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  • 1 September 2014, 10:55

The Week's Big Business Stories

Once you've caught up on last week's business news video, you can get ahead on what's coming up next week with Sky's Week Ahead.

:: Monday, September 1

On Monday, the Ian King Live programme will return from its summer break. The show will run from 6.30pm to 7pm and tune in for extended business bulletins with Ian and Dharshini David at 12.45pm and 1.45pm. Bulletins continue to broadcast hourly out of the Gherkin from 9.45am.

Tesco's new chief executive, Dave Lewis starts on Monday, a month earlier than planned. He replaces Philip Clarke. On Friday, the retailer  issued another profits warning. Tesco said it expects trading profit for 2014/15 to be in the range of £2.4bn to £2.5bn, compared with an analyst forecast of £2.8bn.

:: Tuesday, September 2

More corporate news on Tuesday as both Whitbread and Countrywide welcome new executives. Richard Baker becomes Whitbread's chairman, succeeding Anthony Habgood. Alison Platt becomes Countrywide's group chief executive.

:: Wednesday, September 3

On Wednesday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will release its employment outlook for 2014. Last week it was revealed that unemployment in France hit a new high in July whereas in the United States the number of new applications for jobless benefits is at near post-recession lows.

:: Thursday, September 4

The Co-Operative Group reports interim results on Thursday. On Saturday August 30 the mutual's members will vote on new rules covering governance.

:: Friday, September 5

On Friday, we will get the latest snapshot for the UK housing market for August. The Halifax house price index showed last month that prices were 1.4% higher than the previous month and 10.2% higher than in July 2013.

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