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UK proposes exemptions to Data Protection Bill

Journalists, financial firms and anti-doping bodies could receive special exemptions from new laws to protect personal data, the government has said.These “safeguards” would protect the freedom of the press, help prevent fraud and “maintain the integrity of professional sports”.The proposals are part of a new Data Protection Bill, published …

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Trump blocks sale of US tech firm to Chinese company

The Trump administration has barred the sale of a US technology firm to a Chinese-backed company, citing national security risks.Since November, Chinese-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners has been seeking approval for a $1.3bn (£984m) deal to buy Lattice Semiconductor.The firms said they were “disappointed” by the decision.The order comes …

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Dyson wants UK to make 'clean break' from EU

Britain should make a “clean break” from the European Union instead of pursuing any kind of interim deal, according to one of the country’s best-known businessmen. Sir James Dyson told Sky News that a transitional agreement would be “a muddle”. “You end up having to do one transitional arrangement, …

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Hammond rejects 'protectionist' EU agendas

Brussels will not be allowed to use Brexit to introduce “protectionist” measures targeting the City of London, Philip Hammond has said. Britain, the EU’s biggest financial centre, acknowledged there are legitimate concerns among its European partners about the oversight and supervision of financial markets after the UK leaves the …

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BoE deputy: Banks could still fail – but safely

Banks are taking risks and could still fail but, a decade after Northern Rock’s fall, the Bank of England says banks are now subject to much greater scrutiny. Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for financial stability, said: “The financial crisis was a really big and …

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'What makes us sustainable is profitability'

It’s just weeks since PSA Group, the company behind Peugeot and Citroen, completed its takeover of troubled German manufacturer Opel and its UK division Vauxhall. The deal has prompted fears of widespread cost-cutting. Theo Leggett asked chief executive Carlos Tavares what guarantees he could give the Opel workforce. Source: …

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