Microsoft has reported strong growth in its latest quarterly financial results, crediting continued cloud uptake in the commercial sector and an increase in people subscribing to its Office 365 products.
A company linked to Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has said it is taking legal action over reports that cash from a firm that marketed a failed bond scheme funded his salary.
London’s blue-chip index was lower on Wednesday after a hit to oil prices weighed on commodity stocks.
Biometric cards which enable people to verify payments using their fingerprint rather than needing to enter a Pin are now being used by some NatWest customers.
Boeing estimates that it will spend one billion US dollars to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes.
Fast-growing car-sharing platform Drivy has been bought by its largest global rival for 300 million US dollars (£231 million).
Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has insisted he has done “nothing wrong” after reports that a firm that marketed a failed bond scheme funded his second job salary.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has missed his full-year borrowing target despite the deficit reaching a 17-year low.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has kick-started the recruitment process for the next Bank of England governor as Mark Carney’s exit looms.
Aviva’s UK insurance boss Andy Briggs has stepped down amid a raft of changes following the appointment of group chief executive Maurice Tulloch.