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M&S to close five China stores

M&S to close five China stores

Marks & Spencer is to close five stores in China and shrink its Shanghai head office as part of a strategic shake-up, the retailer said today.

Warning as Thorntons profits fall

Warning as Thorntons profits fall

Profits have melted by 9% at chocolate retailer Thorntons after a "disappointing" half-year, with a warning of more tough times to come.

FTSE fails to build on record high

FTSE fails to build on record high

The FTSE 100 Index reached another record high today before a slide for Tullow Oil and other commodity stocks left the market lower.

Monthly rise in mortgage approvals

Monthly rise in mortgage approvals

More signs of recovery have emerged in the mortgage market after figures showed a rise in the number of approvals for the second month in a row.

UK 'at top of jobs growth league'

UK 'at top of jobs growth league'

The Government has welcomed new figures showing that the UK's unemployment rate has fallen to half that of the euro area.
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Trinity Mirror revives dividend

Trinity Mirror revives dividend

Publisher Trinity Mirror is to pay its first final dividend since 2008 after annual profits rose despite sliding print revenues weighed down by lower supermarket advertising spending.
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Royal Mail to help China sales

Royal Mail to help China sales

Royal Mail is launching a new initiative aimed at helping British firms sell goods in China.
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Manufacturers boosted by EU orders

Manufacturers boosted by EU orders

Britain's manufacturers are reporting signs of improved demand from customers in Europe, which is helping to boost confidence in the industry for the rest of the year.
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High executive pay 'hitting trust'

High executive pay 'hitting trust'

Half of company directors believe that excessively high pay for executives is the biggest threat to public trust in business, according to a new study.
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Target banks for £1bn - Lib Dems

Target banks for £1bn - Lib Dems

Banks should be hit with an additional £1 billion tax grab until the deficit is eliminated, the Liberal Democrats said.
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