“Unless a private equity white knight comes riding over the hill, it could end up being a case of as you were [for Ulster Bank]. At least until 2016.” Photograph: Frank Miller

We now know that whatever comes of Royal Bank of Scotland’s strategic review of Ulster Bank, it won’t involve KBC Bank Ireland. At least not until (...)

AA said it would offer up to 554 million new and existing shares at 250 pence per share

Roadside rescue company the AA said on Friday that it would issue £210 million of new shares in an accelerated initial public offering, valuing the c(...)

 Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old controlling business magnate in Formula One racing, waits for the first day of his trial for bribery  in Munich, Germany.  Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone (83) has denied bribery charges at the start of a trial in Germany that threatens to break his decades-long(...)

David Cameron addresses workers at the Hinkley  nuclear power station

As an island nation with a woefully ill-thought-out energy strategy, Britain has latterly become very switched on to the idea it needs to act urgently(...)

The London Eye is seen near the Houses of Parliament at dawn in central London. Merlin Entertainments, whose attractions include the Madame Tussauds waxworks and Legoland theme parks, plans to sell at least 20 per cent of its shares in a stock market debut in London. Photograph: Reuters

Merlin Entertainments has announced eagerly-awaited plans to float on the London stock market in a deal which could value the owner of Madame Tussauds(...)