When it became clear on Friday that Scotland had voted to reject independence, shares on the London Stock Exchange rose 18 points (0.27%) to 6837.92, while the pound surged to record highs against the euro and dollar, but then fell back later in the day.
The Virgin tycoon beats Sir James Dyson and the late Lord Weinstock to top a survey of business leaders asked to rate their peers.
With the surge in its share price, Alibaba's market value jumped to more than $220 billion. By AFP. Published: September 21, 2014.
Average prices at clothing, textiles and footwear stores increased by 0.2% year on year in August, bucking the wider trend in food and household goods stores.
This week, British manufacturer of sports and racing cars Lotus Cars has announced up to 325 job losses, representing about one quarter of its global workforce.