Barclays was accused of "paying for Manchester United but getting Colchester United" as it faced shareholder anger over rising bonuses and falling profits.
Travis Perkins revealed a sharp hike in sales today as the owner of the Wickes DIY chain and more than 600 builders' merchant yards benefited from Britain's construction and housing market recovery.
Consumer goods giant Unilever, whose brands include Flora and Magnum ice cream, has been impacted by the stronger euro and slower emerging markets.
The chief executive of STV hopes its soon to launch city television service can break even in its first year of trading.
FAST growing budget clothing chain Primark, owned by Associated British Foods, is to try and crack the United States.
SAGA is thought to be planning a stock exchange flotation that could value it at £3 billion and see the insurer raise around £750 million.
JOHN Byrne, the celebrated Scottish artist and playwright, has designed the label for a limited run of the latest brew from Edinburgh's Barney's Beer.
MARK Fisher, a former chief lieutenant to Fred Goodwin at RBS and operations director at Lloyds since 2009, is stepping down from the banking frontline.
SPORTS Direct International has criticised its large shareholders for failing to back a bonus scheme which could have handed Mike Ashley £70 million in shares.
GLASGOW-based marketing entrepreneur Oli Norman has slimmed down his Dada public relations agency to focus resources behind Itison, his fast-growing daily deals website.
ARM Holdings, the Cambridge firm which produces chip designs that help to power Apple products, has said it secured six new customers in the last quarter which helped drive its revenues up by 10% to a record £186.7 million.
GLASGOW-based Keppie Design has devised plans for a £40 million sports development in Malaysia.
PLEXUS Holdings, the Aberdeen-based well technology firm, has won a contract worth around £600,000 from a Portuguese oil and gas firm.
The sharp rise in the value of Manchester United's shares after David Moyes was sacked was wiped out in the space of an hour when the New York Stock Exchange opened for trading on Wednesday.
Factory orders are growing at their fastest rate for nearly two decades, figures showed today, as Bank of England policymakers said the UK's economic recovery was "building momentum".
Cake shop chain Patisserie Valerie is set to roll out more new stores after unveiling plans to raise £33 million through a stock market flotation.