Monthly Archives: September 2017

EuroMillions results: What are the winning numbers and did anyone win the £157 million jackpot?

Next Tuesday will see the biggest UK jackpot ever up for grabs, after tonight’s EuroMillions draw saw no-one walk away with the £157m prize. The numbers for the draw were. 7, 18, 19, 32, 48 and the Lucky Stars are […]

Brazilian owners name former L’Occitane US chief as new Body Shop boss

The Body Shop has poached David Boynton to serve as its new chief executive, less than eight months after he formally took over the top job at menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt, in a move it hopes will “rejuvenate” growth. The […]

Losses widen at Devon-based miner Wolf Minerals

Wolf Minerals, the operator of one of the few active mines in the UK, said it has been encouraged by improvements in the tungsten market despite losses widening by 18pc in the last year. In its full-year report, Wolf said […]

Bank of England warns lenders to prepare for failure or further ramp up capital

The Bank of England has warned the UK’s banks they must adopt rules designed to make it easier for them to be wound up if they fail or else ramp up further the amount of capital they hold. Just over […]

UK household savings in better shape than feared

Household savings are in better shape than feared and business investment is growing more strongly than expected, raising hopes that the UK economy is not as vulnerable as previously thought. Overall the economy grew by 0.3pc in the second quarter […]

Aldi launches Christmas hampers to rival Fortnum & Mason. But what’s inside?

While it might seem extreme to start buying Christmas gifts in September, it has become customary for retailers to begin peddling festive food, decorations and gifts three months before the big day. John Lewis, for instance, has already opened Christmas […]

UK’s largest back-up energy generator up for sale ahead of earnings boom

The company behind a string of mini-power plants has put itself up for sale in the first major test of investor interest in the burgeoning market for flexible back-up power. Sources close to the sale said RBC Capital began distributing […]

Marks & Spencer pulls chickens supplied by 2 Sisters factory after investigation uncovered hygiene fears

Marks & Spencer will no longer stock chickens supplied by the 2 Sisters-owned West Bromwich factory after an investigation uncovered food hygiene fears. The grocer said it had “commenced an immediate investigation” into claims that workers in the factory were […]

Volkswagen hit with further €2.5bn charge over ‘dieselgate’ scandal – taking total damages to more than €25bn

Volkswagen has said it will be hit by a €2.5bn (£2.2bn) charge because its plans to repurchase and retrofit cars affected by the “dieselgate” scandal have proved more difficult than expected. The car giant said the buyback programme in North […]

Mark Carney: independence has not gone too far

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has defended the institution’s independence following criticism from former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who suggested the Treasury should take a greater role in setting monetary policy. “Independence has not gone too […]