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Engineering group GKN parts company with incoming boss

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:39
The FTSE 100 group has also admitted that its write-offs related to troubles with its US plant could be up to £130million, more than double what was anticipated.

How much does our electric blanket cost to run?

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:21
We’ve started turning it on already because our house is quite cold but I’m worried it’s going to leave us with a big energy bill.

Are economics and comedy a match made in heaven?

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:21
Economics and comedy. Not a conventional pairing.But after spending a weekend at the world’s first economics and comedy festival, I can tell you they’re a match made in heaven.

Student tuition fees won't be repaid by 80% of graduates

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:09
The decision to raise the minimum earnings level at which loan repayments kick in – from £21,000 to £25,000 – means a much larger pool of low earners will never make any repayments.

IN THE MONEY: Sophos non-executive chairman Steve Munford

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:07
Munford was chief exec at Sophos from 2006-12, stepping down to return to Canada with his wife and three children. He sold 300,000 shares at 578.9p on Friday and 450,000 on Tuesday at 582.88p.

Tesco Opticians and Vision Express merger in the clear

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:07
The Competition and Markets Authority will not launch a second phase probe although it has pinpointed three locations where the move would result in a worse deal for customers.

Airbus and Boeing land £60bn of sales

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:06
European giant Airbus sold 430 planes for £38bn to a US budget airlines investor – outdoing arch-rival Boeing which sold 225 planes worth £20bn worth to Fly Dubai.

HAMISH MCRAE: The Port Talbot pension problem

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:02
The pension pots of some 130,000 Port Talbot steel-workers could be worth up to £500,000 each. Unsurprisingly they are being bombarded with approaches from financial advisers.

DAILY BRIEFING: US approves AstraZeneca severe asthma drug

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:00
Drugmaker AstraZeneca has won US approval for a treatment for severe asthma. Benralizumab will be marketed under the name Fasenra.

CITY DIARY: HSBC boss awarded prestigious Mexican honour

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:56
Gnome-like HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver, 58, has just received Mexico's prestigious Order of the Aztec Eagle, the country's highest honour awarded to foreigners.

Sir Charles Dunstone hit for £33m in TalkTalk sell-off

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:54
The businessman, 52, is spearheading efforts to revive the company’s fortunes having taken over as executive chairman in February following the departure of Dido Harding.

Power struggle grips the Stock Exchange

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:50
Sir Chris Hohn, founder of The Children’s Investment Fund, sent an explosive letter to LSE chairman Donald Brydon (pictured) demanding he explain why chief executive Xavier Rolet is leaving.

MARKET REPORT: BP buys back its shares as profits double

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:50
As part of its scrip dividend scheme, which allows investors to choose dividend payouts in shares rather than cash, BP said it will purchase a maximum of 1.96 billion ordinary shares.

MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ends on a low note

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:46
The FTSE 100 closed down 41.81 points at 7372.61, with miners among the fallers in London amid fears of a slowdown in Chinese growth.

Britain's obsession with home ownership hampers pensions

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:49
Many see owning a home as a crucial part of their investment plan, drawn in prospects of zero capital gains tax on primary residences and, increasing inheritance tax thresholds.

Brexit will not stop more interest rate rises, BoE member

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:15
Broadbent said: 'There's been a strain of opinion that EU withdrawal is something that means lower interest rates,. I think the belief has been overdone.'

Tax traps that mean a pay rise can leave you poorer

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:05
The convoluted mess created by successive Chancellors means you may be taking home as little as 12p in every pound on some of your income.

What next for mortgage rates?

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:02
For years mortgage rates have been getting cheaper but the downward trend is finally over. Mortgage rates are now definitely on the up.

Brits face higher housing costs and longer working hours

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:51
Britain is lagging behind in the bottom third of OECD countries for working hours, housing affordability and low paid work, according to the How's Life? Report 2017.

Sales of Angel Delight rise by 30% in six months

Daily Mail - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:46
The group, which owns brands including Bisto gravy, Mr Kipling and Ambrosia, saw revenues rise 1.5 per cent to £353.3million, with international sales up 23 per cent.
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