Laura Chesters is a business reporter and covers the consumer, food, drink and luxury goods sectors on the business desk at The London Evening Standard, i, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday
21 August 2014 01:44 PM
Hewlett-Packard is back on the acquisition trail despite the fallout from its disastrous purchase of Autonomy in 2011.
20 August 2014 05:17 PM
Eyewear giant recently agreed a partnership with Google to develop fashionable versions of Google Glass
20 August 2014 03:36 PM
Carlsberg issued another profit warning today as sales in Russia — more than a third of its business — were hit by the Ukraine conflict.
20 August 2014 01:17 AM
Britain’s biggest housebuilder has called for a review of green belt policy in the UK to allow much-needed new homes to be built.
13 August 2014 01:09 AM
High-end goods are starting to recover from the hangover of China’s assault on business ‘gifting’, says Laura Chesters. But the brands can no longer take their cachet for granted
08 August 2014 11:18 PM
There was a delivery of glad tidings for Royal Mail shareholders yesterday as the City speculated it will make more cost savings.
08 August 2014 01:53 AM
Drax lost power yesterday after the Court of Appeal backed the Government’s decision to cut subsidies for the coal-fired power station.
Market Report: Shire tumbles amid concerns of new restrictions on American corporates buying overseas companies
07 August 2014 12:50 AM
Concerns that the M&A boom could be over worried the City yesterday.
06 August 2014 03:14 PM
Italian designer Prada is the latest luxury group to be knocked off its pedestal by waning demand for big labels.
05 August 2014 03:41 PM
Demand for leather handbags in China has helped Coach off-set dwindling sales in its home market in the US.
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
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- 4 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
- 5 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party