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Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Parts of Bombardier’s C-Series planes are made in Belfast European aerospace firm Airbus is to take a majority stake in Bombardier’s C-Series jet project. Bombardier has faced a series of problems over the plane, most recently a trade dispute in the US that imposed a 300% import tariff. Bombardier’s Northern […]

Are house prices back from the crash?

House prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in England and Wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, BBC analysis has revealed. In 58% of wards, residential properties are selling for less now, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2007. The findings, drawn from official data, expose a stark […]

Asos profits surge as overseas sales boosted by weak pound

Image copyright Getty Images Online fashion retailer Asos has reported record annual sales and profits, boosted by the weak pound and a “strong international performance”. Pre-tax profits jumped by 145% to £80m in the 12 months to 31 August, compared with £32.7m last year. Retail sales rose by about a third to £1,88bn. Asos, which […]

Vanguard boss warns on stock market highs

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Vanguard, one of the world’s biggest investment funds, has expressed concerns about the record highs in stock markets. Bill McNabb, chairman of the US company, told the BBC the markets could be on course for a “decent-sized correction at some point”. US stocks closed at fresh highs on […]

Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

Image copyright Ikea Image caption Ikea’s first UK store opened in Warrington in 1987 Mention the word Ikea to anyone and you’re guaranteed either a sigh of despair or an enthusiastic grin, but seldom something in between. The Swedish giant is the Marmite of retail outlets: you either love it or you hate it. But […]

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

Image copyright AFP The film production company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who is facing a number of sexual assault allegations, is in talks over a possible sale. The Weinstein Company said it had entered a preliminary deal with US private equity firm Colony Capital. Mr Weinstein, 65, was fired by the board of his company […]

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia

Media captionItalian airline Alitalia went into administration in May German airline Lufthansa and the UK’s EasyJet have both submitted offers to buy parts of Italy’s Alitalia airline. Lufthansa said it hoped to establish a “New Alitalia”, but was only interested in parts of the existing business. EasyJet said it had submitted an expression of interest […]

Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

Image copyright Getty Images Daimler is recalling about 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK over a potential airbag safety issue. The problem affects certain A, B, C, and E-Class models, together with CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles, built between November 2011 and July 2017. The recall is not related to the exploding Takata airbag scandal, […]

Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has warned of a “pronounced” build up of debt among young people. In an interview with the BBC, Andrew Bailey said the young were having to borrow for basic living costs. The regulator also said he “did not like” some high-cost lending schemes. […]

The seaside towns hit by a rising tide of debt

Seaside towns in England and Wales – and the young families living in them – are suffering the worst levels of debt in the country, new figures reveal. The Isle of Wight has the highest level of insolvencies amongst young adults, according to the Insolvency Service, followed by Torbay and Scarborough. Overall the number of […]

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