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Monday, Feb 12

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The PM should move her focus to America if she wants a good Brexit

The Times / News

Barely a week has gone by without there being some supposed “crunch” meeting for the prime minister. These are portrayed as marking the point at which ambiguities over the government's precise intentions over the UK's departure from the…

Saturday, Feb 10

Border delays down the line as Eurostar goes Dutch

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The long-awaited direct Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam will be launched in April. The trip from London St Pancras to Amsterdam will take 3hr 41min, but the journey back will take an hour longer because of a bureaucratic…

Friday, Feb 9

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Scandal-hit poultry firm 2 Sisters to shut down three plants

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Up to nine hundred jobs are under threat at three poultry plants belonging to 2 Sisters Food Group, Britain's largest supplier of supermarket chicken. The embattled company, which was hit by a food safety scandal last year, confirmed that…

Wednesday, Feb 7

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Tesco faces threat of £4bn back pay bill

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Tesco faces a demand of up to £4 billion in back pay from thousands of mostly female staff in what could become Britain's largest claim for equal pay. Leigh Day, a law firm, has launched a legal action on behalf of almost 100 Tesco shop…

Wall Street bounces back but City is hit by £50bn fall

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Wall Street staged a remarkable comeback last night after Monday's sharp falls in a day of high volatility on global stock markets. In London, the FTSE 100 index had its worst session in 19 months, as leading share indices in Europe and…

Grayling misses his rail connection

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Spotting a strategic visionary can be tricky — not least in this government. So, how lucky that one cabinet minister has saved everyone the trouble by already identifying himself as a proper futurist thinker: Chris Grayling, transport…

Tuesday, Feb 6

Take it or leave it, Broadcom tells rival in hostile bid battle

The stakes were raised yesterday in what would be the largest technology deal in history when Broadcom made an improved offer for Qualcomm, and accompanied it with a warning that it will walk away unless an agreement is reached by March 6.…

Sunday, Feb 4

Is Snapchat boss Even Spiegel the new Steve Jobs, or just a frat boy with a good idea?

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The pitch for Snapchat, the biggest technology float that Wall Street had seen in years, was simple. Evan Spiegel — the then 26-year-old founder of the popular disappearing-messaging app — was a “once-in-a-generation” leader, a product…

Soho house, founded by Nick Jones, cooks up $2bn float in New York

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Soho House, the private members' club chain, is considering a $2bn float in New York. The company, which was founded by Nick Jones in 1995, could go public in the middle of the year. The mooted listing, first reported by Sky News yesterday…

Saturday, Feb 3

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Purplebricks rejects bank's attack on sales

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Purplebricks is known for its “commisery” adverts. In this one the father of the bride rants that he has wasted money on feesPurplebricks. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them…

Friday, Feb 2

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Fall in revenue pushes BT shares to five-year low

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BT has reported a drop in third-quarter revenues after higher investment in mobiles such as Apple's £999 iPhone X and the cost of efforts to reduce customer complaints. The 3 per cent fall in revenue to £5.97 billion in the three months to…

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13% of households have wealth of £1m

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Watching the floats at the Notting Hill Carnival. Households became 16 per cent wealthier in the space of two yearsReuters. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe…

Thursday, Jan 25

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Mortgage approvals at 4-year low as housing market slows

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British high street banks approved the smallest number of mortgages in nearly four years last month, adding to signs that the housing market is in the grip of a slowdown. Lenders approved 36,115 mortgages for house purchases in December,…

Sunday, Jan 21

02

Dixons hires data supremo Alex Baldock to lead revival

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Dixons Carphone has pinned its hopes of a revival on a data evangelist who transformed the Littlewoods catalogue publisher into one of Britain's biggest online retailers. Chairman Lord (Ian) Livingston this weekend hired Alex Baldock, the…

We must stay in customs union, urges CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn

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The CBI is calling for Britain to remain in a customs union with the EU, in a direct challenge to the government's ambition to pursue an independent trade policy after Brexit. In a speech at Warwick University tomorrow, the CBI director…

Sunday, Jan 14

Deutsche boss John Cryan: no City exit

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Deutsche Bank will move far fewer jobs to Frankfurt after Brexit than the 4,000 that has been widely reported, according to the lender's British boss. “The 4,000 number that comes up again and again is much too high,” John Cryan told a…

Jaguar plots robot future from new Irish hub of Shannon

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Jaguar Land Rover is betting on an electric and driverless future with a new software engineering hub in Shannon, Ireland. The Midlands car maker plans to create 150 jobs at the site, where it will research new technologies to fuel its…

Saturday, Jan 13

GKN pushes ahead with demerger after rejecting £7bn takeover offer

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An opportunistic takeover bid for GKN has smoked out plans for one of the biggest demergers in British industrial history. Shares in the engineering group soared to a ten-year high after it said that it would accelerate plans to split its…

Pound and shares surge as confidence grows about soft Brexit deal

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Rising hopes of a breakthrough on Brexit negotiations lifted the pound to its highest level since the 2016 European Union referendum and took the London stock market to a fresh record yesterday. Sterling rose 1.76 cents against the dollar…

Wednesday, Jan 10

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Investors ditch spread-betters after FCA warning

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The financial regulator has written to the City's spread-betting firms warning of serious concerns about the sale of contracts for difference (CFDs) — high-risk, complex financial products that are typically used for speculative trading.…

Wednesday, Jan 3

02

Grayling's train set comes off the rails

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Some people are never happy. Take train passengers. Something arrives bang on schedule, without the slightest hint of delay. And guess what? All they do is whinge. True, it's the annual increase in rail fares, up 3.4 per cent on average,…

Saturday, Dec 30

Trump's tax law slices $5bn off the bottom line at Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs will take a $5 billion hit to its profits from the new tax law signed by President Trump last week. The American investment bank is the latest to warn about the short-term pain caused by the tax change. It is intended to be a…

Thursday, Dec 28

Sharpest rise in output for two years, CBI reports

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Business activity in the UK ended the year on a high note after manufacturers, service sector companies and retailers reported the sharpest rise in output in two years, according to the CBI. Britain's biggest business lobby group said that…

Wednesday, Dec 27

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Shell and Barclays 'lose' £2bn in US tax changes

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Two of Britain's largest companies have warned that they will have to take nearly £2 billion in combined charges after the US government pushed through a radical overhaul that slashed tax rates for companies doing business in America.…

Friday, Dec 22

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GVC agrees takeover Ladbrokes Coral

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GVC Holdings, the online gambling operator behind Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo, has agreed a takeover of Ladbrokes Coral, Britain's biggest bookmaker. The deal values Labrokes Coral at up to £4 billion and would create one of the world's…

Monday, Dec 18

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Europe is daring to think differently on a post-Brexit settlement

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When it comes to Brexit negotiations, the UK has done all of the hard work so far. Whether on the divorce bill, acceptance of European Court of Justice jurisdiction for EU citizens or regulatory alignment to resolve the Irish border…

Property price reductions at highest level since 2012

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British sellers are cutting the asking price of their properties in greater numbers than at any time for more than five years, in an increasingly desperate attempt to attract buyers in a slowing market. More than a third of homes on the…

Friday, Dec 15

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Bank of England leaves rates on hold but hints at 'modest' rises ahead

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The Bank of England warned that further “modest increases” in interest rates may be needed over the next few years to bring inflation down to its 2 per cent target. The nine members of the Bank's rate-setting monetary policy committee…

Wednesday, Dec 13

Explosion tears hole in Britain's energy strategy

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An explosion at the Baumgarten gas facility in Austria yesterday left one dead, 21 injured and melted plastic on cars up to half a kilometre away, but its shockwaves were felt even further afield. With Europe in the grip of a cold snap and…

Tuesday, Dec 12

Key North Sea pipeline is shut after crack is found

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The pipeline that brings 40 per cent of the country's North Sea oil to shore will be shut for weeks after the discovery of a crack, threatening disruption for producing and refining companies and risking higher fuel and energy prices. Oil…