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China's Tencent Music jumps on US launch

China's Tencent Music jumps on US launch

Shares in Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's music streaming giant, jumped 10% on their first day of public trade in New York. The listing raised about $1.1bn (£870m) for the firm, based on an initial share price of $13. Shares later gained...

BBC, Wednesday, 17:55
 
Is there really a Canada Goose boycott in China?

Is there really a Canada Goose boycott in China?

Luxury jacket maker Canada Goose seems to have been caught up in a political dispute between China and Canada. On Monday, Chinese state media said local consumers had begun to boycott Canadian brands, in particular, Canada Goose. The move was...

BBC, Wednesday, 17:55
 

Inksters Solicitors expands into Thurso

Legal firm Inksters Solicitors has expanded its operations into Thurso with a key new hire. The Glasgow-headquartered company has appointed Charlotte Platt to set up the new office at 10 Sinclair Street, which strengthens Inksters’ presence in the...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 17:06
 
Pound rallies despite new Brexit turmoil

Pound rallies despite new Brexit turmoil

The pound has rallied amid speculation Theresa May can survive the vote of confidence against her, lowering the chances of a hard Brexit leader winning control of the ruling Conservative party. Sterling rose by more than 1% against the dollar and by...

Guardian, Wednesday, 17:05
 
Pound rallies as May tipped to win confidence vote

Pound rallies as May tipped to win confidence vote

The pound has risen amid speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May will win the vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening. The currency is trading 1.4% higher against the dollar at $1.2660 and 0.9% higher against the euro at...

BBC, Wednesday, 16:53
 
Films with female stars earn more at the box office

Films with female stars earn more at the box office

If you liked Wonder Woman and Moana in part because they were films led by strong female characters, then it looks like you weren't alone. Conventional wisdom in Hollywood is that male stars are a bigger box office draw, often the reason given for...

BBC, Wednesday, 14:58
 
Capita failure over cervical screening letters more extensive than thought

Capita failure over cervical screening letters more extensive than thought

Another 3,591 women were not sent information on cervical screening as a result of blunders by Capita, NHS England has said. Last month, it emerged that 47,708 women did not receive a smear test invitation, reminder or results between January and June...

Guardian, Wednesday, 14:41
 
Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights 'dirty list'

Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights 'dirty list'

Facebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental violations in Myanmar, or of doing business with the country’s...

Guardian, Wednesday, 13:19
 
Superdry issues profits warning amid high street downturn

Superdry issues profits warning amid high street downturn

Superdry shares slumped by more than 30% on Wednesday after it issued a severe profit warning blamed on continued warm weather and weak consumer spending. The collapse in profits will give more credence to the campaign of co-founder Julian Dunkerton...

Guardian, Wednesday, 13:07
 
Sainsbury's shares hit by Asda deal fears

Sainsbury's shares hit by Asda deal fears

Shares in Sainsbury's have fallen 5% after the retailer said it was seeking to delay an investigation into its proposed merger with Asda. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has denied its request for an 11-day extension but Sainsbury's said...

BBC, Wednesday, 12:43
 

Sainsbury’s and Asda push watchdog for more time to digest mega-merger

Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda are challenging the competition regulator for more time to be given to an investigation into their £12 billion planned merger on the grounds of its “unprecedented scale and complexity”. The two firms are to...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 12:35
 
TSB customers hit by further IT glitch

TSB customers hit by further IT glitch

Just under two million TSB customers were unable to carry out online banking transactions on Wednesday morning after maintenance work overran. It is at least the third time this year that account-holders have been hit by technical problems....

BBC, Wednesday, 10:43
 

Oil firms urged to up collaboration as confidence returns

Businesses in the oil and gas industry have today been warned not to become complacent about the need to collaborate to improve North Sea competitiveness as activity levels rise. The latest survey of North Sea suppliers and operators by Deloitte and...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 09:33
 
Dixons Carphone loses £440m in six months

Dixons Carphone loses £440m in six months

Dixons Carphone slumped to a loss of £440m in the first half of its financial year, with the struggling electronics retailer announcing more than £200m of cost savings. The big loss came in part because the company, formed through the merger of Dixons...

Guardian, Wednesday, 09:21
 
Christmas chocolate boxes: Up to half of weight is packaging

Christmas chocolate boxes: Up to half of weight is packaging

The packaging on your Christmas chocolates could make up almost half their total weight. Ferrero Rocher was found to be the worst for excess wrapping in a study from the consumer group Which? Ferrero defended its use of packaging, saying it's needed...

BBC, Wednesday, 08:22
 


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