Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has launched a shock £31.6 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange Group in a move set to disrupt its UK rival’s tie-up with Refinitiv.
Outsourcing giant Serco has been given a two-year extension to its contract with the Australian government to monitor and run detention facilities in the country.
Galliford Try has seen annual profits tumble 27% after widened losses in its construction arm just a day after it revealed revived talks to sell its house-building business to Bovis Homes.
High street fashion chain New Look was the latest retailer to suffer due to the poor weather in May and June, with bosses revealing a slump in sales.
Chicken shops are proving so popular on the high street that they were one of only three store types, along with pet shops and gyms, to see more openings than closures in the last six months, according to new research.
The London markets and sterling both closed higher despite slow starts after traders welcomed positive figures for the economy for a second consecutive day.
British Airways flights will continue to be disrupted on Wednesday, despite the end of a 48-hour strike by pilots in a dispute over pay.
A leading shareholder in UK defence company Cobham has said it plans to vote against its £4 billion acquisition by a US private equity firm.
Ready meal maker Bakkavor has bemoaned “challenging” UK trading as half-year profits plummeted by more than half.
Economists have warned that the UK’s jobs market could be “losing its shine” despite record employment and the strongest wage growth since 2008.
The chief executive of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil firm that is seen as the kingdom’s crown jewel, said the company is ready for a local listing on the kingdom’s stock exchange and that it will happen “very soon”.
Shares in gambling company 888 Holdings slid after it raised concerns over Brexit and said profits were weighed down by rising online gaming taxes.
A move to tap into the fast-growing vegetarian market has helped food processing and packaging firm Hilton Food Group serve up a hike in half-year profits.
Energy network protection systems worked “in line with their design” during the August 9 power cut, but security standards should be reviewed to determine if higher levels of resilience would be appropriate, a report into the incident by National Grid has concluded.
The bosses of women’s fashion chains Oasis and Warehouse have ventured into menswear for the first time, snapping up Shoreditch-based start-up The Idle Man.
The rate of employment in the UK has hit a record high as workers’ wages continue to surge higher, according to new figures.
One of the UK’s largest renewable energy suppliers has written to the Chancellor to warn that plans to change VAT from 5% to 20% for families buying solar panels and renewable technology could harm the country’s push for a net zero carbon economy by 2050.
Equipment rental firm Ashtead has notched up higher first quarter profits as another bumper performance in the US offset tougher UK trading.
JD Sports has defied the high street gloom by posting a searing set of results, as bosses attempted to contrast their success with the tumultuous time faced by arch rivals Sports Direct.
Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who helped launch China’s online retailing boom, has stepped down as chairman of the world’s biggest e-commerce company.
Bovis Homes has rekindled talks to buy rival Galliford Try’s housebuilding arm in a deal valuing the division at £1.1 billion.
The British Airways pilots’ strike will continue into its second and last day on Tuesday, after their union reported strong support for the industrial action.
The London markets all sank as FTSE stocks were weighed down by the strengthening pound, which was buoyed by a surprise return to GDP growth.
British Airways pilots’ support for the first day of a 48-hour strike was “virtually 100%”, their union has said, grounding most of the airline’s flights on Monday.
Bosses at Primark’s owner have promised customers that the fashion retailer will not increase prices, despite seeing costs jump due to Brexit.
The economy grew by 0.3% in July, reducing the risk that the UK is heading for a recession, according to the Office for National Statistics.
British Airways has cancelled most of its flights because of the first ever strike by its pilots.
Eddie Stobart Logistics is being lined up for a possible takeover, less than a month after shares were suspended and the chief executive was shown the door.
Lloyds Banking Group has become the latest high street lender to increase the amount of money it needs to pay out for mis-selling Payment Protection Insurance, following a surge in claims.
British Airways flights were crippled on Monday as pilots launched a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay.