UK Retail

UK retail sales boosted thanks to warm weather and football

UK retail sales increased by 0.7 percent in July, helped by warmer weather and the World Cup. New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...
Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Hikma Pharmaceuticals raises guidance, shares climb

Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LON:HIK) raised its guidance for the year, after a promising first-half of trading. The multinational pharmaceutical company reported group revenue of $989 million,...
RBS

RBS ranked last in bank league tables

RBS (LON:RBS) has been ranked joint last in a personal banking league table, tying with Clydesdale. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the...

Turkey retaliates and hikes tariffs on US imports

Turkey has increased tariffs on US imports following the US's decision last week to double tariffs for Turkey.  Turkey has increased tariffs on various products including passenger...

UK house price growth slumps, lowest growth found in London

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown a slump in UK house prices to the lowest annual rate in five years. UK...
rm direct lending

CEO earnings increase 11pc to £4m

Pay for chief executives at FTSE 100 firms increased by 11 percent last year to almost £4 million, according to a new report. The High Pay...
brexit

Brexit: growing support for Final Say referendum

A new poll from the Independent has shown a growth in support for a new referendum on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The survey carried out by BMG Research...

Vienna crowned world’s most liveable city

Vienna has been named the world's most liveable city, knocking Melbourne off the top spot. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey ranked Vienna as...

Mike Ashley vows to keep 80pc House of Fraser stores open

After buying House of Fraser last week, Mike Ashley has vowed to keep 80 percent stores open. The Sports Direct (LON: SPD) owner, who bought...
First Group

Train fares expected to rise as customer satisfaction plummets

UK train fares are expected to rise by 3.5 percent in January, with official figures to be published on Wednesday. The increase, which could add...
Trump

UN rights chief: Trump’s anti-media rhetoric is ‘close to incitement of violence’

The UN human rights chief has said that Donald Trump's anti-press rhetoric is “very close to incitement to violence”. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned that the US...
Premier African Minerals

Premier African Minerals shares rally after RHA update

Shares in Premier African Minerals (LON:PREM) rallied on Monday after the company issued an update on the status on restructuring efforts of RHA. The restructuring...
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Amazon to be told to end guaranteed next-day delivery

Amazon will be told to end it's guaranteed next-day delivery service by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The UK advertising regulator has reported that Amazon's guarantee for next-day...

High street job losses expected to total 30,000

High street job losses for 2018 have now reached over 30,000 as Homebase is expected to announce the closure of up to 80 stores this week. The...
Brexit

Brexit: Firms facing “supply shock” as EU citizens avoid UK

Firms are increasingly struggling to recruit employees after a steep fall in the number of EU citizens coming to the UK, a report has...
mark carney

Carney warns chance of no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high”

The Bank of England governor has warned that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high”.  Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mark Carney said...
william hill

William Hill shares fall 7pc as group swings into loss

William Hill (LON: WMH) has reported a £819.6 million loss in the six months to 26 June and has blamed the UK government’s clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The...
Countrywide

Countrywide shares plummet 60pc after emergency cash call

Shares in Countrywide plunged by over 60 percent after the group asked investors for £140 million of emergency funds. The group launched a “back to basics” turnaround...

Rolls-Royce shares rise despite engine problems

Shares in Rolls-Royce rose around three percent on Thursday morning. The company said that it expects to make underlying operating profits of between £400 million-£500...
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Amazon halved UK tax bill last year

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has revealed that its UK corporation tax bill almost halved despite increased revenues and profits. The US company posted impressive results for the...