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Squid Game sparks huge demand for costumes in boost for struggling South Korean garment industry
Squid Game Halloween costumes have prompted a boom for the South Korean garment industry.

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22-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Rapid grocery delivery app Zapp joins sector fundraising boom
Zapp, one of the new breed of rapid grocery delivery apps engaged in a battle for share of British shoppers’ wallets, is opening talks about a new round of funding less than seven months after tapping investors for nearly $100m (£72.5m).

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22-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Demand for Squid Game Halloween costume sparks boom for South Korean garment industry
Squid Game Halloween costumes have prompted a boom for the South Korean garment industry.

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22-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Retail sales, digital health and AI crime-fighting
Figures out this morning show retail sales fell again in September. It's all likely to heighten concerns that the UK's economic recovery is slowing down. Ian speaks to Erin Brookes who leads A&M's European retail practice. The founder of digital healthcare company, Babylon, talks to Ian about trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Plus, KPMG enlists an AI software company to financial fraud and money laundering.

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22-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist
The Bank of England's new chief economist says it will have a "live" decision on interest rates next month.
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22-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

Longest losing streak on record for retail sales as consumer confidence slumps to lockdown level
Retail sales volumes took a surprise dip last month to achieve their longest losing streak on record, according to official figures released as a measure of consumer confidence showed a slump to levels last seen in February.

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22-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

UK shop sales continue to fall in September
Retail sales in the UK fell for the fifth month in a row, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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22-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

Fears over the future of free debt advice
There is growing concern that free face-to-face debt advice could be cut.
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21-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate
Why experts say cutting contrails costs less than $1bn a year but may be worth so much more.
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21-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

Toymaker Mattel says price rise has not hit demand
The Barbie maker announces $1.8bn net sales saying parents are prioritising spending on children.
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21-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

UK to phase out multi-billion pound tax on tech giants after global reforms
Britain is to phase out a tax on revenues made by the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon - which was expected to have raised billions - after global reforms were agreed.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Amazon sees fresh push to unionise in New York
Warehouse workers in Staten Island hope to organise, in the latest labour push at the firm.
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21-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

What do businesses want out of Rishi Sunak's budget?
It is tempting to speculate that, if asked what they wanted from Rishi Sunak's budget next week, the typical business leader would request nothing more than a repeal of the chancellor's most recent business-unfriendly measures.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

PG Tips and Cornetto maker maker Unilever warns prices will rise
Consumer goods giant Unilever says high rates of cost inflation will continue into next year.
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21-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

Survival hopes fade for energy suppliers as CNG warns over hedges
The slim survival hopes of Britain’s smaller energy companies faded further on Thursday after the business that supplies gas to them warned that they could not retain contracts insulating them from soaring wholesale gas prices.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Prices of popular brands have jumped - and the worst is yet to come
The maker of a host of well known consumer brands has revealed a big lift in prices and warned of worse to come as it battles "unprecedented cost inflation" around the world.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Fuel stocks recover after demand spike
Filling station storage tanks were 45% full on average on Sunday, according to government figures.
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21-Oct-2021 - Source: BBC News

Prices of most popular brands have jumped - and the worst is yet to come
The maker of a host of well known consumer brands has revealed a big lift in prices and warned of worse to come as it battles "unprecedented cost inflation" around the world.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Energy boss claims 20 more firms face bankruptcy over '£5bn bill' for market mess
The boss of one of the UK's largest household energy firms has demanded urgent changes to the price cap, telling Sky News the industry is facing a £5bn bill from surging wholesale costs and "at least 20" more suppliers face bankruptcy.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

Barclays signals more branch closures coming despite posting record £6.9bn profits
Barclays has warned it may move to accelerate its transformation programme in the UK before the year's end while reporting record group profits for the first nine months of 2021.

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21-Oct-2021 - Source: Sky News

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