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Venture capital trust behind Alexa Chung’s clothes range

Yesterday

Pembroke VCT is ploughing over £1m into the model and designer’s business to help her take it global.

Alex Brummer: Free-wheeling spending is the road to ruin

Yesterday

Theresa May’s deal with the DUP is littered with fiscal pitfalls. The Tories have to be careful that they don’t sacrifice the financial credibility built under Cameron-Osborne.

‘Fat-fingered trader’ sends price of gold spiralling

Yesterday

Traders said the sale had likely been a mistake as the price of gold dropped to $1,236 an ounce in the few hours after the market opened – its lowest in more than a month.

MARKET REPORT: Capita boosted as assets arm is sold

Yesterday

Capita saw £93.4m added to its value after the announcement it has sold the business to Australian financial services firm Link Administration Holdings for £888m.

Oligarch buys UK’s health food giant Holland & Barrett

Yesterday

Billionaire Mikhail Fridman, 53, snapped up the health food stores as he embarks on his first foray into British retail.

Glencore loses out in battle for Rio Tinto’s coalfields

Yesterday

Rio said it had picked Yancoal over the commodities giant as the preferred buyer for its Coal And Allied unit. Yancoal and Glencore have been involved in a long bidding war.

Activist investor Dan Loeb snaps up £2.8bn stake in Nestle

Yesterday

Loeb said he had taken a 1.3 per cent stake through his hedge fund Third Point and has already begun ‘productive conversations’ with the KitKat and Rowntree’s owner about improving its margins.

Can new housing minister Alok Sharma build 1m homes?

Yesterday

Responsibility for housing has now changed hands six times since 2010. So can the latest person tasked with the job, Alok Sharma, pull off the trick of getting enough homes built?

Where will your mobile network let you roam for free?

Yesterday

European roaming charges have now been abolished, but some networks include a slightly different selection of countries and each have their own 'fair usage' caps. We round them up

How much you should tip around the world

Yesterday

Research from the Good Housekeeping Institute reveals waiters in the US expect the biggest tips, up to 25 per cent of the total bill, while staff in China and Japan could be offended by the money.

Triple lock and winter fuel payouts for all are saved

Yesterday

TheTory manifesto plan to axe the triple lock, which sees the state pension go up at least 2.5 per cent a year, has hung in the balance since it failed to win an outright majority in the 8 June election.

Armchair sports fans... let the games begin

Yesterday

The British and Irish Lions rugby union tour of New Zealand is reaching its climax while England’s cricket Test series against South Africa starts early next month.

Should you take your 25% tax-free pension lump sum?

Yesterday

The chance to pocket a tax-free 25 per cent lump sum from your retirement fund when you stop working is one of the most popular perks of saving into a pension.

Extra Energy branded worst energy firm for complaints

Yesterday

Extra Energy received a score of 2.05 stars overall, out of a possible five, based on a number of factors including customer service and complaints handling.

Mike Ashley's £15M bar bill

Yesterday

Mike Ashley, the billionaire boss of retailer Sports Direct, faces court action this week over an alleged multi-million pound deal hatched during an alcohol-fuelled meeting in a London pub.

Motorists in line for further savings at petrol pumps

Yesterday

Fuel prices are at their lowest level since the start of the year – with motorists paying about 5p less per litre of petrol and 6p less on diesel than in February.

Share Tips: Buy vet and pet crematoria firm CVS

Yesterday

CVS shares are not cheap but the price reflects the company's reputation as a strong and growing business in a market with long-term potential.

MIDAS BREXIT UPDATE:Trio of tips rocket since vote

Yesterday

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, Midas recommended three companies whose shares were likely to prove resilient to the Brexit shockwaves.

Brexit fallout is damaging business, says SIMON WATKINS

Yesterday

The British economy and business are facing a hidden cost from the political chaos created by Brexit and the shock General Election result. A raft of issues that have been the sources of fury or crisis in the business world

WORLDWIDE HEALTHCARE: Trust invests in medtech stocks

Yesterday

Samuel Isaly is boss of OrbiMed Healthcare Fund Management, which he set up in 1989. Its two flagship trusts in Britain are Worldwide Healthcare and Biotech Growth.