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Christmas adverts 2019: John Lewis unveils Excitable Edgar campaign
Christmas adverts 2019: John Lewis unveils Excitable Edgar campaign
John Lewis has unveiled its highly anticipated Christmas advert this morning, telling the story of a little girl and her [...]
November 14, 2019
Norwegian wealth fund blocks investment in security giant G4S on human rights concerns
Norwegian wealth fund blocks investment in security giant G4S on human rights concerns
Norway’s £860bn sovereign wealth fund has blacklisted investment in one of the world’s biggest security companies, G4S, because of an [...]
November 14, 2019
Victoria line drivers prepare for November Tube strike
Victoria line drivers prepare for November Tube strike
The Victoria line will grind to a halt in two weeks’ time thanks to a 24-hour drivers strike. The National [...]
November 14, 2019
Our Westminster politicians must pay heed to the Union
Our Westminster politicians must pay heed to the Union
Pollsters at election time are a funny breed. Like Father Christmas, they drop nuggets of data into the hands of [...]
November 14, 2019
New store openings drive revenue increase at Card Factory
New store openings drive revenue increase at Card Factory
Card Factory has reported a jump in revenue this year driven by sales at new stores and a boost in [...]
November 14, 2019
Private Equity firm 3i posts 10 per cent return
Private Equity firm 3i posts 10 per cent return
Listed private equity firm 3i has reported an increased half-year return of 10 per cent, boosted by good trading performance [...]
November 14, 2019
Future looks bright for NextEnergy Solar Fund
Future looks bright for NextEnergy Solar Fund
NextEnergy Solar Fund, the FTSE 250 investment company, announced another robust set of results this morning, as the company’s assets [...]
November 14, 2019
Growth in loan books after Charter Court tie-up with OneSavings
Growth in loan books after Charter Court tie-up with OneSavings
Onesavings Bank and Charter Court Financial struck an upbeat tone yesterday after saying that lending franchises at both groups were [...]
November 14, 2019
UK retail sales unexpectedly fall as economy slows
UK retail sales unexpectedly fall as economy slows
The amount of goods sold in UK shops unexpectedly fell in October, official figures have shown, in the latest sign [...]
November 14, 2019
National Grid beats half year expectations amid New York dispute
National Grid beats half year expectations amid New York dispute
UK energy supplier National Grid used its half year results to say that it is “confident” it would be able [...]
November 14, 2019
First Group shares sink as losses widen after Greyhound charge
First Group shares sink as losses widen after Greyhound charge
First Group’s share price sank today as it fell to a £187m half-year loss as transport charges hobbled the firm [...]
November 14, 2019
Burberry boosts revenue despite Hong Kong disruption
Burberry boosts revenue despite Hong Kong disruption
Shares in Burberry jumped more than five per cent this morning after the luxury retailer reported it is on track [...]
November 14, 2019
Stobart Group shares fall after dividend suspended
Stobart Group shares fall after dividend suspended
Shares in Stobart Group fell as much as five per cent this morning after the company said it would suspend [...]
November 14, 2019
Asian markets sink further as Hong Kong protests escalate
Asian markets sink further as Hong Kong protests escalate
Asian markets have closed lower as anti-government protests continued to paralyse Hong Kong, with escalating violence forcing schools and universities [...]
November 14, 2019