Banks took a battering yesterday as traders ditched financial stocks after a shock profit warning from Deutsche. Traders feared that news of the German bank’s €1.1bn (£910m) fourth-quarter loss could mean other banks may still have issues to work through and further regulatory fines to deal with.
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Monday 18 November 2013
As winter nights draw in, more of us will be sat in front of the telly, and tomorrow broadcaster ITV will update the City on how much advertisers have been paying to sell their wares through the goggleboxes of the nation.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Dalton Philips, the chief executive of Morrisons, says his ambitions for Kiddicare are "massive". Yesterday there was evidence he is serious as he moved four of his most senior directors to work on expanding the maternity website.
Sunday 12 February 2012
The retailer's critics say its management is out of touch. Now the PM has returned to the issue of females in boardrooms
Thursday 12 January 2012
Under-pressure retailer Mothercare today announced another drop in UK sales as it continues to flounder at home but flourish abroad.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
The struggling lingerie chain La Senza's UK arm fell into Kuwaiti hands last night after the international franchise operator Alshaya struck a deal with administrators KPMG, safeguarding 1,100 jobs.
Monday 09 January 2012
Lingerie chain La Senza collapsed into administration today triggering 1,300 redundancies and the closure of more than 100 outlets.
Saturday 24 December 2011
Disgruntled customers have been complaining they will not receive their Christmas presents in time because of a huge backlog at the depots of one of Britain's largest delivery firms.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
1. Mamas and Papas
Ergonomically designed, with soft-touch moulded corners and feet and their padded frame has wipe-clean covers.
Thursday 15 December 2011
Discounts and promotions failed to entice shoppers during November as figures today cast more doubt over high street prospects this Christmas.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The City has raised concerns about the UK property costs associated with a break-up of Mothercare after talk of a private-equity bid lifted the maternity retailer's shares yesterday.
Friday 25 November 2011
Is adoption the next step for Mothercare? Investors in the mother-and-baby retailer were hoping so yesterday after the struggling high street stalwart bounced up the mid-tier index following rumours it may be attracting the attention of private equity.
Monday 21 November 2011
In a sign of just how tough conditions are on Britain's high streets, Sir Philip Green is expected to report this week that his retail empire has seen its profits slump by about a third.
Sunday 20 November 2011
But UK firms may already be missing out on a market that is forecast to reach £69bn this year because other countries have jumped in sooner
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Outlook So farewell Ben Gordon, the boss of Mothercare, whose departure has seemed inevitable since last week's disastrous profits warning wiped 30 per cent off the value of the company.
Thursday 18 August 2011
The struggle on the high street was underlined today as official figures revealed a greater-than-expected slowdown in retail sales.
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