JPMorgan shares lurch down again as trading losses hit $3bn

Jamie Dimon's worst fears for the scale of losses on the "London Whale" derivatives disaster could be coming true in double-quick time.

Asda lifts market shareas sales pick up

Asda, the British arm of the US retail giant Wal-Mart, said sales growth accelerated in its first quarter and it won market share as a focus on low prices and a revamped own-brand range appealed to cash-strapped shoppers.

Olympics deal helps drive G4S revenue growth

G4S, the world's biggest security firm, said a thriving resources sector across developing markets and a contract to protect punters at the Olympic Games in London helped to drive a 7.5 per cent rise in first-quarter revenue growth.

Asda cutting fuel prices again

Supermarket Asda is to cut its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre, it was announced today.

Sainsbury's profits increase 7.1%

Sainsbury's signalled an end to the supermarket "space race" today when it revealed it would scale back expansion this year.

Man accused of Glasgow gangland shooting is cleared

A man accused of gunning down a gangland figure in a supermarket car park was acquitted today after the case against him collapsed.

Supermarket chain Asda cuts fuel prices

Supermarket chain Asda is to cut its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre.

Osama bin Laden 'wanted 9/11 follow-up'

A Briton who trained to be a shoe bomber said Osama bin Laden told him shortly after the September 11 2001 attacks that he believed a follow-up terrorist attack could doom the American economy.

Wal-Mart shares plunge after Mexico corruption allegations

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, built its business in Mexico on the back of systemic corruption that went right to the very top of the company, while executives at head office in the US covered up the scandal, according to explosive claims that wiped $10bn from the firm's value yesterday.

The News Matrix: Monday 23 April 2012

Global warming fear over Arctic gas find

Tesco in £1bn fightback to turn around its UK stores

Tesco yesterday put a radical overhaul of its UK stores and dominating online shopping at the heart of a £1bn fightback to turn around its weak domestic performance.

Store shake-up and online effort in Tesco fightback

Grocery giant earmarks £1bn in bid to boost domestic performance after fall in profits

Asda Giant Belgian Chocolate Egg
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Asda lifts its grocery market share to an all-time record

Asda, the UK's second-biggest supermarket, has achieved its highest-ever share of the grocery market after showing its rivals a clean pair of heels.

Asda said nearly half of the jobs it created last year had gone to young people

Asda grows its share of the market

Asda has closed the gap on struggling giant Tesco after a report today revealed that its share of the grocery market has grown to record levels.

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