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Cross-Channel freight trade 'could drop by 87%' under 'no-deal' Brexit

Cross-Channel freight trade could drop by between 75% and 87% for six months in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, according to a Border Force document obtained by Sky News.

'Pessimism and uncertainty' as the risk of a global downturn looms

The world is at risk of an economic downturn if slowdowns in China, America or Europe ripple round the globe, according to the global chairman of consultancy giant PwC.

'Shrinkflation': Why your food is getting smaller

Loaves of bread, cereal boxes, meat and chocolate bars are among the items getting smaller because of "shrinkflation", government data suggests.

Activist Elliott weighs Dixons Carphone stake

The activist investor Elliott Advisors is exploring plans to acquire a big stake in Dixons Carphone following a slump in the mobile phone and electrical goods retailer's share price.

IMF sees no-deal Brexit as global risk 'trigger'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has further downgraded its global forecast for this year - warning a "no-deal" Brexit could trigger even lower growth.

Ryanair issues profit warning as air fares fall

Europe's biggest low-cost carrier Ryanair has cut its full-year profit forecast as it expects winter fares to fall amid increased competition.

International worries as China's consumption and economy slows

Picture China's economy and you might be thinking of massive factories, gigantic airports or train stations built from scratch in 24 hours.

Ashley tables rescue bid for stricken HMV

The Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley is in talks to snap up another chunk of Britain's struggling high streets by tabling a bid to rescue HMV from administration.

Poundland accused of 'pointless' plastic waste over Valentine gift

Environmental campaigners have accused Poundland of creating unnecessary plastic waste by selling a Valentine's Day gift consisting of a heart-shaped package with nothing in it.

Top Flybe investor declares war over £2m sale

Flybe's biggest shareholder has launched a stunning attack on its directors, accusing them of breaching their duties to investors and threatening a legal challenge to the cut-price takeover of one of Britain's best-known airlines.

Top Flybe investor declares war over £2m sale

Flybe's biggest shareholder has launched a stunning attack on its directors, accusing them of breaching their duties to investors and threatening a legal challenge to the cut-price takeover of one of Britain's best-known airlines.

UK retail sales fall as shoppers hunt for bargains

British retail sales fell in December as shoppers hunted for discounts on Black Friday and brought forward their Christmas spending, according to official data.

Should JP Morgan pay its boss £24m a year?

Two stories from the banking sector this week highlight the difference between how business is done in the United States and Europe.

Tesla to slash thousands of jobs after 'challenging' year

Tesla plans to cut thousands of jobs after the "most challenging" year in the electric car maker's history.

Ryanair issues profit warning as air fares fall

Europe's biggest low-cost carrier Ryanair has cut its full-year profit forecast as it expects winter fares to fall amid increased competition.

Arrow takes aim at taxpayer-owned loans

Arrow Global, the listed debt purchaser, is in talks to buy a portfolio of commercial loans that would mark another step in the government's efforts to shed the legacy of its financial crisis bailouts.

UK retail sales fall as shoppers hunt for bargains

British retail sales fell in December as shoppers hunted for discounts on Black Friday and brought forward their Christmas spending, according to official data.

Tesla to slash thousands of jobs after 'challenging' year

Tesla plans to cut thousands of jobs after the "most challenging" year in the electric car maker's history.

Ryanair issues profit warning as air fares fall

Europe's biggest low-cost carrier Ryanair has cut its full-year profit forecast as it expects winter fares to fall amid increased competition.

Should JP Morgan pay its boss £24m a year?

Two stories from the banking sector this week highlight the difference between how business is done in the United States and Europe.