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E-commerce giant Alibaba has topped its sales record for its annual Singles Day savings event in China. The biggest retail event in the world totted up $1bn worth of sales in the first five minutes, the retailer claimed, and by 20 hours in had reached $15bn (£12bn) as people snapped up bargains in its annual sale. Total [...]
It seems like a presidency under Donald Trump is going to be a rollercoaster and a half. Around 10 hours after the president-elect tweeted his disdain for protests against his election, Trump appears to have had a rethink. He said late last night that "professional protestors, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" Sounds [...]
Mark Zuckerberg has denied claims that fake news on Facebook helped elect Donald Trump to the White House. The chief executive of Facebook said at the Techonomy technology conference in San Francisco last night that it was a "pretty crazy idea" and that voters "make decisions based on their lived experience". “The idea that fake news on [...]
Lloyds Banking Group said yesterday it will cut another 665 jobs and shut down 49 branches as part of a three-year restructure of the business aimed at cutting costs. The business will create 145 new roles across the business, but will lay off staff in retail, commercial banking, insurance and consumer finance, the bank said [...]
Downing Street has denied claims that they will use Nigel Farage as a go-between for talks with the President-elect Donald Trump, claiming he was an "irrelevance". The Telegraph claimed last night that ministers would be forced to use the contacts of the interim Ukip leader as they have no links to the President-to-be or his team. [...]
The government are preparing for a crackdown on energy companies who rip off their customers and exploit their loyalty. Greg Clark used his first major speech as head of the newly created business and industrial strategy department to attack utility companies for complicated tariff regimes which confuse people into paying too much. The business and energy secretary made it [...]
Philip Hammond has said Britain will have a "constructive" relationship with the US under Donald Trump, but gave warnings that he did not agree with the President-elect's plans to slap tariffs on foreign goods. The chancellor, speaking to the BBC this morning, said that he hopes talks will still be helpful, but indicated he would [...]
Theresa May vowed to begin a "golden era" of relations with China as she welcomed overseas investors to the UK today. The talks are the latest in a series of annual summits between the UK and China, started by the former chancellor George Osborne. China invested over £3.8bn in the UK in 2014. Chinese contractor [...]
AstraZeneca posted weak quarterly profits this morning, but big pharma companies are expected to benefit from a Trump presidency. The drugs giant said operating profit was down 29 per cent to $1bn but has pinned its hopes on new cancer treatments next year. The results Revenue in the last quarter declined four per cent [...]
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