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2019 Articles

Number of UK strikes up 45 per cent in last year
Number of UK strikes up 45 per cent in last year
The number of strikes in the UK rose 45 per cent last year, due in part to a growing number [...]
December 9, 2019
UK business output hits 17-month low, BDO says
UK business output hits 17-month low, BDO says
Declining output across the UK’s services and manufacturing sectors has caused BDO’s output index to fall to its lowest level [...]
December 9, 2019
Saga to sell care operations under Elliott break-up threat
Saga to sell care operations under Elliott break-up threat
Travel and insurance company Saga today put its care business up for sale, under pressure from activist US hedge fund [...]
December 8, 2019
New buyers on standby for British Steel if Jingye deal falls through
New buyers on standby for British Steel if Jingye deal falls through
Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has reassured the steel industry that back-up buyers are ready to swoop in for British Steel [...]
December 8, 2019
RBS under fire over fake reviews for new app
RBS under fire over fake reviews for new app
Natwest-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has come under fire for writing fake reviews of its new online banking app [...]
December 8, 2019
New era as Avanti begins running West Coast Main Line services
New era as Avanti begins running West Coast Main Line services
A new era began for West Coast Main Line train services this morning as Avanti completed its first journey from [...]
December 8, 2019
Eddie Stobart secures £55m Dbay lifeline
Eddie Stobart secures £55m Dbay lifeline
Eddie Stobart shareholders today backed a £55m rescue deal from a major investor to save the company’s future. Under the [...]
December 6, 2019
New Octopus Renewables trust smashes target in £350m float
New Octopus Renewables trust smashes target in £350m float
Octopus Renewables’ new infrastructure trust smashed investor expectations this morning, successfully raising £100m more than its original target of £250m. [...]
December 6, 2019
Hargreaves Lansdown's pro-Brexit founder gives £1m to the Conservatives
Hargreaves Lansdown's pro-Brexit founder gives £1m to the Conservatives
The billionaire founder of financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown has donated £1m to the Conservative Party ahead of next week’s [...]
December 6, 2019
Housebuilder Berkeley sees profit slump nearly a third in first half
Housebuilder Berkeley sees profit slump nearly a third in first half
UK housebuilder Berkeley Group saw its profit for the first half of 2019 fall over 30 per cent as Brexit-based [...]
December 6, 2019
Primark set to drive another year of growth for ABF
Primark set to drive another year of growth for ABF
Associated British Foods (ABF), the British multinational which owns Primark, reiterated its outlook for the new financial year ahead of [...]
December 6, 2019
Saudi Aramco IPO to be largest in history at $25.6bn
Saudi Aramco IPO to be largest in history at $25.6bn
Saudi Aramco is set to raise a record $25.6bn (£19.5bn) in the largest initial public offering (IPO) in history, as [...]
December 5, 2019
Brexit Party now odds-on for total defeat at General Election
Brexit Party now odds-on for total defeat at General Election
Bookmakers have said that the Brexit Party is odds-on to suffer total annihilation when the country goes to the polls [...]
December 5, 2019
Opec and allies expected to deepen oil production cuts
Opec and allies expected to deepen oil production cuts
Oil producer group Opec has begun its two-day meeting in Vienna, with expectations that the cartel and its allies will [...]
December 5, 2019