August 31, 2018

Melrose in talks to offload £500m GKN pensions

The industrialists who paid £8bn this year to buy GKN, the historic British engineering group, are courting pension buyout firms to take on a big chunk of its pension liabilities.
August 31, 2018

Brexit talks could slip past October deadline

Details on Britain's future relationship with the EU are becoming "clearer and clearer" the Brexit secretary has insisted, as he again hinted that negotiators could miss the hoped-for October deadline.
August 31, 2018

Viagogo faces court over ‘illegal practices’

Ticket resale site Viagogo is facing court action by the competition watchdog for allegedly breaking consumer protection laws.
August 31, 2018

£15bn Crossrail project to miss December deadline

The new £15bn Crossrail route in London will open almost a year later than planned after missing its December opening date.
August 31, 2018

Jacobs snaps up £2bn schools giant Cognita

A Swiss family office whose investment firepower was partly generated by an international chocolate producer has sealed a £2bn takeover of one of Britain's biggest private school empires.
August 31, 2018

Homebase faces crucial creditors’ vote

DIY chain Homebase is hoping for approval from creditors to close 42 stores, with the firm risking administration if the plan is rejected.
August 31, 2018

Coca-Cola to buy Costa for £3.9bn

Leisure group Whitbread has agreed to sell the UK's biggest coffee chain Costa to Coca-Cola for £3.9bn
August 31, 2018

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

President Donald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organisation and is ready to impose more tariffs on China.
August 30, 2018

Apple expected to unveil three new iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone models as it hosts an event on 12 September in California.
August 30, 2018

Loan sharks could bite consumers after Wonga collapse

Consumers could be forced to use illegal money lenders or risk piling "psychological" pressure on friends and family if more finance companies follow Wonga into administration.
August 30, 2018

Argentina raises interest rates to 60% as peso tanks

Argentina has raised its interest rate to 60%, the world's highest, in a bid to prop up the country's floundering currency.
August 30, 2018

Garfunkel’s owner snaps up Food & Fuel group

One of Britain's most prolific pubs entrepreneurs will unveil the latest in a string of corporate deals on Friday when her Food & Fuel group is sold to the owner of Garfunkel's.