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Is this finally a fight Google can't win?

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It is less than 30 years since a small group of three computer science students at a Canadian university were bemoaning how hard it was to find things on a computer network.

Co-op Bank to seal £700m hedge fund rescue


The board of the Co-operative Bank will gather on Tuesday night to apply the finishing touches to a £700m rescue deal led by a handful of American hedge funds, potentially ending months of uncertainty for the struggling lender’s four…

Danker handed £130bn UK productivity task


It’s one of the UK’s most pressing economic conundrums: the lacklustre productivity performance that has left Britain languishing behind European rivals such as France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Google fined £2bn over shopping service

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Google has been ordered to pay a record fine of £2.1bn (€2.42bn) for abusing its dominance as a search engine to boost its shopping comparison service.

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UK firms increasingly uneasy over Brexit


What do you get when you put into the same room the bosses of Vodafone, BT, Rolls-Royce, Lloyds Banking Group, TalkTalk Telecom, Barclays, Nationwide Building Society, HSBC UK, Amazon UK, Merlin Entertainments, Siemens UK & Ireland,…

IMF strips Trump investment plan from forecast


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised down its forecasts for US economic growth, accounting for the Trump administration's failure to launch its promised stimulus.


UK to leave single market by March 2019

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The UK will be out of the customs union and single market after March 2019, David Davis has suggested.

'Powerful' cyberattack on Ukraine goes global

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A "powerful" cyberattack that started in Ukraine has spread across the world, hitting banks, government IT systems and energy firms.


Regulator demands end to Co-op Bank standoff


Banking watchdogs are applying pressure to the Co-op Group to back a £700m rescue of the bank which carries its name amid ongoing tensions about the restructuring of their joint £10bn pension scheme.


Banks ordered to build up billions in reserves

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The Bank of England will tell the UK's banking sector to store up billions of pounds as a cushion against future shocks to the financial system.


Heatwave gives boost to supermarket sales


Sales of ice cream in the hot weather have helped supermarket sales grow at their strongest pace for more than five years, industry figures show.

Singhsbury's becomes Morrisinghs in legal row

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A convenience store called Singhsbury's has changed its name after being threatened with legal action... to Morrisinghs.


Retailers count the cost of tough trading


Retailers Carpetright and Debenhams have become to latest to fall victim to the tough consumer environment as earnings and sales struggled.


Consumer confidence plunged after election


Consumer confidence plunged in the wake of the General Election to its lowest level since the aftermath of the Brexit vote, new figures show.

Skills crunch fear as 1.2m workers mull UK exit

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A third of non-British workers in the UK - 1.2 million people - could leave the country over the next five years, according to a report warning of a possible post-Brexit brain drain.

Tuesday, Jun 27

Royals spend £1.2m on castle's orangery doors

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A set of replacement doors for the orangery at Windsor Castle cost £1.2m, new royal accounts show.

Facebook to produce its own TV series

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Facebook will soon begin to produce its own television shows and series, a senior executive has confirmed.

Monday, Jun 26

Hedge fund Anchorage joins Co-op Bank rescue


Anchorage Capital Group, a giant hedge fund, is joining a consortium of Wall Street financiers seeking to finalise a near-£700m rescue of the Co-operative Bank.

Consumer caution sees lending growth slow


Consumer borrowing growth slowed and mortgage approvals slipped further last month according to new figures from high street banks, adding to signs of a wider slowdown.

Holland & Barrett gobbled up in £1.8bn deal


Health retailer Holland & Barrett is to be gobbled up in a £1.77bn deal by an investment fund backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

Co-op Bank close to £700m rescue deal


The beleaguered Co-operative Bank is closing in on a £700m rescue deal with US hedge funds amid ongoing talks about the separation of the vast pension scheme it shares with the Co-op Group.

Sunday, Jun 25

Broker Cenkos to pick academic as new chief


A former Bank of England economist who teaches history at Cambridge and Oxford universities is being lined up as the next boss of Cenkos, the City stockbroker.

Post-Brexit free trade deals for 48 countries

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Britain will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from dozens of developing countries.

Saturday, Jun 24

Pension fund makes Co-op Bank rescue call


Trustees of the Co-op's giant pension fund are asking US hedge funds to provide a long-term financial guarantee as part of their plan to save one of Britain's biggest lenders.

Friday, Jun 23

Competition body to end long wait for new CEO


The year-long search for a new boss of the UK's competition regulator is close to concluding with a decision to appoint its acting chief to the role on a permanent basis.

Online punters cheated out of winnings


Online punters are being cheated out of winnings they expected to receive, a City watchdog has found.

Average car insurance bills soar £90 in a year

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The average annual car insurance premium has risen by £90 during the last year to around £666, research shows.

Consumers locked into 'risky' Hinkley plant

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Consumers are locked into a "risky and expensive project" over the Government deal for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.