Primark has reported higher revenues on the back of new store openings, as UK like-for-like sales dipped marginally lower.
UK and abroad
Premier Inn owner Whitbread said business customers using its hotels outside of London remains weak, although this was offset by a strong performance in the capital.
The NHS’s mental health chief has called for bookmakers to end tactics that are helping fuel the UK’s gambling addiction crisis.
Amazon has opened a new office in Manchester, creating more than 600 jobs in the city.
Asda is launching a new “sustainability store” where shoppers will be able to fill containers with own-brand products as well as Kellogg’s cereals and PG Tips tea.
Markets pushed higher on Wednesday as traders waited for the US and China to sign a first-stage trade deal to bring their long-running trade war to an end.
Goldman Sachs said its fourth-quarter profits dropped by 24% from a year earlier, as the bank had to set aside money to cover its looming settlement with US authorities over its role in a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund scandal.
Investment in new bowling alley technology and refurbishments has helped tenpin group Ten Entertainment notch up its eighth year in a row of sales growth.
British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has filed a complaint with the European Union over the Government’s decision to rescue Flybe.
EasyJet is resuming flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for the first time in nearly five years, following the lifting of travel restrictions to the area.
TSB has penned a new deal to overhaul its computer systems after a major outage which locked two million people out of their accounts and battered the bank’s reputation.
Online retailer Very.co.uk has bucked woes among high street rivals with a hike in Christmas sales but wider group trading was hampered by its sister brand Littlewoods.
Britain risks facing “sluggish” growth for the next year or two and interest rates would need to be cut swiftly if action is needed, a Bank of England policymaker has warned.
House-builder Vistry – formerly known as Bovis Homes – said 2019 profits are expected to be at record levels, despite bosses warning that Brexit and the general election have hit house prices.
Greggs has chosen to partner with Just Eat as it expands its food delivery service nationwide following a successful trial.
UK inflation has slipped to a three-year-low, raising expectations that interest rates could be cut.
Housebuilder Persimmon saw the number of homes it completed fall by 4% in the last year, as the company attempts to improve the quality of its building work following a scathing report into its work practices.
Retailer Quiz has reported plummeting sales over the seven-week Christmas period as it struggled to cope with “challenging” high street conditions.
Revolution Bars raised a glass to the seventh year in a row of record Christmas trading, as bosses revealed each of its 74 bars banked £65,000 a week on average.
The Government has announced that it will review air passenger duty (APD) on domestic routes among other measures in an effort to help struggling airline Flybe.
The UK created eight unicorns in 2019 – companies worth more than one billion US dollars – as investment into the tech sector hit new record highs, research has found.
Flybe’s collapse has been averted after the Government told the airline it would review air passenger duty (APD) and shareholders agreed to inject additional investment.
Regional airline Flybe has secured a rescue deal with the Government that will allow it to keep operating, the Business Secretary said.
Stock markets struggled to make headway on Tuesday as gloomy Chinese data sparked renewed global slowdown fears and as traders awaited the imminent US-China trade deal.
PCs have seen something of a reboot to their popularity with the highest sales in years recorded by analysts.
Mike Ashley’s retail group has written to the Prime Minister, urging the Government to reform the business rates system to ease current high street turmoil.
The boss of French oil giant Total has said moving the company’s financial hub out of London to Paris due to Brexit is “a logical decision”.
The future of Flybe remains in doubt as the Government continues to consider what support it will provide.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, will make climate change central to its investment decisions going forward.
The “starkly negative” impact of the collapse of Stormont powersharing should be quickly reversed, business leaders said.
A Canadian gold giant has dropped its multibillion-dollar ambitions to take over Centamin, the UK’s third-largest gold miner, after a series of major mergers in the sector.
The businessman who bought BHS from Sir Philip Green for £1 before it collapsed has been ordered to pay £9.5 million into the failed high street chain’s pension schemes after an unsuccessful appeal.