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The Co-operative Bank has reported a loss of £75.8m for the first half of 2014.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is planning to raise almost £1 billion from shareholders in a rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn acquisition.
Minutes from the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) show that the committee did not vote unanimously to keep interest rates at 0.5% for the first time in three years.
The sharp fall in inflation means there will be no rise in interest rates in 2014, economists believe.
The British bank, Standard Chartered, has been given a fine of $300 million by New York regulators over its laundering controls.
The rate of inflation in the UK slowed to 1.6% in July, from 1.9% in June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Bank of England has upgraded its growth forecast slightly for the UK economy from 3.4% to 3.5% this year, and 2.9% to 3% in 2015.
Zynga, the online games maker, has cut its 2014 outlook due to delayed launching of new games and continued losses.
FTSE 100 companies paid almost £2bn less into employee pension schemes last year, according to a new report.
General election uncertainty, a booming IPO market and a lack of sellers have played their part in UK private company M&A activity having its worst quarter since 2007. This is in stark contrast to the surge in UK growth which recently prompted the IMF to raise its economic forecasts for the second time this year.