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Corbyn hits back at Morgan Stanley in banker row

Jeremy Corbyn has issued a furious retort to Morgan Stanley after the major investment bank warned a Labour election victory could pose a bigger...

Oil production cuts extended until end of 2018

Members of the OPEC oil cartel and other nations, including Russia, have agreed to extend production cuts aimed at propping up prices until the...

Greene King hangover as consumers squeezed

Pubs operator Greene King has warned of tough market conditions for the next two to three years after higher costs and a squeeze on...

Aviva digital drive aims to make insurance sexy

Insurance. Not a subject many of us like to think about. A topic we associate with tedious form-filling, the annual grind of ringing around for...

Ministers fire starting gun on £5.5bn auction

Taxpayers will on Thursday take another step towards recouping money injected into the banking system during the 2008 financial crisis with the formal launch...

American Airlines 'glitch' means no Christmas pilots

An airline is facing mass Christmas disruption after accidentally allowing all its pilots holiday over the festive period. American Airlines has given holiday to hundreds...

Uber data hack hit 2.7m UK riders and drivers

Uber says the data breach it kept secret for over a year resulted in the personal data of approximately 2.7 million people in the...

The fall and rise of the governor's eyebrow

In the good old days of the City, it used to be said that the raising of the governor of the Bank of England's...

2,500 lose jobs as wholesaler P&H collapses

The wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has entered administration after the failure of rescue talks, leaving 2,500 people out of work just weeks before...

Black Friday breaks John Lewis trading record

John Lewis says it achieved its best sales performance in a single day on Black Friday, after a tougher year for retailers so far. The...

Secondary ticketing sites may be breaking law

Secondary ticketing websites are facing enforcement action following a year-long investigation by the competition regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it suspected "a...

4,000 jobs at risk at tobacco giant P&H

Thousands of workers in the UK’s grocery distribution sector are facing a bleak Christmas as Palmer & Harvey (P&H), Britain’s biggest tobacco supplier, hovers...

Feather & Black follows Multiyork collapse

Feather & Black (F&B) has been placed in the hands of administrators, less than a week after the collapse of another firm owned by...

City grandee asked to mediate in LSE crisis

A City grandee whose former roles included the deputy chairmanship of HSBC Holdings has been drafted in for secret talks aimed at defusing the...

TaxAssist announces additional Franchise Development Manager to support growing network   

Samantha Skyring, previously one of TaxAssist’s Technical Managers, moves to new position TaxAssist Accountants has strengthened the support for its 200-strong network of accountants with...

Successful changeover for TaxAssist Accountants Cheltenham & Gloucester

Having successfully established TaxAssist Accountants in Gloucester 11 years ago and expanding into Cheltenham last year, Chris Hutchings has sold his business to Rob...