BHS: twilight of the celebreneur

BHS Philip Green composite for UK Front

Tony Blair tempted fate when he made a knight of rough-edged rag trader Philip Green

Hailo to merge with Daimler’s MyTaxi

Taxi-booking apps seek to take on Uber in Europe

AB InBev lifts SABMiller bid on weak pound

Brewer bows to activist investor pressure following Brexit vote

AB InBev rocks SABMiller’s revisionists

Could this be the first megadeal stymied by the EU referendum?

Virgin Money to delay SME lending plan

Chief says challenger bank will focus on preserving asset quality

UK telecoms company BT have reported an annual profit of just over £1bn recovering from a loss of £244m during the previous year. 13/05/2010 FILE PIC: BT Openreach engineers performing some maintenance work in Birmingham. Credit: Lawrence Looi /

Ofcom wants a ‘legally separate’ Openreach

Regulator says BT’s infrastructure arm should have its own board

JLT shrugs off Brexit insurance worries

Vote Leave supporting chief executive says broker can cope

The Grosvenor House, Le Meridien, Park Lane, London

Saudis in bid for Grosvenor and Plaza hotels

Wealth funds in offer to Subrata Roy’s Sahara group

GKN Aerospace factory visit in Filton, Bristol, 7-3-11 for the Financial Times with writer Mick Kavanagh

GKN to cut jobs and redirect investment

Group aims to reduce costs by £30m a year from 2017

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral to sell shops

Competition regulator flags concerns about size of betting chain

Earls Court land value cut by 14%

London property group reduces value of estate after Brexit vote

Croda nudges ahead of expectations

Speciality chemicals maker boosted by weak pound

BP bullish despite falling profits

Chief Dudley says group has drawn a line under Deepwater Horizon

Toscafund pushing for Speedy Hire change

Jan Astrand faces being replaced as executive chairman

888 turns tables on William Hill

Bookie says it is ambivalent about tie-up with online rival

Green’s lawyers demand apology from MP

Frank Field likened BHS tycoon’s conduct to Robert Maxwell’s

CityFibre warns on broadband competition

Government and regulator accused of focusing on Openreach

SportPesa signs Hull City sponsorship deal

Investment is ‘scaling of a Kenyan brand’ into global market

Aberdeen suffers 13th quarter of outflows

UK property fund rocked by EU referendum result

Hammerson reports UK property value drop

Group blames stamp duty and prices weakening for retail parks


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