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August 2019 articles

Hasbro swoops on Peppa Pig-maker Entertainment One in $4bn deal
Hasbro swoops on Peppa Pig-maker Entertainment One in $4bn deal
US toy giant Hasbro is set to snap up London-listed Peppa Pig-maker Entertainment One in a $4bn (£3.3bn) deal. The [...]
August 22, 2019
Deutsche Bank clamps down on hiring amid €7.4bn restructuring
Deutsche Bank clamps down on hiring amid €7.4bn restructuring
Deutsche Bank is tightening its procedures for new hires as it undergoes a major restructuring and headcount reductions. According to [...]
August 21, 2019
US Fed minutes show bankers debated cutting interest rates more aggressively
US Fed minutes show bankers debated cutting interest rates more aggressively
The US Federal Reserve debated cutting interest rates more aggressively at its last meeting amid concerns about a global economic [...]
August 21, 2019
Pay cut for FTSE 100 bosses after investors ramp up pressure
Pay cut for FTSE 100 bosses after investors ramp up pressure
FTSE 100 chief executives’ pay packets have dropped sharply according to new figures published this morning, with investors claiming victory [...]
August 21, 2019
Walmart sues Elon Musk’s Tesla after fires blamed on its solar panels
Walmart sues Elon Musk’s Tesla after fires blamed on its solar panels
Retail giant Walmart is suing Elon Musk’s electric car and clean energy business Tesla alleging that solar panels it supplied [...]
August 20, 2019
Johnson sets out plan to break Brexit backstop deadlock
Johnson sets out plan to break Brexit backstop deadlock
The Prime Minister has made his first moves towards breaking the Brexit impasse, setting out his position in a letter [...]
August 19, 2019
Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson in tie-up talks
Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson in tie-up talks
Wealth manager Tilney is in merger talks with fellow-wealth manager Smith & Williamson. A deal would create a firm with [...]
August 18, 2019
Burford Capital ditches finance chief in response to activist pressure
Burford Capital ditches finance chief in response to activist pressure
Under-fire litigation funder Burford Capital today announced it would appoint a new chief financial officer and seek a US listing [...]
August 15, 2019
Chinese forces exercise on Hong Kong border as Trump suggests meeting with Xi
Chinese forces exercise on Hong Kong border as Trump suggests meeting with Xi
Chinese paramilitary forces have been carrying out exercises on the border with Hong Kong today as the political crisis in [...]
August 15, 2019
Carlsberg boosts earnings thanks to higher sales of premium beers
Carlsberg boosts earnings thanks to higher sales of premium beers
Carlsberg boosted earnings and improved its operating margins in the first half of the year, thanks to greater sales of [...]
August 15, 2019