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Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch
Thursday September 20, 2018

The bike store chain needs fresh funding as it struggles with tough trading conditions.

Women 'half as likely' as men to start a business
Friday September 21, 2018

Treasury says "unfair obstacles" may be blocking female entrepreneurs as it launches a review.

Wells Fargo to reduce workforce by up to 10%
Thursday September 20, 2018

The bank expects to reduce staff by 5% to 10% over three years, affecting some 26,000 workers.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary may leave within five years
Thursday September 20, 2018

Michael O'Leary admits he is reluctant to sign a new long-term contract at the airline.

John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies
Thursday September 20, 2018

One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.

Barclays resolves online banking glitch
Thursday September 20, 2018

Computer problems had hit the bank as customers complained of being unable to access their accounts.

Sky bid tussle to be settled by auction
Thursday September 20, 2018

The broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from Rupert Murdoch's Fox and US giant Comcast.

Train delays: 'Lack of accountability' led to rail timetable chaos
Thursday September 20, 2018

Poor accountability was to blame for severe rail disruption last May, a regulator has said.

Pound rises through $1.32 on stronger retail sales
Thursday September 20, 2018

Demand for household goods hit the highest since May 2016 but inflation may dampen spending.

Canada cannabis stocks see mood swings
Thursday September 20, 2018

Producers Tilray and Canopy see US-listed stocks surge and slump in turbulent trading.

Ex-Malaysia PM Najib hit with 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power
Thursday September 20, 2018

Najib Razak denies all charges linked to the alleged transfer of $556m from a state fund to his account.

Brexit will have 'worse economic impact on UK than EU'
Thursday September 20, 2018

Proportionally the UK stands to lose more, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former European Central Bank boss.

Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays workers to strike
Thursday September 20, 2018

Workers at some of the chains' outlets are planning a co-ordinated day of action on 4 October over pay.

Gateshead fair trade 'pioneer' Traidcraft faces closure
Thursday September 20, 2018

Traidcraft says it has been badly hit by a drop in the value of the pound and retail difficulties.

Nigeria Air relaunch grounded
Thursday September 20, 2018

Nigeria suspends plans to relaunch its national airline two months after announcing it would be revived.