Next has reported its first fall in annual pre-tax profits in eight years and warned of another tough year to come.
The prospect of the EU demanding tens of billions of pounds from the UK in return for a Brexit deal has been raised by the bloc's chief negotiator.
Brantano has fallen into administration, placing almost 1,100 jobs at risk.
Bank customers paying in cheques will be able to see them cleared within one working day under a new system which will begin to be rolled out later this year.
Britain's biggest lenders have agreed to drop the word "banking" from the name of their trade association amid opposition from building societies and other prospective members of the newly enlarged
The number of women working past the age of 70 has more than doubled in the last four years, analysis of official data shows.
Uber has admitted changes are needed at the scandal-ridden company, but have publicly supported embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick.
Shares in B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher have fallen after it warned of uncertainty over Brexit and the French election - and indicated that UK price increases were in the pipeline.
UK industries from fashion to aviation face "serious harm" if the UK fails to reach a comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union, peers have warned.
Global stock markets have come under pressure amid fears that shares - boosted by the election of Donald Trump - may be at their most overvalued in 17 years.
The listed footwear retailer Shoe Zone has tabled a bid to buy Brantano, a privately owned rival whose owner has signalled the prospect of imminent administration.
The Governor of the Bank of England has defended his handling of the controversy that led to his deputy, Charlotte Hogg, resigning from her job just days after taking it up.
Would-be bidders for the Co-operative Bank have been asked to lodge their interest within days, highlighting the urgency with which City financiers are attempting to identify a new owner for the st
Google has pledged to police its websites better by hiring new staff and overhauling its policies after UK firms suspended advertising because it appeared on extremist videos.
Goldman Sachs will begin moving hundreds of people out of London before any Brexit deal is struck, the banking giant's European boss has said.
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