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2019 Articles

Clifford Chance kicks off Magic Circle reporting season with subdued performance
Clifford Chance kicks off Magic Circle reporting season with subdued performance
Clifford Chance became the first Magic Circle law firm to report its 2018-19 financial results today, announcing modest gains in [...]
July 2, 2019
Apple boss Tim Cook brands reports he fell out with designer Jony Ive ‘absurd’
Apple boss Tim Cook brands reports he fell out with designer Jony Ive ‘absurd’
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has hit out at reports he fell out with departing design chief Sir Jony Ive, [...]
July 2, 2019
L'Oreal in talks to buy Azzaro and Mugler from Clarins
L'Oreal in talks to buy Azzaro and Mugler from Clarins
L’Oreal is in talks to buy perfume and fashion brands Azzaro and Mugler from Clarins Group, it said today.  The [...]
July 2, 2019
Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra could run into tax trouble say lawyers
Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra could run into tax trouble say lawyers
Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra could face serious tax issues that could hamper its widespread takeup, according to City lawyers. Earlier [...]
July 1, 2019
Ex-Barclays trader Philippe Moryoussef takes UK to European human rights court over Euribor rigging conviction
Ex-Barclays trader Philippe Moryoussef takes UK to European human rights court over Euribor rigging conviction
A former Barclays trader convicted of rigging the Euribor benchmark has launched a European Court of Human Rights claim against [...]
July 1, 2019
Hundreds of protesters storm Hong Kong's government headquarters
Hundreds of protesters storm Hong Kong's government headquarters
Protesters in Hong Kong today stormed the Legislative Council on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 return to Chinese rule [...]
July 1, 2019
Opec agrees to extend oil supply cuts by nine months
Opec agrees to extend oil supply cuts by nine months
Oil cartel Opec agreed to extend supply cuts by nine months today, in an attempt to maintain the price of [...]
July 1, 2019
UK's top 100 law firms report strong year despite final quarter slump
UK's top 100 law firms report strong year despite final quarter slump
The UK’s top 100 law firms grew fee income seven per cent in the year to 30 April, according to [...]
July 1, 2019
City watchdog ramps up enforcement as it faces political pressure to act
City watchdog ramps up enforcement as it faces political pressure to act
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ramped up its investigations in the face of political pressure to crackdown on wrongdoing [...]
July 1, 2019
PwC UK unveils bumper partner promotions round as it shakes up top team
PwC UK unveils bumper partner promotions round as it shakes up top team
Audit firm PwC UK has promoted 69 to its equity partnership and shaken up its top management team, it said [...]
July 1, 2019
Number of cyber incidents reported by financial services firms explodes
Number of cyber incidents reported by financial services firms explodes
The number of cyber incidents financial services firms reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rocketed in 2018, data published [...]
July 1, 2019
Losses jump more than 50 per cent at digital bank Monzo
Losses jump more than 50 per cent at digital bank Monzo
Losses at digital bank Monzo widened to £47.2m last year, its annual report published today shows. Losses increased 54 per [...]
June 27, 2019
UK fashion brand Karen Millen hoists for sale sign
UK fashion brand Karen Millen hoists for sale sign
British fashion brand Karen Millen is set to be sold by its Icelandic owners. Sky News reported that advisers to [...]
June 27, 2019
Vauxhall says building new Astra in the UK contingent on final Brexit deal
Vauxhall says building new Astra in the UK contingent on final Brexit deal
Car manufacturer Groupe PSA said today it will build the new Vauxhall Astra in the UK, but said the decision [...]
June 27, 2019