December 1, 2021

Abrdn on verge of finalising £1.5bn Interactive Investor takeover

Abrdn was on Wednesday applying the finishing touches to a £1.5bn takeover of Interactive Investor (II), the DIY stock-picking platform, in a move that will transform the FTSE 100 asset manager’s personal investing capabilities.
December 1, 2021

Novavax COVID jab manufacturer reveals £400m Teesside plant expansion

The company slated to manufacture tens of millions of Novavax coronavirus vaccines at its plant on Teesside has announced a £400m expansion plan for the site.
December 1, 2021

The world’s most powerful central banker gives the Bank of England cover to raise rates

It is typical at this point in the season for dictionary publishers and academics to publish their word of the year.
December 1, 2021

Travel stocks lead FTSE 100 higher in latest Omicron-driven market swing

Travel stocks have led a FTSE 100 rally as the latest swing in sentiment over the Omicron variant saw global markets bounce higher.
December 1, 2021

Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 to process arrivals from COVID red list countries

Heathrow Airport has reopened its Terminal 4 building as a dedicated facility to process arrivals from countries on the UK's coronavirus travel red list.
December 1, 2021

Christmas shoppers warned about fake online reviews – here’s how to protect yourself

UK shoppers have been urged to look out for fake online reviews over the Christmas period.
December 1, 2021

Bookings cancelled and plans changed as ‘chilling talk of Plan B’ hits hospitality sector

Business owners across the hospitality industry say COVID rule changes are already having a "chilling" impact on bookings.
December 1, 2021

Energy crisis: Zog becomes latest household supplier to crash and burn

Another household energy supplier has thrown in the towel as the industry grapples the unprecedented surge in wholesale costs.
December 1, 2021

Youth publisher LadBible targets £360m valuation in London flotation

LadBible Group, the youth-focused digital publisher, is to target a valuation of £360m in one of the London stock market's biggest media industry flotations this year.
December 1, 2021

Help vaccinate poor countries or face more new variant shocks, rich economies told

The world's rich nations must help vaccinate the poorest nations or else they will face a continual cycle of economic shocks and restrictions in the face of new variants, the OECD's chief economist has said.
December 1, 2021

Pendragon profit outlook shifts up a gear as it shrugs off supply shortage

Car dealership Pendragon has shifted its profit outlook up a gear after as it shrugged off shortages of new vehicles and saw strong demand in the second-hand market.
December 1, 2021

Double-digit house price growth returns as ‘buoyant’ market keeps up pace

House prices unexpectedly returned to double digit growth last month as the property market kept up its "extremely buoyant" pace, new figures show.