The owner of Vimto has issued a surprise profit warning, blaming a new tax on soft drinks in Saudi Arabia and the UAE for hitting sales.
The FTSE 100 pushed higher on the back of strong showings by consumer and healthcare firms, including a surge in value by NMC Health.
People giving up alcohol during “dry January” and beyond could save enough money to splash out on far-flung holidays, according to research.
HMRC asked courts to liquidate more businesses in the 12 months to September than at any point over the last four years, according to new data.
Dundee-based people development firm Insights is looking to expand its footprint in the city.
Bad weather has deterred some Boxing Day bargain hunters, with footfall reportedly down 10% in high streets and shopping centres.
Campaigners say reforms to the controversial loan charge do not go far enough, and labelled a new cut-off date “meaningless”.
A senior video games figure has outlined the case to increase employment in an industry which saw games development contribute £1.8 billion in GDP in 2018.
Britons are expected to spend £200 million less in the post-Christmas sales this year as environmental concerns drive down buying.
The FTSE 100 remained largely unmoved on a quiet day for international markets, as its counterparts in Europe kept their doors shut for the Christmas period.