Lord Bilimoria, the cross-bench peer who founded Cobra beer and backs a second EU referendum, is being lined up as the next president of the CBI.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has won approval for a new gene therapy drug which is priced at a record £1.67m per treatment.
Two of the UK's biggest housebuilders have kicked off secret talks about a tie-up just two years after a previous set of merger discussions broke down.
The former owner of Formula One motor racing is revving up a fresh attempt to offload Domestic & General (D&G), the warranty giant which insures millions of Britons' household appliances.
Mothercare has reported a 20% leap in losses for its last financial year but says it is now starting to see "improving trends" in its core UK market as it continues attempts to transform the business.
The financial services firm Old Mutual has suspended its chief executive Peter Moyo, citing a "breakdown in trust".
The average US household will be left $831 (£656) worse off as a result of the latest hikes in tariffs on Chinese goods in the nations' trade war, according to economists.
Hundreds of grievance cases were raised against Sir Philip Green for slapping women's bottoms and grabbing their breasts, a Labour peer has claimed.
One of Europe's largest buyout firms has approached Thomas Cook Group about a takeover of its Nordic airline and tour operator that could help the British company improve its fragile financial outlook.
Discount goods retailer B&M says it is planning to open 50 new stores this year as its emphasis on value attracts wary shoppers.
The owner of The Body Shop, Natura, is snapping up direct-selling cosmetics firm Avon in a deal that values the UK company at £1.6bn.
Using a mobile phone while in the supermarket increases what customers spend by 41% on average, according to new research.
Italian luxury fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using animal fur from next year.
The former chief executive of BT Group has waived half of his £1m annual bonus for his final year at the helm amid a fresh escalation of shareholder hostility towards multimillion pound pay deals at blue-chip companies.
Royal Mail has delivered disappointing news today to the 400,000 or so private investors and employees who own its shares by announcing a cut in the dividend.
Sir Philip Green is on course for a fresh clash with regulators after his Arcadia retail empire launched a rescue plan which would see 23 stores shut and its pension scheme contributions slashed.
UK chip designer Arm Holdings has cut off relations with Huawei to comply with tough US sanctions against it, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm's ability to develop new smartphones.
Gas distribution firm Cadent has been fined a record £44m after leaving customers disconnected, failing to pay compensation, and losing records for 775 high rise flats in its network.
An "ideological" drive for austerity has had "tragic social consequences" and resulted in the UK violating its human rights obligations, the UN has claimed.