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Accountancy firm Grant Thornton and one of its partners hit with fines for audit failures
Accountancy firm Grant Thornton and one of its partners hit with fines for audit failures
Accountancy firm Grant Thornton was today fined £650,000 and one of its partners £20,000 for failures in the auditing of [...]
December 10, 2019
Election 2019: Liberal Democrats slide in key London marginals
Election 2019: Liberal Democrats slide in key London marginals
The Liberal Democrats are fading away in key London marginals with just two days left before the country votes, a [...]
December 10, 2019
Swine flu helps push Chinese inflation to eight-year high
Swine flu helps push Chinese inflation to eight-year high
Chinese consumer inflation climbed to close to an eight-year high in November, driven by a doubling of pork prices as [...]
December 10, 2019
Director at Rolls-Royce largest shareholder leaves role on engineer's board
Director at Rolls-Royce largest shareholder leaves role on engineer's board
Rolls-Royce shares fell four per cent this morning after it announced an executive from its largest shareholder, activist investor Value [...]
December 10, 2019
Another dog for Softbank as it sells Wag stake back to company
Another dog for Softbank as it sells Wag stake back to company
Japanese investment giant Softbank has been left with its tail between its legs after selling its stake in Wag back [...]
December 10, 2019
Ashtead's UK profit tumbles amid 'challenging' market
Ashtead's UK profit tumbles amid 'challenging' market
Equipment hire giant Ashtead has bemoaned a “challenging” UK market, in which its home A-Plant business has seen profits shrink [...]
December 10, 2019
Watches of Switzerland boosted by luxury watch demand in first half-year results since listing
Watches of Switzerland boosted by luxury watch demand in first half-year results since listing
Watches of Switzerland said today that strong demand for luxury watches had helped it boost sales and profit in its [...]
December 10, 2019
'Warning bells': Former Boeing employee to testify after 737 Max concerns
'Warning bells': Former Boeing employee to testify after 737 Max concerns
A former Boeing employee who said “warning bells” were going off in his head before two deadly crashes involving the [...]
December 10, 2019
Lidl sales help it hit record stake in UK supermarket sector
Lidl sales help it hit record stake in UK supermarket sector
The biggest supermarkets shed yet more market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl in the three months to the start [...]
December 10, 2019
Wetherspoons heads to the bar for £200m splurge on 10,000 new jobs
Wetherspoons heads to the bar for £200m splurge on 10,000 new jobs
Pub group JD Wetherspoons is set to spend £200m on its pub estate over the next four years creating up [...]
December 10, 2019
Fighting fit: HR development Mind Gym profit more-than doubles
Fighting fit: HR development Mind Gym profit more-than doubles
Aim-listed HR development firm Mind Gym has posted a half year profit of £3.9m, up from £1.1m in the same [...]
December 10, 2019
Election 2019: Justice secretary defends PM over sick child row
Election 2019: Justice secretary defends PM over sick child row
The justice secretary has defended Boris Johnson over his reaction to a photograph of a four-year old boy with suspected [...]
December 10, 2019
Watchdog gives green light for Ovo Energy’s £500m SSE deal
Watchdog gives green light for Ovo Energy’s £500m SSE deal
The competition watchdog has given the green light to Ovo Energy’s £500m takeover of rival supplier SSE’s retail arm. In [...]
December 10, 2019
Mothercare sinks into deeper loss as sales slip
Mothercare sinks into deeper loss as sales slip
Retailer Mothercare fell further into the red in the first half of the year, with its loss before tax rising [...]
December 10, 2019