Regularly named France's richest person and for years the wealthiest woman in the world thanks to her L'Or�al inheritance, Liliane Bettencourt lived her life surrounded by the scent of money, politics and more than a touch of scandal.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary during the company's AGM in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA. Ryanair · Nils Pratley on finance.
Britain's public sector spending deficit dropped to its lowest August total since 2007 after an increase in VAT revenues and a squeeze on local authority borrowing.
Deliveroo's global expansion has sparked a 611 per cent increase in annual sales, but the start-up food delivery firm failed to turn a profit as investment costs weighed on its bottom line.
Two environmental protesters are spending a night on a port gantry after a protest targeting VW diesel cars being delivered to the UK from Germany.