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Soaring house prices in 2020 likely to slow this year, says Halifax

The lender says it expects “downward pressure on house prices” in 2021 following annual rise of 6% last year.

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Asos to create 2,000 jobs at new Lichfield centre

The site in Lichfield will employ 2,000 people over the next three years, the fashion group says.

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Hyundai’s confusion over Apple electric car tie-up

The Korean car company originally said it was in talks with the tech titan before backtracking.

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Boeing to pay $2.5bn over 737 Max conspiracy

The firm is to pay $2.5bn to settle US criminal charges over the 737 Max aircraft conspiracy.

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Employment: Temporary jobs for UK workers ‘surge in December’

But firms may be hesitant to take on permanent staff during the Covid crisis, new research suggests.

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Food waste: ‘I’ll have to throw away £6,000-worth of milk’

While restaurants and shops have been given tax breaks, firms that supply them fear for the future.

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Covid tests for Channel hauliers to continue ‘until further notice’

Lorry drivers will need a negative result to cross into France until further notice, the government says.

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Meat factories warn Covid absences could hit supplies

Industry body calls for the early vaccination of workers to keep supply chains running smoothly.

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US firms condemn ‘appalling’ insurrection

Executives who have worked with US President Donald Trump have called for a peaceful transfer of power.

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LVMH seals purchase of Tiffany after takeover fight

LVMH said it was installing new leadership at the US jeweller, including a son of its chief executive.