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  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, house prices, Barclays, Patisserie Valerie

    Monday 18 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May secured the backing of some staunch Brexiteers for her deal after personally lobbying MPs but last night remained significantly short of the number she needs to win a vote this week. Esther McVey, the former work and pensions secretary who quit over Brexit, confirmed her support yesterday after hinting late last week that she could back the deal. - The Times

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Christchurch attacks, Interserve, Kingfisher, Domino's Pizza

    Sunday 17 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will tell Conservative MPs this week to back her or risk never leaving the EU, after she was warned that if her Brexit deal falls, parliament would have the power to delay the UK's departure indefinitely. The prime minister will tell Brexiteers they have until Thursday to support her or risk a "collective political failure" in the form of a "Hotel California Brexit" where "you can check out, but you can never leave". - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Trade deal, Boeing, WPP, Interserve

    Friday 15 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Britain has signed a post-Brexit trade deal with the Pacific islands of Fiji and Papua New Guinea, as the government rushes to sign as many agreements as possible before 29 March. The Department for International Trade said the agreement would maintain access to goods including sugar and fish imported from the islands 10,000 miles away. Total trade between Britain and the region is worth about £369m a year. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Norwegian Air

    Thursday 14 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Facebook is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors examining its data-sharing deals with other major technology companies, according to the New York Times. A New York grand jury has subpoenaed records from "at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices", the Times reported, citing two unnamed sources. -Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Boeing, spring statement, BoE, Petrofac boss

    Wednesday 13 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Boeing and the US aviation authorities have come under increasing pressure to ground the 737 Max despite repeated reassurances as the European Union and numerous other countries halted flights and Donald Trump weighed in following a second fatal crash involving the plane in less than five months. US regulators, airlines and the manufacturer have become increasingly isolated in maintaining that the plane is safe. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Unilever boss, Standard Life Aberdeen

    Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Growing numbers of British companies are preparing to cut jobs or put hiring plans on hold as Brexit uncertainty intensifies, in the latest sign of stress on the economy. In an indication that Britain's long jobs recovery since the financial crisis is gradually running out of steam as Brexit nears, IHS Markit said UK employers' staff-hiring intentions had reached a six-year low in February. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, financials, Just Eat, Royal Mail

    Monday 11 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has been urged by senior Conservative MPs to pull tomorrow's meaningful vote on her Brexit deal if she fails to secure significant concessions from Brussels. In phone calls with Downing Street, leading Tories in the Commons warned that the prime minister could face another three-figure defeat if she went ahead with her plan. - The Times

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, US economy, HSBC, airlines, Interserve

    Sunday 10 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Global banks have been forced to trigger emergency plans to stop EU companies hitting trading problems if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal this month. With MPs potentially voting this week on whether to leave the EU without a deal, banks are warning that most of their large EU clients are underprepared and could be blocked from accessing trillions of pounds' worth of crucial trading services in just a few weeks. - Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BoE split, money laundering, National Grid

    Friday 08 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will make a last-ditch attempt to persuade the EU to give her a better Brexit deal on Friday, as she struggles to hold her crumbling government together following a day of cabinet embarrassments in Westminster. The prime minister will plead with EU leaders to offer further concessions, as it became clear that talks in Brussels have stalled and hardline Eurosceptics in her party are likely to vote down the deal for a second time in parliament next week. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, internet levy, tax avoiders, Facebook

    Thursday 07 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May's Cabinet is resigned to her Brexit deal being defeated by up to 100 votes next week after talks in Brussels collapsed without progress on Wednesday. Downing Street is already making plans for a third "meaningful vote" on the deal on the assumption that Tuesday's vote is lost, and Mrs May is considering making a major speech on Friday to plead for support from MPs. - Telegraph

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Cashless society, ultra rich, carmakers, Goldman, Bentley

    Wednesday 06 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - More than 8 million UK adults would struggle to cope in a cashless society, according to a major report which claims that the country's "cash infrastructure" is in danger of collapsing. With Britons increasingly turning to digital payments, and bank branches and ATMs closing, the Access to Cash Review said companies and organisations providing "essential" services should be required to ensure that consumers can continue to pay by cash. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Ghosn, Findel, Paperchase, Interserve

    Tuesday 05 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Carlos Ghosn has been granted bail by a court in Japan, more than three months after the former Nissan chairman was arrested over allegations of financial misconduct. The Tokyo district court set bail at 1bn yen ($9m) after a request last week by Ghosn's newly appointed legal team, Kyodo news agency reported. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit bribes, Huawei, Berenberg, Metro Bank

    Monday 04 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Left-behind towns in England are to get a £1.6bn funding boost as part of a package of measures to win support for Theresa May's Brexit deal among Labour MPs, who said the new cash would not buy their votes. Labour MPs including Lisa Nandy and Gareth Snell who have signalled they might back May's deal criticised the approach and said the cash would do little to tackle the effects of austerity. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Vale, John Lewis, Huawei, TalkTalk, Revolut

    Sunday 03 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Tory Brexiteers have delivered peace terms to Theresa May, outlining the price she must pay to secure their support for her Brexit deal in the crunch Commons showdown within days. The European Research Group (ERG) of hardliners, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, have drawn up "three tests" the government must meet if the prime minister hopes to win the vote due as early as this week. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Water companies, Tesla, tax avoidance, Provident Financial

    Friday 01 Mar 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Barclays' former chief executive has defended a 2008 Qatari investment as key to the bank's global ambitions but distanced himself from negotiations that led to a complex agreement that is at the heart of a criminal trial. A jury at Southwark crown court was read statements from three of the four defendants facing charges, including the former chief executive, John Varley. The statements were originally issued to Serious Fraud Office investigators in 2014. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: UK car production, Ferrovial, consumer confidence

    Thursday 28 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - British car production declined for the eighth month in a row in January as output bound for China plunged by more than 70%. The car industry is struggling with multiple headwinds, including falling demand in China, a regulatory backlash against diesel vehicles in Europe and continued uncertainty over Brexit, which has put the brakes on investment in the UK. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Retail workers, Metro Bank, Facebook, Wonga

    Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Retail workers in Britain are more likely to face unemployment rather than finding another job amid mounting numbers of job losses on the high street, with younger staff hardest hit, according to a report. The study by the Resolution Foundation thinktank found the retail industry now has the highest rate of redundancies of any sector of the economy, amid the rapid rise of shop closures across the country. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Tesla, Monsanto, Vodafone, debt

    Tuesday 26 Feb 2019

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday asked a judge to hold Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, in contempt for violating last year’s settlementwith the federal agency. Shares of Tesla fell about 5% in extended trading. The regulator pointed to Musk’s 19 February tweet saying “Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019”, noting that Musk did not seek or receive pre-approval prior to publishing this tweet, which was inaccurate and disseminated to over 24 million people. – Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Gambling body, Buffett, Thomas Cook, Laing O’Rourke

    Monday 25 Feb 2019

    Gambling companies are planning to set up a new trade body to lobby politicians as the prospect of tougher regulation of the industry grows. Job adverts posted by the recruitment firm Ellwood Atfield appear to confirm rumours of a merger between the Remote Gambling Association, which represents online betting firms, and the Association of British Bookmakers, which came in for heavy criticism during the battle over fixed-odds betting terminals. – Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, The Independent Group, Asda, Sainsbury's Honda, Euromoney

    Sunday 24 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - A vicious cabinet war erupted last night over a plot by senior ministers to delay Brexit, as Theresa May looked certain to shelve plans for a Commons vote on her deal this week. Five cabinet colleagues rounded on Amber Rudd, calling for her to be sacked after she publicly threatened to defy the prime minister by voting to delay article 50. - The Sunday Times

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