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Ex-Audi chief Rupert Stadler faces criminal charges for his role in dieselgate scandal
Ex-Audi chief Rupert Stadler faces criminal charges for his role in dieselgate scandal
Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler has been charged for his part in Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal, known as dieselgate. Read [...]
July 31, 2019
Funeral firm Dignity suspends dividend as deaths slump
Funeral firm Dignity suspends dividend as deaths slump
Funeral firm Dignity suspended its dividend today as a fall in the number of deaths hit its results. In the [...]
July 31, 2019
Next leads FTSE 100 as it ups profit forecast after sales boost
Next leads FTSE 100 as it ups profit forecast after sales boost
High street retailer Next announced this morning it expects to make more profit this year than previously forecast after a [...]
July 31, 2019
In a spin: Aston Martin suffers £78m first half loss as shares hit record low
In a spin: Aston Martin suffers £78m first half loss as shares hit record low
Aston Martin shares plumbed new depths this morning as the firm reported a first half loss of £78.8m, blaming a [...]
July 31, 2019
Lloyds Banking Group misses profit targets as £650m PPI provisions weigh heavy
Lloyds Banking Group misses profit targets as £650m PPI provisions weigh heavy
Lloyds Banking Group has undershot analyst profit expectations for the first half, with a £650m provision for payment protection insurance [...]
July 31, 2019
Travis Perkins confirms Wickes demerger plans
Travis Perkins confirms Wickes demerger plans
Travis Perkins has confirmed that it is planning to spin-off DIY retailer Wickes as the builders merchant revealed it made [...]
July 31, 2019
UK leads EU venture capital, but Brexit could threaten its dominance
UK leads EU venture capital, but Brexit could threaten its dominance
The UK is continuing to dominate European venture capital (VC) deals thanks to a rise in mega rounds but uncertainty [...]
July 31, 2019
Growth falters as UK house prices stuck in ‘Brexit limbo’
Growth falters as UK house prices stuck in ‘Brexit limbo’
UK house prices’ rate of growth slipped in July, falling to a “modest” 0.3 per cent annual rise to stay [...]
July 31, 2019
Ladbrokes Coral-owner GVC hit with £5.9m fine over safeguarding failures
Ladbrokes Coral-owner GVC hit with £5.9m fine over safeguarding failures
Ladbrokes Coral’s owner GVC has been fined £5.9m by the Gambling Commission after it found the bookmaker failed to put [...]
July 31, 2019
Cycling – a perfect blend of business and pleasure
Cycling – a perfect blend of business and pleasure
Every July, our TV screens are dominated by two major sporting events – the green grass of Wimbledon, and the [...]
July 31, 2019
Men-u's mission to fix the cosmetic industry's plastic problem
Men-u's mission to fix the cosmetic industry's plastic problem
There are no two ways about it: the cosmetic industry has a problem with plastic. Most households are plugged with [...]
July 31, 2019
A box office approach to leadership could yet break the Brexit deadlock
A box office approach to leadership could yet break the Brexit deadlock
A week into Hurricane Boris, and the impact of its arrival shows no signs of abating, nor does its box [...]
July 31, 2019
DEBATE: Are the citizens’ convention on UK democracy proposals a good idea to restore faith in politics?
DEBATE: Are the citizens’ convention on UK democracy proposals a good idea to restore faith in politics?
Are the citizens’ convention on UK democracy proposals a good idea to restore faith in politics? Eliot Wilson, chief writer [...]
July 31, 2019
What the mayor-turned-Prime-Minister can do for London
What the mayor-turned-Prime-Minister can do for London
Boris Johnson is the first Prime Minister to have served as mayor of London. He gets London: he knows what [...]
July 31, 2019