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  • Stocks rally after the French election

    April 25, 2017 12:59 AM 7

    David Zervos at Jefferies writes Monday that across all of his client meetings in Europe the one thing that unified investors was a view that Trump’s economic policies would be bad. Full stop. Contrary to many U.S.-based investors and strategists who view Trump’s potential policies as a mix of good (tax reform and infrastructure spending) and bad (immigration

  • Dulux predator ups offer by more than £3bn in last ditch attempt to force a takeover

    April 24, 2017 8:50 PM 8

    The US predator trying to buy Dulux's owner has upped its offer by more than £3billion in a last-ditch attempt to force a takeover. Pittsburgh-based PPG has offered to buy London-listed Akzo Nobel, the parent company of Dulux, for £22.5billion. The offer comes as Akzo, which has rebuffed £18.1billion and £19.3billion bids from PPG, faces a group of unhappy

  • Fake £1 coin already in circulation despite claims it's 'forgery proof'

    April 24, 2017 10:06 AM 5

    Roy Wright says he was given the 12-sided coin in change and suspects it has subtle but tell-tale signs of being a forgery. According to Wright, the ‘forged’ coin is heavier, features the Queen’s head slightly more to the left, the edges more rounded, it has no hologram and there is no detail on the head of the thistle. The new coin is meant to feature

  • MARKETS LIVE: London shares up 100 points after centrist Emmanuel Macron wins French election 1st round

    April 24, 2017 8:47 AM 5

    Markets across Europe have risen sharply after the election in France showed that centrist Emmanuel Macron is in pole position to triumph in the polls. In Europe, Germany's Dax has risen 0.2 per cent, while in London the FTSE 100 has shot 132 points higher at 7,244.9. However investors remain anxious about the prospect of another Brexit or Trump-style

  • Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale to 'maximise shareholder value'

    April 24, 2017 6:02 AM 6

    The luxury shoe and accessories brand with over 150 stores worldwide may be sold as it evaluates its future, the company says. The British luxury brand, which specialises in shoes and accessories, said it was to conduct a review of various strategic options to "maximise value for its shareholders", including the possibility of a sale. Jimmy Choo said it was inviting

  • Mail order firm Boden steps out onto the UK high street in five John Lewis stores

    April 23, 2017 8:41 PM 5

    Mail-order fashion brand Boden is set to step out of the catalogue and into high streets across the UK. The retailer well known for its bright prints and cosy knitwear is due to open concessions in John Lewis stores. This autumn it will open inside John Lewis branches in Oxford Street, Cambridge, Reading, Southampton and Oxford. More are planned for 2018. So far the company’s

  • Former Team Sky cycle clothing supplier Rapha appoints bankers William Blair for sale

    April 23, 2017 5:08 PM 6

    Cycle-wear firm Rapha is gearing up for a sale, with bankers hired to weigh up the company’s future. Investment bank William Blair has been appointed for a process that is likely to lead to a sale, although an initial public offering (IPO) is also being considered. Rapha is partly owned by Active Private Equity, which is also invested in cycling retailer

  • Family-owned Cotswold design group Robert Welch lands Queen's award for the second year running

    April 22, 2017 8:58 PM 7

    Family-owned Cotswold design group Robert Welch has landed a Queen’s award for the second year running. The group, founded by Royal College of Art graduate Robert Welch in 1955, landed the Enterprise in Innovation award for its Signature knife storage and sharpening block. The company, now owned and run by Welch’s children Alice and Rupert, makes cutlery

  • Bookmakers left hundreds of millions of pounds better off as surprise election halts review into stakes and prizes

    April 22, 2017 8:57 PM 6

    Bookmakers will be hundreds of millions of pounds better off after the decision to call a snap election as it has delayed a long-awaited review into stakes and prizes. A key issue in the review was whether to slash the £100 top stake on fixed-odds betting terminals, known as FOBTs. A report commissioned by the betting industry from accountant KPMG concluded

  • American Airlines suspends flight attendant filmed challenging passenger to a fight

    April 22, 2017 5:51 PM 7

    American Airlines have moved quickly to launch an investigation after a flight attendant was filmed challenging a passenger to a fight. The incident came in heated scenes after the staffer allegedly whacked a mum with a stroller and kicked her off the plane. The woman had just boarded a flight yesterday afternoon from San Francisco to Dallas when the shocking