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    Wages set to overtake rate of inflation

    A sixth consecutive fall in the rate of inflation is expected to herald an end to the squeeze on real wages when official figures are published today.The...

  • Graphene deal secured

    Forest of Dean company Versarien has acquired the company producing the "super material" graphene in a £440,000 deal which will bring one of the...

  • China's demand for gold could rise

    China's demand for gold could rise by about 20 per cent in the next few years, according to the World Gold Council, as the population becomes more wealthy....

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    Footballer a defender of pasty company

    More than 250 jobs at the West Cornwall Pasty Company have been saved after the food chain was bought by investors including former footballer Danny Mills.The...

  • Flooding washed out building sites

    Output in the construction sector fell by 2.8 per cent in February after heavy rain and flooding blighted building sites. The month-on-month decline, which the...

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    Fergie effect doesn't help WH Smiths

    The popularity of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography as a Christmas stocking filler was not enough to prevent a sales slide at WH Smith's high street stores, the...

  • Marks' signs of sparks

    Marks & Spencer's turnaround hopes were lifted after sales figures showed the green shoots of recovery in its struggling fashion business.The retail chain...