The FTSE 100 enjoyed another day in positive territory on Thursday as it took its cue from across the pond, where US markets hit record highs.
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Evans Cycles is seeking a new owner amid signs of further pressure on high street retailers from online competition.
Cashplus is being forced to outline its compensation plans after customers were locked out of their accounts during a service failure this week.
Shares in Eve Sleep jumped on Thursday as investors took comfort in the company’s transformation progress.
The long-running bidding battle for Sky will be decided in a quick-fire auction finishing on Saturday night, Britain’s Takeover Panel has announced.
Shoppers have defied Brexit concerns to continue their spending spree over the summer, figures show.
Construction group Kier has cheered a 9% jump in annual profits and a record-level order book following Carillion’s collapse.
Poundland has unveiled plans to take over 20 former Poundworld stores, creating 400 jobs.
British American Tobacco has confirmed that chief executive Nicandro Durante plans to retire after nearly 37 years with the company and eight years at the helm.
Drinks giant Diageo has warned over “volatility” in some of its markets, with profits expected to take a £45 million hit due to currency fluctuations.
Fashion retailer French Connection has insisted it remains on track to return to annual profit despite revealing widening half-year losses and an £800,000 hit from the House of Fraser collapse.
Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is aiming for a £5 billion valuation when its shares begin trading on the London Stock Exchange next month.
Sterling endured another rollercoaster session on Wednesday, with the British currency jumping after higher than forecast inflation and then plummeting on renewed Brexit fears.
Orla Kiely, a fashion brand worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, has closed its stores after falling into administration.
Tesco boss Dave Lewis has claimed that Jack’s, the supermarket’s new chain, will be the “cheapest in town”. But is it true?
Tesco has launched its new discount store format called Jack’s, as it attempts to take the fight to German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels maker Burton’s has sold its chocolate factory in Merseyside as part of a wider supply deal with Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut.
Royal Mail chairman Peter Long is stepping down just months after shareholders revolted over the new chief executive’s bumper pay packet.
Tesco has launched its new discount store format called Jack’s as it attempts to take the fight to German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Inflation grew more than expected last month, as higher price tags for transport, theatre tickets and autumn clothing raised pressure on household finances.
Shop Direct has slumped to a full year loss after the online retailer was stung by costs linked to PPI mis-selling claims and the closure of three warehouses.
B&Q owner Kingfisher has seen half-year profits tumble after being hit by woes in its French arm and amid consumer belt-tightening in the UK.
Green Star Energy has shelled out nearly £680,000 to help compensate customers for mis-selling and failing to provide annual statements.
KPMG may face sanctions from the accountancy watchdog after admitting to misconduct around compliance reports relating to assets held by the Bank of New York Mellon.
Tesco is to launch its new discount store format called Jack’s, taking on German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Britain’s competition watchdog has launched the second stage of its investigation into the proposed £12 billion merger between supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda.
Inflation is forecast to have edged down in August after a drop in motor fuel costs helped offset a jump in food prices, according to economists.
HSBC has hiked its annual lending fund for small businesses to a record £12 billion and has ring-fenced £1 billion for the first time to help boost overseas trade as Brexit approaches.
The “wild west” world of cryptocurrencies should be regulated by the City watchdog, MPs have said.
Theresa May has been urged by one of her senior ministers to prepare to fight the next general election on a radical pro-business platform of tax cuts and de-regulation.
House of Fraser customers are becoming increasingly concerned that gift cards for the department store will not be honoured amid silence from new owner Sports Direct.
European shares rallied on Tuesday as trade war fears cooled, but the boost was not enough to keep London’s top-flight out of the red.