LONDON Next year could be one of Beazley's strongest for more than a decade, the Lloyd's of London insurer's chief executive said on Tuesday, with the industry likely having already absorbed the bulk of its losses from the coronavirus pandemic.
Stock trading volumes on retail platforms hit record levels on Monday, although the impact of positive news about Pfizer's experimental COVID-19 vaccine triggered problems for clients of some major brokerages.
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LONDON While uncertainty over major world events including the U.S. election and Brexit talks is making investors jittery, it is creating a greater need for professional financial advice, the boss of wealth manager St. James's Place said.
Britain's data protection watchdog said on Friday it has fined British Airways 20 million pounds - its biggest such penalty to date - for failing to protect data that left more than 400,000 of its customers' details the subject of a 2018 cyber attack.
Pub operator Marston's launched consultations on up to 2,150 job losses on Thursday, saying new UK coronavirus restrictions had forced its hand after months of progress in reopening hundreds of its pubs.
Cineworld, the world's second-biggest cinema chain, will close its UK and U.S. movie theaters this week, leaving as many as 45,000 workers unemployed for the foreseeable future as it fights to survive a coronavirus collapse in film-making and cinema-going. | Video
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An independent review for fashion retailer Boohoo found many failings in its English supply chain after allegations about working conditions and low pay, the company said on Friday, setting out steps it was taking to tackle the issues.