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Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom [...]

Eurozone growth nears six-year high, survey data suggests

Growth in France and Germany help the bloc’s economic recovery “surge higher”, a survey [...]

UK film industry ‘needs government support’ after Brexit

Extra help is needed if the industry is to survive after Brexit, a senior figure in the sector [...]

Red Nose Day challenge: ‘I feel naked without my beard’

Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, agreed to have his beard shaved off for Comic [...]

Co-op Bank sale plan attracts suitors

The beleaguered bank says a number of “credible” parties have expressed interest in buying [...]

Deutsche Bank commits to new London office

Germany’s biggest bank says the new office “underlines its commitment” to the City of [...]

Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

Manufacturing and retail jobs are most at risk from automation by the 2030s, a report [...]

Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal

The firm apologises to shareholders its role in a corruption case and for the Galaxy Note 7 [...]

Why Apple’s red iPhones are not ‘Red’ in China

Apple’s Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. [...]

Call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave

The TUC says UK mothers may get a reasonable amount of maternity leave but get a poorer deal on [...]

Ads in your eye

How new technologies are transforming outdoor [...]

New broom

Theo Leggett examines what changes new owners Liberty Media might bring in to re-energise Formula [...]

‘We’re looking for business deals outside Europe’

The director of a safety footwear company says the firm is focusing on new deals outside [...]

Kids and meditation – it’s a business, of course

We find out why some parents in Asia are paying for meditation classes in the hope their kids will cope better at school and in [...]

Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher

Shares in Next climb by 8% despite the company reporting its first fall in profits for eight [...]

Portsmouth and ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner to hold exclusive takeover talks

Portsmouth and ex-Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner are to enter into exclusive talks about a potential [...]

Eddie Stobart: Lorry firm targets £550m stock market listing

The haulage firm, known for its green and red lorries, plans to list its shares in London next [...]

RBS and NatWest to shed 158 branches and more than 400 jobs

Rising popularity of online banking prompts the decision to ditch 17% of RBS and 13% of NatWest [...]

Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones

Kenya is the first country to sell government bonds exclusively to citizens via their [...]

What Next for shops?

Next – like its rivals – is battling many problems – unlike them it has spelt them out in [...]

Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales

Sales rose more than expected last month, but the underlying trend suggests fuel costs are starting to [...]

Brexit: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’

Author of a report argues that no trade deal is better than a bad deal with the [...]

Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years

The retailer warns of “another tough year ahead” as shoppers shift spending away from [...]

Apple ‘paid no tax’ in New Zealand for at least a decade

Apple is under scrutiny following reports it has paid no tax in New Zealand since [...]

Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say

The warning from former regulators comes amid speculation ministers may cap prices on standard [...]

Could this be Britain’s cheapest supermarket?

The average price of an item at Nifties in Dover is [...]

‘I am very confident we can find a good trade deal’

Cecile Reinaud runs Seraphine, a London-based maternity wear company. She is on an export drive and is hopeful about the post-Brexit trade deals to be [...]

Urban spies

How much data do you give away during your average day in the [...]

‘Vegetable ivory’

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to [...]

State pension age could be raised to 70, says report

Twenty year-olds may have to work till the age of 70, with millions more having to work till [...]

Libor expert witness texted for help

A prosecution witness called by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) admits texting friends for help explaining trader [...]

London’s leading shares lose ground

The FTSE 100 closes more than 50 points lower, following Wall Street down and extending Tuesday’s [...]

Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill

The company pumped nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames in 2013 and [...]

Brantano: collapse of shoe retailer puts 1,000 jobs at risk

Value shoe retailer Brantano falls into administration in a ‘difficult’ market and the weak [...]

London Taxi Company’s new Ansty Park plant opens in Coventry

The London Taxi Company’s Ansty Park site in Coventry is the home of the new [...]

UBS charges customers to deposit euros

Swiss bank UBS plans to charge a fee for customers who deposit more than a million [...]

Bosses’ incomes are 386 times higher than Living Wage

FTSE 100 chiefs earn nearly 400 times more than someone on the National Living [...]

Investors urge Dulux owner to hold takeover talks

AkzoNobel says an improved offer from US rival PPG Industries is still too [...]

Two major US technology firms ‘tricked out of $100m’

A social media firm was among two companies targeted in an email phishing scam, officials [...]

Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers

An investigation by Ofcom found the ISP had overcharged former customers by more than [...]

Bank cheques to be cleared within a day

From October 2017, cheques will start to clear much faster than the current six days’ waiting [...]

Hermes reports record annual profits

French luxury goods firm posts better than expected results amid ‘uncertain’ [...]

UK flight ban on electronic devices announced

Banning laptops on some flights to the UK is “necessary, effective and proportionate”, No 10 [...]

Screwfix boosts Kingfisher’s profits

The B&Q and Screwfix owner says resilient UK sales gave it a boost, but warns of future [...]

London-Paris electric flight ‘in decade’

A firm promises electric-powered flights in 10 years, with Easyjet among the interested [...]