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Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin to face investors in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin was dubbed “Fred the Shred” for his aggressive cost-cutting Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin is expected to face investors in court later for the first time since the bank’s near collapse in 2008. Some 9,000 people who lost money on shares are […]

Church of England fund sees ‘stellar’ returns

Image copyright Getty Images The Church of England’s investment success has pushed it into the top ranks of the world’s best performing funds of its type last year. The fund made a 17.1% on its 2016 investments, more than double the 8.2% it made in 2016, according to the Church Commissioners annual report. The Church […]

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Image copyright PA Mobile phone users will be able to switch operators by sending a text to the provider they want to leave, under plans drawn up by the regulator. Ofcom said customers could avoid an awkward and long call to their operator and instead send a text. In turn, they will be sent switching […]

Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

Image copyright fergusburnett.com Just Eat’s £200m plan to take over rival food delivery service Hungryhouse faces a hurdle. The proposed deal has been referred for an in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Both companies take online orders from customers and act as delivery middle men between them and restaurants. However, the CMA […]

GM to stop making cars for Indian market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The firm, which sells its Chevrolet brand in India, said it would continue to provide maintenance services General Motors (GM) has announced that it will stop making cars for the Indian market by the end of 2017. The firm, which sells its Chevrolet brand in India, said it would continue […]

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series

Media captionMeet the voice of Peppa Pig Entertainment One, the company that owns Peppa Pig, has announced it is working on a new series of the popular pre-school cartoon. It expects 117 episodes to be aired around the world from the spring of 2019. The new series of cartoons will be made by the format’s […]

Election 2017: State pension triple lock battle lines drawn

Media captionReality Check: What is the triple lock on pensions? Pensions experts say Conservative plans to reduce the generosity of the state pension are a risk, but widely anticipated. The party’s manifesto proposes ditching the “triple lock”, in which the pension is raised in line with the highest of average earnings, prices or 2.5%. From […]

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Image caption NAFTA was a centrepiece of Donald Trump’s campaign The US plans to start talks with Mexico and Canada over Nafta “as soon as practicable”, the Trump administration said on Thursday. The letter to congressional leaders provided formal notice of the administration’s intent to move forward with a campaign pledge […]

RBS settlement has left business couple feeling ‘gutted’

Image copyright Steve Haywood Image caption Diane and Mike Hockin said they felt they had no option but to settle with RBS A couple say they still feel “gutted” after settling with Royal Bank of Scotland for allegedly mis-selling them a financial insurance product. Mike and Diane Hockin had been claiming £30m in damages after […]

Retail sales in April beat forecasts with a 2.3% rise

Image copyright Getty Images Warmer weather helped retail sales to rise by more than expected last month, according to official data. Sales volumes jumped 2.3% in April from the month before, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, and were 4% higher than a year earlier. April’s rebound contrasted with March, when sales saw the […]

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