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Raab’s first job – building bridges with business

The leaders of Britain’s biggest business groups have met new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, telling him that time is running out for a deal to be agreed with the European Union. Mr Raab met bosses of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Institute of Directors, Confederation of British Industry, …

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E-scooter start-up raises £232m from Uber and Alphabet

Uber and Alphabet are investing in start-up Lime as competition in the bike and scooter hiring industry hots up.  Lime raised $335m (£232m) in a round of funding led by GV, formerly Google Ventures. Other new investors include Google’s parent Alphabet, IVP, Atomico and Fidelity, the company said in a …

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CareTech plots £600m merger with rival Cambian

An AIM-listed social services group has proposed a £600m merger with one of its peers in a bid to create a FTSE-250 specialist healthcare provider. Sky News has learnt that CareTech Holdings approached struggling Cambian Group with a 210p-a-share offer several weeks ago. The bid is said to have …

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Beer and big TVs: World Cup fever gives retail boost

Demand for beer, barbeques and big-screen televisions ahead of the World Cup lifted retail sales last month. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said like-for-like sales increased by 1.1% in June, compared to 1.2% in the same month a year ago. Total sales increased 2.3% in June, against an increase …

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