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    U.K. to Start ‘Brexit’ on March 29 by Invoking Article 50

    By STEPHEN CASTLE 10:45 AM ET


    The British government’s announcement puts it on track to complete a withdrawal from the European Union by early 2019.




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    China’s Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    Autos are emerging as a potential point of contention ahead of President Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart, but the industry sees no easy answers.





    Two Executives to Leave Uber, Adding to Departures

    By MIKE ISAAC

    Jeff Jones, the company’s president of ride sharing, had been seen as a possible successor to the chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Brian McClendon, who headed mapping, is also leaving.




    In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Guides a High-Flying Uber

    By KATIE BENNER

    The venture capitalist Bill Gurley is a rare figure in Silicon Valley, vocally chiding some of the biggest start-up stars to show some discipline.










    After Dutch Election, Eurogroup Leader’s Fate Looks in Doubt

    By JAMES KANTER and NIKI KITSANTONIS 2:29 PM ET

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem appears to be on the way out as head of the Eurogroup, the 19 finance ministers from countries that share the euro. He has presided over a tumultuous period.


    In Battle for Digital India, Vodafone Teams Up With Idea Cellular

    By MARK SCOTT

    The $23 billion deal would create one of the world’s largest cellphone providers, with roughly 400 million subscribers in the country.


    Hedge Fund Titan’s Surefire Bet Turns Into a $4 Billion Loss

    By GRETCHEN MORGENSON and GERALDINE FABRIKANT

    William A. Ackman was on his way to being a legend of Wall Street — until one of his biggest wagers went very wrong.


    How a Big Wager on Valeant Played Out

    By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

    A recap of the major events during Pershing’s association with Valeant.


    Choice of I.M.F. Critic Highlights Trump’s Reversal of Global Policy

    By LANDON THOMAS Jr.

    Adam Lerrick, set to be nominated as deputy under secretary of the Treasury for international finance, has been a vocal scold of global bodies like the International Monetary Fund for nearly 20 years.


    In New York, Bringing Broadband to Everyone by 2018

    By NICK CORASANITI 11:40 AM ET

    Under a state-led initiative, even far-flung homes are getting wired, giving residents faster access to the internet and changing lives.


    UBS and Its French Unit to Face Trial in Tax Investigation

    By CHAD BRAY

    The trial announcement came after reports that UBS had rejected a settlement in the investigation about whether it helped French clients evade taxes.


    New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

    By ALEXANDRA ALTER

    A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.


    Offices of Volkswagen and Audi Chiefs Searched in Raid, Warrant Says

    By JACK EWING

    A judge in Munich authorized investigators to seize documents from Matthias Müller, Volkswagen’s chief executive; Rupert Stadler, Audi’s chief; and dozens of others.

    Trump's Net Worth Dwindled to $3.5 Billion, Forbes Says

    By REUTERS 1:39 PM ET

    While Donald Trump's political fortunes were rising, his net worth was dropping to a mere $3.5 billion, or roughly a third of what he claimed during his successful campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Forbes list of the world's billionaires.

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    Gates tops rich list as Trump wealth dips





    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes' annual billionaire rich list, while Donald Trump's fortune slips.
    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business


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    Low rates 'saved up to 1.5 million jobs'

    Bank of England economist Andy Haldane says ultra-low interest rates hurt productivity but saved jobs.
    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business


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    Live Business Live: Pound slips

    Pound falls on Article 50 date; FTSE 100 edges to new record high; Google apologises over ads.





    Google apologises as M&S pulls ads

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business


    Are we headed for a bond market bloodbath?

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business
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    Asda withdraws Slimzone meals amid row

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business





    US billionaire David Rockefeller dies



    May to trigger Brexit process next week



    MPs debate cap on young driver insurance

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business
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    Uber president Jeff Jones steps down



    vodafoneicon deal creates India mobile giant

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section India


    Deutsche Bank cuts staff bonuses

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section Business




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    Beauty and the Beast film is a big hit





    Face recognition used to ration loo roll

    • 20 March 2017
    • From the section China




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    'Out of control'

    How one woman beat her mental illness by helping others
    • 20 March 2017
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    What does an editor do?

    And how do political loyalties - and rivalries - fit in?
    Amol Rajan Media editor






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    Protectionism worry drags on stocks, dollar hits six-week low

    The U.S. dollar slumped to a six-week low on Monday on worries over a dovish Federal Reserve, while U.S. and European stock markets dipped amid concerns about G20 financial leaders' decision to drop a pledge to keep global trade free and open.
    6:21pm GMT

    British regulator to focus more on protecting insurance policyholders

    The Bank of England said it will devote greater effort to ensuring more consistent protection for those who would suffer most if their insurance policies do not pay out as promised.
    3:52pm GMT

    Low UK rates probably hurt productivity, BoE's Haldane says

    Ultra-low Bank of England interest rates since the financial crisis have probably taken a modest toll on productivity, but were a price worth paying to avoid higher unemployment, Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said on Monday.
    6:51pm GMT

    Fed to wait at least until June to decide next hike - Evans

    The Federal Reserve will likely wait at least until a June policy meeting to decide whether to lift U.S. interest rates again, giving it time to digest economic and financial market data as well as any clarity on the Trump administration's fiscal policy plans, a top rate-setter said on Monday.
    6:44pm GMT

    vodafoneicon, Idea in $23 billion deal to create new Indian telecom leader

    Britain's vodafoneicon Group and Idea Cellular agreed on Monday to merge their Indian operations in a $23 billion (18.55 billion pounds) deal, creating the country's biggest telecoms business after the entry of a new rival sparked a brutal price war.
    4:22pm GMT

    Exclusive - Iran struggles to coax Bank of England to open clearing accounts: sources

    Iran has asked the Bank of England to set up special clearing accounts for its banks, but has so far been rebuffed in its effort to resolve an impasse that has left it excluded from banking in London more than a year after sanctions were lifted.
    4:37pm GMT

    EU plans to relax rules on airlines' transatlantic wet leasing deals

    The European Commission wants to scrap restrictions placed on EU airlines leasing planes and crew from U.S. carriers, to resolve a long-standing dispute between the two sides.
    7:26pm GMT

    Buyout funds line up bids for The Body Shop amid pricing challenges - sources

    L'Oreal's sale of British retailer The Body Shop has drawn interest from a series of private equity investors who are lining up indicative bids ahead of a mid-April deadline, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
    6:53pm GMT

    Greek finance minister to remain in Brussels to pursue a deal with lenders

    Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Monday he planned to stay in Brussels for further consultations with the country's creditors towards finalising a bailout review.
    5:58pm GMT

    Saudis to tighten curbs on foreign workers in local jobs push - sources

    Saudi Arabia plans to tighten restrictions on foreign workers to pressure companies into hiring more Saudi citizens and reduce unemployment among Saudis, government sources said on Monday.

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    LVMH buys Maison Francis Kurkdjian stake in luxury perfume push

    French luxury goods company LVMH has agreed to buy a majority stake in French independent perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian as it expands in fast-growing niche luxury fragrances.
    6:29pm GMT

    Protectionism worry drags on stocks, dollar hits six-week low

    The U.S. dollar slumped to a six-week low on Monday on worries over a dovish Federal Reserve, while U.S. and European stock markets dipped amid concerns about G20 financial leaders' decision to drop a pledge to keep global trade free and open.
    6:21pm GMT

    Greece, lenders still divided, bailout talks to intensify - Dijsselbloem

    Greece and its euro zone creditors are still at odds over reforms required before new loans can be disbursed to Athens, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday after an inconclusive meeting in Brussels.
    6:09pm GMT

    Greek finance minister to remain in Brussels to pursue a deal with lenders

    Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Monday he planned to stay in Brussels for further consultations with the country's creditors towards finalising a bailout review.
    5:58pm GMT

    Trump's net worth dwindled to $3.5 billion, Forbes says

    While Donald Trump's political fortunes were rising, his net worth was dropping to a mere $3.5 billion, or roughly a third of what he claimed during his successful campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Forbes list of the world's billionaires.
    5:46pm GMT

    Bailed out German bank HRE's former CEO deceived markets, prosecutor alleges

    The former chief executive of German lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) covered up liquidity problems just weeks before its near collapse almost a decade ago, a public prosecutor alleged in a Munich court on Monday.
    5:21pm GMT

    Dutch provinces oppose Akzo Nobel takeover, fear job losses

    Four Dutch provincial governments said on Monday they were opposed to a takeover of paints and coatings maker Akzo Nobel due to potential job losses, in a sign of the challenges facing the company's U.S. suitor.
    5:17pm GMT

    FTSE rises to record close after Article 50 trigger date set

    Britain's top share index inched higher to set a record closing level on Monday, as falling energy stocks and banks were outweighed by rising consumer staples stocks.
    5:08pm GMT

    BNP Paribas aims to expand European investment banking

    BNP Paribas , France's biggest bank, plans to expand its investment banking activity in Europe as competitors retrench, it said on Monday, part of a strategy to offset weak revenue in domestic retail markets.

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    Austria joins up charging points to boost electric car usage

    Austria is creating a Nationwideicon network of charging stations for electric cars, making it easier for drivers to charge up as part of the country's efforts to promote the vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions.
    2:53pm GMT

    VW clan aims for quick deal over Ferdinand Piech's shares - source

    The Porsche and Piech families are looking to strike a swift deal to buy shares in Porsche SE from Volkswagen's former chairman Ferdinand Piech, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.
    2:44pm GMT

    UBS faces French trial in long-running tax case

    UBS and its French subsidiary face trial in France after a long-running investigation into allegations that the Swiss bank helped wealthy clients avoid taxes.
    2:36pm GMT

    Policy uncertainty, protectionism can impact global economy - China finance minister

    China's Finance Minister Xiao Jie, who attended last week's G20 meeting, warned that momentum seen in the global economy could be curbed by policy uncertainties and the rise of protectionism.
    2:31pm GMT

    VW trucks division targets strong profitability gain in 2017

    Volkswagen's truck division aims to significantly increase its profitability this year as deepening cooperation between the MAN and Scania brands and improving overseas markets spur business, it said on Monday.
    2:17pm GMT

    Euro zone's Dijsselbloem wants bailout fund turned into a European IMF

    The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) -- the euro zone's bailout fund -- should ultimately be turned into a European version of the International Monetary Fund, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Monday in a German newspaper.
    2:16pm GMT

    EU to block any firms involved in Brazil meat scandal

    The European Commission is monitoring meat imports from Brazil and any companies found to be involved in a meat scandal there will be denied access to the European Union market, a spokesman said on Monday.
    1:46pm GMT

    China temporarily suspends imports of Brazilian meat after scandal - source

    China has temporarily suspended imports of Brazilian meat from March 19 following a scandal in the South American country over the alleged bribery of health officials to allow the sale of tainted meat, a source said on Monday.
    1:45pm GMT

    Merkel hopes to address trade issues with Trump at G7 in May

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday a G7 leaders' summit of the world's leading economies in May was a good opportunity to address differences with U.S. President Donald Trump on how to secure free trade while making commerce fairer.
    1:31pm GMT

    Italy gives final approval to Intesa funding of Russian oil deal

    Italy has given its final blessing to a 5.2 billion euro loan made in January by bank Intesa SanPaolo to finance the privatisation of a stake in Russia's biggest oil company, after checking to ensure the deal did not breach sanctions.

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    Italy has no intention of selling stake in ENI - Treasury source

    The Italian government has no plans to sell a stake in oil and gas group Eni , an Italian Treasury source said on Monday, denying a report in Italian media.
    12:39pm GMT

    Red star over Hungary? Heineken may see trademark banned

    Heineken beer's trademark red star may be about to fall foul of Hungary's attempts to purge itself of totalitarian symbols related to the years of Nazi occupation and, in this case, the 40 years of communist rule.
    12:26pm GMT

    ECB money piles up in Germany as investors wary of risk - Bundesbank

    Money created by the European Central Bank to shore up euro zone growth and inflation is piling up in Germany as investors are reluctant to venture outside the bloc's strongest economy, Bundesbank data showed on Monday.
    12:14pm GMT

    Prime central London sales hit an all-time low in 2016

    The number of London's top-end city centre homes sold last year fell to a record low, according to an analysis of official data, continuing a trend of falling demand due to increases in property tax and the Brexit vote.
    12:14pm GMT

    Brazil's Embraer launches fourth E190-E2 jet prototype

    Brazil's Embraer SA , the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, on Monday announced the launch of a fourth prototype of a next-generation narrow-body jet slated to enter service in 2018.
    12:12pm GMT

    Tesco promotes UK executives to lead international business

    Tesco , Britain's largest retailer, said on Monday its long-standing international boss Trevor Masters would step down and two executives who have played key roles in the firm's turnaround at home would take over his responsibilities.
    11:59am GMT

    Lloyds appoints businessman to review HBOSicon fraud compensation claims

    Lloyds Banking Group on Monday said it appointed a businessman to review the cases of British companies which lost out in a 245 million pound fraud for which six people were jailed earlier this year.
    11:54am GMT

    Champagne producers blame Brexit for 2016 sales decline

    Sales of champagne fell last year as a weaker pound weighed on British demand in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, France's main champagne industry body said on Monday.
    11:32am GMT

    Germany's economic advisers reject criticism of current account surplus

    The German government's panel of economic advisers on Monday rejected international criticism of the country's large current account surplus and called U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist stance a threat to the global economy.
    11:26am GMT

    Phoenix Group seeks assets in 300 billion pounds UK pensions market

    Phoenix Group Holdings , Britain's largest owner of life assurance funds closed to new customers, plans to buy more such assets, in a market which its chief executive said was worth about 300 billion pounds.

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    Emirates 'has not been informed' of Trump's new inflight restrictions

    Rules on any devices bigger than a mobile phone expected to affect nine airlines





    Inflation jumps to 2.3 per cent in February









    The pound is climbing after inflation hit its highest level in years

    Consumer price inflation jumped to 2.3 per cent in February as the slump in the value of the pound since last year's Brexit vote fed through into the cost of living






    Sir Philip should hand a £15m “rebate” from his BHS pension settlement






    UN asks UK government to pause Hinkley nuclear reactor development






    UK's biggest retailers have cut 'nearly 4,000 staff this year'

    At least 3,700 shop workers have already been made redundanticon from leading UK store chains as a result of new technology rendering many low-skilled jobs obsolete








    Stopping climate change could boost the world economy by £15 trillion

    Governments are committing resources to green energy in a bid to keep warming within 2 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial conditions, in accordance with the landmark Paris Agreement






    UK to crack down on money laundering after reports of Russian [problem]

    HSBCicon, Barclaysicon, RBSicon and Coutts among those alleged to have transferred hundreds of millions of pounds of cash thought to be linked to criminals and corrupt officials








    Cost of new cars could soar by more than £2,300 after a hard Brexit

    EU exports account for around 57.5 per cent of cars sold in the UK and a hard Brexit would therefore be ‘the worst-case scenario’ for manufacturers, the study found






    How the world's biggest banks will react to Brexit

    Frankfurt and Dublin are emerging as the biggest winners as finance firms shore up their plans to move operations from the UK





    Google and Facebook are now paying full tax in Australia





    Aldi customers urged to stay away from fake £65 vouchers






    New York’s richest citizens ask state to raise their taxes

    George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney among group petitioning Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve philanthropic gesture








    Google announces measures to crack down on extremist ad placement

    On Monday Google’s president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa apologised to companies affected by adverts appearing on controversial content






    Andy Haldane floats digital productivity boost for firms

    He is working on an 'ambitious idea' to create digital platforms for firms to "simulate changes to their businesses processes and practices"







    Lloyds sets up review for fraud victims under Prof Russel Griggs

    The Scottish businessman will look at compensation claims stemming from the £245m fraud committed by Lynden Scourfield and other financiers






    Subway slammed for 'sandwich apprenticeships' paying £3.50 an hour





    London living costs fall to lowest level in decades






    Nike just proved they're still the most innovative sneaker company

    Nike is back in the game.







    Donald Trump drops more than 200 spots in Forbes rich list to 544th

    Forbes attributes his fall to the state of the Manhattan real estate market in which Mr Trump has invested a disproportionate amount of his fortune





    You can fly to California for only £220 rtn - but you have to be quick





    Microsoft founder Bill Gates named world's richest man by Forbes






    Further pound punishment forecast after Article 50 date announced

    Sterling fell to $1.2345 in the wake of the news, down 0.4 per cent on the day








    Bank bosses push for lower taxes and lighter regulation after Brexit

    UK must not to 'assume it’s unassailable', in financial services, said John McFarlane, chairman of Barclays





    Google's apology over extremist content isn't enough





    Lord Myners urges crackdown on UK corporate takeovers






    GMB urges investors to defend the Unilever model. They must listen

    Insecurity is helping to fuel an ugly wave of populism that will ultimately harm investors’ best interests. Unilever has shown that there is a better way. It would be a tragedy if that were to be lost as a result of Kraft Heinz’s rejected takeover approach







    Google apologises over adverts placed next to extremist YouTube videos

    Marks and Spencer became the latest big name company to remove its ads, following a slew of banks, media organisations and the UK Government







    Next poised to report fall in full-year profits amid plunging pound

    The retailer is expected to reveal a 4 per cent slide in annual pre-tax profits to £792m, down from £821.3m last year

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    What’s at Stake in a Health Bill That Slashes the Safety Net

    By EDUARDO PORTER 10:24 AM ET

    By reversing the Medicaid expansion and leaving millions unable to pay for coverage, the bill would be a landmark retreat in American social welfare.

    Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

    The United States still spends less than most of its peers across the industrialized world to support the general welfare of its citizens. But during the Obama administration the gap shrank to its smallest since the early 1980s.




    What Travelers Should Know About New Restrictions on Devices

    By BRIAN X. CHEN 3:10 PM ET

    Who is affected by the flighticon restriction, and what should you do?




    U.S. Limits Devices for Passengers on Foreign Airlines From Eight Countries

    By RON NIXON 1:58 PM ET

    Passengers headed to the United States from 10 airports in eight majority-Muslim countries have been barred by the Trump administration from carrying electronic devices larger than a cellphone.









    Despite a Trust, Ivanka Trump Still Wields Power Over Her Brand

    By RACHEL ABRAMS

    Ms. Trump may address potential conflicts by recusing herself from related White House business or by vetoing a deal for her company, said an ethics lawyer who advises her.


    Fox News Sidelines Andrew Napolitano After Wiretap Allegation

    By JOHN KOBLIN

    Mr. Napolitano had reported that the Obama administration had sought British intelligence assistance to wiretap Donald Trump when Mr. Trump was running for president.


    Google Tries to Stop Ads From Appearing Next to Hate Speech

    By MARK SCOTT

    After complaints from brands whose content was shown alongside offensive material online, the search giant pledged to improve its safeguards.


    After Dutch Election, Eurogroup Leader’s Fate Looks in Doubt

    By JAMES KANTER and NIKI KITSANTONIS

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem appears to be on the way out as head of the Eurogroup, the 19 finance ministers from countries that share the euro. He has presided over a tumultuous period.


    China’s Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    Autos are emerging as a potential point of contention ahead of President Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart, but the industry sees no easy answers.


    Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School

    By BENJAMIN WEISER 1:49 PM ET

    Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissedicon by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.


    Help Wanted: Trump Betting Expert for Gambling Website

    By CHAD BRAY 2:27 PM ET

    Paddy Power, an Irish gambling website known for its marketing stunts, is seeking a “head of Trump betting” to oversee its wagers related to the American president.


    Choice of I.M.F. Critic Highlights Trump’s Reversal of Global Policy

    By LANDON THOMAS Jr.

    Adam Lerrick, set to be nominated as deputy under secretary of the Treasury for international finance, has been a vocal scold of global bodies like the International Monetary Fund for nearly 20 years.

    Breakaway Lawyers From Kasowitz Firm Point to Conflicts Dispute

    By ELIZABETH OLSON 1:24 PM ET

    After a court ruling this month, the lawyers say they left because of an internal dispute over conflicts of interest.


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    Thames Water fined £20.3m for polluting the River Thames with sewage

    The facilities involved were five sewage treatment works in Aylesbury, Didcot, Henley, Little Marlow and Arborfield, and Littlemore sewage pumping station





    Global stock markets suffer after Wall Street posts worst day of 2017









    Tesco has stopped selling Heineken beers because of Brexit

    The retailer is now stocking only 22 of the 53 brands that it was selling at the start of the year






    Barclaycard boss quits to defend US civil liberties against Trump






    CEO pay: Report from Equality Trust shows society's values are twisted






    British based airlines 'told to move to Europe or lose business'

    The warning comes less than a week before Theresa May is scheduled to trigger Article 50








    Primark recalls children's novelty cat leggings over choking hazard

    The high street store is urging customers to return the product






    EU to give UK banks new incentive to leave London, say officials

    European Central Bank may fast-track applications from British finance firms looking to move








    Stock markets shaken: The first sign of a Trump-inspired correction?

    Even The Wall Street Journal has started to express doubts as the President’s ability to enact his agenda is increasingly questioned






    London Taxi Company opens new £300m Coventry factory

    Opening marks completion of remarkable turnaround after LTC plunged into administration in October 2012, before eventually being rescued six months later by Chinese firm Geely





    Cadbury forced to explain why its chocolate is halal





    Plusnet fined £880,000 by Ofcom for billing former customers






    Airbnb changes its name to Aibiyin and doubles investment to woo China

    Airbnb is trying to succeed where tech company Uber recently struggled








    FTSE 100 bosses get paid 386 times national living wage

    FTSE 100 CEOs are being paid on average 165 times more than a nurse, 140 times more than a school teacher and 132 times more than a police officer






    Modest pick-up in business investment intentions in Bank survey

    The latest report from the Bank shows that the score for manufacturing investment intentions over the next 12 months in February ticked up to 0.7, from 0.2 in January







    Nearly one in seven retiring this year made no financial provisions

    A pensioner retiring after 6 April and relying solely on the new flat-rate state pension would have a weekly income of £159.55, or just short of £8,300 a year





    World 'abandoning coal in dramatic style raising climate change hopes'





    Waitrose stops offering customers free coffee without purchase






    Goldman Sachs: Would you trust its robo advisors with your money?

    A growing number of finance houses are looking to digitise financial advice. Whether that's a good thing remains to be seen







    BMW boss hints at moving production of Minis out of UK after Brexit

    'Business environment for car makers marked by 'volatility, unexpected developments and political uncertainty', chief executive Harald Krueger says





    Goldman Sachs to move jobs out of London before Brexit deal struck





    The pound is climbing after inflation hit its highest level in years






    New York’s richest citizens ask state to raise their taxes

    George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney among group petitioning Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve philanthropic gesture








    Sir Philip should hand a £15m “rebate” from his BHS pension settlement

    The deal includes a contingency fund that will not be needed if a majority of those with smaller pots take lump sums and while the Work & Pensions Committee is right to be cross, there's nothing it can do





    UN asks UK government to pause Hinkley nuclear reactor development





    UK's biggest retailers have cut 'nearly 4,000 staff this year'






    Stopping climate change could boost the world economy by £15 trillion

    Governments are committing resources to green energy in a bid to keep warming within 2 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial conditions, in accordance with the landmark Paris Agreement







    UK to crack down on money laundering after reports of Russian [problem]

    HSBCicon, Barclaysicon, RBSicon and Coutts among those alleged to have transferred hundreds of millions of pounds of cash thought to be linked to criminals and corrupt officials







    Aldi customers urged to stay away from fake £65 vouchers

    The German retailer is investigating the [problem]







    Google announces measures to crack down on extremist ad placement

    On Monday Google’s president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa apologised to companies affected by adverts appearing on controversial content






    Andy Haldane floats digital productivity boost for firms

    He is working on an 'ambitious idea' to create digital platforms for firms to "simulate changes to their businesses processes and practices"

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    As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

    By REED ABELSON 33 minutes ago

    Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.


    Uber Board Stands by Travis Kalanick as It Reveals Plans to Repair Its Image

    By MIKE ISAAC

    In a conference call with executives, Uber presented a list of changes it plans to make to improve morale and repair its tarnished reputation.


    Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump

    By SYDNEY EMBER 1:45 PM ET

    The editorial said President Trump was damaging his presidency with “exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”


    After Failed Cabinet Bid, Puzder Leaves Restaurant Post

    By VINDU GOEL

    Andrew F. Puzder, who withdrew his nomination as labor secretary, has now resigned as head of the company that owns the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains.


    China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon

    By PAUL MOZUR and JANE PERLEZ 11:07 AM ET

    Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to invest in early-stage U.S. companies specializing in technology with potential military applications, a new report says.


    Airbnb’s Rivals in China Hold Hands in a Nervous New Market

    By AMIE TSANG and PAUL MOZUR

    The Silicon Valley firm introduces a new effort in a country where other foreign firms have stumbled — and where rivals offer door locks and advice to worried hosts.


    Market Dip Bucks a Streak of Trump-Inspired Optimism

    By LANDON THOMAS Jr.

    The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index had gone 64 consecutive trading days without declining more than 1 percent in a trading session.


    A.I. Expert at Baidu, Andrew Ng, Resigns From Chinese Search Giant

    By PAUL MOZUR

    The departure is a blow to Baidu, which has been betting big on artificial intelligence as a foundation to fields like voice recognition and driverless cars.


    A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals

    By GINA KOLATA 2:11 PM ET

    A group of researchers created a ruse to draw attention to the seamy side of open-access journals, some of which will publish just about anything for a fee.


    Survival of Sears and Kmart Is in Doubt, Owner Warns

    By CARLOS TEJADA

    With losses mounting, Sears Holdings Corporation said in its annual report that there were “substantial doubts” it could continue operating.

    Deal Professor


    Dole Case Illustrates Problems in Shareholder System

    By STEVEN DAVIDOFF SOLOMON

    Some Dole shareholders may not get a piece of a recent settlement. While shareholders think they own the shares they buy, they don’t in a sense.


    In Stark Terms, Ex-Chairman of Dean Foods Describes Passing Along Tips

    By COLIN MOYNIHAN

    Thomas Davis, testifying in a case against the gambler William Walters that also involves the golfer Phil Mickelson, made an extraordinary admission of malfeasance.

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    Google ad row spreads to US brands





    Four major US brands pull advertising from Google as row over extremist content spreads beyond Europe.


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    Reality Check

    What's this new measure of inflation?

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    Staff levels at BMW's Dutch Mini assembly plant to overtake UK's

    BMW's X1 model will be built in the Netherlands, it said on Wednesday, boosting staff levels at Mini's contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar beyond those at the German carmaker's plant in Oxford, England, where the Mini hatch is made.
    5:24pm GMT

    Britain may have big Brexit bill to settle with EU Investment Bank

    Britain's bill for settling its financial position with the European Investment Bank after Brexit may be costly, the EIB's chairman said on Wednesday, calling for "civilised" divorceicon talks that could avoid such an outcome.
    3:53pm GMT

    FTSE lags Europe as stronger pound compounds losses

    British shares pulled back on Wednesday, weighed by banks and miners, as investors repriced expectations for fiscal easing from the U.S. and a stronger outlook for sterling compounded weakness in the UK stock market.
    6:35pm GMT

    Euro zone banks under scrutiny but none in danger watchdog says

    Several European banks are being closely monitored by the agency responsible for closing lenders which go bust in the euro zone, but none are failing or about to fail, the head of the Single Resolution Board (SRB) said on Wednesday.
    7:04pm GMT

    EU to formally veto Deutsche Boerse LSE merger shortly - sources

    The European Commission will shortly veto a proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange , four sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, scuppering plans to create Europe's biggest exchange.
    3:50pm GMT

    Britain-based banks moving to Europe may get easier entry, ECB says

    Banks looking to move from Britain to the euro zone after Brexit may be given an expedited entry, with supervisors willing to spare them from a lengthy initial test of their risk models, a top European Central Bank official said on Wednesday.
    4:45pm GMT

    Maersk reaches key North Sea tax deal with Denmark

    Shipping and oil company A. P. Moller-Maersk on Wednesday reached an agreement with the Danish state that means it will pay less tax on its North Sea oil and gas activities through 2025.
    7:32pm GMT

    Shareholders urge Akzo to negotiate with suitor PPG

    Shareholders piled pressure on Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel to open talks with U.S. rival PPG Industries on Wednesday after Akzo rejected a revised 22.7 billion euro takeover offer as too low, too risky and a bad fit culturally.
    7:50pm GMT

    UK economy growing solidly despite inflation hit - BoE report

    Britain's economy looks set to defy a slowdown again this year as the country moves closer to leaving the European Union, with the hit to shoppers from surging inflation partly offset by more investment and exports, a Bank of England report suggested.
    1:21pm GMT

    Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

    Brazil's two largest food processors are striving to restore confidence in their quality controls as they pursue plans to list overseas units after a scandal over alleged bribery of health officials that triggered bans on Brazilian meat exports.

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    Brazil's agriculture minister says meat industry may lose 10 percent market share

    Brazil's meatpacking industry has been badly damaged by a police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices, and could lose upward of 10 percent of its global market share, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday.
    6:18pm GMT

    Stocks slip on doubts over Trump policies, gold rallies

    Most U.S. and European share indexes fell or were little changed on Wednesday as concerns over potential delays to President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies again unnerved investors, while safe-haven gold, U.S. Treasuries, and the yen rallied.
    6:03pm GMT

    Staff levels at BMW's Dutch Mini assembly plant to overtake UK's

    BMW's X1 model will be built in the Netherlands, it said on Wednesday, boosting staff levels at Mini's contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar beyond those at the German carmaker's plant in Oxford, England, where the Mini hatch is made.
    5:24pm GMT

    Judge asks Mediaset, Vivendi to settle defamation suits - source

    An Italian judge has asked the country's biggest private broadcaster Mediaset and France's Vivendi to try to find an agreement over defamation suits they have launched against each other, a judicial source told Reuters.
    5:15pm GMT

    Vivendi's Ben Ammar says ready to act as mediator with Mediaset

    Vivendi supervisory board member Tarak Ben Ammar said on Wednesday he was ready to act as a mediator between the French media group and Italian broadcaster Mediaset in a dispute over a collapsed pay-TV deal.
    5:15pm GMT

    Swiss banking watchdog checking on 'Laundromat' reports

    Switzerland's financial watchdog is looking into a report that dozens of Swiss banks may have helped launder more than $600 million (481.27 million pounds) from Russia in a global scheme dubbed "Laundromat".
    5:07pm GMT

    UK credit rating hinges on agreeing trade deals - Moody's

    Moody's credit rating agency said on Tuesday the path of Britain's sovereign credit rating would depend on whether it agrees trade deals as it leaves the EU, along the lines espoused by Prime Minister Theresa May's government.
    4:52pm GMT

    Britain-based banks moving to Europe may get easier entry, ECB says

    Banks looking to move from Britain to the euro zone after Brexit may be given an expedited entry, with supervisors willing to spare them from a lengthy initial test of their risk models, a top European Central Bank official said on Wednesday.
    4:45pm GMT

    SocGen says to raise spending on French retail bank

    Societe Generale plans to spend an extra 250 million euros (217.09 million pounds) this year on its French retail banking business, its deputy CEO said, as it fortifies itself against increasing competition from online rivals.
    4:39pm GMT

    Italy to test EU rules again with Veneto banks bailout

    Italy's plans to bail out two regional banks pose a dilemma for European regulators, who are still considering whether Monte dei Paschi qualifies for state aid, three months after giving a preliminary green light.

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    Laptop ban hits Gulf airlines in battle for business travellers

    A ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States from some cities could deal a blow to the big, fast-growing Gulf airlines, which depend on business-class flyers stopping over in places like Dubai or Doha for far-flung destinations.
    4:27pm GMT

    Citi says EU 'equivalence' regime no answer to Brexit banking question

    British-based banks would be foolhardy to expect to retain access to European Union markets in return for sticking closely to the bloc's rules after Brexit, a senior banking official said on Wednesday.
    4:24pm GMT

    Shell gets access to key oil hub in Panama - sources

    Royal Dutch Shell agreed to lease capacity at a large oil terminal in Panama that has been used by U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp , sources involved in the deal told Reuters, gaining much-needed storage for its crude operations.
    4:20pm GMT

    EU's Vestager says analysing Facebook reply to WhatsApp probe

    EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday she was reviewing Facebook's response to charges the U.S. social network provided misleading information during its bid for messaging service WhatsApp which may result in a hefty fine for the company.
    3:57pm GMT

    Britain may have big Brexit bill to settle with EU Investment Bank

    Britain's bill for settling its financial position with the European Investment Bank after Brexit may be costly, the EIB's chairman said on Wednesday, calling for "civilised" divorceicon talks that could avoid such an outcome.
    3:53pm GMT

    EU to formally veto Deutsche Boerse LSE merger shortly - sources

    The European Commission will shortly veto a proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange , four sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, scuppering plans to create Europe's biggest exchange.
    3:50pm GMT

    Fiat Chrysler shares fall after news of French emissions probe

    Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell as much as 4 percent on Wednesday, pushed lower by news that French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into the carmaker over allegations that it cheated in diesel emission tests.
    3:46pm GMT

    Stuttgart prosecutor probes Daimler employees for potential fraud

    The public prosecutor's office has launched an investigation against employees at German carmaker Daimler , on suspicion of fraud and misleading advertising, it said on Wednesday.
    3:18pm GMT

    BASF, on the sidelines of merger wave, eyes generic pesticides

    With rivals joining forces all around, Germany's BASF has been eyeing a surprise foray into generic pesticides, although the issue is on hold while it looks to snap up assets being spun off in those mergers.
    3:00pm GMT

    Barclaysicon aims for bigger share of euro clearing business in Middle East

    Barclays aims to increase its share of the euro clearing business in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) from low double-digits to 25 percent in the next three years, a senior Barclays executive said, capitalising on growing demand from companies for transactions in euros.

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    UBS set to charge wealthy for keeping euro savings

    UBS , the world's biggest wealth manager, will impose a penalty charge on customers who park euros with the bank, one of the largest lenders to break what has been a taboo in finance as sub-zero interest rates bite.
    2:33pm GMT

    UK regulator wins landmark Supreme Court identity case

    Britain's markets watchdog did not wrongfully identify a former JPMorgan executive in the "London Whale" scandal, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a landmark case that endorses a regulatory policy of speedy corporate settlements.
    2:33pm GMT

    South Africa suspends some meat imports from Brazil

    South Africa has suspended some meat imports from Brazil citing a scandal in the South American country's meat processing industry, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Wednesday.
    2:26pm GMT

    Profits rise six percent at Li Ka-shing's CK Hutchison, beats forecast

    CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd , the ports-to-telecoms arm of billionaire businessman Li Ka-shing, beat forecasts on Wednesday with a 6 percent rise in 2016 net profit and said it was cautiously optimistic about the group's prospects.
    1:41pm GMT

    Container shipping lines ordered to testify in U.S. sector probe

    The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday.
    1:39pm GMT

    Romania bids to host EU drug agency after Brexit

    Romania wants Brussels to relocate its pan-European drug regulator EMA to Bucharest from London after Brexit, the government said on Wednesday, hoping that the fact that it still hosts no EU watchdogs will help make it an attractive candidate.
    1:36pm GMT

    Centrica CEO's annual remuneration package rises nearly 40 percent

    Iain Conn, chief executive of Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica , received a nearly 40 percent rise in annual remuneration to more than 4 million pounds, the company's yearly report showed on Wednesday.
    1:28pm GMT

    UK economy growing solidly despite inflation hit - BoE report

    Britain's economy looks set to defy a slowdown again this year as the country moves closer to leaving the European Union, with the hit to shoppers from surging inflation partly offset by more investment and exports, a Bank of England report suggested.
    1:21pm GMT

    Top British bosses earn nearly 400 times more than minimum wage

    The heads of Britain's top 100 listed companies earn on average almost 400 times more than a worker on the minimum wage, according to analysis that will add fuel to the fire of a debate about inequality in the country.
    12:56pm GMT

    Record profits at Hermes underscore luxury sector's upturn

    French luxury goods group Hermes said it had started this year on a solid footing after announcing record 2016 profits on Wednesday, providing further evidence of a broader recovery in the luxury goods industry.

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    Eton Park to Shut Down as $3 Trillion Hedge Fund Industry Faces Turmoil

    By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN 1:20 PM ET


    The firm, founded by a former Goldman Sachs partner, Eric Mindich, decided to close after a 10 percent decline in performance last year.




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    Common Sense

    Pages From Trump’s Tax Returns Raise a Decade’s Worth of Questions

    By JAMES B. STEWART 11:54 AM ET

    Filings from 1995 and 2005, incomplete as they are, offer tantalizing clues about how the Trumps might have minimized their liability over several years.





    ‘Turkish Trump,’ a Hotel Plan and a Tangle of Foreign Ties

    By STEVE EDER and BEN PROTESS

    President Trump pledged that his business would avoid overseas deals during his tenure. But his company is pursuing a hotel project with a firm with deep foreign connections.




    Foreign Growth ‘Off the Table’: Conversation With Trump Hotel Chief

    By BEN PROTESS and STEVE EDER

    Eric Danziger, who is contending with a thicket of ethical considerations, says the company will not be “growing the brands outside the United States.”










    Robert Iger, Disney’s C.E.O., Agrees to One-Year Extension

    By BROOKS BARNES 12:06 PM ET

    The extension, which will keep Mr. Iger at Disney until 2019, reflected the difficulty the company has had identifying a successor.


    Banks and Tech Firms Battle Over Something Akin to Gold: Your Data

    By NATHANIEL POPPER

    Big banks are pushing for new agreements on the customer data they share with technology start-ups like Mint and bettermenticon.


    ‘Defiant’ in the Face of Terrorism: Londoners After the Attack

    By PRASHANT S. RAO and AMIE TSANG 1:45 PM ET

    Residents of the city expressed a resolute stoicism, as the regular rhythm of life persisted.


    This Commercial Break, Brought to You by Tax Policy

    By ALAN RAPPEPORT

    As lawmakers battle over health care, businesses and other groups are already gearing up, and taking to the airwaves, for the fight to come over taxes.


    North Korea Said to Be Target of Inquiry Over $81 Million Cyberheist

    By MICHAEL CORKERY and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which the North Korea government aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank.


    China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon

    By PAUL MOZUR and JANE PERLEZ

    Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to invest in early-stage U.S. companies specializing in technology with potential military applications, a new report says.


    AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Pull Ads From YouTube

    By SAPNA MAHESHWARI and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

    The companies cited concerns that Google was not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.


    Airbnb’s Rivals in China Hold Hands in a Nervous New Market

    By AMIE TSANG and PAUL MOZUR

    The Silicon Valley firm introduces a new effort in a country where other foreign firms have stumbled — and where rivals offer door locks and advice to worried hosts.


    As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

    By REED ABELSON

    Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.


    Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump

    By SYDNEY EMBER

    The editorial said President Trump was damaging his presidency with “exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”


    Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

    By DAVID W. CHEN

    Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.


    In a Surprise, the Overseas Movie Box Office Shows No Growth

    By BROOKS BARNES

    Increased ticket sales in countries like Brazil and Japan could not offset steep declines in places like Germany, Britain and Mexico. China was flat.

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    Debt revenue doesn't equal tax revenue

    I will pay for my own stupidity but not for the stupidity of others.

    Remember, profits are privatised, losses are socialised.
    That's the 21-century Free Market.
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