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Trump to attend Davos economic conference

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump reportedly plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, an annual January get-together of the global business elite. The president’s spokeswoman said he would promote policies to strengthen “American businesses, American industries, and American workers.” Chinese President Xi Jinping participated in ...

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Awks: Can your social media profile kill your job prospects?

Image copyright PA Image caption Toby Young’s Twitter feed proved destructive Toby Young has resigned from the board of a new university regulator after more than a week of criticism over controversial comments he made on social media. He is a journalist, his views are well known, but the comments ...

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Byron may close some outlets as part of a restructuring

Image copyright Getty Images Burger chain Byron could close up to 20 restaurants as part of a financial rescue proposal. Accountancy firm KPMG, which is handling the restructuring, confirmed the plan, which would also involve cutting rent payments at other outlets. Any deal would need approval from Byron’s creditors, who ...

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Airbus to increase aircraft production in China

Image copyright Getty Images Airbus has struck a deal to increase the number of planes it makes in China as part of a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. The European giant aims to produce six of its A320 jets each month by 2020 at its final assembly plant ...

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Virgin West Coast train firm to stop selling Daily Mail

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Virgin Trains has announced that it is going to stop selling the Daily Mail newspaper on its West Coast trains. A spokesperson for Virgin said it regularly reviewed products sold on its trains, adding that “after listening ...

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Just Eat criticised over service charge

Image copyright fergusburnett.com Takeaway food app Just Eat is being criticised after introducing a 50p service charge on all its orders. Previously it levied a 50p surcharge on debit and credit card payments. But from Saturday 13 January, all card surcharges will be banned when a new European directive comes ...

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Japan’s Nikkei index hits 26-year high

Image copyright EPA The Nikkei index of 225 leading Japanese shares reached its highest level for 26 years at the end of trading on Tuesday. It added 0.6% to its value to end at 23,849.99 when the markets reopened following a holiday on Monday – its highest level since November ...

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Morrisons posts better-than-expected Christmas sales

Image copyright Morrisons The UK’s fourth largest supermarket, Morrisons, continued to ring up growing sales over the key Christmas period. The chain sold 2.8% more in the ten weeks to 7 January than it did for the same period a year earlier, not including new store openings. Christmas trading was ...

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Diesel car sales to plunge again this year, study warns

Image copyright PA The worst is yet to come for diesel cars which will see their sales continue to plunge, a study has warned. Aston University predicts they will account for just 15% of the UK market by 2025, down from a 50% peak. Automotive expert Professor David Bailey said ...

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Rising food costs leave little room for festive splurge

Image copyright Thinkstock Rising food costs meant consumers had little left over to spend on a festive splurge, industry figures suggest. Like-for-like retail sales, which exclude new store sales, rose 0.6% last month, down on December 2016’s 1% rise. Food sales accounted for most of the rise, with spending on ...

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Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Image copyright Getty Images Millions of Britons are being encouraged to say they were sick while on holiday, according to the Association of British Travel Agents. A poll carried out for ABTA suggests that 19% of all holidaymakers may have been approached by a claims management company on their return ...

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Google sued over ‘male discrimination’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Damore worked at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California Google has been accused of discriminating against conservative white men in a class action lawsuit filed by two former engineers. The duo say they want to represent all staff discriminated against due to their ...

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