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24/05/2018    retail sales boost

Retail sales rose by a better-than-expected 1.6% in April as consumers resumed spending after cold weather earlier in the year. However, the Office for National Statistics said the sector remained...

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18/05/2018    UK CONSUMER SPENDING DECLINE CONTINUES

According to latest data from credit and debit card payment processor Visa, British household expenditure sank by 2% year-on-year in April and has now fallen over 11 of the past 12 months. BDN...

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14/05/2018    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low

Small firms are finding it increasingly difficult to access new finance, according to new research by the Federation of Small Businesses. The fresh findings show that only six in 10 (60%) of small...

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11/05/2018    A TALE OF TWO MARKETS AT YAMAHA

During the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year to 31 March, Yamaha’s motorcycle division weakened in the developed world but did well in emerging nations. BDN financial editor Roger Willis reports...

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10/05/2018    LANDMARK YEAR FOR SUZUKI

After almost a decade in the red, Suzuki Motor Corporation’s motorcycle business has returned to profitability, as detailed by full-year results to 31 March 2018. BDN financial editor Roger Willis...

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