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Worldpay seals £9bn merger with US rival Vantiv

US payment processing giant Vantiv has agreed to merge with Worldpay in a deal which values its UK rival at £9.3bn ($12.1bn; 10.3bn euros).It comes after the firms announced an initial agreement last month.Vantiv shareholders will own a majority 57% of the combined group, while Worldpay investors hold the …

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Media playback is unsupported on your device For many Ugandans, the gold found deep underground in the hills of Mubende District was a lifeline.Over the past five years, an estimated 70,000 people have left their homes and moved to the gold fields, seeking – if not their fortunes – …

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Craft beer brewer aiming to be top of the hops

Jaega Wise used her chemical engineering background to start her own microbrewery in East London. Despite the pub industry struggling in recent years, from the increases in business rates and people drinking less, the craft beer sector is booming. Jaega runs Wild Card Brewery with three friends, and has …

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Cars for cheese?

Ahead of its exit from the European Union, the UK is currently negotiating to secure free trade agreements with several countries, but what does this kind of deal actually mean?When two countries agree to a free trade agreement, that does not normally mean the complete free movement of goods …

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Drivers avoid pay-by-phone parking bays, says the AA

Drivers are avoiding parking spots that require payment by phone as cash remains a more popular way to pay, according to the AA.The motoring organisation’s survey of 16,000 members suggests seven out of 10 would look for parking elsewhere rather than use the “pay by phone” meters.The AA says …

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