October 7, 2019

Ukrainian, British and American men punch Tokyo tickets

With no medals up for grabs on Monday at the world gymnastics championships, the race was on for the men to secure team spots for next year's Tokyo Olympics and Ukraine led the way in joining heavyweights Russia, China and Japan.
October 7, 2019

Sorrell’s S4 Capital raises £100m to fund Google agency deal

The marketing services mogul Sir Martin Sorrell will this week unveil a £100m share sale to fund another wave of takeover deals as his new venture edges closer to a £1bn valuation.
October 7, 2019

No-deal Brexit would push borrowing above £100bn, IFS warns

A no-deal Brexit would see government borrowing rise to almost £100bn a year and overall debt reaching levels not seen since the 1960s, a leading economic think-tank has warned.
October 7, 2019

PM urged to stop Trump imposing tariffs on Scotch whisky

Boris Johnson has been urged to try and stop Donald Trump imposing 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky.
October 7, 2019

It’s complicated – but trade war will end, says US-China power broker

He has been described by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people, a businessman who has had the ear of the last five US presidents, as well as countless other world leaders.
October 7, 2019

B Corp certification won’t guarantee companies really care for people, planet and profit

B Corp certification is the latest status clothing for conscious companies. But without a clear indication of how it improves business practices, what does it really add?
October 7, 2019

Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequality

The fundamental problem with AI is it is often riddled with society's existing biases and prejudices.
October 7, 2019

‘Spectre’ of no-deal Brexit blamed as retailers see worst September

Britain's retailers have suffered their worst September on record according to industry figures - with the "spectre" of a no-deal Brexit blamed for weighing on consumer spending.
October 7, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website crashes after “unprecedented demand”

The Thomas Cook website set up to deal with customer refunds in the wake of the firm's collapse has crashed moments after going live.
October 7, 2019

House price growth at slowest rate in six years

In a signal of Brexit's negative impact on the housing market, September was the worst month for house price growth in the UK for more than six years, according to mortgage lender Halifax.
October 7, 2019

City tycoon Spencer places bet on future of the Tote

Michael Spencer, the billionaire financial services entrepreneur, is placing a big bet on the future of the Tote by snapping up a substantial minority stake in its parent company.
October 7, 2019

Ex-Treasury mandarin Kingman appointed to Tesco Bank board

Tesco Bank has appointed Sir John Kingman, an instrumental figure in the rescue of Britain's banking system during the 2008 crisis, to its board.