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Carillion lenders consider appeal to save firm from collapse 14 Jan 7:01pm Updated Carillion lenders consider appeal to save firm from collapse
Despite late rescue bid, administrators prepare to take action, prompting fears for 43,000 jobs, major projects and crucial public services Construction firm
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Greece braced for strikes over planned move to limit industrial action 14 Jan 1:17pm Greece braced for strikes over planned move to limit industrial action
Unions promise walkouts as MPs prepare to vote on measures attached to 2015 bailout Greece is braced for industrial action as its MPs prepare to vote on implementing some of the most politically sensitive measures
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Carillion crisis: hedge funds rake in tens of millions 14 Jan 12:46pm Carillion crisis: hedge funds rake in tens of millions
Short-sellers quietly targeted company as far back as 2015 with bets reaching peak before first profit warning in July 2017 Hedge funds and other financial speculators have made tens of millions of pounds by quietly betting that Carillion would run into financial distress.
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Property market braces for shockwaves from landmark leasehold case 14 Jan 11:46am Property market braces for shockwaves from landmark leasehold case
Appeal court ruling could halve the cost of extending leases or buying freeholds for 2.1m households in England and Wales One of Britain’s richest men, the Duke of Westminster, could see the value of his estates plummet this week if a landmark legal challenge is successful. The case could also benefit 2m households across England and Wales. The court of appeal will on Tuesday rule in the case of Mundy v the Sloane Stanley Estate in a long-running legal battle over the calculation basis for extending a
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Carillion crisis: government locked in last-ditch rescue talks 14 Jan 7:01am Carillion crisis: government locked in last-ditch rescue talks
Last-ditch talks hinge on state bailout and creditors swapping debt for shares to stave off collapse of sprawling construction and outsourcing firm The UK government is locked in crunch talks with
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Are we heading for another developing world debt crisis? 14 Jan 6:30am Are we heading for another developing world debt crisis?
Western bank loans for projects in Africa were to be paid off via rising commodity prices. At least that was the theory…
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How and why Britain might be asked to vote again on Brexit | Andrew Rawnsley 14 Jan 4:48am How and why Britain might be asked to vote again on Brexit | Andrew Rawnsley
It still doesn’t look that likely, but we can begin to see the circumstances which would compel a second referendum Can we just call the whole damn thing off? Could Brexit be stopped so that Britain can get on with the rest of its life? Is there a possibility of doing a Breverse? This question has been nagging away, always in the background and sometimes in the foreground, ever since the narrow victory for Leave. One reason this is so is because it is such a massive issue. Another reason is because such a massive issue was decided by such a tight margin in the summer of 2016. The argument that there should be another vote before Britain heads out of the door has been pressed aggressively by unreconciled Remainers, the most vocal of them being
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How can Booking.com just cancel our apartment … and then refuse a refund? 14 Jan 2:00am How can Booking.com just cancel our apartment … and then refuse a refund?
We had no booking, no explanation … and no money back
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We had a lot on our plate already: Brexit was the last thing we needed 14 Jan 2:00am We had a lot on our plate already: Brexit was the last thing we needed
The young people of Britain are threatened not just by leaving the EU, but by the accumulation of problems created by neglect of public servicesOne of the many annoying aspects of the Brexit referendum fiasco is that it has diverted attention from so many pressing domestic economic and social problems. Yet those of us who are unrepentant Remainers still regard the struggle as worthwhile. Brexiters may argue that the prospect of short-term economic damage was exaggerated during the campaign, and,
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If government doesn’t help the high streets, we’ll be shopping in ghost towns 14 Jan 2:00am If government doesn’t help the high streets, we’ll be shopping in ghost towns
With falling incomes and the spectre of Brexit, retailers are suffering outside the big cities – and leaving the problems to councils is no solutionLife is tough for high street retailers and likely to get worse in 2018. That’s the clear message following
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