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Tesco probe into £250m profit error

Monday, 22 September 2014

Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

EE to take over 58 Phones 4U stores

Monday, 22 September 2014

Mobile phone operator EE is to buy 58 stores from Phones 4U, which fell into administration last week.

Shoe firm boss denies taking money

Monday, 22 September 2014

The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.

Review of energy firms' debt letters

Monday, 22 September 2014

Regulator Ofgem is launching a review of energy firms' communications with customers in debt amid concerns over potentially misleading letters.

Air France halts budget airline plan

Monday, 22 September 2014

Air France has said it is suspending until December its plan to develop its budget carrier, Transavia, in an effort to end a pilots' strike over the move.

Aldermore plans London flotation

Monday, 22 September 2014

UK bank Aldermore announces that it intends to float on the London Stock Exchange in October.

Labour would extend child benefit cap

Monday, 22 September 2014

Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference.

Dairy Crest cuts jobs at two sites

Monday, 22 September 2014

Dairy Crest announces it is to close a creamery in Somerset and bottling dairy in London leading to 260 job losses.

Siemens acquires US firm for $7.6bn

Monday, 22 September 2014

Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.

London Market Report

Monday, 22 September 2014

The FTSE 100 opens lower with shares in Tesco falling nearly 11% on news it overstated its profit guidance by £250m.

Fate of Air France 'at stake' in row

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister.

GM recalls cars over brake defect

Sunday, 21 September 2014

American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.

US calls for EU to 'boost' economy

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.

Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

Friday, 19 September 2014

Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.

Vodafone saves Phones 4U store jobs

Friday, 19 September 2014

Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.

Asia Market Report

Monday, 22 September 2014

Asian markets are lower ahead of Chinese manufacturing data, Softbank shares slide in Tokyo post-Alibaba listing.

'Thousands lie' on motor cover forms

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A total of 180,675 fraudulent applications for motor insurance were detected by the industry last year, a trade body says.

Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.

Rents 'rising faster than inflation'

Friday, 19 September 2014

The cost of renting a home in England and Wales rose faster than inflation in the year to August, climbing 2.4%, according to a survey.

Clash over car tax disc changes

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.

Shares rise in London on 'No' vote

Friday, 19 September 2014

Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.

Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.

Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms

Friday, 19 September 2014

Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.

ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.

Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A group of farmers are hoping to succeed where others have failed: in creating the first commercially viable wasabi growing business in North America.

The PoW who built a $180m business

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A profile of Everett Alvarez, the former US Navy pilot, who spent eight and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, before a successful career in government and business.

Africa's first education tablet

Monday, 15 September 2014

Ivorian Coast entrepreneur Thierry N'Doufou talks about how he developed a tablet computer which he wants to be used by all school children in the country.

Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

US firm assessing offer for Tottenham

Friday, 12 September 2014

US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Man United predicts fall in profit

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.

'No' vote to alter tax and benefits

Friday, 19 September 2014

How 'No' vote will alter Scottish tax and benefits

Delhi marriage detective in high demand

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Is your sweetheart playing away? Call Delhi's wedding detective

Jack Ma: The man behind Alibaba

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The man behind China's internet giant Alibaba

Kenyan security industry grows post-Westgate

Friday, 19 September 2014

Kenya's security sector grows in aftermath of Westgate attack

India's farmers turn to technology

Thursday, 18 September 2014

India's farmers turn to tech to cope with climate change

What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

Glimpse at the High Street 2020

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

How will we shop in 2020?

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