How Shohei Ohtani became Japan's biggest baseball export
bbc.co.uk - 09 December 2023 6:17 PM
He has had more impact than every Japanese player before him - and now has a record $700m deal.
Analysts eye more M&A for Britain's hospitality sector
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 6:14 PM
Wagamama's parent company, The Restaurant Group (TRG), agreed to a £506million buyout by private equity giant Apollo Global Management in late October.
Lavazza strikes deal to bring Cuban coffee to the UK market for the first time
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 3:09 PM
It is part of wider plan to kickstart the Cuban coffee sector. It produced 50,000 tons a year at its peak in the 1950s. The latest annual production total is just 8,000 tons.
Michael Spencer throws £10,000 gauntlet at Terry Smith
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 1:52 PM
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Lord Spencer has made a wager that a fund manager he backs can beat Smith.
MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Literacy backer books rewards
Literacy Capital shares have risen sharply over the past year. At £4.68, the shares should continue to reward hard-nosed investors and philanthropists alike.
MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Bowling group Ten Entertainment is a tasty treat
Midas recommended Ten at £2.41 in 2019 so today's £4.12½ bid could make some shareholders sell out now.
MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Sign up a high flying recruiter like Gattaca to lift your funds
Gattaca shares have come down sharply from their 2014 highs. At £1.24, they are a buy.
Payout rules for scam victims to be unveiled
The measures will replace a voluntary scheme that compensates victims of Authorised Push Payment, where customers are conned into sending money to criminals.
JEFF PRESTRIDGE: The porcupines of South Africa are less spiky than Avis
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 1:51 PM
The firm took a further £303 from Kate Barton's card as it had put a 'hold' on a slice of her balance.
Olympic swimmer Matt Richards talks to ME & MY MONEY
Richards saves into a pension, invests in the stock market, reads books on the psychology of money and is saving up to buy his own home.
HAMISH MCRAE: Time for a Santa rally as markets sniff turning point in inflation
It is not Santa who fills our investment socks. It is the world economy, and as long as it keeps growing, it will continue to do so.
Tread carefully on stamp prices, business minister tells Royal Mail
Kevin Hollinrake said that three price rises for first class stamps since April last year are making the public avoid sending letters and greeting cards.
Short sellers bet against Petrofac as it scrambles to shore up finances
The company has more than 9 per cent of its shares out on loan to hedge funds, which will make money if its share price falls.
Santander's UK boss: EVERYONE has to be beware of scammers
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 1:50 PM
Mike Regnier's Break the Spell squad is a crack bunch of fraud-busters. Their job is to identify customers left spellbound by crooks.
Forget Willy Wonka, could investing in GOLD be the golden ticket?
This week the gold price hit a record high, coming in at above $2,100 an ounce and making investors wonder if they should add a little lustre to their portfolios.
GUINNESS GLOBAL EQUITY INCOME FUND: Fortnum's finger food and a focus on dividends
The fund has an excellent record. Since 2011, there has only been one year - 2020 - when the managers have not been able to furnish investors with growing dividends.
Dame Sharon White ally quits John Lewis board
Retail expert Nicky Dulieu was head of the influential audit and risk committee at the department store group, which includes grocer Waitrose.
Chemring profits from defence boom as Ukraine war prompts flurry of spending
The company, whose results are out next week, is expected to have made £65 million in the financial year to October, according to estimates.
Hammerson investor cuts stake by £55m shares
Lighthouse Properties has cut its holding from 22 per cent to less than 18 per cent - or about 200 million shares.
American buyout under fire from Addison Lee boss
Liam Griffin said that American buyout barons Carlyle took over the business his father set up in 1975 and then parachuted in bosses to run the firm.
Bank of England boss says jobs data may be out by one million
Andrew Bailey revealed the figure during a recent select committee hearing to illustrate the difficulty the Bank faces when judging the state of the economy.
CITY WHISPERS: Drax woos the hacks as green activists smoulder
Its claims to be a green energy giant have come under increasing scrutiny from activists.
The axe is set to fall on savings rates - so here's how to protect your nest-egg
Millions of savers who have ploughed money into National Savings and Investments should brace themselves - a round of rate cuts may be on its way.
Adele Cooke buys wine at auction - for less than it costs at Waitrose
Adele's family would traipse down supermarket aisles in the week before Christmas stocking up on wine. Then her parents discovered wine auctions.
TONY HETHERINGTON: Why renting your home to a council is Barking mad...
I saw your article about Havering Council and the difficulties a reader had in getting back a property that was rented to the council. Barking and Dagenham are worse.
UK watchdog Competition and Markets Authority and Microsoft in OpenAI row
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 3:01 AM
The CMA said it is examining the tech giant's multi billion-pound relationship with OpenAI and whether it could be considered a merger.
INVESTING EXPLAINED: What you need to know about LFL (like-for-like)
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:57 AM
It is a measure of growth in sales - over a set period of one month, six months or over a year - that strips out the impact on turnover of new store space.
Bond Street glittering this Christmas despite luxury slump
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:54 AM
I like glamorous accessories, but I also want the value of my portfolio to appreciate like a fine brandy, says Anne Ashworth.
SHARE OF THE WEEK: Can Currys provide some evidence that there is light at the end of the tunnel?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:48 AM
Investors in the electricals
seller will certainly be hoping for some optimism after profits have taken a hammering.
Inflation to remain high for five years, say Britons
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:46 AM
Research by the Bank showed that consumers said last month that prices will still be rising too fast in 2028.
Nationwide shake-up leaves 470 jobs at risk
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:41 AM
Britain's biggest building society is making the cuts as part of a shake-up by boss Debbie Crosbie (pictured) to slim down head office operations.
MAGGIE PAGANO: British pension funds to blame for companies floating in New York
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:35 AM
There's no getting away from the fact that US capital markets are vast and deep while its domestic investors are more courageous
about taking risks.
Elon Musk says Disney boss Bob Iger should be 'fired immediately' because of its advertising boycott of X
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 2:30 AM
Musk has made a series of outbursts against firms stopping their advertising campaigns on the social media site formerly known as Twitter.
Marex heads to New York in fresh City snub
www.dailymail.co.uk - 09 December 2023 12:00 AM
The commodities broker said it has filed documents with the US regulator ahead of launching an initial public offering.
MARKET REPORT: Sainsbury's shares set for best year since 1992
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 11:56 PM
The supermarket rose 1.6 per cent to 294.8p - a level not seen since November 2021 when they hit 295p - taking gains for this year to more than a third.
Toyota introducing six electric vehicles in Europe by 2026
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 11:54 PM
That will include a production version of two concept cars - a compact urban SUV next year and a sport crossover in 2025.
Justin Gutmann: Why I'm launching a £3bn claim against mobile phone companies
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 10:00 PM
For decades, the UK's biggest mobile network operators have been overcharging many customers, consumer champion Justin Gutmann says.
Homes taking longer to sell this year with typical property shifting in 34 days
The average time to sell a property is up from 25 days in 2022, according to Zoopla.
Households using log burners for heating buy less wood to combat high cost of living
Over a million households rely on burning firewood or smokeless fuel for heating - but the average solid fuel customer is ordering less than usual this year.
CosMc's: Customers flock to McDonald's new retro drinks brand
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 4:36 PM
CosMc's, named after an obscure company mascot, is a bid for the speciality drinks market.
Bentley launches its first motorcycle in collaboration with Italy's Ducati - but it isn't cheap
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 1:44 PM
Two versions will be available. A run of 500 Diavel for Bentley and 50 more exclusive Diavel for Bentley Mulliner versions with bespoke designs hand-crafted by its coachbuilding division.
Microsoft's links with OpenAI to be examined by competition watchdog
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 9:12 AM
The Competition and Markets Authority will consider if links between the two could be considered a merger.
BUSINESS LIVE: Berkeley costs ease; Anglo American eyes positive outlook; Grafton hikes share buyback
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 8:58 AM
Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are Berkeley Group, Anglo American, Grafton and Flutter.
Nationwide: 500 Swindon head office workers at risk of redundancy
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 8:40 AM
The announcement affects the building society's head office in Swindon, a spokesman said.
Mining giant Anglo American to slash production levels to cut costs
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 8:33 AM
The London-listed mining giant, the world's largest platinum producer, said it would reduce output at its Kumba iron ore operations in South Africa.
Chinese garlic is a national security risk, says US senator
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 8:14 AM
Rick Scott says Chinese garlic grown in sewage is unsafe and poses a threat to national security.
Mobile phone customers of EE, O2, Three and Vodafone could win £3bn compensation for 'overcharging'
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 7:48 AM
Customers could receive an average of £1,800 in compensation from Vodafone, EE, Three and O2, after a legal challenge was mounted yesterday.
Investors get up to £3,500 to move to Hargreaves Lansdown in its biggest ever cashback offer
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 7:46 AM
Investors who transfer their investments to a Hargreaves Lansdown account could make up to £3,500 in cashback.
Disney: Elon Musk calls for boss to be fired over ad spat
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 7:36 AM
It comes a week after the multi-billionaire launched a profane attack on advertisers that left X.
US jobless rate falls to lowest level since July
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 6:51 AM
Employers added a better-than-expected 199,000 jobs in November, despite efforts to cool the economy.
Google admits AI viral video was edited to look better
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 5:13 AM
Instead of the AI responding to voice and video, it was fed text prompts and still images.
Evri named most hated parcel firm in Britain with the highest proportion of dissatisfied customers
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 3:23 AM
Nearly half of those who contacted Evri with an issue said they were unhappy with the complaints process, a major survey found.
Now HMRC slashes access to its self assessment tax helpline for most callers
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 3:20 AM
The announcement has provoked anger among MPs and tax experts, who warned it could lead to taxpayers inadvertently making mistakes on their tax returns and facing fines further down the line.
Average two-year mortgage rate falls below 6%
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 3:10 AM
Mortgage providers have been cutting rates, but many homeowners still face a payment shock.
Our friend Rich - the man who helped build the internet: In memory of Richard Browning
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 2:49 AM
This is Money's Richard Browning died suddenly last weekend aged 57, this is a tribute to our wonderful friend.
Berkeley Group warns house sales to 'remain subdued'
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 2:27 AM
The FTSE 100 firm revealed reservation levels were about a third lower in the six months ending October as high interest rates discouraged Britons from purchasing new properties.
How to make an expensive-looking Christmas wreath for free - by foraging for materials
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 2:10 AM
Having a Christmas wreath hanging on the front door is the perfect way to kick off celebrations for the yuletide season - but an expense we could all do without.
I'm a retired businessman and fell for an online bitcoin scam… now I have to sell my house to pay back £30k
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 2:09 AM
Gary Edmunds, 72, joined a car enthusiasts group on Facebook - but he ended up falling for a bitcoin investment scam and he is now £30k in debt.
Edinburgh Reforms: City shake-up branded 'damp squib' by MPs
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 1:53 AM
The Treasury Committee says much of what was promised by the chancellor has not materialised.
Grafton Group boosts share buyback to £100m
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 1:47 AM
Building materials firm Grafton Group will expand its ongoing share buyback scheme by £50million.
Zoopla's most viewed homes of 2023: From a £25k terrace in Liverpool to a £36.5m London mansion
www.dailymail.co.uk - 08 December 2023 1:15 AM
The most popular homes for sale online this year have been revealed - and they prove that people are not only interested in snooping at high-value homes, but also more modest offerings.
Mobile phones: Firms face £3bn legal claim for overcharging
bbc.co.uk - 08 December 2023 12:55 AM
Lawsuit alleges Vodafone, EE, Three and O2 overcharged existing customers for their mobiles.
BUSINESS LIVE: Bloomsbury lifted by fantasy boom; Games Workshop hands cash to employees; Frasers profits up
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 11:47 PM
Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are Bloomsbury, Games Workshop, Frasers, Balfour Beatty, Smart Metering Systems and Vertu Motors.
ScotRail consults customers on ending alcohol ban
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 10:31 PM
The online survey comes three years after restrictions were introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19.
I want to sell my leasehold home: Will it be worth more after the reform bill?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 10:00 PM
The new rules could make it cheaper and easier to extend the lease or buy a share of freehold. Would a future buyer then pay more than it is worth today?
Seven simple ways to make an extra £1,000 this Christmas, by entrepeneur Tim Armoo
Tim Armoo founded Fanbytes aged 21, working with brands like Nike, Samsung and Deliveroo on influencer marketing.
Train strikes: When are the walkouts in December?
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 4:01 PM
It is the last in a wave of rolling strikes affecting different train companies on different days.
Oxfam shop and office workers strike for first time
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 4:00 PM
The walkout is over pay with some staff at the anti-poverty charity reporting having to use foodbanks, a union says.
Hedge fund tycoon Chris Hohn sees his pay slashed by half... but still takes home £275m
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 2:01 PM
Billionaire hedge fund boss Chris Hohn (pictured), who runs TCI Fund Management paid himself a record £550m in the year to February 2022.
Rolex seller Watches of Switzerland sees sales slump amid falling demand for luxury goods
The biggest seller of Rolex watches - a favourite of tennis star Roger Federer (pictured) - in Britain said sales in the UK and Europe had fallen 4%.
MPs dismiss Hunt's 'damp squib' plan to boost the City sparking a furious response from the Treasury
The Treasury select committee - which scrutinises the department on behalf of Parliament - said it was 'disappointed' at the 'limited impact' of the measures.
MAGGIE PAGANO: The Bank has got it wrong with its gloom and doom predictions
If the latest data is taken into account, top pundits believe the UK economy will outperform the recent gloomy forecast from the Bank.
MARKET REPORT: Future shares plunge to lowest since pandemic
On a bruising day for investors, the company warned of little revenue growth for the year ahead, sending shares down 15.6%, or 117p, to 635p.
Rocket boost for Elon Musk as his Space X business is valued at £140bn
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 2:00 PM
Space X has started discussions about selling shares at around $95 each. This makes it one of the most valuable private companies in the world.
Booming sales at Sports Direct keeps Mike Ashley's Frasers Group on track
Revenues across the company, whose brands include House of Fraser - modelled by Tess Daly (pictured) - climbed by 4.4% to £2.7bn.
Corks popping at English wine maker Chapel Down as it makes its debut on the AIM market
Chapel Down - led by chief exec Andrew Carter (pictured) - had been listed on the Aquis Stock Exchange but made the shift to the larger platform..
Cash-strapped South East Water sinks deeper in the red as interest payments on its debts soar
In the latest setback for the industry, South East Water saw its loss before tax widen to £18.1m from £12.7m in the six months to the end of September.
McDonald’s unveils US CosMc's trial and global expansion
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 9:56 AM
The fast-food giant pilots CosMc's and plans to open about 10,000 McDonald's globally by 2027.
Nationwide slashes mortgage rates AGAIN: Cheapest deal on the market is now 4.29%
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 9:28 AM
Britain's biggest building society has today sent ripples across the mortgage market after it announced its eleventh consecutive round of rate cuts in four months.
Anger as Nationwide orders workers back to office
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 9:15 AM
Nationwide - which has its HQ in Swindon - tells staff to work in offices at least two days a week.
Frasers Group lifted by acquisition spree ahead of Christmas
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 8:40 AM
Frasers Group is entering the Christmas season 'with great momentum', the retailer's boss said on Thursday as the group reported its first-half results.
Vertu Motors shares slump following profit warning
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 8:33 AM
Shares in the Bristol Street Motors owner had slumped 23.8 per cent to 64.6p by the early afternoon, making them one of the top five fallers on the Aim All-Share Index.
Lego Fortnite: Gaming giant launches Minecraft rival
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 7:37 AM
The new co-operative survival game mode sees players crafting items with Lego bricks.
AJ Bell posts record profits despite fee cuts
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 7:34 AM
AJ Bell saw its saw its pre-tax profit rise 50 per cent to £87.7million, up from £58.4million a year ago. Revenue grew 33 per cent to £218.2million.
Investment house co-founded by Jacob Rees-Mogg set for closure
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 6:19 AM
Somerset Capital Management is set to close after the emerging market-focused fund house suffered large outflows from major investors.
South East Water pays £2.3m dividend amid watchdog probe
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 6:17 AM
Ofwat is investigating South East Water over service to customers and record in maintaining supply.
Evri has lowest customer satisfaction of any parcel delivery firm, says Ofcom
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 5:53 AM
The communications watchdog found that the majority of consumers across the UK have had an issue with a delivery company - and revealed which left them least satisfied.
Jacob Rees-Mogg's investment management firm to close
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 5:40 AM
The fund manager co-founded by the MP is winding down after reports it had lost its largest client.
New FCA proposals will protect access to cash... as usage of coins and notes rises for the first time in a decade
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 5:22 AM
The FCA is proposing new rules to protect access to cash for customers across the UK - and one expert has praised it for showing its teeth.
Why are used car prices falling so sharply? LUNCH MONEY
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 4:09 AM
We look at what's going on in the second hand and new car market. Plus, the Kew Gardens 50p that sold for £6,800 and why the Magnificent Seven matter for investors.
House prices rise for second month in a row, says Halifax
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 3:46 AM
The bank's latest house price index said the average property price in the UK rose by 0.5% in November, following a rise of 1.2% in October.
Shopping with cash rises for first time in a decade
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 3:05 AM
People are using notes and coins as a way of budgeting while prices rise, says the British Retail Consortium.
Games Workshop to hand £2,500 bonus to staff ahead of Christmas
www.dailymail.co.uk - 07 December 2023 2:12 AM
Games Workshop staff are in line for a bonus after the group said trading since September had been 'in line with expectations.' However, the group's shares fell over 10 per cent.
House prices rise again as mortgage rates ease
bbc.co.uk - 07 December 2023 1:43 AM
Prices rose 0.5% last month, Halifax says, and there are signs activity in the market is picking up.
EU backs down on planned post-Brexit electric car sales tariffs in boost for UK car makers that will save EV buyers thousands of pounds next year
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 11:50 PM
The EU climbed down over a looming post-Brexit cliff edge on the trade of EVs - in a huge boost for UK car makers and a move that will prevent the cost of battery models soaring in just days.
The flat we're renting had the door smashed in but the landlord still hasn't fixed it: Can we withhold rent?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 10:01 PM
We were told by the estate agent that it would be sorted by the time we moved. Lo and behold, on move in day, we had a piece of plywood covering the hole and two padlocks.
How to invest in gold as the price reaches an all-time high
The price of gold has rocketed to a record high due to a combination of global turmoil and interest rate cuts hopes. It surged to $2,111.39 (£1,677.63) before falling back.
How to grab a free £200 from banks before Christmas by switching account
Switching bank accounts can be an easy win when it comes to getting a bit of free extra cash.
Can the council stop me using a field for my dog walking business?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 10:00 PM
I've been using one of our fields for dog walking to earn some extra cash, but the council found out and refused planning permission - is there anything I can do?
Rightio charged my elderly mother £353… to change a FUSE: CRANE ON THE CASE
My mother is 93, disabled and partially sighted. In October, her toilet broke - but it was fixed by a simple fuse replacement. Repair firm Rightio charged me £352.80 for this - can it be right?
Shell put up my energy bill by 8,000% after an estimated meter reading
A Shell Energy customer was left 'gobsmacked' when the firm asked her to pay a £1,197 bill when she shifted her energy provider to Octopus Energy - all due to an estimated meter reading.
Our £628,772 Isa transfer went 'missing' at NatWest - why did it take nearly four months to fix?
Kevin McCormac and his wife Sarah thought they were doing the best thing for their retirement money when they applied for NatWest's best buy two-year fixed-rate Isa over the summer.
Five million mortgage borrowers face their monthly repayments rising by £240, the Bank of England warns
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 4:23 PM
The report said while households had so far proved 'resilient' in coping with rising rates, many on fixed term deals had not yet felt the full force of higher borrowing costs.
The people creating digital clones of themselves
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 4:05 PM
Business leaders and experts are making online copies of themselves to answer the questions they get.
ChatGPT tool could be abused by scammers and hackers
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 4:04 PM
A cutting-edge tool from Open AI appears to be poorly moderated, allowing it to be abused by cyber-criminals.
Tobacco giant sees sunset for US cigarette business
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 3:29 PM
British American Tobacco said it could no longer value the business as if it had an infinite life.
MARKET REPORT: Bitcoin tops $44,000 but oil hits five-month low
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 2:05 PM
The world's largest cryptocurrency continued its recovery having crashed from a peak close to $70,000 in late 2001 to below $16,000 last year.
MAGGIE PAGANO: Stop overseas buyers snapping up British firms on the cheap
British companies are crashing out of the London Stock Exchange like ten pins being knocked down in a bowling alley. Quite literally.
Gilt yields fall as investors ramp up bets on interest rate cuts next year
The yield on ten-year gilts - a benchmark measure of how much the Government pays to borrow - dropped below 4% for the first time since May.
Serious Fraud Office arrests company boss as it launches probe into jet engine scam
Police arrested Jose Alejandro Zamora Yrala, director of aircraft parts supplier AOG Technics, at his London home yesterday morning.
Microsoft's Call of Duty takeover on pause as US regulators probe £60bn deal
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 2:03 PM
Call of Duty, which features rapper Snoop Dogg (pictured) as a playable character, is a huge hit for video game-maker Activision.
Tui says it may quit UK stock market and upgrade to a premium listing in Germany
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 2:01 PM
Shareholders approached the travel operator about delisting from the London Stock Exchange and upgrading to a premium listing in Germany.
'It's not a Space Odyssey': Bank of England governor says it's time to embrace AI
Andrew Bailey referenced Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic (pictured) as the Bank of England said will investigate the risks posed by AI next year.
Cigarette firm BAT takes a £25bn hit amid mounting backlash over smoking
BAT, which makes Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarettes, said it will write down the value of some of its US brands as tobacco sales tumble.
CMA blasts Morrisons and M&S for stopping rivals from opening nearby shops
The Competition and Markets Authority slammed both firms after discovering a total of 65 agreements which limited competition.
We're not going broke going woke: Investors pull another £500m from ESG funds
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 2:00 PM
Industry figures show withdrawals hit £524m in November amid a backlash over environmental, social and governance investing.
Asda owners sell KFC restaurants as they battle sky-high debts
Zuber and Mohsin Issa's EG Group will sell all 218 of its KFC franchise sites in the UK and Ireland back to the fast food chain's owner.
'Perilous plunge' in construction hammers the German economy'
S&P Global said its index of building activity in Europe's largest economy - where scores below 50 show decline - fell to a three-and-a-half year low.
AOG Technics: UK fraud body makes arrest in aircraft parts probe
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 9:43 AM
It has launched a criminal investigation into alleged fraud at aircraft parts supplier AOG Technics.
BUSINESS LIVE: Tui profits take off; Ten Entertainment set for takeover; BATS faces impairment charge
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 8:26 AM
Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are Tui, Ten Entertainment, BAT, Paragon Banking Group, Weir Group and Stagecoach.
Bank of England eyes the biggest financial stability risks of 2024
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 7:49 AM
The Bank of England has warned the financial risk outlook remains 'challenging', citing weak economic growth, geopolitical tensions and potential for an inflationary resurgence.
Tui profits more than double as group weighs abandoning London Stock Exchange
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 6:59 AM
The German tourism company revealed underlying earnings before interest and tax skyrocketed by 139 per cent to €977million (£836.7million) in the 12 months ending September.
Stagecoach Group sales climb by over £100m
The Scottish transport company reported revenue increased by 15.5 per cent from £669.6million to £773.2million in the six months ending 28 October.
Mortgage problems ease but many face ‘price shock’
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 5:50 AM
The Bank of England says fewer households will struggle to keep up with mortgage payments than previously thought.
EU to delay tariffs on UK electric cars until 2027
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 5:03 AM
It comes after EU and UK carmakers said they were not ready for the change in post-Brexit trade rules.
Ten Entertainment agrees £287m US private equity takeover
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 3:23 AM
Ten Entertainment shares soared on Wednesday after the UK bowling alley operator agreed to a £287million takeover by US private equity firm Trive Capital Partners.
DEAN DUNHAM: My fridge caught fire... Can I force the maker to replace my burnt-out kitchen?
My faulty fridge caught fire and burnt down my kitchen. Am I within my legal rights to claim for a new kitchen from the manufacturer?
SALLY SORTS IT: Dad, 87, has dementia but is paying £8,000 in fees for software he can't use
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 3:12 AM
My father is 87 and until 2022 was still working as an accountant. This year he's been showing signs of dementia with memory loss.
Ireland's largest cinema chain buys five sites from collapsed Empire
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 2:45 AM
The deal comes as cinema operators pin their hopes on Ridley Scott's Napoleon - starring Joaquin Phoenix (pictured) and Vanessa Kirby.
Travel giant considers leaving London Stock Exchange
bbc.co.uk - 06 December 2023 2:12 AM
If Tui de-lists its shares it would be another blow to the UK's ability to attract big business.
From sharing a lift to a pot-luck dinner... Tricks money influencers use to save a fortune over Christmas
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 1:33 AM
Christmas can easily be the most expensive time of the year. But money bloggers are experts at finding ingenious ways to cut costs.
Revealed: The 30 towns and villages most at risk of being bankless in 2024
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 1:29 AM
More than half of the country's bank and building society branches have shut since January 2015, leaving just short of 3,900 still open and not (yet) scheduled for closure.
A fifth of first-time buyers are taking out mortgages for 35 years or more to get on the housing ladder as budgets are squeezed
www.dailymail.co.uk - 06 December 2023 1:17 AM
Buyers in their mid-30s or older will still be paying off their mortgages into their 70s. The average age of a first-time buyer is 32.8 according to UK Finance.
SYLVIA MORRIS: Why you MUST move accounts... or miss out on bumper rates
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 9:24 PM
There's a new savings account which I have put straight on your shopping list. It pays a hefty 5.06%, gives you easy access to your money
Homeserve founder: 'This earring helped me build my £4bn business'
bbc.co.uk - 05 December 2023 4:06 PM
Richard Harpin, co-founder of Homeserve, explains how an earring taught him an early business lesson.
Barclays reels as Qatar dumps £500m of shares in 'accident prone' bank
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 2:01 PM
The decision by the Qatar Investment Authority to sell around half of its stake is bound to raise questions about its direction ahead of a shake-up early next year.
Sainsbury wins back shoppers in price battle with discounters Aldi and Lidl
Figures from industry research group Kantar showed Sainsbury's now accounts for 15.6% of grocery spending, up from 15.2% a year ago.
Saga launches one-stop-mortgage platform for over 55s
Customers can check the live prices and affordability of all available mortgage products including repayment, interest-only and buy-to-let through the platform.
ANNE ASHWORTH: Thames Water is the poster child for the shortcomings of privatisation
Thames Water lurches from crisis to crisis, damaging the environment, letting down consumers and giving private ownership a filthy name
VICTORY! Social media giants finally promise to crack down on scammers - after our Campaign
Social media giants have been given six months to 'significantly' reduce the epidemic of scams on their platforms - or face action from the Government.
MARKET REPORT: Firms hit by Covid soar on new dividend plans
Travel firm On The Beach, Upper Crust owner SSP and office landlord IWG will all resume handouts to shareholders in a major boost for investors.
John Lewis's halved my credit limit just before Christmas... with no notice!
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 2:00 PM
TONY HAZELL recently received an email from John Lewis which had him spluttering his afternoon cake ration all over his iPad.
Blow to City's reputation as London Stock Exchange rocked by third glitch in three months
Only shares on the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, as well as international securities, were available for trading on Tuesday morning until 10.17am.
UK economy showing 'signs of life' as eurozone heads towards recession
An index of private sector activity in the UK returned to growth in November after three months of decline. But there was no such recovery in the single currency bloc.
Thames Water crisis deepens as debt nears £15bn and profits collapse
Thames Water, led by co-interim chief execs Cathryn Ross (pictured) and Alastair Cochran, saw its debt soar to £14.7bn in the six months to the end of September.
'No sign of respite' for Lindsell Train investors
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 1:51 PM
Lindsell Train Investment Trust was hit by exposure to consumer giants including Unilever, Diageo and Laurent Perrier, whose shares have tumbled.
Is it worth getting paid to save energy with the demand flexibility service? LUNCH MONEY
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 9:57 AM
We discuss how households can earn a bit of extra money by saving energy. Plus, why gold soared to a record high and Richard Hunter's investor watchword for 2024.
Turmoil and rate cut hopes send gold to a record high - and bitcoin above $42,000
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 8:37 AM
On a day of wild swings on financial markets, the price of the precious metal surged to $2,111.39 per ounce before falling back. This afternoon, gold was trading at $2,029.81 and bitcoin at $42,332.26.
BUSINESS LIVE: Thames Water reveals turnaround plan; SSP reinstates dividend; THG buys Biossance
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 8:25 AM
Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are Thames Water, SSP Group, THG, Marston's, Ashstead, Moonpig and Quiz.
I owe £39,500 on my mortgage which is up next year: Should I refinance or pay it off? DAVID HOLLINGWORTH replies
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 8:07 AM
I have just gone into my last year of a fixed five year deal at 2.1 per cent, which is due for remortgage in October 2024 - at a higher rate I should imagine.
Qatar Investment Authority slashes Barclays stake
Qatar Holding, a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority, intends to sell around £510million of Barclays stock, according to the Reuters news agency.
Why are workers still reluctant to go back after the pandemic?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 7:32 AM
The Bank of International Settlements said the labour force 'participation rate' in some countries, including the UK, had yet to recover to pre-Covid levels.
Quiz shares tumble as womenswear brand warns of widening losses
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 6:04 AM
Quiz has warned annual losses will be 'materially' greater than previously forecast after a weak Black Friday trading weekend failed to offset a slump in sales.
Is your fund on the verge of being wound up? Here's how to salvage your investment
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 5:09 AM
We explain exactly what happens when a fund goes into liquidation - and whether your money will be safe.
Households can get £1,500 energy bill grants from British Gas fund - and you don't have to be a customer to claim
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 4:26 AM
British Gas today relaunched its Individuals and Families Fund, which is open to those with pre-payment or credit meters.
SSP Group restarts dividends as sales exceed pre-Covid levels
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 4:16 AM
The Upper Crust and Caffe Ritazza owner, which operates more than 600 food-to-go outlets, intends to hand out a 2.5 pence per share full-year dividend.
THG to buy skincare brand Biossance for $20m
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 4:13 AM
THG has agreed to acquire the skincare brand Biossance from its bankrupt owner for up to $20million (£15.8million).
What to do if you are wrongly accused of shoplifting? Ex-judge STEPHEN GOLD explains
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 3:58 AM
Being wrongfully arrested for shoplifting would turn your shopping escapade very sour, even if it might lead to heavy damages for the civil wrongs of assault and false imprisonment.
Car theft at an 'all-time high' and keyless tech is to blame - these are the most targeted
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 3:56 AM
Between 2021 and 2022, thefts have increased by 59% and are expected to be even higher by the end of this year, says LV General Insurance.
Thames Water plots three-year turnaround plan amid debt pile
Thames Water has revealed a three-year turnaround plan as Britain's biggest water utility struggles under a £14.7billlion debt pile.
Hope for savers in Eros Bollywood bond deal drama
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 3:54 AM
The move by Axa Investment Management paves the way for an action group to be set up to safeguard the interests of investors.
Turbo Tufan engineers a remarkable turnaround at Rolls-Royce
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 3:52 AM
Since Tufan Erginbilgic took over as chief exec of Rolls-Royce at the start of the year, shares in the aerospace-to-defence giant have trebled
Rolls-Royce shares have now trebled this year
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 3:38 AM
The Derby-based giant is the best performing stock in the FTSE 100 so far in 2023 - and it is on course for its best year since it listed in London in 1987.
Will expensive double glazed wood windows boost our home's value or should we just get uPVC?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 1:38 AM
The uPVC windows are less than half the price - but many of our neighbours have wooden ones and we're worried not doing so could make our house worth less.
Our start-up can turn a floorplan into a grand design for your home: Meet Peek Home's founders
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 1:23 AM
For Jaemi and Roly Glancy sketching out how they could renovate their properties turned into a start-up helping others envisage what they could do with theirs.
Mike Ashley's Frasers Group buys another tranche of business Boohoo
www.dailymail.co.uk - 05 December 2023 1:19 AM
The retail giant, whose brands include Sports Direct and House of Fraser, increased its shareholding in Boohoo
from 16.5% to 17.2%.
Are you bad at the bins? Nearly half are annoyed by their neighbours' rubbish habits
www.dailymail.co.uk - 04 December 2023 10:00 PM
Nearly half of Britons get annoyed by their neighbours' bad bin habits, a study by Churchill Insurance has revealed.
First-time buyers warned not to overlook the extra £2,000 annual cost of owning a home
Alongside mortgage costs, the average first-time buyer should expect to pay £2,170 in additional expenses during their first year of homeownership, according to research by Aldermore Bank.
Drivers overcharged £5 each time they fill up at the pumps, says RAC
The average UK petrol price in November fell to 146,9p with diesel car owners paying 154.4p. The RAC believes petrol should be 137p and diesel 150p, based on retailers taking fairer margins.
Forest City: Inside Malaysia's Chinese-built 'ghost city'
bbc.co.uk - 04 December 2023 9:20 PM
Built during the Chinese property boom, Forest City is a stark reminder of the crisis in the sector.
What do employers expect staff to know about AI?
bbc.co.uk - 04 December 2023 4:13 PM
More and more jobs require employees to work with generative AI - but what does that mean?
Spotify axes 1,500 jobs as bloodbath in the tech industry continues
www.dailymail.co.uk - 04 December 2023 2:00 PM
The music streaming giant, whose most listened to artist is Taylor Swift (pictured), said it will slash about 17% of its employees - as it battles to cut costs.
Booking.com users angry at firm's response to hacks
bbc.co.uk - 04 December 2023 5:21 AM
Customers say they have been failed and feel let down after losing hundreds of pounds to fraudsters.
Reality check for home sellers as they're forced to cut asking prices
www.dailymail.co.uk - 04 December 2023 1:28 AM
According to the property website, the average time it takes for a seller to find a buyer has jumped to 66 days, up from 45 last year.
Used car prices have been in decline since April - is your model among the biggest fallers?
www.dailymail.co.uk - 04 December 2023 12:15 AM
Average used vehicle prices declined in November alone by 4.2% for a second month in a row, according to Cap Hpi. We exclusively reveal which models have lost most value since May.
I'm a 45-year-old professional who rents and has no pension - should I worry? Steve Webb replies
www.dailymail.co.uk - 03 December 2023 10:00 PM
I am a psychologist working for the NHS and privately. I am not contributing into a pension as I am investing my earnings into furthering my career - but I am getting worried about the future.
How weather apps are trying to be more accurate
bbc.co.uk - 03 December 2023 4:12 PM
Forecasters are continuing to offer more real-time updates and personalised recommendations.
Ultra rare Kew Gardens 50p smashes its estimate at Royal Mint auction and sells for £6,800
www.dailymail.co.uk - 03 December 2023 12:57 PM
A gold proof of a 50p Kew Gardens coin has sold for £6800 at the Royal Mint's online auction of 343 coins which ended today.
Bankruptcy 'opportunity' after US student loan crisis
bbc.co.uk - 02 December 2023 10:46 PM
Changes in the US are enticing more people to file bankruptcy to clear their student loans.