- Sterling in worst run of quarterly losses since 1984 Reuters - UK Focus - 20 hours ago
Sterling edged up on Friday but was on track for a fifth consecutive quarter of losses against the dollar - the currency's worst run since 1984. The pound plunged to a 31-year low after Britain voted to leave the European Union, falling as low as $1.28 early in the third quarter, having already weakened in the run-up to …
- Airline caterers adapt to survive with shift to buy-on-board Reuters - UK Focus - 21 hours ago
In the 1980s American Airlines (Frankfurt: A1W97M - news) calculated that it could save up to $100,000 just by removing olives from its salads. Since then, the industry's economy drive has continued apace forcing airline catering firms to reinvent themselves. British Airways said on Thursday customers on its short-haul …
- Norway gas exports to remain at record levels in 2016 -Gassco Reuters - UK Focus - 21 hours ago
Norway's gas exports to Europe this year are set to remain near the record levels reached in 2015, the head of the country's gas infrastructure operator Gassco told Reuters on Friday. Norway is Britain's top gas supplier, supplying some 40 percent of British gas demand, and is also a major supplier to the European Union, …
- Should you sell Marks and Spencer Group plc and buy into this other British icon instead? Fool.co.uk - 22 hours ago
Has Marks and Spencer Group plc (LON:MKS) passed its sell by date? Is there a better Brit icon out there?
- BizWireTV Video News: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch and Brands Line Up to Support the Pink Ribbon Campaign Business Wire - 23 hours ago
- COLUMN-LME warehousing reform; mission accomplished? Andy Home Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:21 BST
The London Metal Exchange (LME) has this week confirmed it will cap both rents and load-out charges across its physical delivery network effective next year. There has been a logistics review, including a redefinition of what actually constitutes a load-out, a rewriting of the legal contract between exchange and warehouse …
- Sainsbury's names Simon Roberts as retail & operations director Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:43 BST
Sainsbury's, Britain's No. 2 supermarket chain, on Friday named Simon Roberts as its new retail and operations director but may have to wait until July 2017 before he can start. Roberts was most recently ...
- Germany's Commerzbank cuts nearly 10,000 jobs, halts dividend Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 29, 2016 14:44 BST
Germany's Commerzbank (LSE: 21170377.L - news) will cut more than a fifth of its workforce and suspend its dividend as it tackles the challenges of low interest rates, weak profits and the shift to online banking. Germany's second biggest lender said on Thursday it plans to cut 9,600 of its 45,000 full-time positions, …
- British Airways scraps free snacks on short flights Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:28 BST
British Airways said on Thursday it will no longer provide free snacks and food in economy class on short-haul and domestic flights, joining budget carriers like Ryanair and easyJet which charge for sandwiches and other items. BA, owned by IAG, said from January it would sell food from British retailer Marks & Spencer …
- Britain's FTSE recovers from one-week low as miners rally Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 17:13 BST
Britain's blue-chip share index bounced back from a one-week low on Wednesday as engineering firm Smiths Group surged after posting higher-than-expected profits and miners tracked stronger metals prices. ...
- Price war bites as Sainsbury’s sales fall for a second quarter Sky News - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 14:45 BST
Sainsbury’s is blaming falling food prices and tough market conditions for a second consecutive fall in quarterly sales. Despite the drop, Chief Executive Mike Coupe remains confident the supermarket is continuing to make progress and would "remain competitive". "Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's is well positioned to …
- Can this online star continue to make investors smile? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:44 BST
Following a 300% rise in its shares since early 2015, should investors now bail on this trendsetting company?
- Weaker pound may not lead to higher food prices, Sainsbury's says Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:43 BST
Sterling's fall since Britain's vote to leave the European Union will not necessarily lead to higher grocery prices, as it could be offset by lower commodities prices and stiff competition, the country's No.2 supermarket group Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's said on Wednesday. Britain's grocery sector has seen …
- BUZZ-Sainsbury: Q2 sales drop, sees tough market persisting Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:03 BST
** Supermarket Sainsbury's shares down 3 pct in volume, bottom of FTSE 100, after Q2 LfL sales fall 1.1 pct excluding fuel ** CEO Mike Coupe says market will remain competitive, but adds co is positioned ...
- Is J Sainsbury plc still a better buy than Tesco plc? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:42 BST
Is the tide turning more strongly for J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) or for Tesco plc (LON: TSCO)?
- Britain's FTSE recovers from one-week low as miners, TUI rally Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:10 BST
UK shares rose on Wednesday, recovering from a one-week low as shares in commodities-related stocks rallied and tour operator TUI gained after raising its profit forecast. The blue chip FTSE 100 index ...
- Sainsbury's cautious on outlook as sales fall again Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 07:13 BST
Sainsbury's, Britain's second biggest supermarket, on Wednesday reported another drop in quarterly underlying sales and cautioned that it did not expect a change to competitive market conditions any time ...
- Shaun Chilton to take over as Chief Executive Officer Business Wire - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 07:08 BST
Clinigen Group plc (AIM: CLIN, ‘Clinigen’ or the ‘Group’), the global pharmaceutical and services group, has been notified by Peter George that he intends to step down as Chief Executive Officer (‘CEO’) on 11 November 2016. Shaun Chilton, who has been Deputy CEO since July 2015 and before that Chief Operating Officer …
- Boohoo.com first-half profits rocket 129% to £14.3m Sky News - Tue, Sep 27, 2016 14:45 BST
Online retailer Boohoo.com has seen profits soar in the first half of the year, helped by an expansion in its product lines and clothing ranges. Kate Ormrod, senior analyst at Verdict Retail, said Boohoo's growing product offer demonstrates its ambitions for growth. Boohoo.com chief executives, Mahmud Kamani and Carol …
- Will this stock beat Tesco plc after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:10 BST
Should you avoid Tesco plc (LON: TSCO) in favour of this retailer?
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- Is it all downhill from here for former FTSE 250 darlings Ocado Group plc and Sports Direct International plc? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Sep 27, 2016 07:27 BST
Will 20%-plus falls over the past year be reversed by FTSE 250 firms (INDEXFTSE:MCX) Ocado Group plc (LON:OCDO) and Sports Direct International plc (LON:SPD) any time soon?
- Aldi’s £300m investment could create further headwinds for these struggling grocers Fool.co.uk - Tue, Sep 27, 2016 07:15 BST
More evidence that the German budget chains aren't taking their foot off the pedal when it comes to dominating the UK.
- Aldi discounts Brexit impact, ramps up UK expansion AFP - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 15:34 BST
- Aldi UK says profit fall won't change German parent's investment plans Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 12:59 BST
Management at British discount supermarket Aldi's German parent will not re-think their investment plans for the UK despite falling profits and the UK's decision to quit the European Union, Aldi UK boss Matthew Barnes said on Monday. A brutal price war led by Aldi and fellow German discounter Lidl has transformed the competitive …
- Ex-divs to take 0.28 points off FTSE 100 on Sept. 29 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:44 BST
The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...
- Can this former market darling ever return to its glory days? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:32 BST
Can this former retail champion rule the sector once again after some truly tough years?
- Meeting the people who are at the heart of Britain's greatest estates Telegraph - Sun, Sep 25, 2016 06:00 BST
Meeting the people who are at the heart of Britain's greatest estates
- These 3 surprise high-yielders destroy cash Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 15:00 BST
These three stocks pay income of up to 27 times today's base rate, says Harvey Jones.
- Is this a better healthcare buy than AstraZeneca plc after today’s update? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:57 BST
Will this healthcare stock keep beating AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN)?
- Alexion Employees Volunteer Together in Company’s First Global Day of Service Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:30 BST
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- More than 1,500 Alexion employees in 30 communities take part in community service projects focused on improving health, wellness, and education Alexion Pharmaceuticals, ...
- Why are these two shares so hot today? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:13 BST
A sharp rise in the price of these shares means it could be time to get on board.
- Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley takes CEO role Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:43 BST
Britain's Sports Direct, the retailer trying to mend its battered image, named its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as chief executive on Friday after Dave Forsey quit the role. Lawmakers have condemned it for "Victorian" working conditions, investors and media have slammed it for dire corporate …
- Pension survival: in the worst case, your pot could fall 60pc in 15 years Telegraph - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:21 BST
Pension survival: in the worst case, your pot could fall 60pc in 15 years
- Sports Direct names controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 07:11 BST
Britain's Sports Direct, the retailer trying to mend its battered image, named its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as chief executive after Dave Forsey resigned, it said on ...