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  • Profits Up For Angry Birds Maker Rovio Amid Plans For Movie Sequel

    The makers of the Angry Birds movie, Rovio Entertainment Ltd, has revealed it made a profit in the first half of 2016 a year after losses saw it shed a third of its staff.

  • Scotland's North Sea Revenues Collapse By 97% Sky News - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
    Scotland's North Sea Revenues Collapse By 97%

    The Scottish government's revenues from North Sea oil and gas collapsed by 97% to just £60m in the last financial year, according to new figures that have been seized on by pro-union politicians. I

  • Mortgage Approvals Slump To 18 Month Low After Brexit Vote

    The number of mortgages being approved hit an eighteen month low in July according to a report by the British Bankers’ Association.

  • Employers Avoid Knee-Jerk Brexit Reaction

    Employers have avoided a "knee-jerk" response to the Brexit vote with hiring intentions still strong despite the result knocking confidence, new figures show. The latest jobs outlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found 24% of businesses were looking to take on more permanent staff in the …

  • Ad Boss Warns Uncertainty Will Kill Growth

    Advertising mogul Sir Martin Sorrell has urged ministers to move quickly to resolve the UK's future after the Brexit vote, warning that uncertainty facing business could spell "death to growth".

  • Plastic Microbeads: MPs Call For Total Ban On Use In Products

    Cosmetic companies should be banned from using plastic microbeads in their products to protect marine wildlife and the human food chain, a new report has warned. According to MPs (BSE: MPSLTD.BO - news) on the Environmental Audit Committee, 680 tons of the tiny plastic balls are used in the UK each year. A single shower …

  • Lloyds Boss: My Regret Over Affair Claims

    Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio has broken his silence over allegations about his private life in a memo to staff expressing his deep regret for any "damage done to the group's reputation"

  • Elon Musk: New Tesla Electric Car Is 'World's Fastest'

    Tesla has unveiled new electric car models that can travel 300 miles on one charge and accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds.

  • French Tourism Hit By Terror Attacks, Strikes and Floods

    Terror attacks in France have put off thousands of tourists from visiting Paris and elsewhere in the country. The capital has lost about 750m euros (£644m) in revenue since January due to the fall in visitor numbers, officials said. Strikes and floods have also played a part, with tourism across the whole of France down …

  • Lloyds Boss: My Regret Over Affair Claims

    The chief executive of Britain’s biggest high street bank will on Wednesday break his silence a fortnight after allegations about his private life sparked anxiety over his long-term commitment to the role. Sky News has learnt that Antonio Horta-Osorio will circulate a memo to Lloyds Banking Group (Other OTC: LLOBF - news) …

  • Gender Pay Gap Hits Women With Children Hardest Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 16:57 BST
    Gender Pay Gap Hits Women With Children Hardest

    Women with children face a widening gender pay gap - leaving them 33% worse off than men by the time their first child is 12, a report has found.

  • Southern Rail Staff To Stage 48-Hour Strike In September Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 16:38 BST
    Southern Rail Staff To Stage 48-Hour Strike In September

    Workers at Southern Railway are going to stage a 48-hour walkout next month in the long-running row over train guards.

  • Former BHS Boss Dominic Chappell Banned From Driving For Speeding

    Dominic Chappell was speaking outside Aldershot Magistrates Court after being banned from driving for six months. The former racing car driver, who purchased British Home Stores for £1 last year, admitted to driving over 60mph in a 40mph zone in April.

  • Pension Pot Raiders Fail To Plan For Future Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 14:51 BST
    Pension Pot Raiders Fail To Plan For Future

    More than half of those who have raided their retirement savings under pension freedoms have no plan for how to pay for their future care, according to new figures. A survey by Citizens Advice found just 16% had budgeted for care costs as they grow older while 60% had no plan and a further 23% had given some thought to …

  • Volkswagen Settles Dispute With Suppliers Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 14:26 BST
    Volkswagen Settles Dispute With Suppliers

    Volkswagen (LSE: 0P6N.L - news) has settled a major dispute with suppliers that had disrupted car production at more than half its German plants and threatened to derail its recovery following the diesel emissions scandal. The German car maker said it had resolved its differences with CarTrim, which makes seats, and ES …

  • Slump In Sterling Boosts UK Export Orders Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 13:41 BST
    Slump In Sterling Boosts UK Export Orders

    UK export orders reached a two-year high in August after goods became cheaper for overseas buyers thanks to the slump in the value of the pound, new figures show.

  • House Builder Persimmon Shrugs Off Brexit Uncertainty Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 13:02 BST
    House Builder Persimmon Shrugs Off Brexit Uncertainty

    House builder Persimmon says it has bounced back after a brief Brexit hit and that customer interest remains "robust".

  • Oxfam Hits Out At UK Government Over Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

    Oxfam will today accuse the Government of being in "denial and disarray" over weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. There are concerns the weapons are being used in the country's intervention in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is supporting the Yemeni government in its war with Shia Houthi rebels. The UK Government has faced repeated …

  • Oxfam Hits Out At UK Government Over Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

    Oxfam will accuse the Government of being in "denial and disarray" over the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for potential use in Yemen's civil war. Fighting in the country has pitted the Yemeni government, which is backed by Saudi Arabia, against Shiite Yemeni rebels. The UK Government has faced repeated calls to ban the …

  • European Leaders Outline Vision For Post-Brexit EU Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:29 BST
    German Chancellor Merkel speaks during a news conference on the Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi off the coast of Ventotene island

    Europe's most powerful leaders have outlined their vision of the EU without the UK. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on the island of Ventotene off the coast of Naples.

  • Warm Weather Boost For Supermarket Sales Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:27 BST
    Warm Weather Boost For Supermarket Sales

    The market grew by 0.3% to £25bn in the 12 weeks to 14 August according to researchers Kantar Worldpanel, with rises of more than 10% for discounters Aldi and Lidl but Tesco also seeing signs of hope as its sales falls slowed.

  • Ryan Lochte Dropped By Four Sponsors After Rio Olympics Controversy

    Four firms have announced they are ending their sponsorship of US swimmer Ryan Lochte after he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint while competing in Rio. Global swimwear brand Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skincare firm Syneron-Candela dumped the sportsman from their books in statements issued less than three …

  • MPs To Question Chancellor Philip Hammond Over Help To Buy ISAs

    Philip Hammond will be asked to justify the terms of the Government's controversial Help to Buy ISAs, the chairman of the Treasury Select Committee has said. Andrew Tyrie told the Daily Telegraph the committee would be asking the Chancellor about the savings scheme in the autumn. Mr Tyrie, who is a Conservative MP, said: …

  • House Builder Shrugs Off Brexit Uncertainty Sky News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 08:52 BST
    House Builder Persimmon Shrugs Off Brexit Uncertainty

    House builder Persimmon (Frankfurt: 882058 - news) said it had bounced back after a brief Brexit hit and said customer interest was "robust". The Charles Church owner said there had been a "modest increase" in cancellations in the week following the poll but these had now returned to normal levels. FTSE 100 listed Persimmon …

  • Speedo Ends Deal With US Swimmer Ryan Lochte After Rio Controversy

    Speedo USA has announced it is ending its sponsorship of US swimmer Ryan Lochte amid a backlash over his behaviour following the Rio Olympics. Matress company Airweave LLC has also ended its endorsement of Lochte, along with fashion house Ralph Lauren and hair removal business Syneron Candela. Lochte has admitted he "over-exaggerated" …

  • More Than A Million Families Struggling With 'Problem Debt'

    It found that total unsecured debt levels, which excludes mortgages, increased from £48bn in 2012, to £353bn in 2015, with many low-income families under severe pressure. The report, Britain In The Red, said some 3.2 million households are in "problem debt" - where they pay out more than a quarter of income on unsecured …

  • Wonga Shake-Up Goes On As Jordan Takes Top UK Job Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 19:36 BST
    Wonga Shake-Up Goes On As Jordan Takes Top UK Job

    The overhaul of senior management at Britain's most prominent payday lender will continue this week when a former Travelex executive is appointed to run its British operations. Sky News has learnt that Wonga will announce on Tuesday that Tommy Jordan will replace Tara Kneafsey as the chief executive of its largest division …

  • Nearly One In Five Sales Now Use Contactless Payment Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 18:32 BST
    Nearly One In Five Sales Now Use Contactless Payment

    Figures have revealed contactless payments now account for 18% of sales - up from 7% a year ago. A report by the UK Cards Association said that contactless transactions were higher in the six months to June than they were for the whole of last year. "Contactless cards are firmly entrenched as the preferred way to pay …

  • Post-Brexit Talks: EU Leaders Discuss Game Plan On Island Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 15:39 BST
    German Chancellor Merkel French President Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Renzi attend a news conference at the chancellery during discussions on the outcome of the Brexit in Berlin

    A tiny island off the west coast of Italy is the unusual but symbolic setting for a summit of three key European leaders today.

  • Small Firms Hit By 'Unfair' Supply Contracts Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 15:35 BST
    Small Firms Hit By 'Unfair' Supply Contracts

    More than half of small businesses are being disadvantaged due to unfair terms in their contracts with suppliers, it has been claimed.

  • VW Production Delays Due To Legal Dispute Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 15:09 BST
    VW Production Delays Due To Legal Dispute

    Volkswagen (VW) is facing production delays at six plants across Germany, affecting thousands of jobs, due to a legal dispute with two of its suppliers.

  • Former Home Retail Chief Sounded Out By Findel After Ashley Snub

    The former Argos and Homebase boss Terry Duddy has been approached about taking over the chairmanship of Findel, the mail order retailer, as it seeks to resolve a row over the influence of Mike Ashley, the tycoon whose sports goods chain is its biggest shareholder.

  • Weak Pound After Brexit Boosts Tourist Spending In UK Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 14:24 BST
    Weak Pound After Brexit Boosts Tourist Spending In UK

    The UK experienced a boost in spending by foreign tourists in the month following the Brexit vote, with the weaker pound likely to be the cause, according to new figures. Visitors to the UK declared 7% more in tax free shopping in July this year, compared to the same month in 2015, according to retail tourism analysts …

  • Pfizer To Buy Cancer Drug Firm Medivation For £10bn Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 14:17 BST
    Pfizer To Buy Cancer Drug Firm Medivation For £10bn

    US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE - news) has announced that it will buy Californian biotechnology company Medivation (NasdaqGS: MDVN - news) in a deal valued at $14bn (£10.7bn). The proposed acquisition, which was first rumoured back in May 2016, was confirmed by Pfizer in a post on its website on Monday. It …

  • UK House Prices Will Fall 1% In 2017, Says Countrywide Sky News - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 12:27 BST
    UK House Prices Will Fall 1% In 2017, Says Countrywide

    House prices in the UK are expected to fall by 1% in 2017, according to property group Countrywide (Other OTC: CTYWY - news) . Highlighting economic uncertainty following Brexit as a key reason, the company says central London is likely to be worst affected but that all regions will feel the effects. This means people …

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