Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Free trade deals for ‘poorest countries’ to be maintained post-Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Free trade deals with developing countries will continue post-Brexit, the government has said. The UK will maintain an EU deal, which provides 48 countries with duty-free access to Britain for imports. It means British firms do...
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Building society’s account deadline axed

Building society’s account deadline axed

Image copyright YBS A deadline for the closure of current accounts with the Norwich and Peterborough (N&P) has been cancelled, with 30% of customers still to receive letters explaining the move. It was announced in January that the building society’s...
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The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe’s economy

The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe’s economy

The weak economy in Zimbabwe has caused many businesses to close down. But in the face of adversity, some small start-ups are thriving, even without external finance. From the capital Harare, the BBC’s Shingai Nyoka has more. Watch: Africa Business...
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Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic

Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters should be more patriotic when reporting on Brexit. She made the comments while being questioned by Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis on the state of the UK’s negotiations with the EU. Watch the full programme on...
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Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years

Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years

Image copyright Getty Images Hourly pay rates for Tesco store staff will rise by 10.5% over the next two years, the supermarket has said. But pay remains lower than at Aldi and Lidl and overtime pay on Sundays and Bank...
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Qatar Airways wants a 10% stake in American Airlines

Qatar Airways wants a 10% stake in American Airlines

IT SEEMED, at first blush, to be a masterclass in how to bait a rival. For years, American Airlines, along with other big American carriers, has complained of “unfair” competition from Middle Eastern operators, which stand accused of taking state...
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How safe is your internet router?

How safe is your internet router?

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Troubled Toshiba flags deeper losses

Troubled Toshiba flags deeper losses

Image copyright Getty Images Ailing electronics giant Toshiba has said its losses for 2016 may be greater than it had previously forecast. It now predicts a net loss of 995bn yen (£7bn) for the year to March, up from its...
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ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight

ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London is the world leader for clearing all types of currency-denominated derivatives The European Central Bank has put forward a proposal to boost its oversight over euro clearing. The legal amendment would give it.....
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FTSE 100 slides as pound rises

FTSE 100 slides as pound rises

Image copyright AFP The pound climbed back above $1.27 but the FTSE 100 share index was on track for its third week of losses in a row. Shortly after midday the FTSE 100 was down 29.88 points at 7,409.41. Meanwhile...
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EU prepares to move two agencies from London

EU prepares to move two agencies from London

Image copyright AFP Image caption Both agencies are currently headquartered in Canary Wharf in London EU leaders have officially launched the competition between member states to decide which will host two London-based EU agencies, responsible for medicines an...
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