Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company ‘Square’.
It’s the world’s favourite sweet treat – and this week one of the industry’s biggest players warned that supplies could soon be running low. Guardian writers around the world report on the causes of the problem, from disease and crop failure to the rise of the chocolate crisp
If you’re looking for a place to start telling the story of chocolate, you could do worse than head to Abengourou, in the east of Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer. Farmers have been growing cocoa for generations here – but, in a week of fresh warnings of a
HSBC’s Swiss-based private banking arm confirms it has been placed under formal investigation in France, days after being accused of tax fraud by Belgium authorities.
State-backed bank Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) says a data error means it only just passed a European stress test of its balance sheet.