retail sales

Worldpay: Contactless payments overtake chip & pin

Contactless payments are now more popular than chip and pin card transactions in the UK. New data from payment processing company, Worldpay, found that 51% of in-store card...

JP Morgan boss becomes latest to pull out from Saudi event

The JP Morgan (LON: JMC) boss has been the latest to pull out of the investment conference in Riyadh. Amid the growing tensions between the US and...
Claire's

Claire’s considering UK store closures

Claire's is reportedly considering store closures across the UK, amid a persistently difficult trading environment for many high street retailers. The accessories company is reported...

Superdry shares tumble 20pc on profit warning

Superdry has warned of a £10 million hit to profits, causing shares to dive 20%. The summer heatwave and unusually warm autumn led to the...
Theresa May

Theresa May set to update MPs after Brexit talks stall

Theresa May is set to update MPs about Brexit negotiations, after talks with the EU hit a standstill over the weekend. The Prime Minister is...

Richard Branson pauses talks with Saudi

Sir Richard Branson has suspended talks over $1 billion Saudi investment following the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Branson told the Guardian that...

Patisserie Valerie finance director arrested

Patisserie Valerie's (LON: CAKE) finance director was arrested on Thursday. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange on Friday, the cake chain said that...

WH Smith announce 30 store closures

WH Smith has announced plans to close 30 stores. Over the next three years, the group will close six WH Smith stores and 24 Cardmarket outlets...

Trump visit costs police £18m

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has revealed that Donald Trump's UK visit cost police almost £18 million. The US President's four-day visit to the UK...
ebay

eBay tax bill jumps £7m following HMRC investigation

Following a review by the HMRC, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has agreed to pay an extra £7 million in UK tax. This comes on the call for...
climate change

Apple & Dialog confirm $300m deal, Dialog shares rise 30pc

In a $300 million (£227 million) deal, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is hiring 300 computer chip engineers from Dialog Semiconductor (ETR: DLG). The deal will also include some...
bba

Singapore Airlines: Longest non-stop flight to depart

Singapore Airlines is to relaunch the world's longest flight on Thursday. The 10,400-mile route from Singapore to New York takes 18 hours and 25 minutes...
nissan

Nissan ad makes misleading claims, says ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said Nissan's (TYO: 7201) new advert has made misleading claims over how fast the new Leaf can recharge. The...
DUP

The DUP threaten to vote against Budget over Brexit ‘red-line’

The DUP party have threatened to vote against the government's budget if it breaches its red-line with regards to the Irish border. Whilst the threat...
Chequers

Chequers: Theresa May’s Brexit deal explained

Theresa May's Chequers plan has been dominating the news cycle as of late, with various MPs voicing their doubts over the proposals. However, despite the...

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, announced on Tuesday she will resign in January. After two years in the post, the resignation came as...
UK economy

UK economy fails to grow in August

The UK economy failed to grow in August according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), despite predictions of 1.0 percent growth from Economists. Nevertheless,...
public finances

UK public finances ranked among the worst globally, says IMF

UK public finances have been ranked among the worst globally, according to an assessment of government assets and liabilities by the International Monetary Fund...
greggs

Greggs to “ramp up” food labelling

Greggs has announced plans to "ramp up" labelling on goods bought in store following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse. The group's chief executive, Roger Whiteside, said the bakery...

Virgin Galactic is just “weeks” from space trip

Sir Richard Branson has told CNBC that the Virgin Galactic is "weeks" away from a trip into space. The Virgin founder (LON: VM) and CEO said...