Pfizer has agreed a deal to buy some of AstraZeneca's antibiotics division Pfizer to buy part of AstraZeneca’s antibiotics business for £1.2bn

Pfizer has agreed a deal to buy some of AstraZeneca's antibiotics division AstraZeneca has signed a 1.6 billion US dollar (£1.2 billion) deal to sell part of its antibiotics business to fellow pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer. Read Full Story

 

Prosafe Prosafe implements “substantial headcount reduction” ahead of 2017’s expected “low point”

Prosafe Prosafe confirmed it would substantially reduce its workforce as it targets $40million in annual cost savings. Read Full Story

 

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith Labour leadership contender Owen Smith pledges to block Brexit trigger

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith Labour leadership contender Owen Smith today pledged to block the triggering of formal negotiations to leave the EU, until the Conservatives commit to put the final Brexit deal to the British people. Read Full Story

 

OneSavings Bank specialises in buy-to-let loans Profits rise at OneSavings Bank but Brexit economic impact still uncertain

OneSavings Bank specialises in buy-to-let loans OneSavings Bank has seen profits rise in the first half of the year, but added that it is too soon to assess the impact of Britain's decision to quit the European Union on the economy. Read Full Story

 

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran said the company 'has sustained good momentum through a period of considerable change' Paddy Power Betfair sees half-yearly profits rise to £136.4m

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran said the company 'has sustained good momentum through a period of considerable change' Bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair has reported a jump in profits for the first half of the year as the firm begins to benefit from its restructure. Read Full Story

 

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell WPP growth strategy unaffected by Brexit as profits rise 15.8% to £690m

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell Advertising giant WPP said Brexit will not hinder its growth strategy after reporting a 15.8% rise in pre-tax profit to £690 million in the first half of the year. Read Full Story

 

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith said 'Jeremy is not the only socialist in the village' Owen Smith puts economy at centre of his pitch for Labour leadership

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith said 'Jeremy is not the only socialist in the village' Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith has vowed to address the country's economic problems if he beats Jeremy Corbyn in next month's election, telling voters: "What you won't get from me is some lunatic at the top of the Labour Party." Read Full Story

 

Half of working-age households worry about the effect of Brexit on their finances, a report found Half of working households worry about Brexit effect on their money, says report

Half of working-age households worry about the effect of Brexit on their finances, a report found Half of working-age households are worried about the impact of Brexit on their financial wellbeing, a quarterly report has found. Read Full Story

 

North Sea fishing Think-tank says its time for UK to seize control of fishing

North Sea fishing A leading think-tank has delivered a 10-point action plan it says is a blueprint for reshaping the UK’s fishing industry in the wake of Brexit. Read Full Story

 

Parents want their children to travel the world and see the sights before settling down, new research shows Parents worry because teenagers ‘are too keen to settle down’

Parents want their children to travel the world and see the sights before settling down, new research shows Teenagers now seek stability more than any other generation, leading their parents to worry they will miss out on life experiences, a report has found. Read Full Story

 

Products should be labelled if they contain plastic microbeads, the committee said Plastic microbeads in hygiene products should face outright ban by 2017, say MPs

Products should be labelled if they contain plastic microbeads, the committee said An outright ban on the use of plastic microbeads in bathroom products must be introduced by the Government to reduce harmful marine pollution, MPs have said. Read Full Story