January 29, 2020

HS2 set for backing from chancellor despite potential £107bn costs

Chancellor Sajid Javid is set to give his backing to the controversial HS2 project, despite spiralling costs that could surpass £100bn.
January 29, 2020

UK car production slips to lowest level since 2010

UK car manufacturing slumped to its lowest level in almost a decade last year as continued uncertainty over Brexit combined with global structural challenges to depress output for a third successive year.
January 29, 2020

UK motorcycle firm that provided bikes to 007 enters administration

Norton Motorcycles, the British company that provided bikes for the most recent instalment in the James Bond series, has gone into administration.
January 29, 2020

Facebook shares fall as surging costs eat into profits

Facebook has been given the thumbs-down by Wall Street - despite better than expected user numbers - as costs surged and revenue growth slowed.
January 29, 2020

Deloitte hit by record fine over Comet insolvency

The administrators to Comet, the electrical goods chain which collapsed in 2012, will be hit this week with a record fine by the accountancy watchdog amid unprecedented scrutiny of the profession.
January 29, 2020

US Federal Reserve ‘closely monitoring’ coronavirus outbreak

The US Federal Reserve is "closely monitoring" the spread of the coronavirus and its potential impact on the global economy, its chairman has said.
January 29, 2020

Tough times for British arm of Spanish banking giant Santander

These are not easy times to be running a bank in the UK.
January 29, 2020

Lloyds closures: Is your local branch affected?

Lloyds Banking Group has announced plans to close 56 branches across the UK.
January 29, 2020

Ten years of decay under the SNP comes home to roost for deprived Scotland

NICOLA STURGEON'S government is failing Scotland's poorest communities, it was claimed yesterday as the impact of a widening wealth gap was laid bare in two reports.
January 29, 2020

Whirlpool tracks down 165,000 faulty appliances – but adds more to recall list

Whirlpool has located a third of the half a million washing machines recalled last month over a fire risk - but identified an extra 5,000 that it needs to track down.
January 29, 2020

Motorcycling: Quartararo to replace Rossi at Yamaha MotoGP team in 2021

Valentino Rossi will decide this year whether to call time on his stellar MotoGP career after Yamaha announced on Wednesday the signing of French youngster Fabio Quartararo as the Italian great's replacement from 2021.
January 29, 2020

Thiem slays nemesis Nadal to reach Australian Open semis

Dominic Thiem ended six years of Grand Slam frustration against Rafa Nadal on Wednesday with a seismic 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6) upset that booked his maiden Australian Open semi-final and rocked the old guard of men's tennis.