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Facebook's UK corporation tax bill: £0

Thu, 23 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook’s UK corporation tax bill last year? Zero, zip, zilch, nada, compared to its net profit of $1.5bn last year.

Tesco plastic bag representing Tesco law

Tesco woes: Profit tumbles, chairman quits & accounting mistake greater than estimated

Thu, 23 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

They say the bigger they are, the harder they fall - this rings true for Britain’s biggest supermarket Tesco today.

Tesco Lorry

How many billions does Tesco need for a turnaround?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

A whopping £3bn and strict travel policies – that’s what Britain’s beleaguered supermarket Tesco needs for a turnaround.

Cameron and Osborne House of Commons

Deficit grows as government spending is up 10%. Is the economic plan still working?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The Tories have defined themselves as the party dedicated to cutting the deficit, and the words “the long-term economic plan is working” have practically become a mantra for David Cameron and George Osborne.

Woman inspects money

Infographic: from bartering to Bitcoin - the history of money

Mon, 20 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Money has been a key part of our species’ history. With huge markets, money has been responsible for helping humans achieve astonishing feats, as well as driving some of our most shameful episodes.

Bulletproof studio shot

SME Superstars: The firms burning bright in the City

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 |Updated: Fri, 17 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Talent, investment, and playing to your strengths. We meet the firms thriving in London

Warren Buffett

Buffett fire sale for Tesco shares as supermarket branded “laughing stock” by suppliers

Thu, 16 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Tesco has been branded “leaderless” and unable to run its commercial operations properly, according to some of its biggest suppliers.

Roger Sumner-Rivers MD ParcelHero

Why I'm giving away free shares to my customers

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Roger Sumner-Rivers came up with an unusual strategy to cement success - would you try it?

Lord Sugar

10 best Lord Sugar quotes of all time

Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Lord Sugar is back on your TV screens tonight to choose his next business partner and give the finger to other wannabe business stars.

Shopping trolley basket inflation prices money economy

Inflation rate falls to 1.2% - its lowest since 2009

Tue, 14 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The UK’s Consumer Price Index measure of inflation has fallen to 1.2% over September, down from 1.5% the month before.

Hedge Fund Rich List is out, who’s first place?

The world's richest 1% own nearly half of $263 trillion global wealth

Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Here’s a stat that may make you choke on your coffee today – the world’s richest 1%, the people who individually are worth more than $798,000, own more than 48% of global wealth.

Rocket taking off

This chart shows the staggering growth of FTSE100 CEO earnings since 2000

Mon, 13 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

The chief executives of FTSE100 companies (the 100 biggest companies listed in the UK) have seen their total earnings soar since the turn of the century.

LLE awards winners 2014

Video: London Loves Excellence Awards 2014Video

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Meet the winners, hear from some of the UK’s finest businesspeople, and see the action

ATM cash machine

Sophisticated cash machine hack allows gangs to withdraw wads of cash

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A sophisticated method of hacking ATMs has allowed criminal gangs to withdraw vast sums of money, it has been discovered.

Business growth

Scale up: How to grow your business in 2015

Tue, 7 Oct 2014| By Rebecca Hobson

From finance to flexi-time, here are five key ideas to boost business

A rollercoaster of a year

Bitcoin’s price has shed 75% in a year. This chart shows its rollercoaster rideVideo

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

For long-term Bitcoin investors, early December 2013 must seem like a long time ago.

The Snapchat icon

Yahoo set to invest in $10bn Snapchat, a start-up with no revenue run by a 24-year-old

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Savvy move into mobile or tech bubble bonkers?


The rise and fall of Wonga

Thu, 2 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

For the better half of the last decade, Wonga was widely tipped as the UK’s hottest company.

Tokyo Stock market

Fat-finger shame – the trader who accidentally cancelled orders for £381bn of sharesVideo

Thu, 2 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Unfortunately there’s no ‘undo’ function in life to make errors un-happen. A trader in Tokyo probably wishes there was though, after making a mistake so vast that it caused £381bn share orders to be cancelled – a figure larger than Sweden’s entire economy.

Richard Branson

Branson banks on raising £150m as Virgin Money confirms IPO

Thu, 2 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Richard Branson has never been afraid of a challenge.

50 Bank Street

This iconic Canary Wharf building has just been sold for £152m

Wed, 1 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Songbird Estates, the developer behind the Canary Wharf financial district, has sold off one of its iconic buildings for £152.5m

Help sign

Tesco’s outgoing finance director “hasn’t worked at HQ since April”

Tue, 23 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Tesco’s turmoil deepened today as it was alleged that outgoing finance director Laurie McIlwee has not been requested to undertake any formal duties since April.

Jack Ma Alibaba founder

Jack Ma just became China’s richest person - who is he?

Tue, 23 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Alibaba’s record-breaking stock market listing has made its founder, Jack Ma, a pretty penny.


How did Tesco overstate its profit forecast by a quarter of a billion pounds?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Blimey, Tesco. This is not just a small error.

Phones 4U

6,000 jobs at risk as Phones 4U “forced” into administration, despite £100m+ profits

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Phones 4U is shutting down its 550 stores today. It said it has been “forced into administration” as mobile network EE has not renewed its contract with the company.

Dave Fishwick

Bank of Dave is coming to a high street near you. Would you bank there?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

We talk to founder and TV star Dave Fishwick about the new bank that half the country want to switch to

RBS Window, person walks by

Thousands of jobs in limbo as RBS says it will move to London if Scotland votes “yes”

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

For the first time in almost three centuries, RBS could be headquartered in London.

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