August 21, 2018

‘Continuous’ talks in bid for Brexit breakthrough

Britain will hold continuous negotiations with the EU from now on in a bid to achieve a breakthrough in Brexit talks.
August 21, 2018

Struggling Capita poaches Go-Ahead finance chief

Capita, the embattled outsourcing group which‎ runs London's Congestion Charge, has poached the finance chief of a FTSE-250 transport company as it seeks to accelerate its restructuring.
August 21, 2018

Business app Slack valued at £5.6bn

Slack has raised $472m in its latest funding round, valuing the popular business messaging app at more than $7.1bn (£5.6bn). 
August 21, 2018

US imposes fresh sanctions over Russian cyber attacks

The US Treasury has imposed fresh sanctions against Russian actors in connection with the Kremlin's aggressive cyber attacks.
August 21, 2018

Manufacturers boosted by weakness of pound – CBI

Britain's export business remains "strong" and is continuing to benefit from the weaker pound, a survey has found.
August 21, 2018

‘Love Island effect’ rubs off as male skincare sales rise

The Love Island boys' preference for minimal body hair and clear sun-tanned complexions may have rubbed off on the sale of male skincare products.
August 21, 2018

Scam insurance claims detected every minute

One insurance fraud is detected every minute in the UK, according to industry figures. 
August 21, 2018

Scepticism as Venezuela chops five zeros off currency

Venezuela is facing its first day of trading after the president removed five zeros from the crippled bolivar - by printing a new currency.
August 21, 2018

Boost for Hammond as UK logs £2bn budget surplus

Chancellor Philip Hammond has received a boost from official data showing public finances posted their biggest July surplus for 18 years.
August 21, 2018

Microsoft disrupts new Russian US election hacking bid

Microsoft has disrupted an attempt by Russian hackers to interfere in the US midterms in accordance with a court order, the company has said.
August 21, 2018

Families in fear of bailiffs as debt level hits £19bn

Households have fallen behind on essential bills including council tax and electricity by as much as £18bn, according to Citizens Advice, which says "families are living in fear" of bailiffs turning up.
August 21, 2018

House of Fraser’s Oxford Street store saved

House of Fraser's flagship store in London's Oxford Street has been spared closure, new owner Sports Direct has said.