Outdoor products were weaker amid chilly conditions but wallpapers and tools as well as a trend for shed repainting buoyed sales. 08:23, UK, Tuesday 24 May 2016.
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire has raised the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarted an intense debate.
SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but losses were curbed by a likely drawdown in U.S.
STOCKHOLM: Streaming leader Spotify said Monday that its losses deepened last year even as the company topped $2 billion in revenue amid the global boom in online music.
Luke Davis, CEO of London's IW Capital and co-founder of crowdfunding service Money&Co, looks at the hugely important role alternative finance has in filling the finance gap left behind as banks withdrew their SME lending options.