Goldman Sachs made up to an estimated £251 million (US$400 million) in 2012 from speculating on food including wheat, maize and soy, prompting campaigners to accuse the bank of contributing to a growing global food crisis.
Primark have reported a massive 25% rise in profits for the past three months, subsequently boosting profits at owner Associated British Food.
The growth of mobile site sales has seen EBay's sales for the last three months rise 18%.
Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, has reported a 7% increase in their Christmas sales.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published final guidance that will help financial firms avoid creating and operating incentives schemes that drive mis-selling.
Fitch Ratings' expectation is that Congress will raise the debt ceiling and that the risk of a U.S. sovereign default remains extremely low. Nonetheless, and in line with our previous guidance, failure to raise the debt ceiling in a timely manner will prompt a formal review of the U.S. sovereign ratings.
The shares of suppliers of iPhone parts to Apple, including Sharp, have dropped on the back on the news that orders of the phone will be cut.
The number of sackings and suspensions of staff at financial institutions has reached its highest level in 5 years, according to figures obtained by international law firm Pinsent Masons.
Weak long-term return on assets is the key fundamental problem for companies with defined-benefit pension schemes, Fitch Ratings says.
A fresh stimulus package to revive the Japanese economy has been approved by the government.