Helia Ebrahimi

Business Correspondent

Helia Ebrahimi is a Business Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Channel 4 News' Business Correspondent Helia Ebrahimi reports on the big changes in business, finance and the economy - and how they'll change the world you live in.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections

    Barclays profits have surged to 182 per cent higher than the year before – reaching 3.2 billion pounds in 2016. The bank says its traders cashed in on market volatility following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election. But it has warned that the threat of US action over past possible misconduct there still looms…

  • Published on 22 Feb 2017

    After a succession of doom-laden headlines, the Prime Minister today said help would be available for firms hardest hit by the rise in business rates this April.

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017 Sections

    The treasury has announced a major new initiative for the ailing publicly-owned Royal Bank of Scotland. It has been struggling to sell off its branches south of the border – a key part of the conditions placed upon the rescue deal which stopped it going bust. The government’s now proposing a new £750m plan for RBS…

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Food prices are rising and new figures show retail sales unexpectedly dropped last month, for the first time since the end of 2013. In the midst of these economic pressures, with Brexit uncertainty still lurking in the background, the supermarket chain Morrisons has declared a new Buy British campaign, touring the country in search of…

  • Published on 15 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    If some workers are having to dig deep to save their jobs, Britain’s labour market appears to be booming, with more people in work than ever before and unemployment at its lowest level in over a decade.

  • Published on 14 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    There are new questions this evening over the future of Britain’s planned nuclear power programme after Toshiba reported multi-million pound losses, triggering the resignation of its chairman.

  • Published on 12 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    The leader of the Commons has warned that the Speaker John Bercow needs to retain the confidence of MPs – after he revealed to students at Reading University that he’d voted for Britain to stay in the EU.

  • Published on 11 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Tens of thousands of people have urged the Prime Minister to continue providing a safe haven for unaccompanied child refugees.

  • Published on 7 Feb 2017 Sections

    The average house price is now ten times the average yearly income. Getting on the housing ladder is an impossible dream while rising rents are a miserable reality for millions. The answer? At least a quarter of a million new homes a year, according to ministers.

  • Published on 2 Feb 2017 Sections

    The Bank of England has announced a dramatic rise in its growth forecast for the next two years while keeping interest rates on hold again. The Bank’s governor Mark Carney warned the “Brexit journey” was only just beginning, but he also had a wider message, saying politicians are becoming more important to the world economy…

  • Published on 31 Jan 2017 Sections

    We were hoping to bring you a report tonight on the Government’s new plans to solve Britain’s housing crisis. Unfortunately, once again, the white paper has failed to materialise.

  • Published on 25 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

    America’s financial markets are certainly on a high about Donald Trump and what his economic policies could bring.

  • Published on 18 Jan 2017 Sections , , ,

    While Boris Johnson says he can sketch out post-Brexit trade deals on the back of an envelope, one of the world’s most powerful trading nations, China, has just opened a new route into Britain.

  • Published on 11 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

    While Trump spoke the markets gyrated wildly up and down.

  • Published on 10 Jan 2017 Sections , , ,

    Boris Johnson has returned from his trip to Washington to make contact with the new administration fired up by their apparent enthusiasm for a trade deal with the UK.