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This is why £50m for Lewis Dunk is good business for Brighton and Chel…

Published: 11:50 Tuesday 14 January 2020 Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol believes £50m for Lewis Dunk would be good business for Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea. Chelsea are yet to make their first major signing of

Soot from Levin-Richmond Terminal covers my local business – The Mercu…

Richmond’s health at riskin vote on coal shipping On Jan. 14, the Richmond City Council is set to vote on an ordinance to phase out coal and petroleum coke shipping through the Levin-Richmond Terminal over a period of three years. With soot and grime

Business Bulletin: Next boosts profit outlook after strong festive per…

Retailer Next has increased its profit forecast for the past year after posting higher sales than predicted in the last two months of 2019. The high street fashion business shrugged off the recent malaise affecting retailers to post a 5.2% increase in sales for

10-year-old Perthshire girl raises the bar with soap business expansio…

A Perthshire 10-year-old has raised the bar with plans to expand her soap-making business. Amelia Milton, of Bridge of Cally, began her venture when she was just seven, as part of a schools competition. The junior entrepreneur’s business, Smelleez, has since gone from strength

Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over forced labour claims | …

Tesco says it has suspended production at a factory in China alleged to have forced foreign prisoners to help make charity Christmas cards. The allegations came to light after the Sunday Times reported that Florence Widdicombe, aged six, from Tooting, south London, opened a

What if the global economy’s luck runs out? | Business

This being December, my natural inclination is to review the past year’s economic and financial developments to help policymakers and investors anticipate what might be coming in 2020. This year is ending on a relatively positive note, especially when compared with the same time

UK economy: Flatlining growth blamed on Brexit and global slowdown | B…

Brexit uncertainty and the global slowdown are being blamed for blighting growth, as the UK economy was shown stagnating in the last official check before the election. Falls in manufacturing and construction contributed to gross domestic product (GDP) flatlining in the three months to

Invesco hires BlackRock’s Miller to strengthen UK ETF business

Miller is the latest hire within Invesco’s UK ETF business Invesco has expanded its UK ETF business with the hire of head of UK insurance for BlackRock’s iShares arm Ambrice Miller, as it targets a top-three place in EMEA assets by the end of

Business Bulletin: 240 Bonmarche jobs at risk | Npower outlook slashed…

Around 240 workers at Bonmarche could lose their job when the collapsed clothing retailer closes 30 under-performing stores as sister chain Peacock looks set to buy it out of administration. The stores, which employ around eight people each, will close down on December 11,

ThreeKit: 3D photography startup funding by former NFL star and Salesf…

Chicago-based tech startup ThreeKit recently raised a $20 million Series A from Shasta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, serial entrepreneur and investor Godard Abel, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young. The company uses Hollywood-style special effects technology to produce 3D images of items for