Britain's highest court on
Wednesday upheld an earlier Court of Appeal ruling that credit
card companies Visa and Mastercard restricted
competition in the way they set fees for retailers, opening the
way for them to seek compensation.
The uncle of Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad was found guilty of acquiring millions of euros
worth of French property using funds diverted from the Syrian
state and sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday.
Shares in China Pacific
Insurance Co (CPIC) rose on their London debut on Wednesday
after the company completed the largest fund raising on the
London Stock Exchange in three years, sparking hopes of a
revival in the market for initial public offerings.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
said on Wednesday Britain could deal with its economy in "a
creative and constructive way" after a status quo transition
with the European Union finishes at the end of this year.
delivered a 12-foot (3.6-metre) tall mock-up of an Amazon parcel
to the French finance ministry on Wednesday to demand that the
government rein in the e-commerce giant's expansion in France.