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Amazon creates 600 technology jobs in Manchester 18 Oct 5:01pm Amazon creates 600 technology jobs in Manchester
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Online retailer to expand R&D operations in the city as well as in Edinburgh and Cambridge
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18 Oct 4:03pm EU leaders ready to help May sell Brexit deal to parliament
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PM will be backed in building ‘coalition of the reasonable’ in desperate bid to avoid no deal EU leaders are preparing to back Theresa May in building a “coalition of the reasonable” in the UK parliament, in a desperate bid to
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After Cobalt, will any more European airlines go bust? 18 Oct 2:04pm After Cobalt, will any more European airlines go bust?
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The Cypriot carrier has gone the way of Primera Air and Monarch. What is going on in Europe’s aviation industry Cobalt
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The Fed is ignoring Trump: this is a fight he cannot win | Nils Pratley 18 Oct 1:58pm The Fed is ignoring Trump: this is a fight he cannot win | Nils Pratley
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The president has attacked Jerome Powell again, but the central bank is simply dealing with economic reality In the past month Donald Trump
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Banks to check account names to beat transfer fraud 18 Oct 1:47pm Banks to check account names to beat transfer fraud
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‘Confirmation of payee’ system will stymie increasingly sophisticated criminal scams Name checks will be carried out when UK bank customers send money to other people from next year in a bid to halt a rising tide of bank transfer fraud. At the moment, anyone wanting to transfer money is asked for the recipient’s account name, account number and sort code. However, the bank does not currently check if the account name is correct.
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18 Oct 1:08pm Sky warns Disney and Discovery of no-deal Brexit blackout
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Broadcasters would need new licences for Sky to carry them on UK and Ireland service Sky has delivered an ultimatum to broadcasters including Disney and Discovery to sort out their post-Brexit licensing plans by the end of 2018 or face being taken off its pay-TV service. Sky has sent the deadline letter because it needs to know the licensing plans of its channel partners to make sure it abides by European broadcasting regulations in the event of a no-deal Brexit in March.
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18 Oct 12:18pm UK and US pull out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi
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UK trade secretary, Liam Fox, and US Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, join others in boycotting economic forum in Riyadh Liam Fox, the UK trade secretary, and the US Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, joined key European partners in pulling out out of a major economic forum in Saudi Arabianicknamed Davos in the desert, in response to the alleged murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Reports of Khashoggi’s gruesome murder at the hands of a gang of 15 men with links to the Royal Court has already led to many Western media firms and bankers to pull out, and the political lead today from Fox and Mnuchin is likely to accelerate the boycott of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh next week.
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UK retail sales drop; rate fears weigh on Wall Street - business live 18 Oct 11:03am Updated UK retail sales drop; rate fears weigh on Wall Street - business live
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All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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Cobalt Air warns passengers that all flights are cancelled 18 Oct 10:26am Cobalt Air warns passengers that all flights are cancelled
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Cypriot carrier says operations are suspended and asks travellers not to go to airports The Cypriot airline Cobalt Air has cancelled all its flights and indefinitely suspended operations, advising customers not to go to the airport. Cobalt, which was based at Larnaca airport, had operated since 2016 and flew to 23 destinations. In the UK, the airline operated flights at Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Manchester. It cancelled all flights from 11.50pm on Wednesday night, the airline said in
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18 Oct 10:13am Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi
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International trade secretary joins others in boycotting economic forum in Riyadh Liam Fox has pulled out of an economic forum in Saudi Arabia likely to be boycotted by other international leaders and corporations following the alleged murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Britain’s international trade secretary had been due to attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh next week, but the gathering, also known as Davos in the Desert, has been the subject of growing controversy as gruesome details emerged of the journalist’s apparent death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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New Look to pull out of China with closure of 120 stores 18 Oct 9:13am New Look to pull out of China with closure of 120 stores
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Fashion chain’s decision comes as it continues to face tough conditions on UK high street
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UK retail sales drop; trade war fears hit Chinese markets - business live 18 Oct 9:11am UK retail sales drop; trade war fears hit Chinese markets - business live
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All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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18 Oct 8:52am Gatwick plans using emergency runway to increase flight capacity
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London’s second airport hopes to rival Heathrow with 70m passengers a year by 2032 Gatwick is proposing to spend £500m to widen its emergency runway and bring it into
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18 Oct 8:25am Tell us: have you retired early? What are the realities?
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If you have taken steps to retire early or left the workforce earlier than usual we would like to hear from you
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18 Oct 7:58am Thatcher, Noor Inayat Khan ... or Del Boy? Battle launched to be face of new £50
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The UK’s first female PM, a Muslim war hero and David Jason among suggestions to appear on polymer note The announcement that the Bank of England is to introduce a redesigned polymer £50 note has sparked speculation as to who might feature on it. The Bank says it will seek public nominations via “a character selection process”. Campaigners have already begun backing their favourites. The political blog Guido Fawkes has started to petition for Margaret Thatcher to be the face of the UK’s highest denomination note. The petition, which features a mock-up of how the note might look, has already attracted more than 11,000 signatures.
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18 Oct 7:48am Unilever reports sales boost after HQ row but investors unimpressed
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A 3.8% rise in third quarter for firm behind Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Dove soap Unilever, which this month was forced to scrap plans to move its headquarters from London to Rotterdam after a shareholder rebellion, said a hot summer across Europe and a recovery in Brazil boosted sales in the third quarter. The firm behind brands such as Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Dove soap reported a 3.8% rise in underlying sales to €12.5bn (£11bn) during the three months to the end of September.
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UK retail sales slide as shoppers buy less food after summer splurge - business live 18 Oct 7:45am Updated UK retail sales slide as shoppers buy less food after summer splurge - business live
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All the day’s economic and financial news, as UK shoppers tighten their belts and cut back on food
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18 Oct 3:41am Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site
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Energy minister Claire Perry, who has defended fracking, admits she has ‘not yet had the opportunity’ to visit any site The minister spearheading the UK’s renewed push for fracking has admitted she has never been to a shale gas well. In the week that
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Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution 18 Oct 2:01am Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution
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‘Potato Plastic’ and a river-cleaning robot are among 20 contenders for this year’s prestigious global prize Cutlery made from
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Australia to target Google and Yahoo under internet piracy crackdown 18 Oct 12:12am Australia to target Google and Yahoo under internet piracy crackdown
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Search engines would be forced to remove or demote results for piracy websites under new laws The federal government will target search engines as it expands a crackdown on internet piracy, making it harder for Australians to illegally download free movies and music. In a move hailed by the Australian film industry, the government on Thursday introduced legislation to parliament that would effectively expand the list of websites that companies could seek to have blocked.
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Cobalt airline warns passengers that all flights are cancelled 17 Oct 7:11pm Cobalt airline warns passengers that all flights are cancelled
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Cypriot carrier says operations are suspended and asks travellers not to go to airports Cypriot airline Cobalt has announced that it is cancelling all its flights and indefinitely suspending operations. Cobalt, which has services from Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick, warned travellers on Wednesday night not to arrive for flights. The carrier said all flights would be cancelled as of 11.50pm.
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