Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary during the company's AGM in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA. Ryanair · Nils Pratley on finance.
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.
Protesters from Greenpeace have boarded the vehicle carrier Elbe Highway, in an attempt to block its shipment of Volkswagen cars from being delivered to the UK.
UK public sector borrowing is at its lowest level since the financial crisis, the ONS revealed this morning, giving chancellor Philip Hammond more wiggle room to ease austerity measures in his November budget.
Hinkley Point C construction site. Capita staff are to go on strike for six days from 5 October in a dispute over pension. Photograph: EDF Energy.