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.

  • Published on 12 Oct 2017

    And our top story tonight is that now police on both sides of the Atlantic are investigating the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Well, the outcry over the alleged behaviour of Mr Weinstein has prompted an outpouring of testimony from women in all walks of life who say they have experienced incidences of sexual harassment. And…

  • Published on 10 Oct 2017 Sections

    Almost 2,000 jobs are to be cut at the UK’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems, in what’s being described by unions as a “bitter blow” for manufacturing. The company, which is facing a lack of orders for its Typhoon jet, claims the restructuring will result in a “sharper, competitive edge”. Labour says the move will…

  • Published on 8 Oct 2017

    The talk in Conservative circles has switched from plots against the Prime Minister to who she should sack. While some MPs had already demanded that Boris Johnson be removed from the Foreign Office, right-wing Brexiteer Nadine Dories today called for Philip Hammond to go.

  • Published on 7 Oct 2017

    More Conservative big guns have given their backing to Theresa May and have called for all their colleagues to turn their fire on Labour.

  • Published on 4 Oct 2017

    The online shopping giant Amazon has been presented with a demand for $295m in back taxes by the EU. EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Amazon had unfairly profited from special low tax rates in Luxembourg, where its European headquarters are based. Amazon says it has always paid what it should in full and is now…

  • Published on 2 Oct 2017 Sections

    Hundreds of thousands of people have had their travel plans thrown into chaos after the collapse of the budget airline Monarch. On top of around 110,000 customers currently overseas, three quarters of a million people with future bookings will now be left scrambling for alternative flights. And in the last few minutes, the administrators said…

  • Published on 27 Sep 2017 Sections

    The popular quiz show host Noel Edmonds has turned into something of an anti-banks campaigner after he claims he lost millions through his dealings with HBOS. He’s now involved in a £300m compensation battle with Lloyds Banking group, to cover losses relating to the collapse of his entertainment firm a decade ago and what he…

  • Published on 21 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    The boss of Ryanair was in Dublin today to explain to shareholders why his airline is having to cancel up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks, to the fury of passengers.

  • Published on 20 Sep 2017 Sections

    Theresa May has held a meeting with the Iranian president, one of many at the UN General Assembly. Later she’ll sit down with some of the biggest of the internet giants to demand they do more to tackle extremist material online. Along with the French President and Italian Prime Minister, Mrs May will meet executives…

  • Published on 19 Sep 2017

    After Channel 4 News’ revelations last night about Amazon’s algorithms and their capacity to help people potentially buy the ingredients that could be used to make a bomb, the company has said it is reviewing its website to ensure the products “are presented in an appropriate manner”.

  • Published on 18 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    A Channel 4 News investigation can reveal how Amazon’s algorithm can guide users to the chemical combinations for producing explosives.

  • Published on 15 Sep 2017

    The City regulator is refusing to publish a report it commissioned into the way RBS’s global restructuring group treated its small business customers. The Financial Conduct Authority said making it public could undermine its ability to supervise firms because it would reveal confidential information. Some businesses affected by the scandal claim they were deliberately pushed…

  • Published on 14 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Interest rates are to stay on hold, at the record low of 0.25%. But the Bank of England gave its strongest hint yet that rates may have to go up within months to curb rising inflation.  

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    Rupert Murdoch’s £11 billion bid to take full control of Sky has been dealt a blow today after the government said it could ask the competition watchdog to look into the planned takeover by 21st Century Fox.  

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    The campaign for higher public sector pay has been driven in part by the rising cost of living. Today the latest figures show that inflation in August matched its highest level for five years.