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Turkish lira plummets against dollar27m Turkish lira plummets against dollar
BBC
The Turkish currency hits a record low on fears over the government will meddle with interest rates.
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UK inflation falls to 13-month low, sending pound sliding – business live37m Updated UK inflation falls to 13-month low, sending pound sliding – business live
The Guardian
Cheaper airfares helped to pull Britain’s inflation rate down to 2.4% last month
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 FTSE LIVE: UK shares slide back from record high 44m Updated FTSE LIVE: UK shares slide back from record high
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 was on the slide this morning after two consecutive record high closes. Investors appear to be cashing in on the sharp rises to bank some profit after the market began to look a touch overdone.
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 London property market suffers worst annual slowdown since 2009 1h 26m Updated London property market suffers worst annual slowdown since 2009
Daily Mail
Annually the value of homes was still growing however, with  an increase of 4.2 per cent on March 2017 taking the average price up to £224,000.
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Jaguar Land Rover profits fall as sales slow1h 28m Updated Jaguar Land Rover profits fall as sales slow
BBC
The UK's biggest car maker reports a drop in profits after slowing sales growth and more business investment.
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2h Mark Zuckerberg to face tax questions in Macron meeting
The Guardian
French president said to be seeking frank exchange with tech bosses including Facebook CEO Fresh from
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Comcast prepares to top Disney’s $52bn bid for 21st Century Fox2h Updated Comcast prepares to top Disney’s $52bn bid for 21st Century Fox
The Guardian
US pay TV giant, which is mounting separate bid for Sky, is in ‘advanced stages’ of putting together all-cash offer Comcast has confirmed it is preparing to top Disney’s $52bn (£39bn) bid for 21st Century Fox. The US pay TV giant, which is also mounting
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Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave2h Updated Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave
BBC
Taxi app Uber is giving European drivers access to medical cover, sick pay and parental leave.
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 GoldenEye Aston Martin DB5 film car to go under the hammer for £1.6m 2h Updated GoldenEye Aston Martin DB5 film car to go under the hammer for £1.6m
Daily Mail
It's the very car used in the famous opening chase scene of the '90s Bond movie, where 007 dices with arch villainess Xenia Onatopp in her Ferrari 355 through the hills above Monaco.
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 Customers of high street banks face huge unauthorised overdraft fees 2h Customers of high street banks face huge unauthorised overdraft fees
Daily Mail
In the worst case Santander customers are charged £179 for using a £100 overdraft for 30 days. According to Which? banks earn some £1.2bn a year from unauthorised overdraft fees.
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UK house prices fall by 0.2% for March, says Land Registry2h UK house prices fall by 0.2% for March, says Land Registry
The Guardian
Buyers ‘sense blood in the water’ as annualised inflation for London dips to minus 0.7%
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Dairy Crest invests £85m in cheese factory as overseas demand grows2h Dairy Crest invests £85m in cheese factory as overseas demand grows
The Guardian
Cornwall creamery expansion to be funded partly by sale of £70m of new shares to institutional investors Dairy Crest has announced plans to invest £85m in the expansion of its cheese factory in Cornwall to meet growing demand for cheddar in markets such as China. The company behind the mature cheddar brands Cathedral City and Davidstow said the investment would be phased over the next five years and funded partly by the sale of £70m of new shares to institutional investors.
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3h Seven reasons why Marks & Spencer is in trouble
The Guardian
The internet, along with younger, sharper rivals, threaten the dominance of the grande dame of retail Profits are down sharply at
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UK housing market continues to cool3h UK housing market continues to cool
BBC
Pace of growth slows but the average UK property now costs £224,00 - £9,000 more than March 2017.
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 London property market suffers worst annual slowdown since September 2009 4h London property market suffers worst annual slowdown since September 2009
Daily Mail
Annually the value of homes was still growing however, with  an increase of 4.2 per cent on March 2017 taking the average price up to £224,000.
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Rate rise chances dim as inflation falls4h Rate rise chances dim as inflation falls
BBC
The prospect of an increase in UK interest rates this year recedes after inflation dips in April.
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4h UK inflation falls unexpectedly to 2.4% in April
The Guardian
Lower airfares helped bring down consumer price index last month, says ONS UK inflation unexpectedly fell further last month to the lowest level in more than a year, as lower airfares provided some relief for cash-strapped Britons. The consumer price index dropped from 2.5% in March to 2.4%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Economists had expected the annual rate of growth in prices to remain unchanged.
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Rate rise chances dim after inflation fall5h Rate rise chances dim after inflation fall
BBC
Analysts say the prospect of a rate rise this year has receded after a fall in inflation.
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5h Updated Inflation falls faster than expected to 2.4% to boost wages
Daily Mail
Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) was 2.4 per cent in April, down from 2.5 per cent in March. Analysts had expected the rate to hold steady.
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 Marks & Spencer announces 62 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profits 5h Marks & Spencer announces 62 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profits
Daily Mail
The profits were dragged down by £321.1million in costs linked to a store closure programme. But when adjusted, with costs stripped out, pre-tax profit fell 5.4 per cent to £580.9million.
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UK inflation falls to 2.4%, sending pound sliding – business live5h Updated UK inflation falls to 2.4%, sending pound sliding – business live
The Guardian
Cheaper airfares helped to pull Britain’s inflation rate down last month
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Marks and Spencer needs better stores, says chief executive5h Marks and Spencer needs better stores, says chief executive
BBC
Chief executive Steve Rowe says customers need to have a "better experience" when shopping in M&S stores
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Inflation edges lower in April5h Inflation edges lower in April
BBC
Consumer Price Inflation falls to 2.4% in April - its lowest level since March 2017.
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Inflation edges lower in April6h Inflation edges lower in April
BBC
Consumer Price Inflation falls to 2.4% in April - its lowest level since March 2017.
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 TSB customers were robbed of their life savings after IT debacle 6h TSB customers were robbed of their life savings after IT debacle
Daily Mail
Fraudsters stole the entire £1,600 in Tracey Best's TSB current account, leaving the mother from Woodbridge, in Suffolk, having to feed her family from tins in her kitchen cupboards.
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Inflation edges lower in April6h Inflation edges lower in April
BBC
Consumer Price Inflation falls to 2.4% in April its lowest level since March 2017.
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6h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
The expense of shutting stores contributes to a big slide in annual profits, as sales keep falling.
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Pound hits five-month low ahead of UK inflation data – business live6h Pound hits five-month low ahead of UK inflation data – business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK cost of living figures
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 Primark to become biggest clothes retailer in Britain 6h Updated Primark to become biggest clothes retailer in Britain
Daily Mail
Figures from analysts at Global Data suggest M&S’s market share by the end of 2018 will be 7.6 per cent, while Primark’s will be 7 per cent.
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 How you can profit from the rise of talking fridges, smart doorbells 6h How you can profit from the rise of talking fridges, smart doorbells
Daily Mail
Welcome to the smart-home revolution. Within a few years, experts expect most new household appliances will be controlled by our phones and be able to 'talk' to one another.
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Pound hits five-month low ahead of UK inflation report – business live6h Updated Pound hits five-month low ahead of UK inflation report – business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK cost of living figures
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 Families whose council tax has soared by 563% while their public services have gone to pot 7h Families whose council tax has soared by 563% while their public services have gone to pot
Daily Mail
In Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, a property in band D - the most common council tax bracket - was charged £245 a year in 1993. Now, the annual bill is £1,625.
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 4 in 10 councils force residents to go online to claim vital tax perks 7h Updated 4 in 10 councils force residents to go online to claim vital tax perks
Daily Mail
Research by charity Age UK has found that four in ten councils are telling the elderly and vulnerable that they must go online to claim housing benefit or a reduction in their council tax.
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 TSB customers were robbed of their life savings after IT debacle 7h TSB customers were robbed of their life savings after IT debacle
Daily Mail
Fraudsters stole the entire £1,600 in Tracey Best's TSB current account, leaving the mother from Woodbridge, in Suffolk, having to feed her family from tins in her kitchen cupboards.
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 Virgin Media overcharged customers early termination fees 7h Virgin Media overcharged customers early termination fees
Daily Mail
The watchdog launched a formal investigation into the telecoms giant last summer into the fairness of its terms and conditions after receiving scores of complaints from customers.
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 Marks & Spencer announces a 62 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profits to £66.8million 7h Marks & Spencer announces a 62 per cent fall in annual pre-tax profits to £66.8million
Daily Mail
The profits were dragged down by £321.1million in costs linked to a store closure programme. But when adjusted, with costs stripped out, pre-tax profit fell 5.4 per cent to £580.9million.
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M&S profits slump on store closure costs7h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
A costly store closure plan contributes to a 62% fall in annual profits.
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Marks & Spencer reports sharp drop in annual profits8h Marks & Spencer reports sharp drop in annual profits
The Guardian
Clothing and food sales fall as closure plan incurs £321m bill
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8h Updated FTSE 100 index sets new record as it marches towards landmark 8,000 level
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 ended the day 18.3 points or 0.23 per cent higher at 7877.5 after breaching 7,800 for the first time yesterday..
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M&S profits slump on store closure costs8h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
A big charge to cover store closures contributes to a 62% fall in annual profits.
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8h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
A big charge to cover store closures contributes to a 62% fall in annual profits.
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Is this a new ADT record – £4,749 to replace three batteries?8h Is this a new ADT record – £4,749 to replace three batteries?
The Guardian
The alarm company continues to overcharge customers by shocking amounts. Has anyone had an even bigger bill?
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Keolis/Amey wins £5bn Wales rail contract9h Updated Keolis/Amey wins £5bn Wales rail contract
BBC
Arriva has run the Wales and Borders franchise since 2003 but pulled out of the race in December.
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 TSB customers were robbed of their life savings after IT debacle 10h TSB customers were robbed of their life savings after IT debacle
Daily Mail
Fraudsters stole the entire £1,600 in Tracey Best's TSB current account, leaving the mother from Woodbridge, in Suffolk, having to feed her family from tins in her kitchen cupboards.
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US to ease crisis-era Dodd-Frank banking rules14h Updated US to ease crisis-era Dodd-Frank banking rules
BBC
Supporters say Dodd Frank reform will helps banks grow, but critics warn of a return to reckless behaviour.
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Challenging finances15h Challenging finances
BBC
After years of growth, the UK's challenger banks are fighting hard to survive in a tough new market.
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 2220 people a day opened an account with Nationwide last year  15h 2220 people a day opened an account with Nationwide last year 
Daily Mail
Joe Garner, chief exec, of Britain’s biggest building society, said more than 40 per cent of new accounts opened in the year to April were set up by customers who physically visited branches.
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 How to create a dining room that could sell your home 15h Updated How to create a dining room that could sell your home
Daily Mail
If you are selling your home you're missing a trick if you have a separate dining room or area and do not show it off to its full potential, say property design experts and estate agents.
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 Debt recovery bungle at EDF 16h Debt recovery bungle at EDF
Daily Mail
The power giant had sold debt belonging to several thousand energy accounts to a debt recovery agency Lowell. But many of these accounts were held as 'occupier only'.
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 CITY DIARY: Mark Carney breezes through a Treasury Select Committee grilling  16h CITY DIARY: Mark Carney breezes through a Treasury Select Committee grilling 
Daily Mail
Bank of England governor Mark Carney emerged from a light sauteing by the Treasury Select Committee yesterday with barely a hair from his immaculately coiffed head out of place.
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16h DAILY BRIEFING: Waitrose boosted as people stocked up on champagne for the royal wedding
Daily Mail
Sales at John Lewis fell 6.3 per cent last week as shoppers stayed outside, but its Waitrose chain saw a 3.3 per cent boost as people stocked up on champagne for the royal wedding.
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 Why the first woman to run New York stock market took culinary leave 16h Why the first woman to run New York stock market took culinary leave
Daily Mail
Stacey Cunningham, 43, will take over from current president Thomas Farley later this week. She is being promoted from chief operating officer and has worked at the Wall Street institution for decades.
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Stock markets drop after Trump signals dissatisfaction with China negotiations17h Stock markets drop after Trump signals dissatisfaction with China negotiations
The Guardian
The Dow Jones fell after Trump said he isn’t satisfied with US-China trade talks and cast doubt on the North Korea summit The Dow Jones stock index dropped 200 points on Tuesday after Donald Trump said he is not satisfied with
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Trump faces backlash over possible $1.3bn ZTE fine19h Trump faces backlash over possible $1.3bn ZTE fine
BBC
The president faces criticism after saying he may fine the Chinese telecoms firm rather than ban exports to it.
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19h Updated Marks & Spencer announces it is to close 100 stores by 2022 
Daily Mail
M&S has revealed that it will close 100 stores in the next four years in a new terrible blow to Britain's high streets.
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Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes20h Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes
BBC
The Chancellor pledges full-fibre connections for most homes and businesses by 2025.
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UK needs big digital upgrade to thrive after Brexit, says Hammond21h UK needs big digital upgrade to thrive after Brexit, says Hammond
The Guardian
Chancellor sets target for most homes and businesses to have full-fibre connections by 2025
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Galliford Try warns of extra costs for Aberdeen bypass21h Galliford Try warns of extra costs for Aberdeen bypass
The Guardian
Construction firm says bad weather will add tens of millions to scheme already hit by collapse of Carillion The construction firm Galliford Try blamed freezing weather earlier this year for delays to the Aberdeen bypass that will add tens of millions to costs incurred from the collapse of Carillion, its former partner on the project. Galliford Try
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 This tool predicts how much you might have to pay to pass new MOT 21h This tool predicts how much you might have to pay to pass new MOT
Daily Mail
With new checks added to the MOT making it harder to pass, a new calculator has been launched that claims to predict how much you will have to pay in repairs for your car to sail through the test.
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21h Updated Households £900 year worse off due to Brexit, says Mark Carney
Daily Mail
The Bank of England boss Mark Carney (pictured) said the Britain's relative slow down compared to other leading economies since 2016 meant people had lost ground.
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Carney: Brexit has cost households £90021h Carney: Brexit has cost households £900
BBC
The Brexit vote has lowered growth by up to 2%, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says.
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Brexit vote has cost each UK household £900, says Mark Carney22h Brexit vote has cost each UK household £900, says Mark Carney
The Guardian
Bank of England governor’s comments risk renewed confrontation with Brexiters British households are more than £900 worse off after the vote to leave the EU, according to the governor of the
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UK households £900 worse off since Brexit vote says Bank, but FTSE hits new high - live22h Updated UK households £900 worse off since Brexit vote says Bank, but FTSE hits new high - live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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 FTSE LIVE: Shares push on to another record high 22h Updated FTSE LIVE: Shares push on to another record high
Daily Mail
The FTSE 100 reached a new record high today, closing 18.28 points higher at 7,877.45. The index also hit a new all-time trading high of 7,903.50 earlier in the session.
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Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment22h Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment
BBC
A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment and discrimination.
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How can M&S get back in fashion?22h How can M&S get back in fashion?
BBC
As one of the UK's best-known retailers plans to close dozens of stores, how can it stem the decline?
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23h Tesco shutting down loss-making website putting hundreds of jobs at risk
The Independent
Tesco is shutting its website, Tesco Direct, putting up to 500 jobs at risk.
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 Tesco to close down its loss-making website Tesco Direct in July 23h Tesco to close down its loss-making website Tesco Direct in July
Daily Mail
The move, which will include the  closure of the fulfillment centre at Fenny Lock which handles orders, puts 500 jobs at risk.
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Is Trump administration losing the China trade war?23h Is Trump administration losing the China trade war?
BBC
The president prides himself on his deal-making, but the Chinese are claiming the upper hand.
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Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live23h Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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Tesco Direct closure puts 500 jobs at risk24h Tesco Direct closure puts 500 jobs at risk
BBC
Supermarket says Tesco Direct faces high costs, will not become profitable and will be closed.
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Tesco shuts its online non-food website, Tesco Direct24h Tesco shuts its online non-food website, Tesco Direct
The Guardian
500 jobs at risk as company concludes it cannot make the loss-making arm profitable Tesco is shutting its clothing and homewares website Tesco Direct in a surprise move that puts 500 jobs at risk. Staff were briefed on Tuesday afternoon about the decision to close the loss-making website which was the supermarket giant’s attempt to take on Amazon.
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 Virgin Media overcharged customers early termination fees 24h Virgin Media overcharged customers early termination fees
Daily Mail
The regulator´s decision follows a formal investigation into the fairness of the company´s terms and conditions.
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24h Shell investors revolt over pay and increase pressure over climate change
The Guardian
Oil firm grilled over carbon emissions, but defeats motion calling for tougher targets Shell investors have rebelled over the company’s executive pay, as the Anglo-Dutch oil company came under pressure to take stronger action on climate change. While chief executive Ben van Beurden’s €8.9m (£7.79m) pay package for 2017 was approved, more than a quarter of shareholders voted against the firm’s remuneration report at its annual general meeting on Tuesday.
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24h Shell investors revolt over climate change and executive pay
The Guardian
Oil firm grilled over carbon emissions, but defeats motion calling for tougher targets Shell investors have rebelled over the company’s executive pay, as the Anglo-Dutch oil company came under pressure to take stronger action on climate change. While chief executive Ben van Beurden’s €8.9m (£7.79m) pay package for 2017 was approved, more than a quarter of shareholders voted against the firm’s remuneration report at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday.
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Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live25h Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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BP delays Rhum North Sea work over Iran sanctions clarity25h BP delays Rhum North Sea work over Iran sanctions clarity
BBC
The North Sea Rhum field news came as BP announced it is to cut 3% of its global workforce.
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Government borrowing fall raises scope for more spending25h Government borrowing fall raises scope for more spending
BBC
Lower than expected government borrowing in April could give more scope for spending in the next Budget.
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25h Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live26h Updated Bank of England: UK households are £900 worse off since Brexit vote - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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M&S store closures: full list of shops to shut announced so far26h M&S store closures: full list of shops to shut announced so far
The Guardian
The retailer has revealed that it is to close more than 100 outlets over the next four years
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26h EU wants all new cars to be fitted with these 11 safety measures by 2021
Daily Mail
Measures include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assistance and fatigue monitoring systems, all of which could save an estimated 7,300 lives between 2020 and 2030.
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Elon Musk admits Tesla braking flaw26h Elon Musk admits Tesla braking flaw
BBC
Flaws pointed out in a review of Tesla's Model 3 have prompted Elon Musk to make changes.
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BP delays Rhum North Sea work over Iran sanctions clarity26h BP delays Rhum North Sea work over Iran sanctions clarity
BBC
The oil giant co-owns the Rhum field - north east of Aberdeen - but is in the process of selling its stake.
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UK missing out on cannabis industry 'green rush' worth billions because of outdated policies, say experts26h Updated UK missing out on cannabis industry 'green rush' worth billions because of outdated policies, say experts
The Independent
European cannabis industry could be worth €56bn but Britain is missing out as other countries such as Germany move to legalise
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Ministers seek permission to use £400m fund frozen since 192826h Ministers seek permission to use £400m fund frozen since 1928
BBC
The government launches a legal bid to unfreeze £400m fund set up 90 years ago to pay off national debt.
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M&S to close 100 stores by 202227h Updated M&S to close 100 stores by 2022
BBC
The retail giant accelerates a closure programme it says is "vital for the future of M&S".
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency struggles below $9,00027h Updated Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency struggles below $9,000
The Independent
The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value struggles below $9,00027h Updated Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value struggles below $9,000
The Independent
The price of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in the cryptocurrency.
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27h Largest number of homeowners since Brexit vote believe property prices will rise
Daily Mail
Some 84 per cent expect home values in their area to increase before the end of the year - up from 70 per cent recorded in November 2017, Zoopla said.
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Marks & Spencer to close 100-plus stores by 2022 in ‘radical’ plan28h Marks & Spencer to close 100-plus stores by 2022 in ‘radical’ plan
The Guardian
Retailer, which has already axed 21 outlets, reveals 14 more that will shut in next year
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M&S store closures full list: Which shops is the retailer shutting around the country?28h M&S store closures full list: Which shops is the retailer shutting around the country?
The Independent
Company to close 100 premises by 2022 to downsize faltering clothing and home business in favour of online sales and thriving grocery offering
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Pound jumps on interest rate rise forecasts, as public finances improve - business live28h Updated Pound jumps on interest rate rise forecasts, as public finances improve - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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New York Stock Exchange appoints first female leader28h Updated New York Stock Exchange appoints first female leader
BBC
Both the NYSE and the Nasdaq will be run by women following Stacey Cunningham's appointment.
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Brexit has already hit UK GDP by up to £40bn, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says28h Brexit has already hit UK GDP by up to £40bn, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says
The Independent
Mr Carney said that the economy has underperformed the Bank's pre-referendum forecasts and that the Leave vote was the culprit.
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28h Updated Nationwide profits fall as its mortgage lending drops by a third
Daily Mail
The mutual said mortgage lending fell by 34 per cent to £5.8billion in the year to 4 April, from £8.8billion the previous financial year.
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28h Corporate money Crazy in Love with Music again as Sony EMI deal shows
The Independent
The entertain and tech giant is paying twice what the operation was worth when it last changed hands six years ago
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Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades28h Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades
The Guardian
In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he likely has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.
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Marks & Spencer closing more than 100 stores over next two years28h Marks & Spencer closing more than 100 stores over next two years
The Independent
Marks & Spencer has announced plans to close more than 100 stores over the next two years as part of a restructuring plan.
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29h Pound jumps on interest rate rise forecasts, as public finances beat forecasts - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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Pound jumps on interest rate rise forecasts, as public finances beat forecasts - business live29h Pound jumps on interest rate rise forecasts, as public finances beat forecasts - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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29h Pound jumps as Bank of England policymaker predicts interest rate rises - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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29h M&S to close 100 stores over four years
BBC
The retail giant accelerates a closure programme which it says "is vital for the future of M&S".
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney faces grilling from MPs over interest rates - business live30h Bank of England governor Mark Carney faces grilling from MPs over interest rates - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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30h BP halts work on North Sea gas field due to reintroduction of US sanctions on Iran
The Independent
Oil giant is in the process of selling its stake in the Rhum field to a smaller British company
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30h Bank of England governor Mark Carney faces grilling from MPs over interest rates - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney faces grilling from MPs over interest rates - business live30h Updated Bank of England governor Mark Carney faces grilling from MPs over interest rates - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as four Bank of England policymakers are questioned by the UK’s Treasury committee
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Shares jump on report China could scrap birth limits31h Shares jump on report China could scrap birth limits
BBC
Baby goods firms soar on a report that China is considering abandoning control of family sizes.
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Tesco removes best before dates on fruit and veg in bid to reduce food waste31h Tesco removes best before dates on fruit and veg in bid to reduce food waste
The Independent
Supermarket made decision based on research by Women's Institutes
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31h Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing
BBC
The deal gives the Japanese firm more than two million songs by artists including Queen and Alicia Keys.
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31h Italian president in talks as populist parties put forward novice for PM
The Guardian
Anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and anti-migrant League name lawyer Giuseppe Conte as Italy’s next leader Italy’s president is today in talks as the country awaits news about whether an unknown law professor without any political experience will be approved as the next prime minister. The country’s two populist parties – the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), and the anti-migrant League – announced a joint agreement naming Giuseppe Conte, 53, a lawyer and M5S member, as the next leader of the eurozone’s third largest economy, after Matteo Salvini of the League, and Luigi Di Maio, of the M5S, ruled themselves out.
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Ryanair boss rides out turbulence to land healthy profits | Nils Pratley32h Ryanair boss rides out turbulence to land healthy profits | Nils Pratley
The Guardian
Michael O’Leary unscathed despite insulted pilots, cancelled flights and rising oil prices Ryanair cancelled thousands of flights last year, insulted its pilots but then was forced to recognise their unions, and generally generated an above-average level of bad publicity, even by its own elevated standards. The financial effect of the disharmony? Roughly zero. At the after-tax level,
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32h Leggings firm drained my 16-year-old daughter’s bank account
The Guardian
Fabletics signed her up to VIP membership even though you have to be 18 to buy anything
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Ryanair boss rides out turbulence of bad publicity | Nils Pratley32h Ryanair boss rides out turbulence of bad publicity | Nils Pratley
The Guardian
Michael O’Leary unscathed despite insulted pilots, cancelled flights and rising oil prices Ryanair cancelled thousands of flights last year, insulted its pilots but then was forced to recognise their unions, and generally generated an above-average level of bad publicity, even by its own elevated standards. The financial effect of the disharmony? Roughly zero. At the after-tax level,
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Ryanair soars above the clouds of disharmony | Nils Pratley32h Updated Ryanair soars above the clouds of disharmony | Nils Pratley
The Guardian
Insulted pilots, cancelled flights and rising oil prices – yet Michael O’Leary has emerged unscathed Ryanair cancelled thousands of flights last year, insulted its pilots but then was forced to recognise their unions, and generally generated an above-average level of bad publicity, even by its own elevated standards. The financial effect of the disharmony? Roughly zero. At the after-tax level,
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Fabletics drained my 16-year-old daughter’s bank account32h Fabletics drained my 16-year-old daughter’s bank account
The Guardian
Online sportswear brand signed her up to VIP membership even though you have to be 18 to buy anything
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Business leaders say economic nationalism is biggest growth threat33h Business leaders say economic nationalism is biggest growth threat
The Guardian
Poll of CEOs finds backlash from political populism among leading concerns Business leaders around the globe have said the rise of economic nationalism triggered by Brexit, Donald Trump and populist politics poses the greatest threat to their growth. According to a survey of 1,300 chief executives from some of the world’s biggest companies, carried out by the accountancy company KPMG, British business leaders are notably more pessimistic than their peers.
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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label 21 May 10:47pm Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label
BBC
If approved, the $2.3bn deal will see Sony indirectly own about 90% of the record label.
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 Government explores alternatives to expensive tenancy deposits 21 May 7:40pm Government explores alternatives to expensive tenancy deposits
Daily Mail
A Government study could shed light on alternatives to tenancy deposits available to renters.
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 Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg set for £90m windfall 21 May 7:24pm Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg set for £90m windfall
Daily Mail
Glasenberg will be handed the cash tomorrow as the commodities giant he has run since 2002 pays out the first half of a dividend. The 61-year-old, who owns an 8.4 per cent stake in Glencore.
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UK CEOs warn protectionism is biggest threat to growth for British business 21 May 7:07pm UK CEOs warn protectionism is biggest threat to growth for British business
The Independent
Company bosses also admitted unrealistic expectations of return on investment in tech leads to tension at board level
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Theresa May urged to take action over Sainsbury's' contract changes that cut wages for some 21 May 7:07pm Theresa May urged to take action over Sainsbury's' contract changes that cut wages for some
The Independent
Supermarket says 93% of its 130,000 staff get a pay rise under deal but MPs say loyal workers stand to lose thousands
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 SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Hurricane Energy story brewing up nicely 21 May 7:06pm SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Hurricane Energy story brewing up nicely
Daily Mail
A share price of 48p values Hurricane at around £955million but stockbroker Cantor recently slapped an 80p price target on the growth stock.
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21 May 7:05pm Fatal confusion?
BBC
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.
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Could smartphones replace bank branches? 21 May 7:02pm Could smartphones replace bank branches?
BBC
Banks sent 512 mobile alerts last year as our money management moves from spreadsheets to smartphones.
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Fuel price rise threatens consumer spending 21 May 7:01pm Fuel price rise threatens consumer spending
BBC
The cost of fuel is now at its highest level for three-and-a-half years.
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