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ITV buys stake in ‘Teen Wolf’ firm

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 15 October 2013

Christmas to be a cracker for shops 

Companies lack trust in forecasts, warns study

Less than half of all finance professionals at UK companies think the forecasts they rely on are reliable, a report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers has warned.

The Business Matrix: Monday 14 October 2013

UK savings scheme ‘is not fit for purpose’

Brits spend one in 12 waking minutes online

More time spent living on the web has been matched by an increased spend from companies on online ads

Grant Thornton smashes into Big Four’s territory

Grant Thornton will double its FTSE 250 audit work by 2017 following hard-hitting reforms by regulators to smash the dominance of the Big Four accountants, the bean-counter’s chief executive has claimed.

Banks and shops predict boom as economy gains

Britain’s tentative economic recovery has triggered a surge of optimism among the country’s banks even though their loans to companies fell in recent months.

Anthony Hilton: People feel the system works to serve an elite and that has to change

The most popular thing Miliband has done is to attack energy companies

Dodgy deals: One in 10 Italian contracts is corrupt, says EU anti-fraud office report

The country hands out $60bn of tainted public contracts a year, three times more than France

Bad booze: Students warned about dangers of counterfeit alcohol

It can contain toxic chemicals, like chloroform, cleaning fluid, nail-polish remover, anti-freeze or even isopropranol – which is lethal in high doses.

Financial crisis ‘led to the loss of 7m jobs’

The human cost of the financial crisis was the obliteration of 7m jobs across the developed world since the second quarter of 2008, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers says today.

Woolworths closed its doors for the last time in 2009

Eighteen high street shops are shutting a day

Town centre stores are shutting down at a rate of 18 a day across Britain, according to figures.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 17 September 2013

Coutts overtakes RBS for assets

Watchdog puts PwC audit of Berkeley under spotlight

Accountant PwC became the latest "Big Four" firm to fall into the sights of the UK's industry watchdog today.

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Lehman Brothers creditors could get more than their money back after complex case 

Lehman Brothers’ British creditors could receive recoveries taking their final payout to well in excess of 100 per cent of their money back within the next two years.

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