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Unilever said to be planning layoffs after activist investor takes stake

Unilever is reportedly planning to slash several thousand management positions.

24 Jan
Cake Box acknowledges errors in annual results as shares slide

Cake Box noted the slump in its share price on Monday and cited recent commentary from a retail investor blogger regarding transcription errors in its full-year results.

24 Jan
London close: Stocks firmly weaker after 'brutal' start to week

London stocks closed well below the waterline on Monday, after a survey showed that business growth in the UK slid to an 11-month low in January, while growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine also weighed on sentiment.

24 Jan
Vodafone said to have explored Three UK deal; in talks over Iliad tie-up

Vodafone has reportedly explored a potential acquisition of rival Three UK and been in talks about a potential merger of its Italian business with Iliad.

24 Jan
Friday preview: UK public sector borrowing, Microsoft in the spotlight

The market spotlight on Tuesday will be on the UK government's finances at the end of 2021 and an update from US technology giant Microsoft.

24 Jan
FTSE 250 movers: Chilly for Baltic as markets hit by sell off

The FTSE 250 was down 3.3% at 21,499.57 at 1510 GMT as stocks were hit by a global sell-off as tensions in Ukraine heightened.

24 Jan
FCA staff to vote on potential strike action

Unite is to ballot staff at the Financial Conduct Authority over potential industrial action, the union confirmed on Monday.

24 Jan
Director dealings: Energean director's firm makes £6.2m sale, Babcock board member buys in

Energean disclosed a number of share sales related to its non-executive director Efstathios Topouzoglou on Monday, worth more than £6m.

24 Jan
London open: Stocks edge lower amid Russia-Ukraine tensions; Unilever rallies

London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday as tensions grew between Russia and Ukraine, with all eyes on this week’s US Federal Reserve meeting.

24 Jan
London midday: Stocks slide as UK business growth hits 11-month low

London stocks were firmly in the red by midday on Monday after a survey showed that business growth in the UK slid to an 11-month low in January, while growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine also weighed on sentiment.

24 Jan
Trian Partners builds stake in Unilever - report

Activist hedge fund Trian Partners is understood to have built up a stake in Unilever, it was reported on Monday, pushing shares in the under-pressure blue chip higher.

24 Jan
Touchstar ends year above market expectations

Mobile data computing and managed services provider Touchstar said in a trading update on Monday that its unaudited full-year outcome for 2021 was above market expectations in terms of profitability and cash generation.

24 Jan
Asia report: Markets mixed as investors look to Fed

Stock markets in Asia closed in a mixed state on Monday, as investors kept a hold on their wallets ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting later in the week.

24 Jan
KKR-led consortium agrees to Accell takeover bid

Buyout firm KKR and a consortium of others agreed to a takeover bid for bicycle maker Accell Group on Monday that valued the firm at €1.56bn.

24 Jan
IQE forms ESG board committee

Semiconductor wafer and materials supplier IQE announced the formation of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) board committee on Monday.

24 Jan
London pre-open: Stocks to fall as Russia-Ukraine tensions grow

London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday as tensions between Russia and Ukraine grow.

24 Jan
Amigo Holdings warns of insolvency if court rejects new business programme

Guarantor loans provider Amigo Holdings warned on Monday that if it fails to receive court approval for its new business programme, Amigo Loans will be forced to enter into a wind-down programme or insolvency.

23 Jan
Sunday share tips: Hargreaves Services, Currys

The Financial Mail on Sunday's Midas column touted shares of Hargreaves Services to readers, telling them that the now transformed business was "robust" and "resilient".