Monte dei Paschi di Siena  chief executive Fabrizio Viola. Photograph: Marc Hill/Bloomberg

Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena launched a €3 billion share sale yesterday, its second cash call in less than a year, to plug a capital shortfa(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron speaking at the Invest Northern Ireland investment conference at the Titanic Belfast, yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA.

European Union rules, particularly those applying to small companies, must be reduced, or abolished, some of Britain’s most influential business leade(...)