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 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.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The Information Commissioner has slapped a half million pound fine on Facebook for failing to safeguard its users’ data. The maximum fine was issued after this programme and the Guardian newspaper revealed how political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of users of the social media site. The commissioner’s office also said it…

  • 6 Jul 2018

    While we’re busy in Britain pondering whether Theresa May’s Brexit plans will make it more difficult for the UK to negotiate a trade deal with the US, in America itself, President Trump is locked and loaded on waging a trade war with China. Today, the world’s two biggest economies slapped billions of dollars’ worth of…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    The EU has warned it’ll impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of US goods if President Trump puts a levy on European car imports. Europe happens to be the second most important market for that most identifiably American of companies, Harley-Davidson. And its decision to move some of its production out of the US, because…

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Mexicans are going to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new President: and the favourite to win is a left-wing populist who critics fear could plunge the country into economic chaos. But it is the shocking levels of violence – including the deaths of more than a hundred candidates – which has overshadowed every…

  • 27 Jun 2018

    With President Trump battling to see a new immigration bill pass through Congress, the human cost of his policy, now revoked, of taking illegal immigrant children from their families remains all too real.

  • 19 Jun 2018

    She’s made a name for herself with her high profile pursuit of giants like Google, Apple and Amazon for billions in tax. Margrethe Vestager is the EU’s Competition Commissioner. The Danish politician is also one of those tipped to succeed Jean-Claude Junker as President next year and would be leading the EU when Britain leaves the bloc.

  • 18 Jun 2018

    The Lords has inflicted another heavy defeat on the government’s Brexit bill. Peers voted 354 to 235 for an amendment to the bill giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal. This issue will now be debated back in the commons on Wednesday. And the outgoing chairman of the business lobby group, the…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    On another bruising day for Britain’s retail sector, five thousand jobs are at risk at Poundworld as the company prepares to appoint administrators. Six thousand more could be in jeopardy at House of Fraser, which is closing more than half its stores around the country. That includes its flagship branch in London’s Oxford Street – leaving staff in…

  • 5 Jun 2018

    Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take full ownership of Sky has been thrown a lifeline. The government says the deal could go ahead if Mr Murdoch agrees to sell off Sky News to a credible owner. Unfortunately for Mr Murdoch, the government has also cleared a rival offer for Sky from the US media giant Comcast.…

  • 24 May 2018

    TV presenter Noel Edmonds took his legal battle with Lloyds Bank into the company’s AGM today.  He believes he was the victim of fraud by former staff inside HBOS.  That bank was taken over by Lloyds at the height of the financial crisis, and Mr Edmonds now wants compensation from them.  At today’s meeting in…

  • 23 May 2018

    There is more misery for Britain’s high streets. as the retailing giant Marks and Spencer announces a massive fall in profits, thanks to the cost of closing more than 100 stores and falling sales in food, clothes and homeware – and the impact on its share price could see it drop out of the FTSE…

  • 16 May 2018

    A firm which was “reckless in the pursuit of growth” and a board either “negligently ignorant of the rotten culture or complicit in it”. That’s just a couple of the scathing conclusions from MPs on the collapsed construction giant Carillion, which went bust in January with more than a billion pounds in debt and the…

  • 14 May 2018

    The death of high street shopping has been predicted many times. But figures out today do appear to confirm a marked change in how we buy things. The last couple of months have seen visits to shops drop by almost five percent, the worst March and April since the recession almost ten years ago. Several…

  • 10 May 2018

    RBS has had to agree to a £3.6 billion penalty with the US Department of Justice to end the investigation into sales of financial products – some of them toxic mortgage bonds – just before the 2008 financial crisis. Channel 4 News has seen a damning internal review into Lloyds’ disastrous takeover of HBOS in…

  • 7 May 2018

    With the Home Office under fire after the Windrush scandal, attention has focused on what some business are calling another example of the so-called ‘hostile environment’ faced by people from overseas. A dip in EU workers has meant many businesses say they need to recruit from the rest of the world. But with a limited…