Apple’s latest quarterly earnings beat estimates as sales of iPhones and Macs came in higher than analysts had expected, the company said late on Wednesday.
How much spare capacity is there in the economy? Or put another way, how swiftly can the economy grow without overheating?
The Government has come under harsh attack from the powerful Public Accounts Committee of MPs over yet another botched G4S and Serco outsourcing project: the contracts to run asylum centres.
The power-station owner Drax faced troubled on two fronts yesterday when the Government shifted the goalposts on environmental support and shareholders rebelled over executive pay.
Primark is attempting to boldly go where many British retailers have failed before by trying to crack America.
Through the traumatic months of 2011 and 2012 when the economy flatlined, David Cameron and George Osborne hugged data releases from the jobs market like a comfort blanket.
Outlook Parents the world over are accustomed to explosive reactions from their toddlers when they close the sweetie jars. It goes with the territory. The little darlings eventually just have to learn that no means no.
Outlook Most people have heard of the Beatles and the British invasion of America they led in the 1960s. Now it seems there's a latterday version in operation – but it isn't music that's being sold, it's garments. Cheap ones.
Outlook Insurance fraud is reaching epidemic proportions, according to Aviva. It gets some 45 dodgy claims a day, worth more than £300,000. And those are just the ones it picks up.
Facebook said late on Wednesday that continued growth in its mobile advertising business helped its first quarter revenue grow 72 per cent to $2.5 billion, beating analysts’ estimates.
Barclays bosses will face more shareholder anger over pay tomorrow when the banking giant holds its annual general meeting in London.
Shares in Drax fell 10 per cent after the Government said a new subsidy scheme would only apply to limited part of its plan to convert much of its giant coal-fired plant into biomass burners.
Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, the owner of Patisserie Valerie, is returning to the stock market with the planned £170 million flotation of the cafe chain on London's AIM junior exchange.
Eurostar has posted a 7 per cent increase in sales boosted by strong demand for business travel during the first three months of the year.
The Government has recorded its fifth year in a row of £100 billion-plus deficits despite meeting borrowing targets, according to official figures released today.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has launched an attack against its institutional investors, warning of “further uncertainty” after they refused to back a multi-million-pound payout to the billionaire founder.
Primark has announced ambitious plans to crack America's retail market as the value chain steps up its international expansion.
An independent report into how The Co-operative Bank almost collapsed with a £1.5bn hole in its balance sheet is set to be scathing about former executives and board members.
A second major UK company in little over two months yesterday suffered a massive share-price rout following serious allegations about its operations from US "researchers" who themselves, or their backers, may have benefited financially from a fall in its value.
The Business Secretary Vince Cable last night urged FTSE-100 boardrooms to crack down on bonuses to restore public trust.
The City was awash with speculation pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca could become the target of a bidding war after news of a failed approach by Viagra-maker Pfizer. Reports emerged over the weekend that Pfizer's £50-a-share approach had been rejected by Astra and yesterday news bubbled up that the US major could be preparing a second run at £60.
GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss pharmaceuticals rival Novartis have agreed to pay the other $900m (£535m) if one of them pulls out of the major medicines swap deal that will see the British giant quit trying to make blockbuster cancer treatments.
Despite being under constant attack since he was thrust into the global spotlight less than a month ago, Brad Katsuyama remains defiant.
Outlook The pharmaceutical sector is creating more excitement in the world's financial centres than the opening of a warehouse full of free Viagra in a retirement community.
At a recent _Dragons' Den_ event, I witnessed eight entrepreneurs appeal to angels for investment.
Outlook Should the accountancy profession be running scared of its regulator? Only if the bosses of the big-four audit firms take flight at the prospect of being slapped by a piece of wet lettuce.
British defence group QinetiQ is set to sell its US Services division for $215 million and return up to £150 million to shareholders through a new share buyback.
Access to credit is still a “roadblock ” to new investment for London’s small businesses, according to new survey data as Bank of England figures.
The much-anticipated labour market data last week were pretty good, with the unemployment rate dropping to 6.9 per cent, which is its lowest level since January 2009. There was also other good news with a falling claimant count, rising hours and falling long-term unemployment.
Philips shares fell more than 7 per cent after the world's largest lighting company said weaker business in emerging markets and a strong euro hurt profits in the first quarter.