Barclays: bad news keeps on coming

In and out of reputational rehab, the UK bank has produced three nasty surprises in two days

BT lifts payout as broadband take-up grows

Sports TV rights spur acquisition of new customers

NAB considers float of UK banking units

Lender turns focus on core Australia and New Zealand markets

Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuities

British insurer says ‘discipline’ is paying off in profits

Barclays sets aside £500m for forex probe

Investment bank decline limits rise in third-quarter profit

Legal & General cuts tracker fees

Charge for mainstream index tracking products down to 0.1%

Shell taps ex-BofA man to be new chairman

Oil major’s third-quarter profits above expectations

‘Future Fifty’ start-ups enjoy bumper year

Tech City success but some high-profile companies struggle

Tesco woes deepen as SFO launches probe

Criminal investigation under way into retailer’s overstated profits

Stagecoach to expand Megabus in Europe

Group will spend £20m on buying new vehicles

Heathrow core profits rise 12%

UK’s largest airport claims growing support for expansion

UK banks seek to offload toxic mortgages

Lenders pursue deals with private equity funds

Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

Profit warning is the first from clothes retailer since 1998

Next cuts forecasts after warm weather

Clothing retailer suffers ‘much weaker’ sales in September and October

Lloyds – mechanisation is never mechanistic

Execution risks of banking digitisation are substantial

Europe’s banks too feeble to spur growth

One doubts whether the capital in eurozone institutions is enough to drive the economy forward

Ex-Tullett broker charged in Libor probe

UK SFO has now brought cases against 13 people

Chapel Down reaps record harvest

Kent-based company sees total tonnage of fruit up 40% on 2013

Balfour gets go-ahead for Parsons sale

Shareholders back decision to offload US design consultancy

Agents to stars can teach motivation

Like other professional firms, they must keep clients happy


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