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SoftBank shares down on Tokyo market debut3h SoftBank shares down on Tokyo market debut
BBC
The firm wants to raise $23bn but shares were selling below the asking price at the start of trading.
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How the Softbank IPO could change your life3h How the Softbank IPO could change your life
BBC
The Japanese investment group hopes to use its $23.5bn share sale next week to invest in future-shaping technologies such as driverless cars.
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Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list?3h Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list?
BBC
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.
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4h Economy Energy customers still chasing refunds of up to £900 months after switching
Daily Mail
Former building society manager Maureen Stephenson, 71, had to battle with Economy Energy for 12 weeks to get her refund of £244 after switching to a new supplier in September.
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Barclays fined $15m for whistleblowing breach4h Barclays fined $15m for whistleblowing breach
BBC
The bank violated New York banking law after its boss attempted to identify a whistleblower.
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4h British economy forecast to fall in GDP rankings
The Guardian
PwC analysis predicts India will rise to fifth as Brexit impact pushes UK to seventh Britain’s stalled economy will fall back in the international rankings next year to sit in seventh place behind India and France, according to a report by consultants at PwC. A fall in the value of the pound, combined with
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4h Bank of England rebuked over £5m in unchecked spending
BBC
Watchdog says the Bank spent without following procedures and had too many empty desks.
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8h Shoppers buy 17% less junk food when supermarkets remove it from checkout areas, study finds
The Independent
'Dramatic reduction" in number of purchases of unhealthy food eaten 'on the go' also revealed
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8h Barclays hit with $15m fine over attempts to unmask whistleblower
The Guardian
Regulator accuses senior management of failing to follow whistleblowing policies Barclays has been slapped with a $15m (£12m) fine by a New York regulator over attempts by chief executive Jes Staley and senior management to unmask a whistleblower. The New York state department of financial services said its investigation found “shortcomings in governance, controls and corporate culture relating to Barclays’ whistleblowing function”.
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8h Trump has a point about interest rates, but his method is foolhardy | Nils Pratley
The Guardian
Sniping at his own choice for the Federal Reserve is bad for the president and the central bank Another day, another tweet from Donald Trump
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9h Trump heaps pressure on Federal Reserve over interest rate rise
The Guardian
After heavy market losses, Wall Street faces its bleakest Christmas since the 1930s
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FCA reveals drastic plans to overhaul overdraft charges9h Updated FCA reveals drastic plans to overhaul overdraft charges
Daily Mail
Currently, dipping in to an unarranged overdraft can cost much more than if the customer had an arranged facility but the FCA will stop banks from levying the extra penalty.
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9h Global pay gap will take 202 years to close, says World Economic Forum
The Guardian
Gender equality has stalled, says WEF, as women globally are paid 63% of what men get The global pay gap between men and women will take 202 years to close, because it is so vast and the pace of change so slow, according to the World Economic Forum. The WEF, which organises
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10h Updated FTSE LIVE: UK stocks open in the red; Pound perks up amid retail fears and Brexit drama
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 closed down 71.65 points at 6701.59 and the pound was at $1.26 against the dollar.
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10h Updated Growth fears drive FTSE 100 to lowest close in over two years - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK blue-chip index stocks suffer their worst December in decades
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11h Energy customers 'to save £45 a year' as Ofgem caps shareholder payouts to gas and electricity firms
The Independent
Companies that run the pipes and wires which supply British homes have come under fire for bumper payouts, which will be reduced
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12h Oil hits 15-month low as markets fret over global economy – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks suffer their worst December in decades
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12h Updated Investor confidence slumps to 10-year low – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks suffer their worst December in decades
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12h $1bn UK tech startup Blippar collapses into administration and lays off all staff
The Independent
Company which specialised in augmented reality received more than $100m in funding but ultimately failed to make a profit
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13h Angling Direct: The company bucking the retail slump
BBC
Fishing enthusiasts helped Angling Direct to bumper takings on Black Friday.
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13h Updated Banks to be banned from charging higher fees for unarranged overdrafts
The Guardian
FCA says banks make £2.4bn a year from overdrafts and market is ‘dysfunctional’ Banks are to be banned from charging excessive fees for unauthorised overdrafts, paid by 14 million people every year, after the City watchdog found that the current system of fees needed “fundamental change”. The
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14h Solar households expected to give away power to energy firms
The Guardian
Government confirms anyone who adds solar from April 2019 will not be paid for excess electricity exported to grid The government has said households that install solar panels in the future will be expected to give away unused clean power for free to energy firms earning multimillion-pound profits, provoking outrage from green campaigners.
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14h How delivery drivers are using online notes to avoid dropping off parcels at Christmas time 
Daily Mail
A study by UK consumer group Which? has found nine per cent of people were landed with a missed delivery note - when delivery was not even attempted in the first place.
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14h John Lewis sales rebound as it cuts clothing prices
The Guardian
Chain bucks retail gloom after profit warnings at Asos, Bonmarché and Superdry
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15h Does CMA crackdown on big four accountants miss the point?
The Independent
The watchdog has stopped short of calling for a break up but it's proposals aren't without merit. What they don't address are the corporate misdeeds that led to the many scandals the auditors missed
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BA to resume flights to Pakistan15h BA to resume flights to Pakistan
BBC
Flights will restart more than 10 years after it halted services following a major hotel bombing.
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16h Bank face crackdown on rip off overdraft charges as FCA brings hammer down
The Independent
The move is long overdue and it shouldn't hit 'free' banking as some have claimed
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Angling Direct in better shape than Fishing Republic as it reels in rising sales 16h Angling Direct in better shape than Fishing Republic as it reels in rising sales 
Daily Mail
The company said group sales rose by 31.5 per cent to £14.6 million in the four months to November 30 despite a ‘difficult trading environment’.
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16h Almost 700,000 UK homes stuck with slow broadband
The Guardian
Despite better coverage, 2% of customers are unable to use Netflix or YouTube, says Ofcom Almost 700,000
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House price growth set to grind to a halt next year, RICS predict17h Updated House price growth set to grind to a halt next year, RICS predict
Daily Mail
However, RICS also said that the Bank of England’s projections of a 30 per cent fall in house prices following a disorderly Brexit were ‘implausible’.
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17h Updated Stock markets fall as growth worries deepen and German confidence slumps – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks suffer their worst December in decades
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17h Big Four accountancy firms need new regulator to reduce dominance, says watchdog
The Independent
Proposals mark the most radical attempt yet to reform a sector in which just four firms - EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC - check the accounts of 341 of the top 350 listed companies in Britain
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How to get on the property ladder in London with a deposit of £22k17h Updated How to get on the property ladder in London with a deposit of £22k
Daily Mail
A newly advertised property for sale suggests that it could be possible to buy a home in the centre of the capital - in Zone 1 - with a deposit of around £20,000.
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17h Banks to be banned from charging 'rip-off' overdraft fees in FCA crackdown
The Independent
Different rates for arranged and unarranged borrowing set to go as part of 'biggest intervention in overdraft market for a generation'
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Nutritionist warns driving shortly after Christmas dinner could be dangerous18h Updated Nutritionist warns driving shortly after Christmas dinner could be dangerous
Daily Mail
Eating to such an excess can put motorists at real risk as the overdose of carbohydrates consumed can lead to severe tiredness and slower reaction times at the wheel.
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UK tech firm Blippar collapses into administration18h Updated UK tech firm Blippar collapses into administration
BBC
One of the great hopes of the UK tech sector, Blippar, collapses following a funding dispute.
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18h Energy shakeup could cut bills by £45 a year
The Guardian
Ofgem says consumers should pay less towards networks such as National Grid The energy regulator has provided some relief from rising energy costs by announcing measures that will reduce bills by about £45 a year from 2021. Ofgem said on Tuesday that it would halve the level of returns for the companies that run the wires and pipes that supply the UK’s electricity and gas.
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Energy plans may cut £45 a year from bills18h Updated Energy plans may cut £45 a year from bills
BBC
Proposals by the regulator would lead to lower returns for investors, but save customers money.
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Severn bridges toll scrapped allowing motorists to cross for free18h Severn bridges toll scrapped allowing motorists to cross for free
Daily Mail
Charges on the original Severn Crossing have been in place since 1966 when the fee stood at two shillings and sixpence - the equivalent of 12.5p today
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18h Updated Stock markets fall as growth worries deepen – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks suffer their worst December in decades
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Troubled online stories begin panic-selling in bid to drum up business19h Troubled online stories begin panic-selling in bid to drum up business
Daily Mail
Troubled online stores yesterday joined in the panic-selling sweeping high streets. They cut prices to jumble-sale levels in a desperate attempt to drum up business.
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21h I was barred from a restaurant – and now I can’t use my voucher
The Guardian
I’d asked for our favourite seats, but when we arrived other diners were sitting there
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Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay21h Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay
BBC
US broadcaster refuses Les Moonves' severance deal following claims of sexual misconduct.
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The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty26h The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty
BBC
The 35-year-old quit her job in finance and went on to build one the world's biggest make-up brands.
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27h Where will your parcel end up this Christmas?
BBC
Courier firms are struggling to cope with the rise of online shopping, and tech can only help so much.
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27h Businesses must pay to recycle their own waste under new government scheme
The Independent
'At long last the government appears to be getting serious about tackling England's vast mountains of waste'
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Jaguar Land Rover struggling to return to top gear27h Jaguar Land Rover struggling to return to top gear
BBC
Britain's largest carmaker faces a difficult year amid fears that big job cuts are on the way.
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Company audits face tougher scrutiny under new plans28h Company audits face tougher scrutiny under new plans
BBC
Regulators want to shake up the system to avoid repeating mistakes made over Carillion's collapse.
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28h House prices will stagnate in 2019 as sales fall, Rics says
The Guardian
Surveyors body expects Brexit and affordability constraints to take toll on property market
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28h Big four accounting groups escape breakup threat from CMA
The Guardian
Regulator instead proposes changes to give smaller groups access to the largest clients The big four accounting groups, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and EY, have escaped the threat of a breakup after the competition regulator stopped short of calling for radical action against them. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) proposed instead that audits of the UK’s biggest companies, listed on the FTSE 350, should be carried out by at least two firms, one of which should be from outside the big four. The proposals came as an independent review called for the abolition of the accounting industry’s “weak” regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), amid accusations that it has been too cosy with firms it is meant to regulate.
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28h Sexual harassment at work code of practice criticised as inadequate
The Guardian
Campaigners hit out at failure to put onus on UK employers to protect workers The government will introduce a new statutory code of practice to tackle sexual harassment at work, following a damning report from parliament’s women and equalities committee that called for new laws to protect workers, but campaigners say the response falls short of properly tackling the issue. The committee welcomed the government’s response to its report, but criticised it for not committing to a duty on employers to protect workers from harassment and victimisation and sanctions for employers who fail to comply with the code.
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