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Virgin Money CEO ups stake after shares slide

The chief executive of Virgin Money has used a post-results slide in its stock market valuation to top up her shareholding in the challenger bank. Sky News has learnt that Jayne-Anne Gadhia acquired approximately £100,000-worth of Virgin Money shares as they fell almost 9% during Tuesday’s trading‎ session. The …

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FTSE 100 up but Domino's Pizza shares hit as sales slow

Shares in Domino’s Pizza were down nearly 7% before closing down 5.5% after it delivered disappointing news on its sales growth.Six months UK like-for-like sales growth was 2.4% from 13% last year.The news overshadowed a 9% increase in profits for the half year to £44.6m, Virgin Money was another …

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Competition watchdog to name Coscelli as CEO

The acting chief of Britain’s competition watchdog will be appointed as its permanent boss this week, ending a year-long vacancy for a role likely to be made more complicated by Brexit. Sky News has learnt that Andrea Coscelli will be named on Wednesday as the Competition and Markets Authority’s …

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Trump working on 'very big' trade deal with UK

Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major” post-Brexit trade deal with the UK that could be “very big”. The announcement in a tweet came as International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is visiting Washington to prepare the ground for possible US-UK trade agreements after Britain leaves the …

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Amazon optimistic over Brexit amid UK expansion

Amazon is doubling the number of research and development (R&D) specialists it is looking to recruit in London, saying it is “very optimistic” Brexit will not hamper access to talent. The company said it was now aiming to hire 900 R&D workers for its UK headquarters in Shoreditch, including …

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