RBS Group expects rise in profit
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.
IMF lowers global growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
UK retail sales continue to grow
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Alstom charged with corruption
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
'Act now' on tax credit renewal
Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.