27 February 2015 Last updated at 12:08

New Oil and Gas UK head is namedDeirdre Michie

The new chief executive of offshore industry body Oil and Gas UK is named as Deirdre Michie, to replace Malcolm Webb.


Lloyds Bank signLloyds to resume dividend payments

Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.

Human eyeOptos agrees £259m takeover by Nikon

The Fife-based eye test firm, Optos, agrees to be taken over by the Japanese group Nikon in a deal worth £259m.

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RBS: Retreat and misdemeanours

The Royal Bank is shrinking from its global ambitions, but the continued costs of misconduct and litigation hang over it. Is this the year for Ross McEwan to escape the past by cutting a deal?

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How Labour pays for student fee cut

Labour would reduce tax relief for those earning £150,000 or more a year, shrink maximum pension pots to £1m and cut maximum annual pension contributions to £30,000 to pay for a cut to £6,000 in student fees.

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