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Speciality beer firm BrewDog yesterday announced its intention to create up to 130 new jobs as it seeks to capitalise on soaring demand for craft ales. The Aberdeen-based brewer was founded in 2007 and has seen rapid expansion in recent years and now exports beers and ales to more than 50 countries. The company, set [...]
Infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty has been signed up to help strengthen London’s flood defences as part of the 10-year Thames Estuary asset management programme. The company said yesterday the contract would be worth up to £250m. The programme, led by engineering consultancy CH2M Hill, is aimed at managing tidal flood defences along the 170km of [...]
Moneysupermarket, the price comparison site, yesterday announced the departure of two senior directors. Michael Wemms and Robin Klein announced they would be standing down from the board at the company’s annual general meeting on 30 April. Wemms, who has been the senior independent non-executive director since the site’s listing in 2007 and chaired the company’s [...]
Electric car maker Tesla Motors yesterday said it was cutting about 30 per cent of its staff in China. Tesla, led by billionaire Elon Musk, will eliminate some positions as it makes structural changes to its business in China, Gary Tao, a local spokesman for the car maker, said. He added, however, that he didn’t [...]
Pre-tax profits at mining firm Gemfields more than trebled between the first half of the 2014 financial year and the six months to 31 December 2014, jumping from $7.8m (£5.2m) to $43.5m. The London Aim-listed company’s revenue also grew, from $65.7m to $103m. Gemfields, which defines itself as a luxury miner, saw growth in production [...]
Better late than never – Urban Outfitters sales increased in the fourth quarter after a series of quarterly declines. The figures During the three months to 31 January, Urban Outfitters comparable sales went up by six per cent – the first increase in 2014. The US fashion company, whose brands include Urban Outfitters, Free [...]
Argentina is demanding that HSBC repatriate £2.3bn of its clients' money. The bank stands accused of moving the money offshore for tax advantages. The head of Argentina's tax authority, Ricardo Echegaray, claimed HSBC's actions threatened the stability of the Latin American state. Speaking at the Argentine embassy, Echegaray told a host of journalists "HSBC built [...]
Tesco has lost another senior executive, after the man in charge of its Harris + Hoole coffee shops and restaurant chain Giraffe stepped down. Chief executive of new food experiences Michael Holmes, the man behind Tesco’s strategy to offer dining experiences in-store in a bid to pull in customers, has fallen on the wrong side [...]
It seems that everywhere you look these days, another challenger bank is opening its doors. And it seems OakNorth will be the latest to jump on the bandwagon, after it gained approval from the Financial Conduct and Prudential Regulation Authorities, and appointed three City grandees to its board. OakNorth announced plans last month to launch an [...]
Venezuela is planning to roll out 20,000 fingerprint scanners across the country in a desperate bid to prevent citizens from hoarding and panic buying. President Nicolas Maduro is an enthusiastic supporter of the programme that was mooted last year and received withering criticism. Venezuela has been running short of basic goods like toilet paper, soap [...]
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