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Patisserie Valerie’s Henry street outlet in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Hamilton

Patisserie Valerie’s two Dublin outlets will likely cease trading as part of a company-wide administration which follows on from “significant fraud” a(...)

Workers pick orders at the PC World and Carphone Warehouse distribution centre in Newark, Britain. Parent company Dixons Carphone has outlined plans to keep its shelves stocked in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Staples

Barely a day goes by now without at least one large UK retailer or manufacturer assuring customers – and the City – that it will have sufficient suppl(...)

The UK Financial Reporting Council said it was looking into the audits by Grant Thornton of the financial statements of Patisserie Holdings for  2015, 2016 and 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The UK’s accountancy watchdog said on Wednesday it had begun an investigation into the audits of cafe chain Patisserie Valerie, which came close to co(...)

A branch of Patisserie Valerie in London. Photograph:  Reuters/Simon Dawson

British cafe chain owner Patisserie Holdings said its chief executive Paul May had stepped down immediately, a second resignation after its chief fina(...)

Patisserie Valerie on Dublin’s Henry Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Patisserie Holdings’ plan to issue £15 million (€17 million) worth of new shares was supported by nearly all investors who voted at an emergency gener(...)

Patisserie Valerie logo on cakes: under Chris Marsh’s watch, chain grew from eight stores in 2006 to more than 200. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Patisserie Holdings, the British cafe chain owner hit by an accounting scandal, said on Friday that its suspended finance director, Chris Marsh, had r(...)

Patisserie Valerie said it is “assessing all options”.  Photograph: Reuters

Patisserie Valerie could collapse into administration as soon as Friday morning as time runs out to find a rescuer for the stricken cake chain. The(...)

Sky Vision will become the commercial and distribution partner for content for both companies

Sky is ramping up its TV production portfolio by taking stakes in British indie firms Chrysalis Vision and True North for an undisclosed sum. The bro(...)

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Image of the week: Ministerial chat Spain’s economy minister Luis De Guindos is pictured exercised in conversation with Portugal’s finance minist(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Commissioned artThis graffiti, seen on security fence surrounding the construction site of the new headquarters of the European Cen(...)

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