January 19, 2021

Blame COVID not Brexit for fish export woes – business secretary

Kwasi Kwarteng has dismissed border delays and the rising cost of transporting goods to Europe as "teething problems" rather than a consequence of Brexit.
January 19, 2021

Ex-Greene King CEO Anand raises £200m for pub deals

A former boss of Greene King has raised £200m to invest in Britain’s ailing pubs industry, betting on the prospects of a post-pandemic recovery for the sector.
January 19, 2021

Bellagio operator says it won’t up the stakes in offer for Ladbrokes owner

US casino operator MGM Resorts has announced that it will not increase its spurned £8.1bn offer for Ladbrokes owner Entain.
January 19, 2021

Sir Philip Green’s Outfit stores are to close with loss of 700 jobs

Administrators for Sir Philip Green's Arcadia empire are to close down its Outfit operation by the end of the month, with the loss of more than 700 jobs.
January 19, 2021

HSBC to close 82 banks: Full list of branches to close – is your local bank one of them?

HSBC bank closures are on the way. The bank has released a full list of 82 branches to close. Is your branch on this list?
January 19, 2021

HSBC to shut 82 bank branches as customers shift online

HSBC has announced plans to shut 82 UK branches this year after a shift towards telephone and internet banking.
January 19, 2021

Branson’s Virgin Orbit completes first successful launch

Sir Richard Branson's satellite launching company Virgin Orbit has successfully completed its first mission delivering NASA satellites into space.
January 19, 2021

LME to propose closure of historic trading Ring

The City's last-remaining open outcry trading ring is to be consigned to history by the London Metal Exchange (LME) as part of a review aimed at modernising one of the world's most important commodity trading hubs.
January 19, 2021

Stay-at-home Christmas boosts online demand from gravy to electrical appliances

Online demand for products from gravy and cooking sauces to electrical appliances enjoyed a boost during the stay-at-home festive period, latest trading updates have revealed.
January 19, 2021

An end to range anxiety? New electric car battery can charge in five minutes

A new electric car battery that can be fully charged in five minutes has been manufactured for the first time on a normal production line in China, based on designs by Israeli company StoreDot.
January 19, 2021

So many worried WhatsApp users are leaving the app, it’s causing problems for rival Signal

CONCERNED WhatsApp users who wanted to avoid new data-sharing practices from parent company Facebook has flooded rival app Signal in such high numbers that it caused a worldwide outage for hours.
January 19, 2021

Sunak urged to extend furlough scheme before budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged by the CBI to extend the government's furlough and business rates holiday schemes - and to act before March's budget.