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British Car Auctions, the country's largest seller of second-hand vehicles, is driving towards listing on the London Stock Exchange.
American banking giant, JP Morgan, has suffered what is being described as the single largest cyber attack in history, after 82 million bank accounts were hacked.
Mike Ashley has increased his stakes in Debenhams and Rangers Football Club.
The controversial payday lender, Wonga, has announced plans to write-off the debt of more than 330,000 customers.
Virgin Money, the bank part-owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange.
Japanese stock markets were shaken on Wednesday as $617bn (£370bn) worth of shares transactions were made by mistake and then cancelled.
A record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) was withdrawn from bond giant Pimco by its investors after the unexpected departure of its boss Bill Gross last month.
Tesco will be investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over the £250m overstatement on its profit forecast.
The controversial pay day loans firm Wonga has reported a 50% drop in annual profits for 2013.
UK building societies enjoyed a strong annual reporting season as the sector looks forward to a more confident outlook. However, amid the positive signs, the sector needs to tackle a number of longer term challenges, according to a report by professional services firm, KPMG.