Hearing financial terms such as “stockbroker” and “investment risk” really can strike physical fear into people, research suggests.
The organisers of a major food and drink trade show in Perthshire hope it will result in several multi-million pound export deals.
The London markets slid lower as Europe and the US were both struck by weak manufacturing data.
Marks & Spencer has told analysts that “progress is behind schedule” for the turnaround of its ailing clothing and home business.
Ryanair bosses have said the air travel regulator was partly at fault for the chaos surrounding the collapse of Thomas Cook, calling for it to introduce tougher financial stress tests to protect customers.
Plumbing giant Ferguson has seen shares jump higher after it revealed a hike in annual profits, as it gears up to spin off the UK business.
The John Lewis Partnership has said the boss of its Waitrose chain will leave and around 75 head office roles are being axed under plans to bring its department stores and supermarket under the same management team.
Bar chain Revolution will continue upgrading and improving its current sites before opening new ones, to avoid running up higher debts, the company’s chief executive has said.
Four energy suppliers have been given a month to pay £14.7 million owed in green taxes or face losing their licences, energy regulator Ofgem has announced.
Sainsbury’s has revealed that the boss of its Argos chain is quitting to join advertising giant WPP as its head of finance.