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.
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…
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”.
A Channel 4 News investigation can reveal how Amazon’s algorithm can guide users to the chemical combinations for producing explosives.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The Port of Dover handles more than £120bn worth of trade each year. But Channel 4 News has been speaking exclusively to the Chief Executive, who is worried that red tape after Brexit could seriously harm that free flow of trade.
Now many in the business community say they are increasingly concerned about how the Brexit talks are progressing. The boss of Britain’s largest carmaker Jaguar Landrover has told this programme it would be a disaster if there was no transition arrangement in place. Ralf Spate today set out his plans to make his entire fleet…
It’s not every day that manufacturing is seen as a bright spot on Britain’s economy. But new figures today show that exports are at a record high, confounding those who thought the Brexit vote would spell immediate doom. The rise has been fuelled by a fall in the value of the pound, but also from…
The UK must not be “blackmailed” into agreeing a divorce settlement with the European Union before trade talks begin, Liam Fox has warned.
Are businesses based here getting more worried about the future? All the uncertainty can’t help. Neither does the falling pound, which is eating into their margins. It’s all sent confidence slumping to its lowest level since last year.
She called it the “unacceptable face of capitalism”, but the Prime Minister has been accused of backtracking on her pledge to be tough on corporate excess.
There is an over supply of gas around the world. Wholesale prices are almost rock bottom. And yet British Gas has hiked its electricity prices by a searing 12.5 %. Faced with a barrage of outrage, it states that this is the first rise in 4 years, and blames government energy subsidies and the rising price…
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the three months to June, mainly thanks to the retail and film production sector. But the Office for National Statistics said there’s still a “notable slowdown” in growth from last year. And economists have warned that it’s the underlying trends that really matter.