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2019 Articles

Shares in housebuilders and UK banks jump on new Brexit deal optimism
Shares in housebuilders and UK banks jump on new Brexit deal optimism
Shares in UK housebuilders and banks jumped this morning on renewed optimism a Brexit deal is achievable. Prime Minister Boris [...]
October 11, 2019
Donald Tusk says he has received 'promising signals' from Leo Varadkar on Brexit
Donald Tusk says he has received 'promising signals' from Leo Varadkar on Brexit
European Council President Donald Tusk said this morning that he had received “promising signals” from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar [...]
October 11, 2019
Jet 2-owner Dart Group says Thomas Cook collapse has boosted bookings
Jet 2-owner Dart Group says Thomas Cook collapse has boosted bookings
The owner of airline Jet 2 said today its business has been boosted by the collapse of package holiday company [...]
October 11, 2019
Broker TP ICAP fined £15m for past ‘improper trading’
Broker TP ICAP fined £15m for past ‘improper trading’
Tullett Prebon, now part of TP ICAP, has today been fined £15.4m by the City watchdog for lax controls which [...]
October 11, 2019
Barclays execs feared jail over plan to pay hidden fees to Qatar, fraud trial hears
Barclays execs feared jail over plan to pay hidden fees to Qatar, fraud trial hears
Senior Barclays bankers discussed their fears of going to jail as they scrambled to create a mechanism to pay extra [...]
October 10, 2019
Ex-Freshfields partner escapes strike off after sexual misconduct allegations upheld
Ex-Freshfields partner escapes strike off after sexual misconduct allegations upheld
An ex-Freshfields partner escaped being struck off today after a tribunal found he had engaged in sexual activity with a [...]
October 10, 2019
Markets hope for trade pact as US-China talks restart
Markets hope for trade pact as US-China talks restart
Trade talks between the US and China are set to start again today in a bid to reduce the tensions [...]
October 10, 2019
Donald Trump says British Isis ‘Beatles’ have been taken into US custody
Donald Trump says British Isis ‘Beatles’ have been taken into US custody
US President Donald Trump this morning said that two British Isis fighters known as “The Beatles” had been taken into [...]
October 10, 2019
Hargreaves Lansdown boosts assets under administration to over £100bn
Hargreaves Lansdown boosts assets under administration to over £100bn
Hargreaves Lansdown said today that it had grown assets under administration to over £100bn at 30 September. In a trading [...]
October 10, 2019
Ex-Barclays bankers accused of creating 'smoke-screen' to hide secret fees paid to Qatar
Ex-Barclays bankers accused of creating 'smoke-screen' to hide secret fees paid to Qatar
Three senior ex-Barclays bankers on trial for fraud were accused today of creating a “smoke-screen” to try and justify millions [...]
October 9, 2019
Arron Banks apologises for Leave.EU anti-German Angela Merkel tweet that 'went too far'
Arron Banks apologises for Leave.EU anti-German Angela Merkel tweet that 'went too far'
Leave.EU founder Arron Banks apologised today for an anti-German tweet featuring chancellor Angela Merkel that was published by the pro-Brexit [...]
October 9, 2019
B&Q owner Kingfisher appoints new finance boss
B&Q owner Kingfisher appoints new finance boss
B&Q owner Kingfisher has appointed a new chief financial officer, it said today. Bernard Bot joins the home improvement group [...]
October 9, 2019
Boris Johnson facing cabinet revolt over no-deal Brexit fears
Boris Johnson facing cabinet revolt over no-deal Brexit fears
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly facing a backlash from his cabinet with a group of ministers poised to resign [...]
October 9, 2019
Trio of ex-Barclays bankers accused of lying in Old Bailey fraud trial
Trio of ex-Barclays bankers accused of lying in Old Bailey fraud trial
Three senior former Barclays executives were today accused of lying about disguised payments to Qatar to facilitate a massive investment [...]
October 8, 2019