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Shell Profit Warning

16/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter The oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell has issued a profit warning after a poor fourth quarter of 2013. In a statement,the Anglo-Dutch company said "Fourth-quarter 2013 figures...... read more


 

Sterling Boost

16/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter Positive retail sales in December announced today (Friday) have resulted in a boost to the strength of sterling. Andy Scott, premier account manager at foreign currency specialist HiFX said: "Sterling hit session highs against the US dollar at 1.6450,... read more


 

Coventry Aerospace and 3D Printing

15/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter The Chancellor George Osborne will commit a £30m investment to the aerospace and 3D printing industries in Coventry. ... read more


 

European Car Sales

15/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter European car sales fell at a slower rate in 2013, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA). ... read more


 

Global Economy

15/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter The global economy could be at risk from deflation, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned. During a speech in Washington, Christine Lagarde said that "optimism is still in the air" but warned that the recovery remains "fragile". Yesterday, the World Bank said the global economy... read more


 

International Expansion

15/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter International expansion is a priority for just 9% of UK small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), according to a survey by international law firm, Taylor Wessing. The law firm surveyed 250 business owners on their priorities for 2014. And just 9% saw international expansion as a business priority... read more


 

George Osborne EU Speech

14/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter The Chancellor George Osborne has called for a free trade agreement with the US in a speech today (Wednesday). Speaking on EU reforms, George... read more


 

UK Inflation Rate

14/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter A drop in the UK inflation rate could affect the competitiveness of UK exports, according to Smart Currency Business. Following yesterday's news that inflation had reached the... read more


 

ASOS Christmas Sales

13/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter ASOS, the online fashion retailer, has reported strong sales for the Christmas period following huge growth in sales in the EU. International and UK sales surged in the four months to the end of 2013. Total sales jumped by 38% to £335.7m, compared with the same period in... read more


 

Trade Delegation in China

12/01/2014

By Daniel Hunter Cabinet Minister without Portfolio Kenneth Clarke is leading a trade delegation to China to promote the UK’s world-beating healthcare sector companies to the Chinese market. The delegation is the largest-ever British health and social care delegation to China: 50 individuals from 38 British companies, universities and training hospitals will... read more