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2019 Articles

Accountancy sector lagging behind business on diversity says watchdog
Accountancy sector lagging behind business on diversity says watchdog
The accountancy and audit profession is lagging behind business when it comes to the diversity of senior management, new research [...]
October 21, 2019
SAP strikes three-year cloud computing deal with Microsoft
SAP strikes three-year cloud computing deal with Microsoft
Software company SAP said today it had agreed a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large business customers move [...]
October 21, 2019
Watchstone shares jump 40 per cent after it settles Slater & Gordon fraud claim
Watchstone shares jump 40 per cent after it settles Slater & Gordon fraud claim
Insurance firm Watchstone and law firm Slater & Gordon have settled a long running fraud claim just hours before a [...]
October 21, 2019
Sir John Kingman says lack of government action putting audit reform at risk
Sir John Kingman says lack of government action putting audit reform at risk
The author of a report into the future of the audit regulator warned today that lack of government action risks [...]
October 15, 2019
Neil Woodford pulls plug on Woodford Investment Management after sacking
Neil Woodford pulls plug on Woodford Investment Management after sacking
Neil Woodford said this evening that he was closing down Woodford Investment Management after being sacked from his flagship fund [...]
October 15, 2019
Ofgem says it will cut National Grid's Hinkley Point C funding by £80m
Ofgem says it will cut National Grid's Hinkley Point C funding by £80m
Energy regulator Ofgem said today it would give National Grid £636m to build the transmission line for the Hinkley Point [...]
October 15, 2019
Shares in under-fire drugmaker Indivior tick up after positive forecasts
Shares in under-fire drugmaker Indivior tick up after positive forecasts
Shares in opioid addiction drugmaker Indivior rose today after it raised its full-year forecast on better-than expected sales. The firm’s [...]
October 15, 2019
Animation firm DNEG eyes £150m London listing
Animation firm DNEG eyes £150m London listing
Digital effects and animation company DNEG said today it was considering a London float to raise £150m. The London-based firm [...]
October 15, 2019
Sports Direct calls for probe into Nike and Adidas
Sports Direct calls for probe into Nike and Adidas
Sports Direct called this evening for a competition probe into the market dominance of sportswear brands such as Nike and [...]
October 14, 2019
Donald Trump says US-China trade talks going well
Donald Trump says US-China trade talks going well
US President Donald Trump said today that the trade talks between the US and China were going well. He tweeted: [...]
October 11, 2019
EU member states approve the opening of 'tunnel' negotiations on Brexit
EU member states approve the opening of 'tunnel' negotiations on Brexit
EU member states have today given permission for Brexit negotiations to enter a new intensive phase, the so-called tunnel. The [...]
October 11, 2019
Competition watchdog to examine £1.3bn tie-up between Slug and Lettuce-owner Stonegate and pub chain Ei Group
Competition watchdog to examine £1.3bn tie-up between Slug and Lettuce-owner Stonegate and pub chain Ei Group
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today said it was considering whether the £1.3bn merger between Slug and Lettuce-owner Stonegate [...]
October 11, 2019
Renault ousts Ghosn ally Thierry Bollore from CEO role as turmoil continues
Renault ousts Ghosn ally Thierry Bollore from CEO role as turmoil continues
French carmaker Renault ousted its chief executive Thierry Bollore today as fallout from the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn [...]
October 11, 2019
Michel Barnier and Stephen Barclay have 'constructive' meeting on Brexit
Michel Barnier and Stephen Barclay have 'constructive' meeting on Brexit
The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier and UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay had a “constructive” meeting on Brexit today, an [...]
October 11, 2019