Estate agent warns of slowdown

23 October 2014 9.45am.

A profits warning by estate agent Foxtons provided more firm evidence today that the capital's property market is cooling.

Make use of older workers - Charles

23 October 2014 6.45am.

The UK's older workforce should be better utilised for the benefit of the country and their own financial well-being, a report being launched today by the Prince of Wales suggests.

Tesco profits plunge by 91.9%

23 October 2014 1.47am.

Tesco has announced a 91.9% plunge in pre-tax profits to £112 million for the first half of the year.

  • Six-year high for car production

    23 October 2014 1.45am.

    The first nine months of 2014 have been the best for car manufacturing for six years despite a slight dip in production last month.

  • Directors' pay rises at faster rate

    23 October 2014 1.45am.

    The pay of company directors has increased almost twice as fast as for workers and by even more compared with pre-tax profits of leading firms, according to a new study.

  • Co-op problems 'spotted too late'

    23 October 2014 1.45am.

    The UK blew a chance to create a major new player in the banking industry because a black-hole in the Co-op Bank's finances was not spotted by regulators and its auditor until it was too late, MPs said today.

  • Energy slide drags down stocks

    23 October 2014 12.00am.

    US stocks fell broadly, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.

  • 'Jail for bankers' stance softened

    22 October 2014 7.00pm.

    The Bank of England's deputy governor has apparently softened its stance on plans to jail reckless senior bankers after a City backlash.

  • Snowplough driver 'didn't see jet'

    22 October 2014 6.03pm.

    The driver of the snowplough that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Russian airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.

  • Bid target Spirit in profits surge

    22 October 2014 2.00pm.

    A surge in profits kept Chef & Brewer owner Spirit in the takeover spotlight today as it prepares to back a £725 million bid by rival Greene King.

  • EE celebrates 4G milestone

    22 October 2014 2.00pm.

    Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said it added a record 1.4 million 4G customers during the third quarter and is on track to top six million customers by the end of the year.

  • Bank forecasts growth slowdown

    22 October 2014 2.00pm.

    The Bank of England has marked down its growth expectations for the economy, saying there is little scope to raise interest rates as eurozone woes weigh on the UK's prospects.

  • Manufactured exports increase 2.8%

    22 October 2014 1.00pm.

    Sales of Scottish goods overseas have increased, despite a slight drop in exports from the drinks sector, new figures have shown.

  • Record August for Eurotunnel

    22 October 2014 12.01pm.

    A record-breaking August for shuttle traffic helped Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel to increased revenues over the summer.

  • Ex-Co-op boss takes Superdry role

    22 October 2014 9.45am.

    The Co-op boss who quit the mutual because it was ''ungovernable'' has taken on a new role running the Superdry fashion brand.

  • Banks warned over loan bundling

    22 October 2014 9.45am.

    Two major banks have been criticised for telling small business customers they must open an account with them in order to obtain a business loan.

  • Homebase to shut quarter of stores

    22 October 2014 9.45am.

    DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores and has ditched its boss after a review by parent company Home Retail Group found failings in its sales performance.

  • Comedian Hugh Dennis will host The Courier Business Awards 2014

    22 October 2014 8.37am.

    Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis is to be the star turn at The Courier Business Awards 2014.

  • Jim McAleese at Glacier Energy Services

    22 October 2014 7.50am.

    Glacier Energy Services has appointed senior oil and gas industry executive Jim McAleese as managing director of its newly-formed heat transfer division.

  • Weakest sales figures in 15 years for Scotland’s high streets

    22 October 2014 7.17am.

    Scotland’s high streets returned their weakest sales figures in more than 15 years last month as good weather and interest in the independence referendum saw people shun stores.

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