Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is expected to spend his first months at the retailer listening. Photograph: EPA

When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, following the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he faces the task of reviv(...)

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Image of the week: Clown and out This sad clown is a Mexican circus performer who has taken time out from the ring to protest against a law in (...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

TopShop retail billionaire Philip Green, backer of MySale Group. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Casualties of the unprecedented rush to float on the London stock market continue to mount, joined this week by the strange case of MySale Group, t(...)

British discount retailer B&M is to be valued at up to £2.9 billion in its London share flotation. Photograph: Thinkstock

British discount retailer B&M is to be valued at up to £2.9 billion in its London share flotation, making it one of the biggest UK retail listings(...)

People walk past a sign outside of a branch of TSB bank in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Will investors say “yes” to TSB, the bank that is returning to the stock market after an absence of almost 20 years?Still best known for its catchy 19(...)

Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke  is facing a fresh blow amid reports the group’s finance chief is poised to depart ahead of annual results in less than two weeks. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco’s under-pressure boss Philip Clarke is facing a fresh blow amid reports the group’s finance chief is poised to depart ahead of annual res(...)

Discount retailers are well represented in the dozen of British retailers lining up IPOs in coming months. For Poundland, the price tag is put at about £800 million.Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/ Bloomberg via Getty Images

Britain’s privately-owned retailers are scrambling to list on the London stock market, with more than a dozen lining up initial public offerings (IPOs(...)

“We need the Government to give us the leadership,” said Terry Leahy, former Tesco chief executive, speaking at a forum entitled Revitalising Ireland Through Retail at Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

lllA minute’s silence wouldn’t go amiss when Sir Terry Leahy tells a roomful of retailers in Dublin that he remembers “the boom”. They have come to(...)

If you believe George Osborne, Britain’s economy has turned the corner and the millions of people who make up the “squeezed middle” might finally be a(...)