LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) -
HMV is the latest retail casualty, calling in administrators Deloitte, with 4,350 jobs and 238 stores at risk.
Former HSBC chairman Lord Green told a House of Lords committee that Britain's banks were in a "downward spiral" of poor lending decisions in relation to small businesses.
The Petrol Retailers' Association says up to 1,000 independent petrol retailers could close by 2017 because of competition from supermarkets.
STERLING'S SAFE-HAVEN STATUS IS THREATENED BY EUROPE DEBATE
Years of uncertainty over Britain's continued membership of the European Union is weighing on investor appetite for sterling, analysts say.
Shares in U.S. PC maker Dell surged after reports emerged that it had been approached by private equity buyout firms.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended for the first time that women over 30 in England and Wales be given breast cancer drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene as a preventative measure.