The Dow Jones index hit a record high on Monday as hopes over the future of trade relations between the United States and China pushed up global markets, including the FTSE 100.
Mothercare has become the latest UK retailer to feel the pressure of the recent downturn affecting the high street.
The Government’s department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showed an “extraordinary lack of interest” in the days and weeks leading up to Thomas Cook’s collapse, an influential group of MPs has said.
Santander has bought a majority stake in a UK fintech firm for £350 million as it looks to boost growth through new ventures.
The fund formerly run by under-fire manager Neil Woodford has slashed the value of its stake in a Brad Pitt-backed nuclear energy company.
Ailing retailer Mothercare has announced plans to put its UK business into administration.
The construction sector continued to be hit by the political and economic uncertainty in the UK as the latest data showed the industry in decline.
Ladbrokes owner GVC is betting on a new chairman, months after reports that the long-time leader of the board was leaving after a trade that angered investors.
The parent company of British Airways and Iberia, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), has bought rival Spanish airline Air Europa for 1 billion euros (£860 million).
Uncertainty over Brexit has cost smaller firms over £1 million each in lost revenue and turnover in the past three years, new research suggests.