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Fashion retailer H&M faces another year of falling sales

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:04
The Swedish firm, the second biggest retailer in Europe, admitted it had ‘a tough start’ to the year as a high volume of stock left over from previous seasons forced it to offer heavy discounts.

Kia reveals the new Ceed - and drops its apostrophe

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:33
Kia has unveiled the new hi-tech third generation of its popular European-built Ceed hatchback – with an important grammatical twist.

FTSE live: Spike in US inflation tests stock markets

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:30
A surprise spike in US inflation rates yesterday sent markets tumbling, but Wall Street proved resilient with the Dow and S&P ending the day higher. Markets resilience will continue to be tested.

Three, Vodafone and O2 confirm mobile contract price hikes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:44
Customers with O2 will see their bills rise by 4 per cent from April, while Vodafone will use March's RPI figure for their April price rise, and Three's precise plans remain unclear.

Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:55
Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and changes to charges have left many investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best.

New report says London isn't ready for autonomous cars

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:40
The London Asemby report said the major hurdles the city faces lie with a lack of consumer trust, high costs of vehicles and an unprepared infrastructure.

Video game companies have rocketing share prices

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:13
The video game world can be a mystery, seen as the land of tech-savvy 'geeks' – but it is also a money spinner with the global gaming market valued at £54 billion with booming growth ahead.

VED and company car tax rates to change again in 2020

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:22
The Department for Transport has proposed car tax bands for new vehicles be adjusted to align with a new vehicle emissions test made compulsory for manufacturers last year.

Standard Life Aberdeen sees its shares slide

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:22
The FTSE 100 listed asset manager said it is 'disappointed' by the decision, which will mean a £40 million hit to its annual accounts in lost fees.

GKN slams 'opportunistic' Melrose takeover bid in letter

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:56
Melrose is more interested in ‘financial engineering than real engineering’, GKN said in a letter sent to shareholders on Thursday which urged them to not to sign any documents or agree to any share deal.

Online estate agent Yopa offers sellers no sale no fee  

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:56
If you opt for the new no sale, no fee option and Yopa is successful in finding a buyer for your property, they'll charge a flat rate fee of between £1,495 and £2,695.

Virgin Media's customer price hikes help boost sales

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:54
A 1 per cent price rise for UK-based customers in November helped lift the group's revenues by 4.4 per cent to £1.29billion in the three months to 31 December.

Chain restaurants like Carluccio's are charging too much

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:11
The average British family now spends £45.10 a week on dining out, compared with £56.80 on food at home, according to the Office for National Statistics. But do these places offer good value?

Laura Ashley's shares dive as group posts profits warning

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:08
The furniture and clothing retailer's pre-tax profits slumped from £7.8million to £4.3million over the period to 31 December, its latest half-year results reveal.

How do pensions work? Your guide to retirement saving

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:03
Making the most of a pension is your best chance of securing a decent income when you retire. We explain what you need to know.

Vulture advisers bamboozled British Steel savers, say MPs

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:37
Urgent action is needed to protect people with generous and guaranteed final salary pensions from being cheated, according a scathing report issued by MPs today.

Uber losses swell to 65 per cent to £3.3bn

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:05
Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over from ousted co-founder Travis Kalanick, hopes to make an underlying profit by next year, ahead of a stock market float in 2019.

How to invest in biotechnology: Top fund manager explains

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:53
Biotechnology is an exciting industry, where technology creates medicine tailored to individuals. Carl Harald Janson, of International Biotechnology Trust, explains it to us.

BoE: Workers to get biggest pay rise in a decade in 2018

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:34
Pay packets are now expected to rise by an average of 3.1 per cent this year, above the better-than-expected rate of 2.6 per cent seen last year, Bank of England data shows.

Best mobile networks offering flexible contracts

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:45
EE has overhauled its mobile tariffs, giving users the option to add-on extra perks as and when they please. We take a look at what it offers and the other deals out there offering more flexibility.