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Embattled oil producer Afren, which has been rocked by crumbling oil prices and corporate governance scandals, has ended talks with rival company Seplat after it failed to make an offer that's "satisfactory for all stakeholders". Seplat first made a play for Afren in December but it has since extended the deadline for it to make [...]
Software design company Arm Holdings’ full year profit jumped 13 per cent to £411.3m, after the iPhone 6, holding the company’s core chip technology, enjoyed record sales. The Cambridge-based company, most known for selling microchips to smartphone giants Samsung and Apple, saw its revenue rise 11 per cent to £795.2m. Apple, one of Arm’s biggest [...]
TESCO has returned to growth after one of the most turbulent years in its history, according to the latest market share figures, in a sign that chief executive Dave Lewis’s turn-around efforts are starting to pay off. Sales increased by 0.3 per cent in the 12 weeks to 1 February compared with the same time [...]
Apple has become the first ever publicly traded company to exceed a total value of $700bn (£459bn). Shares in the technology giant went up by two per cent to $122.02 (£79.99) at close on Tuesday, giving the company a valuation of $711bn (£466bn). This was $13.4bn (£8.8bn) higher than on Monday, and makes Apple [...]
Supermarkets led the FTSE 100 higher this afternoon, after figures revealed the grocery sector was in growth once again. Morrisons' share price had recorded the biggest gains at pixel time, rising 5.5 per cent. This was on the back of Kantar figures out this morning, showing its sales had fallen 0.4 per cent, the [...]
Tesco's share price jumped nearly two per cent this morning after figures revealed it had grown for the first time since January 2014. The UK's biggest retailer recorded sales growth of 0.3 per cent to £7.9bn for the 12 weeks to February 1, according to Kantar Worldpanel. But that was not enough to stem the [...]
TESCO defended itself last night against accusations that it was putting pressure on suppliers to cut prices in line with falling commodity costs, saying it held regular talks in a bid to obtain the best prices for customers. The ailing supermarket chain, which is in the process of turning itself around following last year’s accounting [...]
Tesco has delivered a stern message to its suppliers: cut prices or your products could be taken off the shelves. The scandal-hit supermarket is still rebuilding its reputation following the revelation of ia £263m profit blackhole last year, yet an ongoing price war with discounters such as Aldi and Lidl has kept its [...]
More supermarkets could be investigated by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), a watchdog for UK businesses has warned. Yesterday, the GCA launched an examination of Tesco's relationships with its suppliers, saying it had acquired enough evidence to suggest bullying and delays in payments had taken place. Christine Tacon, adjudicator for the GCA, [...]
TESCO could be “named and shamed” if found guilty of breaching supplier rules, the grocery industry’s watchdog Christine Tacon said yesterday after launching her own investigation into Britain’s biggest supermarket chain. The retailer sent shockwaves through the industry in September when its new chief executive Dave Lewis revealed profits had been overstated by £263m following [...]
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