closed lower for the second day in a row today after weak earnings from Vodafone and Marks & Spencer proved a drag on the market. The index finished 42.5 points down at 6802.
The UK’s top oil bosses have pleaded with UK Government ministers for a simple and predictable tax regime for the North Sea.
The European Union’s top competition regulator has accused JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole of colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates.
More people around the world than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, a new report says.
An academic study has been branded "bizarre" after it claimed there was only five years supply of oil left in the North Sea.
Online domestic appliances retailer ao.com has launched a "revolutionary" digital show room for TVs ahead of an expected rush of buyers upgrading their sets for the World Cup.
Holiday firm Thomas Cook has been hit by a quarter of a million fewer holidaymakers travelling to the popular winter sun destination of Egypt.
Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail Group, which owns Currys and PC World, have announced a £3.7billion merger deal.
Clean energy firm Ecotricityhas snapped up a small scale wind turbine manufacturer from out of administration saving 29 jobs in Leicestershire.
A UK-wide network of cake shops achieved a £170million valuation today as the owner the owner of Patisserie Valerie made its debut on the London Stock Exchange's alternative investment market (AIM).
The number of Scots in work has reached a new high, with a record 2.6million people across the country now in employment.
The European Commission has approved plans by Lloyds Banking Group to list hundreds of branches renamed TSB on the London Stock Exchange.
The Bank of England has upgraded its forecast for UK growth and employment.
British property agency GVA has announced plans to join forces with engineering conglomerate Bilfinger in a deal estimated to be worth £100million.
FTSE 100 Index touches 14-year high