The new decade started with worrying tensions between Iran and the US, which forced crude oil prices to spike to more than $70 a barrel.
Amazon is bringing its first British checkout-free supermarket to Notting Hill, according to the Times.
Supermarket giant Tesco has announced the sale of its Thailand and Malaysian stores to Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand for $10.6bn (£8.1bn).
The CMA has found that Tesco’s use of restrictive covenants preventing rivals from opening outlets near its stores is unlawful.
Sainsbury’s has teamed up with the developer Far East Consortium (FEC) to redevelop the site of its store in Whitechapel in East London.