The government may yet have to tighten anti-bribery rules following a legal challenge to its decision to tone down regulations. Much tighter rules were introduced by the Export Credit Guarantee Agency last May, including requirements to file details of commissions paid to agents. There will now be a public consultation.
New York businesses are backing a congestion charge scheme similar to London's. The 200-firm Partnership for New York City includes figures such as Time Warner chief executive Richard Parsons. Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to introduce commuter tolls but was blocked by state officials fearing a suburban voter backlash. Congestion charges would raise more.
A decision to extend the life of Britain's biggest nuclear power station is needed soon, according to British Energy chief executive Mike Alexander.
Alexander claimed that if nothing is done within a few months Dungeness B will close within two years.