12th October 2018

The business behind Michelin stars

Image copyright Michelin Image caption Gordon Ramsay gave out the new Michelin Stars for 2019 Michelin is probably best known as the company that bestows stars on restaurants to signify their excellence. Gordon Ramsay, awarding…


US bank gains help lift share markets

Image copyright Getty Images Three of the biggest US banks reported strong profits on Friday, helping to lift US share markets after several days of steep declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500…


China car sales slump ripples globally

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Car sales in China declined in September for the third month in a row Car sales in China fell 11.6% in September to 2.4 million – the third month…



Patisserie Valerie saved by cash injection

Image copyright Getty Images Patisserie Valerie has been saved from collapse after entrepreneur Luke Johnson, who owns 37% of the company, provided £20m in loans to the struggling chain. Mr Johnson agreed to lend £10m…




Pub industry in plea over Budget tax rise

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of pubs face closure if the chancellor presses ahead with a rise in beer duty in this month’s Budget, the industry has warned. Britain’s Beer Alliance, made up of individual…



MPs ‘informing’ on immigration hotline

Image copyright Getty Images An immigration enforcement hotline was called 68 times by MPs or their staff last year, it has been revealed. Charities have now written to Commons Speaker John Bercow asking MPs to…