Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.
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Thursday 23 April 2009
Monday 20 April 2009
Tesco's chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy, is expected to reveal tomorrow that profits at the group tipped £3bn last year, despite the onset of the credit crunch and the recession.
Thursday 16 April 2009
Tiscali, the Italian broadband group that last month failed to sell its UK business to BSkyB, has suffered another setback after its auditors refused to sign off the company's accounts over fears it could collapse.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Legal & General was under pressure last night, with nervous investors banking profits ahead of the company's full-year figures, which are due this morning.
Saturday 21 March 2009
Q. In June last year, I bought two tickets for a Stevie Wonder concert at the O2 arena from a website, tickets4venues.com, paying £233 with a Lloyds Visa card. In August, I received an email from tickets4venues.com saying they were unable to fulfill the order. I am still waiting for a refund. I have sent six emails to the website chasing the refund, but without success. Lloyds has said it cannot refund me because I paid by debit card. EJ, London.
Thursday 26 February 2009
Carphone Warehouse said today that 450 head office and support centre jobs are "at risk" of redundancy.
Friday 13 February 2009
Saturday 24 January 2009
Outlook: Poor old Rossy. No, not that one. I'm talking about David Ross, the co-founder of Carphone Warehouse. He was frog- marched off the boards of no fewer than three publicly quoted companies, including Carphone, and subjected to the sort of demonisation reserved for fraudsters and investment bankers after it emerged he'd mortgaged his shares for personal loans.
Monday 19 January 2009
A young soldier was in "critical" condition today following a "nasty incident" with two other men, police said.
Friday 16 January 2009
Monday 12 January 2009
City analysts are predicting further sharp falls in like-for-like sales at Argos and Homebase when their parent company Home Retail Group posts its interim management statement this Thursday.
Saturday 10 January 2009
A flood of disclosures is expected from directors who pledged shares in their companies as security for financial transactions after the City watchdog set a two-week deadline for them to come clean without facing punishment.
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Outlook The fallout from the David Ross affair continues, with the revelation yesterday that City grandee and Conservative Party Treasurer Michael Spencer has also used a substantial shareholding in a company of which he is a director as collateral for personal loans. Like the Carphone Warehouse founder Mr Ross, Mr Spencer did not tell the company in question, the stockbroker Numis, about the loans, or disclose the arrangement to the market.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Best Buy's third-quarter profits have taken a $100m hit to reflect the tumbling value of its near-3 per cent stake in Carphone Warehouse, as the retail giant revealed that it is to slash jobs and capital expenditure amid the "most challenging environment" it has ever faced in the United States.
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