Europe's biggest recruitment agency offered hope that the painfully high unemployment gripping the region could soon ease as it grew sales for the first time in nearly two years.
Prudential shares hit an all-time high in early trading after the company agreed a fresh tie-up with Standard Chartered and raised its dividend by 15 per cent.
Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo warned the political standoff between Ukraine and Russia poses less of a threat to business than a slowing Chinese economy.
Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke today admitted the supermarket giant has an image problem which still needs to be fixed and suggested that bigger is no longer better.
French Connection has managed to cut its losses as the fashion retailer scrapped its previous approach of selling plenty of garments at a discount and made more sales at full price.
Ocado has made £9 million from the first three months of its tie-up with Morrisons as the online grocer said its deal with the supermarket giant was on track.
The popular Waitrose scheme that gives complimentary hot drinks to loyalty card holders has been accused of putting independent coffee shops on the brink of closure.
UK executives at the games studio behind Candy Crush Saga are set to make millions more than initially thought from the company’s stock market listing, after the developer was today valued at up to $7.56 billion (£4.55 billion)
The national minimum wage is set to increase by 19p an hour to £6.50, the Government has announced.
Mark Carney has warned the Royal Bank of Scotland might have to move their headquarters to England if Scotland becomes independent and joins the European Union.
G4S has agreed to pay nearly £110m back to the taxpayer following a scandal in which it charged for the monitoring of non-existent electronic tags, including some which had been assigned to dead offenders.
The Bank of England hit back yesterday against claims that it had failed to act over manipulation of the $5.3 trillion (£3.2trn) a day foreign exchange market for up to eight years.
Sports Direct is attempting for a third time to get shareholders to approve a multi-million-pound bonus for the retailer's billionaire founder, Mike Ashley.
Outlook The Co-op board's reaction to Euan Sutherland's resignation should have been simple: "OK. Bye then."
Outlook Lord Myners' proposals for the Co-op board have much to recommend them. As you'd expect from a former Blair-era minister, they're a Third Way option between plc and mutual. They make the main board far easier to manage, based on a traditional executive and non-executive team, yet retain some external oversight from a separate committee of ordinary members.
A senior civil servant is photographed walking into Downing Street for a National Security Council meeting clutching a piece of paper upon which can clearly be read thoughts on how the Government should respond to the Ukraine crisis. Britain should "not support, for now, trade sanctions" nor should it "close London's financial centre to Russians".
Outlook Decisions, decisions for Lloyd Dorfman, founder of the Travelex empire. To float or to sell?
Short sellers are predicting bad news from Wm Morrison's preliminary results tomorrow.
Tens of thousands of the 200,000 "green" jobs that the Coalition has vowed will be created from investment in wind farms, solar energy and biomass could end up overseas, after flaws were found in the Energy Act.
A Silicon Valley investor in the likes of Facebook and Spotify has put $40m (£24m) into a UK start-up it thinks can fill the gap left by banks in the international money transfer market.
The insurance bill for the floods and storms that besieged Britain over the winter has hit £800 million - and with 1,500 households still exiled from their homes, the total cost will keep growing for some months to come, the industry association has revealed.
Mark Carney has pledged a “root and branch” review of the Bank of England’s intelligence-gathering capabilities - including the creation of a new deputy governor position - after the central bank was sucked into the foreign exchange fixing scandal.
Billionaire Mike Ashley is hoping for the third year in a row to convince Sports Direct shareholders that he deserves a huge bonus which would net the businessman an extra £67 million
Britain's manufacturers reported their strongest annual growth for nearly three years, official figures showed.
Tesco's high-street dominance continues to be eroded, with the latest data showing that the retailer’s market share has slipped to a 10-year low as shoppers desert it for discounters Aldi and Lidl.
The Bank of England will never fully unwind its quantitative easing programme economy, Governor Mark Carney said.
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has quit with a £1.5m payoff after being angered when leaks in the boardroom made public his controversial £3.6m salary and bonus deal.
Some 18 months ago, the board of Britain’s biggest bank heralded the coming of a “new” Barclays. The culture would change. Greed might not be abolished, but it would not drive the institution. Shareholders, clients and the public would benefit from a better balance between behaviour and profit; between employee compensation and shareholder return.
“Après moi, le deluge,” warned Louis XV. But what about après quantitative easing? What will happen to stock markets when all that easy money created by central banks is sucked back in? It’s the red-hot question for investors now as the Federal Reserve begins to taper its asset purchases and the Bank of England starts to acknowledge the possibility of rates rising.
A banana exporter that has previously been fined for paying off Colombian terrorist paramilitary groups and once admitted to price fixing has just agreed a $1bn (£600m) deal with Fyffes, the world’s oldest fruit brand, to create the largest banana exporter globally.