Chinese tycoon Jack Ma makes first appearance in three months

Chinese tycoon Jack Ma makes first appearance in three months following rumours he had been ‘disappeared’ by the Communist party leadership By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 20 January 2021 Chinese tycoon Jack Ma has made his first public appearance in three months – … Read more Chinese tycoon Jack Ma makes first appearance in three months

Investor pay revolt blocks hike for boss of WH Smith Carl Cowling

WH Smith boss Carl Cowling has latest pay rise blocked after a third of shareholders refused to approve it By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 WH Smith has suffered an investor revolt as a third of shareholders refused to approve its … Read more Investor pay revolt blocks hike for boss of WH Smith Carl Cowling

MARKET REPORT: Remote learning helps Pearson chalk up growth 

Shares in Pearson leapt almost 9 per cent as the education publisher returned to growth even as it battled exam cancellations and school closures. It said total sales had increased by 4 per cent in the final three months of 2020, its first positive figure of the year after three quarters of decline.  The rise included … Read more MARKET REPORT: Remote learning helps Pearson chalk up growth 

ALEX BRUMMER :The future inflation threat

There is so much we do not know about the long-term economic impact of the pandemic.  But one common theme for Britain, and for newly-installed President Joe Biden and his team in the US, is that the tolerance of fiscal promiscuity and monetary looseness has changed dramatically. As the Biden team pushes hard for his … Read more ALEX BRUMMER :The future inflation threat

Burberry blasts decision to end of duty free shopping for tourists

Burberry blasts end of duty free for tourists: Fashion giant claims the decision could cost it hundreds of millions of pounds By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 Fashion giant Burberry has told the Government that the decision to scrap duty-free shopping … Read more Burberry blasts decision to end of duty free shopping for tourists

Bank of England ramps up stress tests for UK lenders

Bank of England ramps up stress tests for UK lenders to reflect a worst-case scenario for the Covid-battered economy By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 The Bank of England has set out a worst-case scenario for the economy which it will … Read more Bank of England ramps up stress tests for UK lenders

M&S seals deals with four womenswear brands to lift online sales

M&S seals deals with womenswear brands Joules, Phase Eight, Hobbs and Seasalt to lift online sales By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 The shake-up at Marks & Spencer continues after the retailer struck deals with four womenswear brands to give its … Read more M&S seals deals with four womenswear brands to lift online sales

Audioboom enjoys bumper revenue growth during lockdown

Audioboom enjoys bumper revenue growth as the number of locked-down podcaster listeners swells Revenue rose to £19.7m in the past year, which is up around a fifth from 2019 Advertiser numbers up and group managed to narrow its losses  By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: 17:01 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 17:01 GMT, 20 … Read more Audioboom enjoys bumper revenue growth during lockdown

Hundreds of BP customers wrongly given receipts showing they had won points worth £2,000

Check those receipts! Hundreds of BP customers wrongly told they’d won £2,000 of points after blunder – but petrol giant WILL pay out Many BP customers received a receipt saying they’d won 400,000 points  This equates to £2,000 – but BP said there was a third party error  Now the firm has agreed to honour … Read more Hundreds of BP customers wrongly given receipts showing they had won points worth £2,000

Surge in summer holiday bookings thanks to the over-50s as vaccinations are rolled out

Holiday bookings by the over-50s who are anticipating being able to travel after having the coronavirus vaccine is giving a much-needed shot in the arm to the industry. Several companies say bookings from this age group have helped the sector with many now looking to head away for several weeks to make up for the … Read more Surge in summer holiday bookings thanks to the over-50s as vaccinations are rolled out