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Next profits fall for first time in eight years
Next, the former high street darling, has suffered its first fall in profits since the recession and warned that it is “extremely cautious about the year ahead”. The FTSE 100 retailer said that it had been battling a “combination of economic, cyclical ...
Next annual profits show first fall for eight yearsBelfast Telegraph
In-store sales at Next PLC are down with more tough times aheadLeicester Mercury
Next sees first annual profit fall in eight yearsBBC News
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Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Could the pension age rise to 70 in the future?
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
The state pension age should increase to 68 by 2039 and the triple lock guarantee should be scrapped during the next Parliament, an independent review recommends. Share article from on facebook · Tweet article from · Share article from on Google Plus.
State pension age could rise to 70 for those now in their 20s - reviewSky News
Cridland: state pension age should hit 68 seven years earlier than
State pension age must rise again, says reportThe Guardian
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Revenues pull back for online trader IG in 'uncertain' regulatory environment
Financial Times
IG Group, the UK's biggest online retail trading company, reported that the quiet winter trading period had pushed net trading revenues down 3.8 per cent to £117.4m for December 2016 to February 2017. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select ...
IG Group sees revenues fall during "quiet" third-quarter, but fourth-quarter has "started better"Proactive Investors UK
IG Group Q3 revenue down 3.8% in 'quiet period'DIGITALLOOK
IG Group's revenue falls 3.8 percent on weakness in UK, IrelandReuters UK
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Kier Group appoints new chairman as profits rise
Financial Times
FTSE 250 construction group Kier has announced the appointment of Drax chairman Philip Cox as its next chairman, as it reports growing profits despite the difficulties that many construction groups have faced since the UK's vote to leave the EU. Sample ...
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Britain awards 25 oil exploration licences in frontier tender
Reuters UK
LONDON Britain has awarded 25 licences for oil and gas exploration in previously untapped waters and announced a new licensing round for mature areas to be held in late May or June, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said on Thursday. Seventeen ...

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Reuters UK

Shareholders urge Akzo to negotiate with suitor PPG
Reuters UK
FILE PHOTO: AkzoNobel's logo is seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos/File Photo. By Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling | AMSTERDAM. AMSTERDAM Shareholders piled pressure on Dutch ...
Akzo Nobel shareholders urge takeover talks with rival PPGFinancial Times
Dulux maker AkzoNobel faces shareholder revolt as it rejects second PPG takeover
Takeover offer for owner of Dulux has big implications for UKSky News
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The Guardian

Lithuanian man's phishing tricked US tech companies into wiring over $100m
The Guardian
Evaldas Rimasauskas posed as a computer hardware manufacturer by creating his own company. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. Technology. Lithuanian man's phishing tricked US tech companies into wiring over $100m. Evaldas Rimasauskas charged ...
Bloke, 48, accused of whaling two US tech leviathans out of $100mThe Register
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m'BBC News
2 US Tech Companies Wired $100 Million to a ScammerFortune
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The Guardian

EU's chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks
The Guardian
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has challenged Theresa May directly over her claim that she would be willing to walk away from the negotiating table, saying that failure to reach a deal would have serious repercussions for the UK. In ...
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EU fishing fleet urges post-Brexit access to UK seasFinancial Times
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Oxford Mail

Thames Water fined record £20.3m for polluting Thames with 1.4 billion litres of raw sewage.
Oxford Mail
Thames Water has been fined £20.3 million for polluting the River Thames with 1.4 billion litres of raw sewage. It is the largest penalty handed down to a water utility for an environmental disaster. The discharges in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire ...
Thames Water given record £20.3m fine for polluting river with raw sewageBelfast Telegraph
Thames Water handed record fine over pumping raw sewage into the ThamesYour Local Guardian
Thames Water fined record £20m for sewage dumpFinancial Times
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Trump worries hold FTSE 100 back
The markets endured a rocky day as investors' jitters were compounded by concerns over President Trump's ability to deliver on his policies and a shocking attack on Westminster. The FTSE 100 struggled to stay above 7,300 on investor concerns that Trump ...
Will the stock market crash? Why are the American stocks falling?
The Market You Really Should Be Watching Is Losing Faith in the Trump BumpFortune
Global markets lose faith in the Trump Bump as shares tankEvening Standard
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