Monthly Archives: November 2015

Aberdeen may need a shelter from the storm

But that’s putting rather a brave face on it. Earnings per share fell from 23.54p last year to 22.28p, and although dividends are on the up, from 18p last year to 19.5p for the year to September, cash was down […]

‘Generation Nandos’ drives up sales of sweetcorn and chilli

Barfoots also supplies sweet potato wedges to the fast-growing chain, selling 30 tonnes each week. Now, Barfoots is betting big on another vegetable – the chilli. “It’s because of the Nandos generation,” says Mr Barfoot. “They love hot food just […]

Loan boost for small firms as banks get cheap funding

But the Treasury and Bank of England have extended it for another two years, allowing banks to continue to place collateral – such as loans – with the central bank, in exchange for cheap money. The facility will be phased […]

Burger King to sell alcohol in the UK

However, local licensing inspector Matt Dee raised concerns with Suffolk council that the burger chain would be ill-equipped to deal with the ramifications, saying: “Other night-time economies [in Bury] have door staff, CCTV, substantial staff training and policies for identifying […]

UK public’s inflation expectations sag to six-month low in November

LONDON The British public’s expectations for inflation over the coming year fell to a six-month-low in November, according to a survey published on Monday. The monthly YouGov/Citi survey found year-ahead inflation expectations slipped to 1.2 percent from 1.4 percent in […]

UK Black Friday online spend jumps 36 percent to top 1 billion pounds

LONDON Britons spent 1.1 billion pounds shopping online on “Black Friday” last week, an increase of 36 percent on the previous year, according to an estimate published by retail researcher Experian-IMRG. The sales promotion day, a concept imported from the […]

Gold heads for biggest monthly drop since 2013

Expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates at its December meeting has also pushed up the dollar in recent weeks. The pound slipped briefly below the psychologically important $1.50 mark against the greenback on Monday for the first time […]

Digital Barriers uses space technology to spot concealed weapons and suicide bombs

The company, which turned over £19.4m from its portfolio of security products last year, is forecasting sales of up to 100 ThruVision units this year, and expects to double that in 2016. The company did not reveal the pricetag for […]

UberPool launches in London to make fares cheaper if you share with strangers

This means that when a driver pulls up to collect you, there may already be someone in the car, or that shortly after being picked up, a driver will swing round a corner to pick up another passenger. Both passengers […]

Fortnum & Mason announces record results ahead of Christmas

She said: “The past few years have seen us expand as a store, and I am particularly pleased that we have managed to do this without compromising the essence of Fortnum & Mason, and our focus on quality of service […]