Monthly Archives: December 2017

Back on an even keel, yacht builder Sunseeker sees sunny skies ahead

Telegraph Business There’s someone at Sunseeker whose job it is to go round replacing the many flags which dot the yacht builder’s Poole sites, and flap in the brisk wind coming off the Channel. “I hate seeing any ripped flags,” […]

British car industry braced for 5pc sales slump and fears of worse to come

Telegraph Business Britain’s automotive industry is braced for a 5pc drop in new car sales when annual figures are released this week – but there are warnings that 2018 could see an even steeper decline. New car registrations data due […]

East-west divides bigger than Brexit for EU, economists say

Telegraph Business A growing political gulf between central Europe and western EU powers represents a far greater risk to the European project than Brexit, according to economists. A focus on Brexit has led markets and politicians to grow “complacent” about […]

US bankers’ bonuses to dwarf those in Europe

Telegraph Business Europe’s top bankers are on course to fall further behind their US rivals as Brexit uncertainty, low volatility and rising shareholder pressure drag down bonuses, City experts warn. Traders are already preparing for double-digit falls in bonuses after […]

Plunge in volatility index stokes fears over crash

Telegraph Business Volatility has ended the year at record lows, adding to concerns that complacent investors are sleepwalking into the next crash as stock markets around the world hit new highs. The VIX Index, a widely-used measure of expectations of […]

Last chance saloon for Deutsche Bank as investors eye full-year results

Telegraph Business Investors have told Deutsche Bank’s under-pressure boss John Cryan that another set of disappointing results could trigger a management shake-up. The performance of its once glowing investment bank is set to dictate the mood between top shareholders and […]

Cambridge to lead UK economic growth in 2018

Telegraph Business Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes will have the fastest growing economies of all Britain’s cities in 2018, as the corridor north of London continues to attract strong investment. Despite London’s traditional prowess and resources being ploughed into the […]

We’ll go somewhere there’s cheese, Gromit!

Telegraph Business Wensleydale cheese has been made in North Yorkshire for more than 800 years, ever since French Cistercian monks settled in the Dales in the 12th century. Originally a blue cheese made of ewe’s milk, the recipe developed over […]

Spending boom defies price hikes

Telegraph Business Spending on going to the cinema, theatre, pubs and restaurants boomed in the last year as British consumers opted to splash out on experiences while reining in other “nice-to-have” purchases amid rising prices. Overall consumer spending grew by […]

Retail’s ‘power couple’ recognised for achievements in New Year’s Honours

Telegraph Business A retail power couple whose stores are a common sight on Britain’s high streets and whose fashionable products are favourites of online shoppers have been recognised for their business achievements in the New Year’s Honours list. Chrissie Rucker, […]