Jackson Hole anticipation ramps up in the City

Jackson Hole could hold the secret to upcoming rate rises Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Jackson Hole could hold the secret to upcoming rate rises The annual economics symposium at Jackson Hole is just a week away – and the financial world is already gearing up for the event. 00:59, UK, Saturday 19 August 2017 Image: The annual conference held in the US often features speeches by the world’s top financial figures Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail Ian King Business Presenter Twitter Follow Ian Decided what you’re doing for the long Bank Holiday weekend? Plenty of market-watchers already know. For

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Why I set up my business in a phone box

Entrepreneur Ben Spier: Why I set up my business in a phone box Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Entrepreneur Ben Spier: Why I set up my business in a phone box BT’s decision to scrap half of the country’s remaining red phone boxes by 2022 could create opportunities for business owners. 19:28, UK, Saturday 19 August 2017 Image: Ben Spier rented one in London’s Bloomsbury Square to sell salads and his business proved to be such a hit with customers it allowed him to open a permanent residence at St James’ Park station. Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail Thousands of

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Rathbones eyes £2bn merger with wealth rival

Rathbones plots £2bn merger with wealth rival Smith & Williamson Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Rathbones plots £2bn merger with wealth rival Smith & Williamson A tie-up between Rathbones and S&W will create a wealth manager with more than £50bn under management, Sky News learns. 12:45, UK, Saturday 19 August 2017 Image: A deal is expected to be announced within weeks Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Mark Kleinman, City Editor Rathbone Brothers is in advanced talks about a £2bn merger with Smith & Williamson in a bold move that would accelerate the consolidation of the w‎ealth management sector. Sky

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Further rail strikes planned for September

Fresh wave of rail strikes planned for start of September Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Fresh wave of rail strikes planned for start of September The industrial action is part of a long-running dispute over plans to move towards driver-operated train services. 15:27, UK, Friday 18 August 2017 Image: Southern Rail has already been hit with strikes and disruption several times this year Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Clare Downey, Business Reporter Workers at three separate rail companies will walk out over a long-running dispute about staffing on the network, the RMT union has announced. Southern Railway and Arriva

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Goldman sells Spotify shares as float looms

Goldman sells Spotify shares even as bank tunes into $13bn float Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Goldman sells Spotify shares even as bank tunes into $13bn float A Goldman Sachs hedge fund has sold $75m of Spotify stock even as the bank helps the music service to go public, Sky News learns. 17:13, UK, Friday 18 August 2017 Image: Reports have suggested that a flotation will put a price tag of at least $13bn on the music-streaming service Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Mark Kleinman, City Editor A multibillion dollar Goldman Sachs hedge fund has quietly sold shares in

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Game maker Atari sues Nestlé over KitKat ad

Game maker Atari sues Nestlé over KitKat advert Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Game maker Atari sues Nestlé over KitKat advert A marketing campaign for the chocolate bar features people playing a game which Atari says was a rip-off of its own “Breakout”. 17:57, UK, Friday 18 August 2017 Image: KitKats were first manufactured in 1935 Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Clare Downey, Business Reporter Iconic games maker Atari has filed a lawsuit against Swiss food giant Nestle over a recent marketing advert for its KitKat chocolate bar. The advert showed a line of people sitting on a sofa

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Rank Group adapts to the digital age

Betting firm Rank Group sees profits rise 2% to £79m Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Betting firm Rank Group sees profits rise 2% to £79m The company, which owns the Mecca bingo chain, was once one of Britain’s biggest firms but has had to adapt to market changes. 14:27, UK, Thursday 17 August 2017 Image: Rank has faced challenges as the number of people who attend local bingo halls is falling in favour of online games Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail Ian King Business Presenter Twitter Follow Ian Rank was once one of Britain’s biggest and best-known companies – a

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Asda reports first rise in sale in three years

Asda stems sales decline with first rise in three years Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Asda stems sales decline with first rise in three years Sales rose by 1.8% in the second quarter – compared to a 2.8% fall in the first, which was an eleventh straight decline. 14:15, UK, Thursday 17 August 2017 Image: Asda is Britain’s third biggest supermarket Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, Business Reporter Asda has reported its first increase in quarterly sales for three years, boosted by a bumper Easter. Britain’s third biggest supermarket, owned by US retail giant Walmart, said like-for-like

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KKR and Singapore plot Flora takeover bid

Singaporean fund and KKR team up for £6bn Unilever spreads bid Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Singaporean fund and KKR team up for £6bn Unilever spreads bid KKR and the sovereign wealth fund have formed the third consortium eyeing bids for the Unilever unit, Sky News learns. 16:16, UK, Thursday 17 August 2017 Image: Unilever, which owns the Flora brand, announced its intention to sell its spreads division in April Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Mark Kleinman, City Editor A state-backed Singaporean fund is joining forces with one of the world’s biggest buyout firms in an effort to trump

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Thieves steal 20 tons of Nutella and chocolate

Thieves steal 20 tons of Nutella and chocolate treats in Germany Search Watch Live Home UK Brexit Trump World Business Politics Tech Entertainment Offbeat Weather Thieves steal 20 tons of Nutella and chocolate treats in Germany The missing cargo, worth up to £64,000, also includes Kinder Surprise eggs and other chocolate treats. 14:53, UK, Wednesday 16 August 2017 Image: The missing chocolate haul is worth between £45,000 and £64,000 Twitter Facebook Google+ Whats App Mail By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, News Reporter German police have warned anyone with a sweet tooth who may be offered large quantities of chocolate to report it after thieves made off with 20 tons of Nutella and

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