Iconic British brands sold 425,006 vehicles in 2013 - up 19 per cent on 2012 - and set records in 38 international markets
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Tuesday 16 November 2010
A retailer withdrew a toy pig from a children's farm set to avoid the risk of causing offence on religious grounds, it emerged today.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Profits rocketed more than fivefold at Triumph Motorcycles last year, as the British motorbike maker drove through better cost control and use of working capital.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Outlook Pity the modern chief executive. Most of us, on beginning a new job, take some time to settle in and then make any changes needed without fanfare. That's not good enough for the modern CEO: he or she has to launch a strategic review on day one at the company and, just a few months later, present a vision for its future that will transform its prospects for the better (regardless of whether or not those prospects were decent enough in the first place).
Friday 17 September 2010
Cocoa grows in hot, rainy climates mainly 20 degrees north and south of the equator. When the trees' pods are opened they contain up to 40 beans. The beans are fermented under leaves before being dried in the sun. Nearly 50 million people in some of the world's poorest countries depend on cocoa for their livelihood.
Friday 17 September 2010
The Obama administration will tap Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor and long-time critic of finance industry lending practices, to set up a new US regulator charged with cleaning up the banking industry.
Friday 17 September 2010
Two supplements taken by millions of people for joint pain caused by arthritis do not work, according to research.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Everyone seems to agree that the Labour party is better off having the polite contest taking place now, rather than its old ideological fights. But the result is a series of debates about nothing, with no one daring to say anything, let alone disagree with the nothing someone else has said.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Shire is set to buy the Belgian pharmaceutical group Movetis in a €428m (£354m) deal that will secure rights to Resolor, the €300m-a-year constipation treatment.
Thursday 10 June 2010
A decade after Asos set up as a small online retailer for people who wanted to dress like celebrities, the group has taken a crucial step towards its target of £1bn in sales with plans to move to a bigger warehouse, as it unveiled record annual results.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
The film industry brought in billions of pounds to the UK economy last year but a cut to tax breaks could see growth collapse, according to a report from Oxford Economics.
Monday 07 June 2010
The beleaguered life insurer Prudential will today make a further attempt to launch a fightback following the collapse of its $35.5bn (£24.5bn) bid to take over the Asian insurer AIA.
Thursday 20 May 2010
The coalition Government will cut and simplify business taxes to create the conditions for a private-sector recovery, George Osborne said last night.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
The Prudential is in talks with American international Group to restructure its $35.5bn (£24bn) deal for AIG's Asian life insurance unit. The negotiations are understood to be centred on funding behind the deal, include cutting back the $25bn cash component, rather than altering the overall price. AIG may agree to reduce the cash component by $2bn and instead subscribe to a Pru loan or hybrid securities of that amount.
Monday 10 May 2010
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today vowed to press on with stronger economic policy co-operation after today's "unprecedented" agreement to stabilise the single currency.
Saturday 08 May 2010
Post-election uncertainty, the continuing eurozone sovereign debt crisis and incredulity about US stock market volatility combined to send share prices plummeting again yesterday, with the FTSE 100 index falling 138 points, or 2.6 per cent.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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