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15 Aug 2019, 2:31pm European markets still rattled as global recession fears linger
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Index of Britain’s top 100 firms at six-month low and oil prices fall 3% to below $58 a barrel Stock markets in Europe extended their losing streak on Thursday and oil prices fell 3% to below $58 a barrel as mounting recession concerns continued to hit investor confidence. The index of Britain’s top 100 firms dropped more than 1% to hit a six-month low and and stock markets in continental Europe also dipped in response to investors channelling their funds into financial safe havens. However, US stocks staged a modest recovery after heavy sell-offs on Wednesday.
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15 Aug 2019, 1:40pm Burford Capital replaces finance chief to appease investors
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UK-listed litigation financier bows to pressure and demotes CFO Elizabeth O’Connell in wake of hedge fund criticism Burford Capital is replacing its chairman and finance chief in an effort to appease shareholders, following
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15 Aug 2019, 12:20pm Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex
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Women at factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions in jeopardy if they refuse advances, claims report Women producing jeans for American brands including Levi Strauss, Wrangler and Lee have been forced to sleep with their managers to keep their jobs or gain promotion, an investigation into sexual harassment and coercion at garment factories in Lesotho has found. Brands have responded to the “extensive” allegations by the
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15 Aug 2019, 10:51am US applies to seize Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar
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Washington move seeks to intensify effect of existing economic sanctions on Syria and Iran Gibraltar has said it will allow a detained Iranian oil tanker to be released after Tehran gave the territory’s government an assurance that it would not allow its cargo to be discharged in Syria, according to local reports. But the decision could yet be challenged by the US, which earlier applied to seize the Grace 1, which was detained on suspicion of breaching international sanctions on oil shipments to the regime of Bashar al-Asssad.
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15 Aug 2019, 9:37am Updated Markets jittery as trade war and recession worries spook investors - business live
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Beijing has alarmed investors by threatening counter-measures against the US, threatening to escalate the trade war
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15 Aug 2019, 8:55am Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on among shoppers | Larry Elliott
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Consumers are not fretting about Brexit but you can understand why retailers are uneasy over 31 October Viv Nicholson, those with long enough memories may recall, won what was then a small fortune on the football pools in 1961. Asked what she was going to do with the money, she replied: “Spend, spend, spend.” Which she duly did until there was nothing left. The latest
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15 Aug 2019, 8:39am Spend, spend, spend: spirit of Viv Nicholson lives on in high street | Larry Elliott
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Consumers are not fretting about Brexit but you can understand why retailers are uneasy over 31 October Viv Nicholson, those with long enough memories may recall, won what was then a small fortune on the football pools in 1961. Asked what she was going to do with the money, she replied: “Spend, spend, spend.” Which she duly did until there was nothing left. The latest
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15 Aug 2019, 8:37am Aston Martin shares plummet to record low
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Luxury carmaker worth a fraction of its £19 a share October 2018 listing price Aston Martin Lagonda shares tumbled to a new low on Thursday as pressure continued to mount on the British luxury carmaker amid a broader market rout. Shares in Aston Martin fell by as much as 21% at one stage on Thursday to a record low of 371p – more than 80% lower than
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15 Aug 2019, 8:03am Updated Markets slide as China threatens to escalate trade war - business live
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Beijing has alarmed investors by threatening counter-measures against the US, threatening to escalate the trade war
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15 Aug 2019, 7:33am Brexiteers promised a new dawn for UK farming, not agricultural Armageddon | Polly Toynbee
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A new report sounds the death knell for Britain’s farms in the event of no deal. It’s not the vision our farmers were soldA small flock of sheep are
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15 Aug 2019, 6:40am Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day boost UK retail sales
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Small rise confounds City forecasts as even troubled department stores record increase Online spending boosted UK retail sales last month, while department stores notched up their first increase this year, as consumers shrugged off Brexit fears. The quantity of goods bought rose 0.2% in July, boosted by the annual Amazon Prime Day,
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15 Aug 2019, 5:11am Updated Markets jittery as recession warnings spook investors – business live
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Markets slide across the Asia-Pacific region after the inverted US bond yield curve sent alarm bells ringing around the world
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15 Aug 2019, 3:47am Trump foolishly thinks gold standard will usher in a golden age
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The president’s nominee for the Fed believes pegged exchange rates will fix the US trade deficit. Not so There are now scores of efforts to psychoanalyse the US president Donald Trump’s nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve board. Some emphasise Shelton’s fidelity as an early adviser to the Trump campaign. Others point to her conversion into “
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15 Aug 2019, 3:19am Updated Shares fall steeply in Asia as financial markets rocked by recession warnings – business live
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Markets slide across the Asia-Pacific region after the inverted US bond yield curve sent alarm bells ringing around the world
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14 Aug 2019, 7:01pm Monzo launches short-term loans for 2.5m customers
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Challenger bank insists it is not targeting customers who usually turn to payday lenders Digital bank Monzo is dipping its toes into the short-term loans market a year after
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