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UK government criticised for role in Bombardier dispute

The UK government told US authorities that it did not consider itself a “legally proper party” to the Bombardier trade dispute with Boeing.It also only submitted four pages of legal argument to a key hearing on the case held in December.In December, the US Commerce Department ruled the UK …

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Rebel fund TCI expects £15bn Stock Exchange bid

The hedge fund which laid siege to the London Stock Exchange’s boardroom last year has stoked expectations of a £15bn takeover bid for the company from a transatlantic rival. Sky News has learnt that Sir Christopher Hohn, who runs The Children’s Investment Fund Management (TCI), told investors last week …

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Labour MP: 'Lads' culture has no place in our country'

MP Jess Phillips addressed sexual harassment claims brought by an undercover reporter at a charity event.Financial Times reporter Madison Marriage told Newsnight she had been “groped several times” while posing as a hostess at the Presidents Club Charity Dinner.Education Minister Anne Milton said it was “extraordinary that allegations of …

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EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm £870m for Apple payments

The world’s biggest maker of mobile phone chips has been fined €997m ($1.2bn; £870m) by European authorities for paying Apple to use its chips.The EU’s Competition Commission said Qualcomm had “prevented rivals from competing in the market”.Qualcomm said it would appeal against the fine.Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Qualcomm …

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Blair: Brexit will diminish UK on world stage

Tony Blair has told Sky News he thinks it would be “deluded” not to realise that Brexit would “diminish Britain’s position on the world stage”. Mr Blair also said that more needed to be done to maintain a healthy relationship with the United States, despite his own disagreements with …

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Companies warned to protect personal data

Businesses have been warned they need to be prepared for strict new privacy laws which could see them fined 4% of global turnover for non-compliance. Just as criminal and activist hackers could penetrate firms and cause data breaches, so companies could breach data laws themselves in search of profits. …

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Truffle tree pension scam cost victims tens of thousands

As many as 245 members of the public have lost an average of £55,000 each, after falling victim to a series of pension scams.Among those who lost money was a couple from Hereford, who invested in a firm producing “truffle trees”.Four people who ran 11 dishonest schemes have been …

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Carillion bosses to be questioned over collapse

MPs on two select committees are to question former bosses of outsourcing and construction giant Carillion after it collapsed with debts of £1.3bn. Carillion, which employed 20,000 people in the UK, went into liquidation last week leaving a raft of Government contracts in doubt and a large pension deficit. …

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