Whitbread has poached a top banker to become its head barista as it picked Lloyds' head of retail, Alison Brittain, to succeed Andy Harrison as chief executive of the Costa Coffee to Premier Inns group.
China issued a call for private investment in nearly 2 trillion yuan ($322 million) worth of projects including garbage-treatment plants and sewers under a push to boost demand and revive economic growth.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is highly unlikely to take major steps to shut off the grey or black market on its online platforms without an effective reason to do so, according to an industry expert.
Households' confidence in their spending power took a step backwards in April in the run-up to the general election, a report has found.
The economy of Luxembourg is about to shrink by a few billion pounds, with Amazon bowing to UK pressure and announcing it'll book UK sales through its British branch.