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Siobhan Kennedy

Business Editor
Siobhan Kennedy is the Business Editor, and her beat includes everything from industrial action and the long term impact of the recession to where growth is coming from in the economy.
Siobhan Kennedy is the Business Editor, and her beat includes everything from industrial action and the long term impact of the recession to where growth is coming from in the economy.

Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008, from The Times. As a newspaper reporter she worked as Politics and Business Correspondent, and before that the Mergers and Private Equity Correspondent. Before The Times, Siobhan worked for Reuters based in London and New York.

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post 12 March 2015
John Lewis' chairman shuns Farage idea firms should be free to hire Brits

The chairman of John Lewis made clear on Thursday what he thought of Nigel Farage's plans to scrap racial discrimination laws should Ukip ever form a government.

post 05 March 2015
Bank of England fraud probe: serious questions to be answered

The implication that bank traders rigged the market during the emergency money auctions designed to prop up the banks at the height of the financial crisis, is potentially the most shocking of all.

post 26 February 2015
More RBS losses - so why such a huge package for the CEO?

RBS today announced a 3.5bn loss for 2014 - the bank's seventh straight year of losses. So is it right that CEO Ross McEwan should take home an overall package of about 2.6m?

post 25 February 2015
HSBC bosses face tough questions at Westminster

HSBC's two bosses, Stuart Gulliver and Douglas Flint, are about to be appear in front of the Treasury select committee. But what of former chairman Lord Stephen Green?

video 12 February 2015 UK

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HSBC whistleblower: Spanish have much more data than UK

HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani tells Channel 4 News that the UK authorities have a good opportunity to collaborate with their Spanish counterparts over wrongdoing at HSBC's Swiss branch.

post 11 February 2015
Ten questions for the HMRC chief on the HSBC scandal

The boss of HMRC Lin Homer faces a grilling in front of the Public Accounts Committee later today. If Channel 4 News had a seat at the table here's 10 things we'd love to ask her.

post 10 February 2015
More questions than answers over the HSBC tax scandal

There were more questions posed than answers given today in connection with HSBC. Why, for example, did HMRC not tell anyone it received a file with allegations against the bank in 2010?

post 06 February 2015
Power lies with supermarkets, not suppliers

Clearly in a vicious cut-throat pricing environment, like the one we're in now, all the power incorrectly lies with the supermarket and it's the suppliers who get abused. That has to change.

post 03 February 2015
BP faces 'reset phase' - also known as a serious problem

BP is by no means on the brink - but the fall in the price of oil, combined with profits down for the last quarter of 2014, confirm that the company has problems.

post 29 January 2015
Shell resumes Arctic drilling plans

The energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is reviving plans to drill in the Arctic, saying the world needs new sources of oil. Environmentalists say the risks are too high.

post 27 January 2015
UK's economic growth powered by consumer spending

While official figures show Britain's economy grew in the last quarter of 2014, there are reasons why we shouldn't celebrate just jet.

post 19 January 2015
British Gas announces five per cent price cut

British Gas has announced a five per cent cut in gas prices which will come into effect at the end of February, although it fails to match the scale of the drop in the wholesale price of gas in recent

video 15 January 2015 Business, Scotland

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Ministers urged to back crisis hit oil industry - video

An urgent commission is being set up to consider the impact of plunging global oil prices on the North Sea, as energy giant BP reacted to the drop by axing hundreds of jobs.

article 12 January 2015 UK
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Will pay keep up with rise in graduate jobs? - video

A new recruitment study suggests that the number of graduate jobs with major employers is set to reach a 10 year high, but will pay be able to keep up? Business Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy reports.

post 06 January 2015
Oil prices reach five-year low

As oil prices reach a five-year low, supermarkets order another 2p a litre cut in the price of petrol at the forecourts.

post 16 December 2014
This is 2014. Equal pay for women isn't 'anti-business'

Why, 46 years on from a famous equal pay protest by women at Ford in Daghenham, do women in the UK still earn 81p for every male 1?

post 12 November 2014
UK banks to pay massive fines for rigging foreign exchange market

First it was Libor. Now Britain's biggest banks are poised to disclose massive fines for their role in the manipulation of the global foreign exchange market, or Forex.

post 27 February 2014
RBS boss outlines plans after bank posts 8.2bn loss

Ross McEwan missed an opportunity to do something bold on Thursday. For starters, here's a good way to restore trust in Britain's most mistrusted bank.

article 11 February 2014 UK
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Whistleblower: how RBS 'deliberately destroyed' firms

Exclusive: a whistleblower from RBS's shadowy GRG unit claims that staff destroyed businesses "that didn't need destroying" in an attempt to help save the bank during the credit crisis.