Sebastian James, the boss of Currys and PC World owner Dixons, has vowed to stick to the High Street in the future after the sale of its loss-making online-only business Pixmania came a step closer.
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Friday 27 November 2009
Given that syndicated loans bankers have had little to do in the past year (after all, you'd be mad to lend to dodgy companies in a recession, no? regardless of what the Government says), why not have a party? On Wednesday night, the 43 per cent taxpayer-owned Lloyds Banking Group treated the loan market's glitterati to a fabulous evening of champagne and oysters. The venue? The City's Royal Exchange, just across the road from the Bank of England. In a week when we all learnt of HBOS's top secret £25.4bn loan before it joined Lloyds, was the lender of last resort invited to join in the fun and celebrate its repayment?
Monday 28 September 2009
You've probably heard of user-generated advertising: cheap, nasty commercials created in dark bedrooms by consumers with nothing better to do. When normal people try to make ads, the result is almost always unremittingly awful.
Friday 25 September 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Given that CVS has 160-odd veterinary surgeries around the country, there's a good chance you'll end up in one of its clinics should Rover feel a little poorly. But beware of the vet. The Aim-listed company wins the gold medal for conflicts of interest following its expansion into pet cemeteries and crematoria. "They make money whether they can cure your pet or not," explains a source close to the company.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Wednesday 03 June 2009
A major Tory donor has said he will "lend" his vote to another party at tomorrow's European elections.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Friday 01 May 2009
Outlook As a textbook example of the way the credit crunch has been hurting ordinary companies, they don't come more striking than DSG International, the former Dixons electricals retailing group. Debt has risen threefold in just five months, forcing the company into a distress rights issue and share placing.
Sunday 21 December 2008
PPF, the Czech Republic's biggest financial services conglomerate, has clinched a deal to gain majority control of Eldorado, Russia's largest electrical retailer.
Friday 18 July 2008
The B&Q owner Kingfisher has raided rival retailers Ikea and Dixons to secure two senior executives, in a move that completes the group's new-look management team.
Monday 28 January 2008
Gap year students who take time out to do voluntary work are more likely to get jobs because it highlights their personal qualities and initiative, research shows.
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