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Glencore rewards investors with £2bn in dividends after ‘strongest’ year

Telegraph Business Mining group and commodity trader Glencore has hailed its “strongest” year on record and announced it would pay shareholders $2.9bn (£2.07bn) in dividends. The company will pay out $0.20 a share in two equal payments in 2018. It […]

BA boss warns MPs not to trust Heathrow over expansion plans

Telegraph Business Airline boss Willie Walsh has told ministers they would be “foolish” to sign a blank cheque for Heathrow’s expansion as the regulator suggested the scheme could be delivered with flat passenger charges. The chief executive of British Airways […]

Southern rail operator Go-Ahead changes track with first foray outside bus and rail

Telegraph Business The operator of the Southern rail franchise has moved to add a new line to its business, with its first investment beyond trains and buses into a German car sharing company. Go-Ahead, the FTSE 250 company which runs […]

Lloyds to unveil £1bn share buyback in annual results

Telegraph Business Lloyds is planning to unveil a £1bn share buyback in its results tomorrow, in what could mark the first in a series of cash returns from Britain’s biggest bank. The move, which was first reported by Sky News, […]

Market report: Ocado surges on hopes of US tie-up

Telegraph Business Hopes that US supermarket giants will battle it out to bag a deal with Ocado to fend off Amazon’s entry into the grocery market boosted the FTSE 250′s rising star back towards four-year highs. City analysts at Peel […]

Stock market sell-off a taste of things to come, Morgan Stanley warns

Telegraph Business The global stocks sell-off that rattled markets earlier this month was just an “appetiser” before an even gloomier main course as a nine-year bull run reaches its final stages, Morgan Stanley has warned investors. The investment banking giant’s […]

UK could cope if Hinkley Point was delayed, Business Secretary claims

Telegraph Business The UK would have enough energy if nuclear plant Hinkley Point was further delayed, Business Secretary Greg Clark has told a House of Lords committee, as he admitted the Government has no target for nuclear energy use in […]

MPs publish scathing RBS report and question incoming City watchdog chair’s past ‘tax avoidance’

Telegraph Business MPs have published a scathing report into RBS’s mistreatment of small businesses and questioned the incoming chairman of the City watchdog for his past investment in a “tax avoidance” scheme. The Treasury committee voted to publish the RBS […]

Asda profits slip as price cuts help boost sales

Telegraph Business Asda toasted a fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth today but revealed its profits had slipped in the run up to Christmas as it cut prices amid fierce competition in the grocery market. The supermarket chain, owned by […]

Can your employer check your emails and spy on you at work?

Telegraph Business Many of us suspect that our employers are closely watching our day-to-day activities to ensure we’re not browsing social media websites or making personal phone calls rather than working. But it’s rare for a company to publicly call […]