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Punch Taverns breaks debt obligations

Pub chain Punch Taverns in negotiations to restructure debt

16 Apr 2014

The Co-operative Bank

News

Co-op Bank announces £1.3bn loss

Bank does not expect any return to profit in the next two years

11 Apr 2014

News

Listings on AIM hit pre-recession levels

Initial public offerings on AIM raise £2.2bn in last year, UHY Hacker Young finds

08 Apr 2014

News

UK businesses preparing £200bn investment spree

Deloitte survey finds Britain's biggest businesses preparing to invest up to £200bn in the next two years

01 Apr 2014

News

Babcock launches £1.1bn rights issue to fund Avincis deal

FTSE 100 engineer Babcock International to fund acquisition of debt-laden helicopter services company Avincis with a £1.1bn rights issue

28 Mar 2014

News

Box to launch $250m IPO

Funds from IPO could be used for M&A, global expansion, data centre expansion or infrastructure improvement, CFO told Financial Director last year

25 Mar 2014

Analysis

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

24 Mar 2014

News

Budget 2014: Support for manufacturers and exporters

Along with savers, business was the chief beneficiary of the Budget with support for manufacturers, exporters and investment

19 Mar 2014

News

Premier Foods announces £1.1bn refinancing plan

Premier Foods launches £353m rights issue as part of a capital refinancing plan

04 Mar 2014

Interview

Interview: Go-Ahead FD Keith Down

The group FD of bus and rail operator Go-Ahead discusses how to find a balanced approach when focusing on several business aspects – and how he’s helping build a super franchise

26 Feb 2014

News

Ex-Selfridges FD to boost Boohoo.com's IPO

Experienced retail executive Peter Williams set to chair Boohoo.com

26 Feb 2014

Feature

A gateway to better lending - learning from the German model

UK business lending is still suffering while corporate loans in Germany are up. Phil Thornton investigates what Britain can learn from the German model

25 Feb 2014

News

ACCA: Improve financial literacy & infrastructure for SMEs

ACCA report claims governments are not doing enough to provide funding information to SMEs

25 Feb 2014

News

RSA considering rights issue among capital raising measures

Rights issue one of a number of measures being considered by RSA to strengthen its balance sheet

24 Feb 2014

News

Bankers preparing £5bn debt deal for Morrisons sale

Lenders are preparing debt financing packages to support a possible sale of supermarket chain Wm Morrison, reports claim

20 Feb 2014

Blog

Off Balance: 'Appy to do business with you

It had to happen: a corporate finance-based game in Apple's App Store

19 Feb 2014

Opinion

Business be wary, despite positive indicators

Conflicting stats cast doubts over the economic recovery, so mind your back, says John Alexander

19 Feb 2014

News

Punch debt restructuring plans shelved

Concern over the future of Punch Taverns as its restructuring plans are shelved following stakeholder discussions

14 Feb 2014

News

Ex-FSA chairman Turner warns UK economy is like 90s Japan

Lord Turner warns that the same old problems before the financial crisis are rearing their ugly heads

11 Feb 2014

Analysis

Soft landing for SEPA as businesses ready themselves

Fifteen years in the making, the Single European Payment Area will soon be fully operational, but it's not without its hiccups, writes Calum Fuller

05 Feb 2014

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