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Alison Rose to become first female RBS chief executive

Alison Rose will be the first woman to lead one of Britain’s biggest banks after Royal Bank of Scotland named her as its new chief executive.

Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow

Some of the world’s largest firms including Amazon and Google have committed to big-spending green energy plans as calls for climate action increase.

Cost saving drives KPMG to cut hundreds of admin roles

According to the Financial Times, managers at other professional services firms have been contacted by KPMG personal assistants searching for new work. Those that have kept their roles will have their job title changed to ‘executive assistant’.

Tilney and Smith & Williamson strike £1.8bn wealth management and professional services deal

Investment group Tilney and professional services firm Smith & Williamson said today they have agreed a merger which will create a combined business with an enterprise value of £1.8bn.

Trump sues Manhattan District Attorney and accounting firm Mazars over attempt to get tax returns

President Donald Trump on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and his long time accounting firm Mazars.

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