Greece has greatly threatened its chances of an EU bail-out by slamming Germany over war-time atrocities and accusing Italy of hiding public debt.
The dispute came as a general strike in Greece spilled over into violent clashes between hooded youths and riot police in Athens, the Telegraph reports, with protestors shouting "burn the banks".
Greece was brought to a standstill for 24 hours, halting flights, trains, and shipping, and shutting schools and hospitals.
Theodoros Pangalos, deputy prime minister, said Germany had no right to reproach Greece for anything after it devastated the country under the Nazi occupation, which left 300,000 dead.
"They took away the gold that was in the Bank of Greece, and they never gave it back. They shouldn't complain so much about stealing and not being very specific about economic dealings," he told the BBC. Full story...
Thousands of Equitable Life investors have been told the Government will outline compensation plans within two weeks of receiving a key report in May.
Last year the Government confirmed it would compensate policyholders who had been "disproportionately affected" by the problems at the society.
It will provide details of the ex-gratia payments within 14 days of receiving a report by former Appeal Court judge Sir John Chadwick. However, it did not say how soon after the publication of the report it would begin to make payments to policyholders, according to the Times.
The Equitable Members Action Group (Emag) recently accused the Government of dragging its feet, as it has already been more than a year since Sir John was appointed to look into the issue of redress. Full story...
HMRC's system for dealing with older people's tax affairs is too complex and leads to many people overpaying tax, according to MPs.
More than two million older people have paid more tax on their savings income than they need to, the Public Accounts Committee found.
HM Revenue and Customs also does not know how many people miss out on age-related allowances they are entitled to, the BBC reports.
Discrepancies between the HMRC's records and those of employers and pension providers mean 1.5 million older people overpaid £250m in tax - but these people were less likely to contact the tax authority for help than younger taxpayers.
"The department [HMRC] should devise simpler systems so that older people can have peace of mind about their tax affairs," the report found. Full story...
Following Zurich acquisition
Aviva has set out its strategy to launch an investments, savings and retirement division as it seeks to simplify its overall business.
Clients and advisers frustrated by red tape
More than 4,500 retail investors affected
Failure to engage