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EU 'will stand up to trade bullies'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS tariffs: What do we need to know? The EU’s trade commissioner has said the bloc “will stand up to the bullies” over protectionism as tensions continue over US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium imposed by President Trump. Cecilia Malmström was speaking at a conference in […]

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Bosses group 'lost its way' in racism row

Image copyright IoD Entrepreneur Luke Johnson says the Institute of Directors (IoD) is “so obsessed by its internal rows that it has lost its way”. Businesswoman Lady Judge resigned on Friday as chair of the business group after allegations of racism, sexism, and bullying. She denies the claims. Deputy chairman Sir Ken Olisa and non-executive […]

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Melrose increases offer for GKN to £8.1bn

Image copyright GKN Image caption Engineering company GKN has existed for more than 200 years Turnaround specialist Melrose has increased its offer for engineering giant GKN from £7.4bn to £8.1bn. Melrose is now offering 467p per share, and has also raised the amount GKN shareholders will own from 57% to 60%. It says all recent […]

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Record numbers switching electricity supplier

Image copyright Getty Images More than 660,000 customers switched their electricity supplier in February – the highest number yet – according to industry figures. Energy UK said the figure represented a 60% rise on February 2017, and that over a million customers had switched so far this year. It said one reason may have been […]

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How slime turned around the fate of a glue factory

The fad for 2017’s biggest craze shows little sign of declining and continues to have an impact – in one case turning around the fortunes of a French factory. Cléopatre near Tours has made sticky glue for nearly 100 years and 18 years ago it almost went under. Now, thanks to slime, its turnover is […]

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Career conversion

Image copyright Quint Image caption Greg Cox swapped rugby for the life of an entrepreneur When a serious injury ended Greg Cox’s hopes of making it as a professional rugby player, little did he know that it would set him on the path to making a fortune in business. On the books of top English […]

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Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elon Musk said he initially didn’t think his companies were likely to succeed Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only “by the skin of their teeth”. The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost […]

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Union urges Ford to make electric move

Image copyright PA The Unite union has urged Ford to convert its UK engine plants to making electric cars and battery technology. Currently Ford makes engines for the Ford Fiesta and Jaguar Land Rover vehicles at Bridgend in South Wales and diesel engines in Dagenham in Essex. Both plants faces uncertainty, as Jaguar plans to […]

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Nuclear fallout

Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world’s third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation. Source link

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No budget?

Image copyright PA It was announced with a flourish in 2016; the Spring Budget of the following year would be the last. Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, said he was frankly a bit weary of two major announcements on tax and spending every year: a budget in the spring and a “statement” in the autumn – […]

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Hot dogs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A boxer dog at Crufts Households are feeling the financial squeeze but it seems we do not want to inflict the pinch on our pets. Weekly spending on pets, their food and accessories, has risen by 31% in two years, to total £148m in 2017, official figures reveal. It […]