Online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000.

It’s taken almost a decade and a half but, at last, online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three form(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

TopShop retail billionaire Philip Green, backer of MySale Group. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Casualties of the unprecedented rush to float on the London stock market continue to mount, joined this week by the strange case of MySale Group, t(...)

Mike Ashley founded Sports Direct in 1982 and has built it into Britain’s biggest and most successful sports retailing chain. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

When you’re already one of Britain’s richest men, with an estimated fortune of almost £4 billion, what motivates you? In the case of Mike Ashley, the (...)

London mayor Boris Johnson: always defended  Barclays bicycle sponsorship deal. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

The distinctive blue “Boris Bikes” that dart around London’s roads, ridden with varying degrees of competence by tourists and locals alike, will be(...)

People walk past a sign outside of a branch of TSB bank in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Will investors say “yes” to TSB, the bank that is returning to the stock market after an absence of almost 20 years?Still best known for its catchy 19(...)

PFIZER’S £69 billion bid for AstraZeneca may be dead in the water, for now at least, but the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant has some hard work ah(...)

Ian Read, chairman and chief executive of Pfizer leaves Portcullis House after attending a parliamentary business and enterprise committee hearing on the possible takeover of AstraZeneca, in London.

As Westminster grillings go, the enquiry into Pfizer’s proposed £63 billion (€77 billion) takeover bid for AstraZeneca was a relatively restrained aff(...)

The furore created by Pfizer’s  £63 billion (€77 billion) bid for AstraZeneca  neared fever pitch yesterday. Photographer: Bloomberg

The furore created by the £63 billion (€77 billion) bid for Britain’s number-two pharmaceuticals group neared fever pitch yesterday, as politicians de(...)

 Hugh “Skip” McGee: one of Barclay’s highest paid employees last year.

The lavish pay and bonus bill that Barclays shareholders complained about so bitterly at last week’s annual meeting will be a little lighter fr(...)