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A new shop sign is covered up at Tesco’s mothballed store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, prior to the opening today of Tesco’s first discount store trading under the new name Jack’s. Photograph: Chris Radburn

All eyes in the retail sector will be on a small market town in eastern England on Wednesday as Tesco unveils its latest weapon in the war against the(...)

Unilever argues that simplifying the company under a single holding company in the Netherlands will make it more competitive by making it easier to sell off and buy assets, as well as provide better governance.

A big UK shareholder in Unilever has warned it plans to vote against the consumer goods group’s proposal to move its headquarters to the Netherlands i(...)

Panasonic is the latest multinational firm to pull jobs and operations out of the UK. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest firm to announce plans to shift its European headquarters out of the UK ahead of Brexit. (...)

The Carrefour and Tesco companies first announced the tie-up in July

Tesco has said its strategic partnership with France’s Carrefour will become operational in October. The UK supermarket has now formally entered into(...)

Wall Street stocks rose on Friday as solid results from Microsoft lifted technology stocks. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European shares fell on Friday as earnings updates disappointed, with automotive sector stocks bearing the brunt of trade tensions that caused a sell-(...)

Photograph: iStock

Consumer goods maker Unilever reported lower-than-expected second-quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by a Brazilian transport strike and weak pricing. T(...)

Citigroup fell the most of US financials after its revenue fell short of estimates due to lower debt underwriting. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

The US S&P 500 index moved towards five-month highs as industrial gains offset a drop in financials. Ireland’s benchmark index closed up although (...)

Blenheim Palace could be the venue for the dinner.

About 150 UK business leaders have been invited to an undisclosed location to dine with Donald Trump when he makes his first visit to Britain as US pr(...)

Ferrovial’s announcement came a day after the British parliament voted in favour of plans to expand the airport with a third runway. Photograph: EPA/Neil Hall

Heathrow airport’s biggest investor Ferrovial has revealed plans to move its international holding company out of Britain – a day after the UK parliam(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fund managers are overweight US equities for the first time in 15 months. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global fund managers are flocking to American stocks but are finally souring on Europe, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey. Fund(...)

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