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Everything is cheaper- Burberry UK sees tourist boom

The Burberry British fashion house said tourists’ higher spending power due to the drop in sterling drove the rise. Comparable European sales, which exclude new store openings, were higher in the first half of the year, marking the first rise for over a year. The firm, which makes just 15% of its sales in the […]

December 18, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Finance Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Netflix shares soar as video service posts jump in subscribers

Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring. The video streaming company added 3.2 million international customers in the last three months, far more than the 2 million analysts had predicted. In the US numbers rose by 370,000, as hit shows such as Stranger Things […]

December 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Digital Business, Finance Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Uncategorized  No Comments

Royal Mint sees surge in demand for gold bars and coins

It seems the quest for gold is not currently limited to the venues of Rio de Janeiro. The Royal Mint has said that it saw a “surge” in demand for the precious metal following the Bank of England’s cut in base rates to 0.25% on 4 August. During that week the Mint saw a 25% […]

November 28, 2016   Posted in: Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Finance Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

World tourism rises faster than trade for fourth year

The UN World Tourism Organisation says tourism spending has outpaced global trade for the fourth year in a row. The US followed by China are the world’s most popular destinations, followed by France and Spain. According to the UNWTO’s figures, released earlier this month, international tourism grew by 4% in 2015 generating $966 billion. In […]

October 31, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Jobs, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Finance Business, Global Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos last month to take action on inequality. Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world had as […]

March 13, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Finance Business, Global Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

British academic awarded Nobel economics prize

British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. The 69 year old professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University was previously at Cambridge and Bristol universities. His research focuses on health, wellbeing, and economic development. Professor Deaton had been in […]

November 22, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Win, Finance Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Nationwide’s profits double to £1 billion

The Nationwide building society has reported a 54% rise in annual pre tax profit to £1.04 billion. The Nationawide has also regained its position as the UK’s second largest mortgage lender-  the building society reported a profits of £677 million last year. Nationwide also announced its chief executive, Graham Beale, would retire next year after […]

June 2, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Sales, Business Win, Ecommerce Business, Finance Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Personal insolvencies at lowest level since 2005

The number of people becoming insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade. According to the Insolvency Service, 20,826 individuals became insolvent in the first three months of 2015. That is the lowest figure since the autumn of 2005, and a fall of 18.6% on the number a […]

April 29, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Survival, Business Win, Finance Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

FTSE breaks 7,000 record

Britain’s benchmark FTSE 100 share index has risen above the psychologically important 7,000 level for the first time. The FTSE 100 has broken through the 7,000 level for the first time in its history, propelled by investor hopes that interest rates will stay at record lows and signs that Greece will stave off a deeper […]

March 23, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Win, Finance Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Share Floatation, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

ANZ bank announces record annual profit

One of Australia’s biggest banks ANZ, has announced a record full year net profit of £4 billion- up 15% from a year earlier. In the statement the lender also said its cash profit rose 10% to £3.91 billion during the same period- the cash profit number is the bank’s preferred measure of performance and came […]

November 1, 2014  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Win, Finance Business, Uncategorized  No Comments