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Sunday, May 13


Whitehall 'needs to get the basics right for business', says BCC boss Adam Marshall

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Ministers are failing to “get the basics right” on key policy decisions that would boost business investment and revive the flagging economy, the British Chambers of Commerce has warned. Overhauling the apprenticeship scheme and upgrading…

Sunday, Apr 8

Facebook, led by Mark Zuckerberg, cashes in on data scandal

Facebook is set to cash in on its data privacy scandal as new controls cut out middlemen and drive more advertising revenues to the social media giant. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, 33, has unveiled a raft of changes to head off a…

Sunday, Mar 4

Raise your glasses to return of the pub


Covent Garden's Nell Gwynne Tavern is a “proper pub”. Its customers want an “honest pint, a good old chat with their mates and a bit of blotting paper”. They don't, said Clive Watson, executive chairman of owner the City Pub Company, want…

Thursday, Mar 1

Europe 'missing boat on 5G revolution'


European industry risks falling behind Asia and the United States because of a failure to invest in new mobile networks, according to the head of Ericsson. Borje Ekholm, chief executive of the Swedish group, said that Europe was falling…

Wednesday, Feb 28

Lower prices in the shops ease pressure inflicted by inflation


Shop prices have sunk deeper into deflation, suggesting that the worst of the squeeze on incomes from sterling's devaluation since the Brexit vote may be over. Prices fell by 0.8 per cent in February compared with last year, driven by…

Comcast gatecrashes bid for Sky

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One of the top ten shareholders in Sky has welcomed Comcast's surprise bid to hijack 21st Century Fox's planned £18.5 billion takeover of the pay-TV broadcaster, as the City prepares for a bidding war. The American cable television giant…

Provident has extra funds in sight to cover compensation


Provident Financial is raising £331 million from investors, in part to compensate more than a million sub-prime borrowers denied the full truth about its credit card charges over a 15-year period. The doorstep lender announced the rights…

Sunday, Feb 25

RBS, led by Ross McEwan, to resume dividend once Americans sign sub-prime deal

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Royal Bank of Scotland is working on plans to reinstate its dividend in the second half of this year — if it can reach a settlement with the US Department of Justice over mis-selling claims. The taxpayer-backed bank broke into the black…

Saturday, Feb 24

Persimmon chief bows to pressure and cuts bonus

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A housebuilding chief executive at the centre of a protracted fat cat row was forced into a £25 million climbdown yesterday after furious shareholders issued veiled threats to vote him off the board. Jeff Fairburn yielded to pressure from…

Friday, Feb 23

Barclays says dividend will double as pre-tax profits rise 10 per cent


The chief executive of Barclays has apologised for glitches in its stockbroking arm that have caused widespread frustration among customers. Jes Staley insisted that no harm had been done to customers — only to Barclays' own “press…

Thursday, Feb 22


Barclays restores dividend as profits rise

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Barclays increased pre-tax profit 10 per cent last year to £3.5 billion but was still weighed down with £1.2 billion of costs for legal problems and wrongdoing and a question mark still hangs over the future of its chief executive. The…

Centrica to cut 4000 jobs as profits fall

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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Good morning. It has been a miserable 12 months for the embattled British Gas owner Centrica and there is little sign of it improving.…

Monday, Feb 12


The PM should move her focus to America if she wants a good Brexit

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Barely a week has gone by without there being some supposed “crunch” meeting for the prime minister. These are portrayed as marking the point at which ambiguities over the government's precise intentions over the UK's departure from the…

Saturday, Feb 10

Border delays down the line as Eurostar goes Dutch


The long-awaited direct Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam will be launched in April. The trip from London St Pancras to Amsterdam will take 3hr 41min, but the journey back will take an hour longer because of a bureaucratic…

Friday, Feb 9


Scandal-hit poultry firm 2 Sisters to shut down three plants


Up to nine hundred jobs are under threat at three poultry plants belonging to 2 Sisters Food Group, Britain's largest supplier of supermarket chicken. The embattled company, which was hit by a food safety scandal last year, confirmed that…

Wednesday, Feb 7


Tesco faces threat of £4bn back pay bill

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Tesco faces a demand of up to £4 billion in back pay from thousands of mostly female staff in what could become Britain's largest claim for equal pay. Leigh Day, a law firm, has launched a legal action on behalf of almost 100 Tesco shop…

Wall Street bounces back but City is hit by £50bn fall

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Wall Street staged a remarkable comeback last night after Monday's sharp falls in a day of high volatility on global stock markets. In London, the FTSE 100 index had its worst session in 19 months, as leading share indices in Europe and…

Grayling misses his rail connection


Spotting a strategic visionary can be tricky — not least in this government. So, how lucky that one cabinet minister has saved everyone the trouble by already identifying himself as a proper futurist thinker: Chris Grayling, transport…

Tuesday, Feb 6

Take it or leave it, Broadcom tells rival in hostile bid battle

The stakes were raised yesterday in what would be the largest technology deal in history when Broadcom made an improved offer for Qualcomm, and accompanied it with a warning that it will walk away unless an agreement is reached by March 6.…

Sunday, Feb 4

Is Snapchat boss Even Spiegel the new Steve Jobs, or just a frat boy with a good idea?

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The pitch for Snapchat, the biggest technology float that Wall Street had seen in years, was simple. Evan Spiegel — the then 26-year-old founder of the popular disappearing-messaging app — was a “once-in-a-generation” leader, a product…

Soho house, founded by Nick Jones, cooks up $2bn float in New York

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Soho House, the private members' club chain, is considering a $2bn float in New York. The company, which was founded by Nick Jones in 1995, could go public in the middle of the year. The mooted listing, first reported by Sky News yesterday…

Saturday, Feb 3


Purplebricks rejects bank's attack on sales

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Purplebricks is known for its “commisery” adverts. In this one the father of the bride rants that he has wasted money on feesPurplebricks. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them…

Friday, Feb 2


Fall in revenue pushes BT shares to five-year low

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BT has reported a drop in third-quarter revenues after higher investment in mobiles such as Apple's £999 iPhone X and the cost of efforts to reduce customer complaints. The 3 per cent fall in revenue to £5.97 billion in the three months to…


13% of households have wealth of £1m


Watching the floats at the Notting Hill Carnival. Households became 16 per cent wealthier in the space of two yearsReuters. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe…

Thursday, Jan 25


Mortgage approvals at 4-year low as housing market slows

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British high street banks approved the smallest number of mortgages in nearly four years last month, adding to signs that the housing market is in the grip of a slowdown. Lenders approved 36,115 mortgages for house purchases in December,…

Sunday, Jan 21


Dixons hires data supremo Alex Baldock to lead revival

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Dixons Carphone has pinned its hopes of a revival on a data evangelist who transformed the Littlewoods catalogue publisher into one of Britain's biggest online retailers. Chairman Lord (Ian) Livingston this weekend hired Alex Baldock, the…

We must stay in customs union, urges CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn

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The CBI is calling for Britain to remain in a customs union with the EU, in a direct challenge to the government's ambition to pursue an independent trade policy after Brexit. In a speech at Warwick University tomorrow, the CBI director…

Sunday, Jan 14

Deutsche boss John Cryan: no City exit

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Deutsche Bank will move far fewer jobs to Frankfurt after Brexit than the 4,000 that has been widely reported, according to the lender's British boss. “The 4,000 number that comes up again and again is much too high,” John Cryan told a…

Jaguar plots robot future from new Irish hub of Shannon

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Jaguar Land Rover is betting on an electric and driverless future with a new software engineering hub in Shannon, Ireland. The Midlands car maker plans to create 150 jobs at the site, where it will research new technologies to fuel its…

Saturday, Jan 13

GKN pushes ahead with demerger after rejecting £7bn takeover offer

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An opportunistic takeover bid for GKN has smoked out plans for one of the biggest demergers in British industrial history. Shares in the engineering group soared to a ten-year high after it said that it would accelerate plans to split its…