The Business Matrix: Saturday 28 September 2013


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Investors attack at Yellow Pages

The board of the collapsed Yellow Pages publisher hibu is facing a showdown with angry shareholders who say they are "days away" from forcing a meeting to oppose a "vulture fund" takeover.

Dixons: we'll stick to the high street

Dixons, bloodied from its troubled foray in online-only retailing through Pixmania, has pledged to stick to high street retailing in future. CEO Sebastian James said: "We'll stick to what we know."

Carney comments boost the pound

The Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave the pound a leg up with his most explicit rejection yet of the need to print more money, citing signs of life in the economy.

Geeks needed for City banks

London's banking district is hiring IT workers hand over fist to help in fighting fraud, the recruitment firm Harvey Nash says. Financial services revenues at Nash leapt in the first half.

Profits collared at shirtmaker

The luxury shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis, once a favourite of King Edward VIII, has revealed that profits fell nearly £100,000 last year to £870,000 as it invested in its online operation. It expects improved profits this year.