Monthly Archives: November 2017

Market report: Just Eat caps off rapid rise with FTSE 100 promotion

Telegraph Business The old made way for the new on the FTSE 100 as the latest index reshuffle saw fast-food tech star Just Eat cap off a meteoric rise since floating by sealing promotion at the expense of 126-year-old defence […]

Virgin Media owner Liberty Global eyes Swiss exit in latest manoeuvre towards Vodafone deal

Telegraph Business The cable giant Liberty Global is exploring a sale of its Swiss and Austrian arms, a move that could help pave the way for a $175bn (£131bn) mega-merger with Vodafone. The owner of Virgin Media has begun work […]

Car industry warns over dangers posed by Brexit and diesel threats

Telegraph Business Slow progress agreeing a Brexit deal risks undermining the competitiveness of the UK car industry, the Government has been warned. Tony Walker, president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ,used his speech at the trade body’s […]

Former chairman attacks Van Elle over £330,000 bill for chief executive’s house

Telegraph Business The embattled ground engineer Van Elle faces governance questions from its former chairman after it wrote off more than £330,000 of work building a new house for its chief executive. According to documents seen by The Daily Telegraph, […]

Pound soars against the euro on Brexit divorce bill breakthrough

Telegraph Business The pound bounced back on currency markets on Tuesday after the Telegraph revealed that British and EU negotiators have broken the deadlock on the Brexit divorce bill. After being dragged down earlier in the day by Bank of […]

Use compulsory purchases to force open land for 300,000 homes target, say builders

Telegraph Business The Government should prove it is serious about boosting homebuilding by forcing landowners to sell up, a top housing association boss has told MPs. Public land should also be used for construction to bypass the sluggish system for […]

Shares in Queen’s Christmas cracker maker fall despite rising profits

Telegraph Business Shares in the company that makes Christmas crackers for the Queen fell more than 10pc today despite a double-digit rise in profits. IG Design Group, which also makes paper plates, wrapping paper, gift tags and stationery, said its […]

MPs’ lawyer finds report into RBS mistreatment of companies ‘fair’ despite omissions on what managers knew

Telegraph Business The lawyer hired by MPs to scrutinise a controversial outline report into RBS’s mistreatment of failing businesses has said it was “fair and balanced”, even though it omitted evidence on the extent of RBS managers’ knowledge of mistreatment […]

Thames Water cuts shareholder bonus as it cleans up its act

Telegraph Business Britain’s largest water company will stem the flow of shareholder payouts out of the utility after a deluge of criticism over its bumper payouts of the past. Thames Water said no external dividends will be paid for the […]

Mapped: Protectionism is on the rise as US and EU implement thousands of restrictive trade measures

Telegraph Business As the UK aims to leave the European Union and make its way as a trading nation across the world, international trade secretary Liam Fox may want to spend some time worrying about the protectionist policies being implemented […]