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2019 Articles

Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital boosts revenue and profit
Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital boosts revenue and profit
Sir Martin Sorrell’s digital agency S4 Capital increased both revenue and profit in the third quarter, it said today. In [...]
November 4, 2019
Woodford trust cuts value of cold fusion firm stake
Woodford trust cuts value of cold fusion firm stake
Woodford Patient Capital Trust said today that its fund administrator had cut the value of its holding in cold fusion [...]
November 4, 2019
Police in Vietnam arrest eight over Essex lorry deaths
Police in Vietnam arrest eight over Essex lorry deaths
Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in connection with the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a lorry in [...]
November 4, 2019
MPs slam tumble dryer company Whirlpool over attitude to safety
MPs slam tumble dryer company Whirlpool over attitude to safety
MPs today slammed tumble dryer company Whirlpool for its attitude to safety and its use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). A [...]
November 1, 2019
Judgment imminent in Lloyds' shareholders £600m financial crisis-era group action
Judgment imminent in Lloyds' shareholders £600m financial crisis-era group action
The long-awaited judgment in a financial crisis-era shareholder action against Lloyds Banking Group and five former directors of Lloyds TSB [...]
October 31, 2019
Goals Soccer Centres bought by Soccerworld and private equity firm Inflexion after accounting fiasco
Goals Soccer Centres bought by Soccerworld and private equity firm Inflexion after accounting fiasco
Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres has been acquired today by rival Soccerworld and private equity firm Inflexion. Goals has [...]
October 31, 2019
All Grant Thornton's scandals are denting partners' profits
All Grant Thornton's scandals are denting partners' profits
Partner profit at embattled accountancy firm Grant Thornton UK dropped this year after the firm was embroiled in a series [...]
October 31, 2019
Citi chief political analyst Tina Fordham moves to new boutique law firm Avonhurst
Citi chief political analyst Tina Fordham moves to new boutique law firm Avonhurst
Investment bank Citi’s chief global political analyst Tina Fordham is moving to new boutique law firm Avonhurst as a partner [...]
October 31, 2019
Daiwa Capital Markets faces $150m bill after Supreme Court appeal loss
Daiwa Capital Markets faces $150m bill after Supreme Court appeal loss
Daiwa Capital Markets Europe faces a $150m (£116m) bill after losing an appeal to the UK Supreme Court today. The [...]
October 30, 2019
Audit watchdog calls for better risk forecasts to improve public trust in business
Audit watchdog calls for better risk forecasts to improve public trust in business
The audit watchdog today called for firms to provide more information on strategic risks to help improve public trust in [...]
October 30, 2019
Two surveys say business confidence plumbing depths on Brexit crisis
Two surveys say business confidence plumbing depths on Brexit crisis
Two surveys of UK business leaders published today show plunging confidence as the country’s political crisis drags on. Accountancy firm [...]
October 30, 2019
Government faces calls for reform as data shows dominance of Big Four audit firms
Government faces calls for reform as data shows dominance of Big Four audit firms
Data published yesterday by the audit watchdog showed that the Big Four accounting firms increased their market share of the [...]
October 29, 2019
Men dominate investment banking deals, research finds
Men dominate investment banking deals, research finds
A new ranking of Europe’s top investment bankers reveals that no women were included in the top 10 by number [...]
October 28, 2019
M&C Saatchi set to appoint PwC as its auditor following accounting scandal
M&C Saatchi set to appoint PwC as its auditor following accounting scandal
Advertising agency M&C Saatchi is set to appoint Big Four accountancy firm PwC as its new auditor following an accounting [...]
October 28, 2019