Firms warned on 'ridiculous' pay
Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.
RBS fined over illegal HK trades
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.
KFC owner's profits get China boost
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.
McDonald's profit hurt by US sales
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.
Small print 'longer than a novel'
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.
HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.