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Why shops are already playing Christmas tunes

The other day, I was in a toy shop with my son, browsing Star Wars kits, waiting to watch a football match. All was fine...

BP back from its near-death experience

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, which claimed the job of its former chief executive Tony Hayward, BP was unquestionably the most...

Learndirect wins last-ditch lender reprieve

Learndirect, the former state-owned training provider, has won a last-ditch reprieve from its lenders as it seeks to rebuild its finances in the wake...

'Never make economic forecasts' – ex-forecaster

A warning about economic forecasts has come from a former economic forecaster, who went on to be a business minister and Paymaster General in...

BA cabin crew land new pay deal to end strikes

A costly pay dispute involving 85 days of strike action by British Airways cabin crew has been resolved. The Unite union said so-called mixed fleet...

A million homes still at risk from deadly tumble dryers

A million potentially-deadly tumble...

'Sod it' factor's role in eurozone recovery

Amid all the cacophony over Donald Trump's presidency and the Brexit negotiations, it would be easy to ignore that this has actually been quite...

FCA warns over Brexit transition deal timing

Banks will start taking "irreversible" decisions such as moving staff abroad if no Brexit transition deal is agreed by the end of this year,...

May reveals thousands of new Brexit jobs

Up to 5,000 staff will be hired by HMRC next year to prepare for Brexit, the Government has announced. An extra £250m will also be...

Ring-fencing drives RBS's £200m Lombard sale

New regulations that will effectively break up Britain's biggest lenders from 2019 have prompted Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to hoist a "for sale"...

Christopher Bailey to leave Burberry next year

Burberry's top designer Christopher Bailey - the man credited with transforming the trench coat maker into a global luxury brand - will leave the...

BA boss rejects claim Brexit will ground flights

The boss of British Airways has dismissed claims - including from Chancellor Philip Hammond - that flights could be grounded if Britain leaves the...

Rent-to-own giant BrightHouse nears takeover

A pack of hedge funds is closing in on a takeover of BrightHouse, Britain's biggest rent-to-own retailer, just days after it was slapped with...