Watchdog hits PwC with 2 separate probes

Investigation relates to audit clients Tesco and Barclays

Whitehall

Private group helps exchequer chase debts

Ministers strike deal with US-owned ‘recovery management’ company

Christmas Day heading for record sales

Tablets and smartphones to drive holiday sales

Clipstone in Channel Island listing

Real estate investment trust raises £40m after dropping London float

Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness

Chief seeks to mend fences after year of missteps

Rolls-Royce admits it’s time to deliver

Chief aims to ‘professionalise’ group after year of profit warnings

Drugmaker Hikma eyes up acquisitions

Group seeking good targets at a reasonable price

Big banks need to embrace digital era

Smaller operators are posing a threat to the status quo as they target profitable areas

Barclays limits potential Asia clients

UK lender in ‘merciless’ review of activities in the region

Ex-RBS trader arrested in forex probe

Move by SFO marks acceleration of global investigation

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Qatar makes Tottenham Hotspur its goal

Gulf state sets sights on buying Premier League club

Will immigration policies hit my firm?

Specialist tax credits may be claimed

Rangers picks Ashley ally Llambias as CEO

Football club and retail magnate brush aside threat of Scottish FA action

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

Good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed

City Insider: To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, banker popularity and George Osborne’s Christmas card

Police drop probe into Serco contract

No evidence that outsourcer falsified prisoner escort figures

Smiths Group CEO to step down

Exit comes as conglomerate grapples with sales falls in key units

Aer Lingus rejects bid from IAG

Shares in Irish airline soar amid interest from BA owner

Royal Mail’s red herrings

Lord Myners’ push to shake up IPOs may need a shove

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