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Topshop loses managing director to The White Company

Image copyright The White Company Image caption Mary Homer will replace The White Company’s former chief executive Will Kernan Sir Philip Green’s fashion chain, Topshop, is losing its trailblazing managing director Mary Homer to The White Company. Mary Homer helped make the retailer into a global brand that constantly managed to lead fashion on the […]

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Pensioners' life expectancy falls back

Image copyright PA The average life expectancy of men and women at the age of 65 has fallen in the past three years, suggests data published by the actuarial profession. Updated projections from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries suggest that men aged 65 will now live another 22.2 years, down from 22.8 years in […]


FTSE 100 rises as Brexit looms

Image copyright AFP (Open): London’s leading shares edged higher in early Wednesday trading as investors awaited the start of the process of the UK’s exit from the EU. In the opening minutes, the FTSE 100 rose 27.01 points or 0.37% to 7,370.43. Best performer was 3i Group, adding 2.4% on the strength of a broker […]


Toshiba's Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy

Image copyright Getty Images Westinghouse, Toshiba’s US nuclear unit, has filed for US bankruptcy protection. The US firm has struggled with hefty losses that have thrown its Japanese parent into a crisis, putting the conglomerate’s future at risk. Westinghouse has suffered huge cost overruns at two US projects in Georgia and South Carolina. Toshiba said […]

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US bank Wells Fargo agrees $110m lawsuit settlement

Image copyright Ben Margot Image caption America’s biggest bank was fined $185m in September last year over the scandal US bank Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110m (£88m) to settle a lawsuit brought by customers who had accounts opened in their name without their permission. The agreement comes after America’s biggest bank was fined […]

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Reality check: Your Brexit questions answered

Image copyright AFP Image caption When Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50, negotiations for Britain leaving the EU can start For Radio 4’s PM programme, the BBC’s Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly and assistant political editor Norman Smith are working with the BBC’s Reality Check team to answer your questions about what triggering Article […]

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BBC editors: The key issues

Image copyright Getty Images As the government prepares to trigger Article 50, what are the key areas that will need to be dealt with in the Brexit negotiations with Europe? Click on the links below for more detail. Immigration▼ Business▼ Security▼ Defence▼ Health▼ Education▼ Science▼ The environment▼ Farming and fishing▼ The economy: Kamal Ahmed, economics […]

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Fawlty language

By Matt Pickles . Image caption Fawlty Towers is helping prepare Japan for English-speaking Olympic visitors Japan is struggling to make sure it has enough proficient English speakers when it hosts the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. And the classic BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers is being deployed by some teachers in an […]

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Brexit Britain

Image copyright Getty Images With Article 50 set to be finally triggered, what are the options for the UK’s negotiators when it comes to trade? Well, for a start the government seems to have ruled out the two deals which were most popular with much of British industry, staying in the single market and/or staying […]

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EU negotiations

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to trigger Article 50 later, formally starting the process of the UK leaving the European Union. The next two years of negotiations will have far-reaching implications for British businesses and their staff. The three main areas companies will be watching in the Brexit talks are: migration, customs, and tariffs. […]