UK pub group and brewer Greene King has agreed a £2.7 billion sale to Hong Kong real estate giant CKA. Photograph: PA

An investment group backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing agreed to buy UK brewer and pub operator Greene King Plc for £2.7 billion (€2.95 billi(...)

UK inflation rose above the Bank of England’s 2% target in July. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

UK inflation rose above the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target in July as prices of video games and toys increased sharply, defying forecasts that it(...)

New figures show that Britain created 115,000 jobs in the second quarter, bringing the level of employment to a record 32.811 million. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s labour market showed unexpected strength in the second quarter, in sharp contrast with last week’s figures showing economic contraction over(...)

Canary Wharf and the City of London financial district. Year-on-year economic growth slid to 1.2 per cent from 1.8 per cent in the first quarter, Britain’s office for national statistics said, its weakest since the start of 2018.

Britain’s economy shrank for the first time since 2012 in the second quarter, an unexpectedly severe hangover from a pre-Brexit stockpiling boost in e(...)

epa07710074 Workers sort packages in the new Amazon Sorting Warehouse in the Settecamini area of Rome, 11 July 2019. Reports state Amazon hopes to increase its logistics capacity and flexibility in Italy and ensure faster deliveries to clients. In addition the warehouse is hoped to provide better service for companies selling at Amazon as they benefit from distribution networks. The new sorting unit creates 70 new jobs and covers a space of 8000 square meters. EPA/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI

UK wages grew at the fastest pace in 11 years in the three months through May and unemployment remained at its lowest rate since the mid-1970s. Tota(...)

BoKlok sets property prices so that buyers have money left to live on after they have paid their housing costs.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Homebuyers in an English town where properties typically cost almost 12 times local salaries may soon have a low-cost option from Ikea after a UK coun(...)

Unemployment in the UK stayed at a 44-year-low of 3.8 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The UK labour market performed better than forecast in the three months to April. The number of people in work rose a greater-than-forecast 32,000 an(...)

Workers leave the Ford Bridgend Engine plant in south Wales

UK wages in the three months to April grew faster than expected and hiring slowed less sharply, as the jobless rate held at its lowest rate since 1975(...)

Philip Hammond, UK chancellor of the exchequer, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview.

UK economic growth accelerated in the first quarter of this year, driven by the highest quarterly pick-up in manufacturing since the 1980s as the orig(...)

Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey: scrapped plans to buy  a discounted £2.04 million apartment due to “a personal decision”.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

It’s gratifying when a boss is keen to buy his company’s products, but it’s not so impressive when he’s been offered an incentive of several hundred t(...)

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