Burberry is attempting to identify a mystery investor who has built up a stake of nearly 5 per cent in the company, pushing its shares to a five-month high on Tuesday on speculation of a potential takeover bid. (Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times)

Burberry is attempting to identify a mystery investor who has built up a stake of nearly 5 per cent in the company, pushing its shares to a five-mont(...)

The new make-up of the FTSE has dealt another blow to Britain’s banks which have seen their profitability squeezed

For the first time in a decade, Britain’s financial sector has lost its status as the largest component of the UK’s prestigious index of blue-chip sto(...)

Mark Carney gives evidence to the Treasury Select Committee in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney batted away questions on Brexit on Tuesday as the pound remained under pressure, hitting new seven-year lows agai(...)

Military details are everywhere: the Agi & Sam show during the London Collections Men recently. Photograph: Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

In Ireland the shift from a conservative to a more liberal political, social and cultural outlook has been a long time coming, and one very small con(...)

Tesco Plc climbed 6.1 percent after reporting its first sales growth in more than four years. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

European stocks fell, snapping a two-day rebound, amid renewed concern about global-growth prospects. The Stoxx Europe 600 declined 1.5 per cent at t(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on October 14th, 2015 in New York City. Photograph: Burton/Getty Images

US stocks were dragged lower as a bleaker outlook from Wal-Mart Stores Inc added to global growth concerns. The Iseq slipped by a quarter of a perce(...)

Taking note: the renminbi’s decline to a four-year low weighed on equities and commodities. Photograph: Reuters

The People’s Bank of China sought to dispel fears of a prolonged fall in the renminbi yesterday. The currency fell sharply for a second consecutive da(...)

Clothes are displayed on a mannequin at a Burberry store. The UK’s largest luxury-goods maker reported a 10 per cent increase in first-quarter sales. Photo: Bloomberg

Burberry, the UK’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported a 10 per cent increase in first-quarter sales as increased demand in Europe compensated for we(...)

Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan: one of the shows available on its on-demand service All 4, which evolved from 4oD

Watching on-demand? Don’t be surprised if the advertisers seem to know your name. Channel 4’s on-demand service All 4 will “imminently” roll out an ad(...)

Marks & Spencer:  while other retailers may struggle, shoppers have been clamouring for a 1970s-inspired beige suede skirt from its Limited Edition range. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the fickle business of fashion it’s all about calling the right trends. But even getting the ranges right doesn’t always guarantee a boost to the b(...)