Falling Oil Prices and Russian Sanctions Hit Business Confidence in Europe

European companies are under pressure as growth outlook drops 16% since Q1 2014.

John Lewis Remains at the Forefront of Omni-channel Success

Christmas retail statistics have revealed a concerning trend in regards to multichannel adoption, but this certainly wasn’t an issue for the UK’s biggest festive exponent according to Dan Wagner of Powa Technologies

Christmas Crime Bonanza Could Cost UK 1 Billion

Retail theft this year could end up costing the UK Economy over £1 billion pounds.

The Return of Black Friday Brings Return Headaches for Retailers

Niklas Hedin of Centiro comments on recent National Statistics figures and the growing influence of Black Friday

GROW:OffshoreWind delivers £7m boost to the offshore wind sector

Manufacturers looking to take advantage of the growth in the offshore wind market have received a £7m windfall of business support and capital funding.

IKEA to Open First Korean Store

Ikea is set to open its first store in South Korea this week, which started with a few commercial and cultural hiccups.

BT Agrees to Talks Over $19.5 Billion EE Mobile Deal

BT, the U.K. telecoms giant, has announced that it has entered into exclusive talks with Deutsche Telekom and Orange to acquire their mobile business EE

Siemens Reports 9% Increase in Patent First Filings

As a result of successful patent applications, Siemens will increase investment in research and development by €400

Matthews Asia Hires New Head of Business Development in UK

Matthews Asia announces the appointment of Neil Steedman as Head of U.K. Business Development.

Corporates Missing Out on Over £63 Million of Energy Savings

ESOS warns that companies are not prepared for new energy legislation

United Cast Bar Sets Yet Another World Record

United Cast Bar is one of the world’s largest manufacturers in Europe of continuously cast iron bar

Google should be broken up, say European MPs

BMW Third-Quarter up as SUV Demand Outpaces Electric Cars and Mini

German luxury carmaker BMW said its third-quarter operating profit rose 17 percent, ahead of forecasts, as surging demand for sports utility vehicles like its X5 model helped by cheap fuel prices more than offset slow electric car sales.

Toyota Global Sales Rise 2.8% in Tight Race vs VW

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Microsoft to Phase out Nokia Name on Smartphones

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Total CEO de Margerie Killed in Moscow Plane Accident

The Chief Executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snowplow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said today.

Ben & Jerry's Becomes First Company to Turn Ice Cream into Energy

Ben & Jerry's has become the first ice cream company in the world to power one of its factories using the by-products of ice cream.

Amazon Launches Same-Day Pick-up Services in the UK

Customers ordering products on Amazon will be able to buy online up to 11.

BPCE Bank Teams up with Twitter to Launch Money Transfers via Tweets

One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.