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Why shops are already playing Christmas tunes

The other day, I was in a toy shop with my son, browsing Star Wars kits, waiting to watch a football match. All was fine...

BP back from its near-death experience

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, which claimed the job of its former chief executive Tony Hayward, BP was unquestionably the most...

Learndirect wins last-ditch lender reprieve

Learndirect, the former state-owned training provider, has won a last-ditch reprieve from its lenders as it seeks to rebuild its finances in the wake...

Christopher Bailey to leave Burberry next year

Burberry's top designer Christopher Bailey - the man credited with transforming the trench coat maker into a global luxury brand - is to leave...

Regulator awards FTSE 100 water giant £38m

Regulator Ofwat has told FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent it can add £38.4m to customers' bills after it outperformed targets in reducing sewer...

BP rewards shareholders as outlook brightens

BP underlined its confidence in the future as it posted better than expected third quarter results days after the oil price topped $60 for...

BA boss rejects claim Brexit will ground flights

The boss of British Airways has dismissed claims - including from Chancellor Philip Hammond - that flights could be grounded if Britain leaves the...

Rent-to-own giant BrightHouse nears takeover

A pack of hedge funds is closing in on a takeover of BrightHouse, Britain's biggest rent-to-own retailer, just days after it was slapped with...

Students cheated in £2m mobile phone scam

Image caption Jonathan Boorman, described as the "big boss" of the gang A...

Nationwide cuts mortgage rates as BoE mulls rise

Nationwide has revealed it is to offer reduced fixed rate mortgage deals from Tuesday, just days before the Bank of England is tipped to...

Switch sales boost Nintendo profit outlook

Nintendo has nearly doubled its full-year profits forecast thanks to the success of its new Switch hybrid game machine. The Japanese video games maker said...

Spanish shares bounce back after unity rally

Spain's stock market has started the week on a high as investors were cheered by an anti-independence rally and results of a poll ahead...

HSBC profits jump five-fold amid Asia shift

Banking giant HSBC has reported a five-fold increase in third quarter profit as a sweeping overhaul aimed at shifting focus towards Asia pays off. Pre-tax...