The boss of Royal Dutch Shell received a mammoth 126% pay rise last year, pocketing 20.1 million euros (£17 million) after higher oil prices boosted profits at the energy giant.
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Cineworld’s profits more than doubled last year after film-goers flocked to watch Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Savills reported a 3% fall in profits as the estate agency warned of a tough year ahead due to economic and political uncertainty.
The boss of outsourcing giant Capita has urged the Government to find a “swift resolution” to Brexit and end damaging uncertainty for UK business, ahead of another critical vote in Parliament.
OneSavings Bank and Charter Court Financial Services have agreed to a £1.6 billion merger to create a “leading specialist lender”.
Beleaguered retailer Debenhams has said it will give “careful consideration” to a £150 million loan proposal from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct amid an escalating row between the pair.
Healthcare and technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street on Wednesday, giving the market its third straight gain.
Leo Varadkar has defended Ireland’s corporate tax rate, saying that it gives investors “certainty”.
Business, unions and farmers have responded with dismay to Government plans for changes to tariffs on imported goods if the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal.
Sterling moved higher on Wednesday as currency traders looked towards another Commons vote on Brexit, with MPs widely tipped to rule out a no-deal EU divorce.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has escalated a tussle with the directors of Debenhams, raising concerns with the City watchdog over the group’s communications.
Google and Facebook’s stranglehold over the £14 billion digital advertising market will be examined by the UK competition watchdog amid concerns over the dominance of technology giants.
Large companies will have to report on their payment practices every year in the first step of a crackdown to end small businesses being paid late, the Chancellor has announced.
Britain’s fiscal watchdog has slashed its expectations for growth this year to the lowest level since the financial crisis, as the Chancellor warned of a Brexit “cloud of uncertainty” hanging over the UK’s economy.
Upmarket cinema chain Everyman saw rapid growth last year amid an aggressive expansion drive, which is set to continue into 2019.
Npower saw losses widen last year as the energy giant lost more than 650,000 customers amid fierce competition.
Shoppers are snapping up painkillers and toilet roll in a sign of consumer stockpiling ahead of Brexit, supermarket Morrisons has revealed.
Infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty has posted rising full-year profits as a turnaround under boss Leo Quinn continues to gather momentum.
Profits have plummeted at Dignity, the UK’s only listed funeral provider, after it slashed prices to keep up with an increasingly competitive market.
Insurance giant Prudential has once again hailed its fast-growing Asian business for helping drive a solid rise in annual profits.
The owner of fashion brands Zara and Bershka reported higher profit and sales as it continues to bolster its online platform.
British American Tobacco’s Canadian subsidiary has received creditor protection as it battles a ruling ordering cigarette firms to shell out 15.6 billion Canadian dollars (£8.8 billion) in a class action lawsuit.
A new tariff regime on EU products in the case of a no-deal Brexit will act as a “sledgehammer” to the UK economy, business has warned.
Provident Financial has swung to a profit on lower costs as the doorstep lender ramps up its defences against a £1.3 billion hostile bid.
Fund giant Standard Life Aberdeen said Keith Skeoch has been appointed sole chief executive, with former joint boss Martin Gilbert stepping down to become vice chairman.
Supermarket Morrisons has posted a hike in annual underlying profits despite a slowdown in retail sales as Brexit uncertainty knocked shoppers’ confidence.
The Financial Conduct Authority has fined Dixons Carphone £29.1 million for mis-selling a mobile phone insurance and technical support service, known as “Geek Squad”.
Britain will slash tariffs on a range of imports from outside the European Union if MPs vote on Wednesday to leave without a deal.
The Bank of England must modernise its “out of date” way of working, slash costs and overhaul its compliance or risk damaging its credibility, a Commons report has warned.
Sterling endured a rollercoaster ride on Tuesday as Theresa May’s latest efforts to secure backing for her Brexit deal flopped, with more volatility expected as MPs prepare to vote on it.
A US hedge fund has handed Britain’s biggest care homes operator Four Seasons a £40 million lifeline as it readies the group for a sale.
Aldermore Bank reported higher profits as it warned that Brexit uncertainty is weighing on an already fiercely competitive banking industry.