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FTSE 100 plunges as US inflation shock batters global markets

Bitcoin falls, too, after Elon Musk stops allowing customers using it to buy Teslas


Diageo pledges to return billions of pounds to shareholders

Investors to get £1 billion in next two years with £4.5 billion by 2024


The problem with share buybacks

The City might get money when companies buy back shares but Joe Public doesn’t get a look in


Pizza Express to reopen all sites in England, Scotland and Wales

The 55-year-old chain, owned by Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, has slashed around 2,400 jobs and closed 73 restaurants since the pandemic broke out


Curve launches new crowdfunding round after 2019 record-breaker

The fintech, which raised £4 million in 42 minutes in its first crowdfunding round in 2019, told the Standard that this time the app will provide a detailed pitch presentation on its financials to potential retail investors