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Stock market sell-off eases as companies count cost of coronavirus crisis – business (...)

European markets try to struggle back after Dow plunged by 1,000 points last nightIntroduction: Markets calmer after Monday’s routUK’s Ricardo issues covonavirus profits warningMeggitt, Croda and (...)
25/02/2020

Counting the cost of unknowingly sharing my neighbour’s Thames Water meter

For eight years we had been paying our own bill and that of the house two doors up For some time I had been concerned about our high water usage in our (old) house. Usage had been rising steadily (...)
25/02/2020

Apple may be forced to disclose censorship requests from China

Two major shareholder groups backed proposal that would force tech company to make new human rights commitments Apple could be forced to disclose details of censorship requests from China and (...)
25/02/2020

The end of farming ?

For decades, the way we farm has been degrading land and destroying wildlife. Now there’s a revolution coming – but is it going to create more problems than it solves? By Christopher de Bellaigue (...)
25/02/2020

Accountants urged to help firms worldwide combat climate crisis

ICAEW and other industry groups want climate risk to be integrated into company audits The world’s accountants must put the climate crisis at the forefront of their work to spur global companies (...)
25/02/2020

Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken

Calls for food standards to be enshrined in law to avoid post-Brexit ‘betrayal’ of consumers Farmers have hit back at suggestions the government will allow imports of chlorinated chicken and other (...)
25/02/2020

Digital bank Revolut becomes UK's most valuable fintech startup

Valuation more than triples to £4.2bn after cash injection by early Airbnb and Spotify backer The digital bank Revolut has become the UK’s most valuable financial technology startup after a funding (...)
25/02/2020

England north-south divide set to grow with smaller towns worst hit

Biggest English cities expected to benefit as EY urges policies to address regional imbalances The economic fortunes of Britain’s smaller towns are set to fall further behind those of the biggest (...)
25/02/2020

UK lags behind in €124bn European low-carbon investment table

Britain contributed only 3% of continent’s 2019 green spending, report says British companies are lagging far behind their European neighbours in low-carbon investment after contributing only 3% (...)
25/02/2020

Frederick Barclay was secretly recorded at Ritz, high court hears

Businessman and daughter bring legal action against four relatives and Philip Peters The billionaire Sir Frederick Barclay, whose businesses include the Daily Telegraph and the Ritz hotel, was (...)
24/02/2020

EasyJet's tumble marks the moment when investors collided with reality

The disruption, the theory ran, would be temporary, but that thesis felt woefully superficial There goes £1bn from easyJet’s stock market value. At the close of trading last Friday, the airline was (...)
24/02/2020

US hedge fund calls for Prudential breakup as it takes near-$2bn stake

Third Point, led by billionaire Daniel Loeb, says insurer should separate into two firms Third Point, the US hedge fund and activist investor, has taken a near-$2bn (£1.5bn) stake in the (...)
24/02/2020

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