Can the British video games industry maintain its good run?

When you think of Leamington Spa, you might picture a quintessential Middle England settlement full of retirees, parks, and grand Regency architecture. You may be surprised to learn the place – and the surrounding area – is home to a thriving group of video games developers, which employs about one in every 50 people in […]

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Tier system is ‘lockdown by stealth’, claims Wetherspoons’ boss

Tier system is ‘lockdown by stealth’, claims Wetherspoons’ boss amid fears four in five pubs will be forced to close By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 17:34 EST, 27 November 2020 Wetherspoons’ boss has accused ministers of imposing ‘lockdown by stealth’ amid warnings the tier system […]

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MARKET REPORT: Indivior hit by former owner’s £1.1bn lawsuit

MARKET REPORT: Indivior plunges by a fifth after former owner kicks off a £1.1bn lawsuit against the opioid maker By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 Indivior’s market value plunged by a fifth after its former owner kicked off a £1.1billion legal […]

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Fortnum & Mason’s boss blasts ‘crazy plan’ to cancel duty free

Fortnum & Mason’s boss blasts Government’s ‘crazy plan’ to cancel duty free shopping By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 Duty free plea: Fortnum’s boss Ewan Venters Fortnum & Mason’s boss has urged the Government to drop its ‘crazy plan’ to cancel duty-free […]

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MR MONEY MAKER: Deal or no deal, Brexit will have strong ramifications

MR MONEY MAKER: Deal or no deal, Brexit will have a major impact on the economy, says Justin Urquhart Stewart By Justin Urquhart Stewart For The Daily Mail Published: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 27 November 2020 What’s happening? A new US president, new vaccines and new market highs – but […]

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TSB’s future hangs in the balance as takeover talks collapse

TSB’s future hangs in the balance as takeover talks between Spanish owner Sabadell and rival BBVA collapse By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:50 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 16:50 EST, 27 November 2020 TSB’s future is up in the air after takeover talks between its Spanish owner Sabadell and rival BBVA […]

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Ringing the changes in telecoms: Stock pickers eye mobile firms

Millions of us check our phone as many as 150 times a day, and this dependency is deepening. Vodafone reports that during lockdown, customers used a third more mobile data – they also made 20 per cent more calls. But there is a disconnect between our reliance on the telecoms companies that supply us with […]

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Amazon backs Tide Charity to boost Britain’s small businesses

Amazon backs Tide Charity providing £1,000 grants to Britain’s Covid-hit small businesses By Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail Published: 16:50 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 16:50 EST, 27 November 2020 Amazon has thrown its weight behind a charity supported by the Daily Mail to boost Britain’s struggling small businesses. The US tech giant […]

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Keywords Studios enjoys double dose of good news

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Keywords Studios enjoys double dose of good news as it hikes profit forecast and unveils new acquisition plan By Giulia Bottaro At Proactive Investors For Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 10:24 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 10:24 EST, 27 November 2020 Keywords Studios showed the strength of the video games industry with a double […]

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Ex Premier League football stars sue in £2m pensions mis-selling case

Seven former Premier League footballers have sued a financial adviser who they claim cost them more than £2million in mis-sold pensions. The claimants, who include former England internationals Rob Lee and Warren Barton and their Newcastle United team-mate John Beresford, say they lost vast amounts of their savings after investing in unregulated offshore schemes. They […]

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Easyjet bookings soar on news lockdown will be eased over Christmas

Easyjet bookings soar for December on news lockdown restrictions will be eased over Christmas By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 16:51 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 26 November 2020 Families desperate to see loved ones over Christmas have helped drive a 200 per cent surge in flight and holiday searches […]

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Government set to lose almost £40bn on 2008 bailout of Natwest

Government set to lose almost £40bn on 2008 bailout of Natwest: Treasury pledges to offload its stake by 2024-25 By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:51 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 26 November 2020 The Government will lose almost £40billion on its 2008 bailout of Natwest after the coronavirus crisis […]

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Relaunch of Alexa handbag is a boost for Mulberry sales

Relaunch of Alexa handbag is a boost for Mulberry as it struggles to recover from pandemic sales slump By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 16:51 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 26 November 2020 Takeover target Mulberry has revealed a ‘strong reaction’ to the relaunch of its Alexa handbag as it […]

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Boohoo brings in leading judge Sir Brian Leveson for its clean-up

Boohoo brings in leading judge Sir Brian Leveson for its clean-up in wake of sweatshop scandal By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 16:50 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:50 EST, 26 November 2020 Boohoohas appointed one of the UK’s top judges to oversee the overhaul of its factories after a report found […]

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Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies aged 86

Banker who changed the world: Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies aged 86 By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail Published: 16:50 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:50 EST, 26 November 2020 James Wolfensohn, who was president of the World Bank for a decade, died on Wednesday aged 86. A polymath, his period […]

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Pub bosses blast Government’s tier rules as 1,700 jobs are lost

Two of Britain’s biggest pub groups announced 1,700 job cuts as tens of thousands of businesses were told they will not reopen on December 2. Toby Carvery owner, Mitchells & Butlers, and Fuller, Smith & Turner swung the axe in a new blow to the hospitality industry. The job losses came as Boris Johnson said […]

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MARKET REPORT: Analysts seeing double as recovery draws near

What do Purplebricks, Carnival, Halfords and Petra Diamonds all have in common? Regular stock-watchers will know these are all companies whose shares have been sunk during the Covid crisis. But they are also among a select group of ‘left-behind’ stocks Peel Hunt analysts have pinpointed as potential ‘doublers’ – beleaguered firms that could see their […]

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ALEX SEBASTIAN: Shareholders should be wary of takeover bids at the moment

Shareholders should be wary of takeover bids at the moment, says ALEX SEBASTIAN: Deals done for British firms now could look like a steal in 2021 By Alex Sebastian for This is Money Published: 08:45 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 08:45 EST, 26 November 2020 When a company is subject to a takeover approach […]

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We’ve had the vaccine rally and US election, so what next for shares?

INVESTING SHOW: We’ve had the vaccine rally and US election, so what happens next for shares? By This Is Money Published: 04:34 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 04:34 EST, 26 November 2020 News of successful Covid-19 vaccine trials have sent shares soaring and while the FTSE 100 has drifted off its highs, it is […]

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Magazine publisher Future swoops on price comparison website GoCompare

GoCompare snapped up in £600m deal: Magazine publisher Future swoops on price comparison website By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 16:50 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 19:16 EST, 25 November 2020 Britain’s biggest magazine publisher has swooped on the price comparison website Go Compare in a £600million takeover. Future, which owns dozens […]

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Northern regions battle to host new National Infrastructure Bank

Northern regions battle to host new National Infrastructure Bank and Treasury outpost amid calls for them not to be placed in big cities By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 16:58 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 16:58 EST, 25 November 2020 The race is on across the north of England as leaders compete […]

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Taxpayer faces £40bn bill as cost of emergency loan schemes soar

Billions being lost in Covid business loans fraud: Taxpayer faces £40bn bill as cost of emergency schemes soar By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:55 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 16:55 EST, 25 November 2020 The taxpayer could be saddled with a £40billion bill as thousands of loans handed out under emergency […]

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Use British steel for £27bn infrastructure spree, industry chiefs urge

Use British steel for £27bn infrastructure spree, industry chiefs urge chancellor By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 16:53 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 16:53 EST, 25 November 2020 Industry chiefs have urged the use of British steel for infrastructure work. Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to spend an extra £27billion on projects next […]

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De La Rue ‘in discussions’ about producing Covid immunity documents

De La Rue ‘in discussions with several governments’ about producing Covid immunity travel documents By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:51 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 25 November 2020 Banknote maker De La Rue is in discussions with several governments about Covid immunity certificates as it hopes to play a […]

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MARKET REPORT: Melrose Industries steadies ship after lockdown

Turnaround specialist Melrose Industries was a steady riser on the FTSE 100 leaderboard as investors cheered a bullish update. Aggressive cost-cutting and a rebound in demand for car parts has helped steady the ship after a tumultuous start to the year. Melrose, which bought prestigious engineer GKN in 2018, was hit harder by Covid than […]

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Massive tax shortfall shows Covid’s devastating economic impact

‘Our health emergency is not yet over,’ the Chancellor of the Exchequer said yesterday. ‘And our economic emergency has only just begun.’ Facing the steepest downturn since the Great Frost of 1709 – a slump in output of 11.3 per cent – Rishi Sunak said he was ready to spend, spend, spend to drag the […]

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Virgin Money sinks to loss after putting £500m aside for bad loans

Virgin Money sinks to a £168m full year loss after putting £500m aside to cover bad loans By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:51 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 25 November 2020 Virgin Money has sunk to a full-year loss after setting aside £501million to cover bad loans. The challenger […]

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