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Bid target Spirit in profits surge

A surge in profits kept Chef & Brewer owner Spirit in the takeover spotlight today as it prepares to back a £725 million bid by rival Greene King.

EE celebrates 4G milestone

Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said it added a record 1.4 million 4G customers during the third quarter and is on track to top six million customers by the end of the year.

Bank forecasts growth slowdown

The Bank of England has marked down its growth expectations for the economy, saying there is little scope to raise interest rates as eurozone woes weigh on the UK's prospects.

Record August for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel carried a record 375,000 vehicles on shuttle trains through the tunnel in August

A record-breaking August for shuttle traffic helped Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel to increased revenues over the summer.

Homebase to shut quarter of stores

Homebase is launching a three-year plan to "improve the productivity of its store estate"

DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores and has ditched its boss after a review by parent company Home Retail Group found failings in its sales performance.

HR excellence puts firms in line for coveted awards

. Lorna Pestana, chairwoman of the CIPD Jersey branch

Some of the Island’s biggest companies are in line for an award for their employment practices after a shortlist of names for annual accolades handed out by the leading human resources professional body were announced.

Long-term deal for ferry company

The £50m 102-metre vessel built by Austal whichwill be plying the route between Jersey and the UK

A ten-year deal for Condor Ferries to continue to provide passenger and freight services between the UK, Channel Islands and France has been signed.