Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
Shares in Asia on Wednesday slide into negative territory, following Wall Street's lead after fatal shooting in Canada worries investors.
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
The fate of people turned down for payday loans owing to stricter regulations on the industry has prompted polarised debate.
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
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