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Rathbones plots £2bn merger with wealth rival Smith & Williamson
Rathbone Brothers is in advanced talks about a £2bn merger with Smith & Williamson in a bold move that would accelerate the consolidation of the wealth management sector.
Entrepreneur Ben Spier: Why I set up my business in a phone box
Thousands of red telephone boxes are being sold off as many get little use. But some savvy entrepreneurs are finding alternative uses for them.
Weak pound helps boost UK tourist numbers
The weakness in the value of sterling has helped to boost the number of tourists visiting the UK, with official figures showing that foreign visits to Britain increased to 3.5 million in June.
Jackson Hole could hold the secret to upcoming rate rises
Decided what you’re doing for the long Bank Holiday weekend? Plenty of market-watchers already know. For weeks, now, they have had the date inked into their diaries.
Game maker Atari sues Nestlé over KitKat advert
Iconic games maker Atari has filed a lawsuit against Swiss food giant Nestle over a recent marketing advert for its KitKat chocolate bar.
Airline stocks drop after Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks
Global financial markets are feeling the effects of the Spain terror attacks - with all of the major European indices trading down on Friday morning.
Goldman sells Spotify shares even as bank tunes into $13bn float
A multibillion dollar Goldman Sachs hedge fund has quietly sold shares in Spotify even as the Wall Street bank helps the digital music service prepare for an eye-catching public listing in New York.
Post-Brexit trade deal 'desirable but not essential' - report
A trade deal with the EU following Britain's exit from the bloc is "desirable but not essential", according to a leading free-market think-tank.
Fresh wave of rail strikes planned for start of September
Workers at three separate rail companies will walk out over a long-running dispute about staffing on the network, the RMT union has announced.
Heineken deal to buy Punch pub chain cleared by regulators
The takeover of Punch Taverrns, one of the biggest deals in the UK pubs sector for several years, is set to go ahead after the competition watchdog accepted undertakings from buyer Heineken.