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 Fevertree founder Charles Rolls toasts £45m shares windfall 22 Mar 5:52pm Fevertree founder Charles Rolls toasts £45m shares windfall
Charles Rolls, one of the founders, is carrying out the sale through a book build placing with institutional investors, the company said. It was revealed after markets closed on Thursday.
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 Tesla investors back new pay package for boss Elon Musk 22 Mar 5:51pm Tesla investors back new pay package for boss Elon Musk
The deal was approved by 73 per cent of the electric car company’s shareholders, rising to 80 per cent including the chief executive and his brother.
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 Glaxo in pole position in race for £14bn US rival 22 Mar 5:51pm Glaxo in pole position in race for £14bn US rival
The British firm, with new chief exec Emma Walmsley at the helm, is the only bidder for Pfizer’s consumer healthcare arm, which includes painkiller Advil and Chapstick lip balm.
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 Shares slump as Trump sparks fears of global trade war 22 Mar 5:51pm Shares slump as Trump sparks fears of global trade war
The US President unveiled a punishing array of measures to target China’s £266bn surplus with America, hitting everything from robots to rail equipment.
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 DAILY BRIEFING: Borrowers facing another rate rise 22 Mar 5:51pm DAILY BRIEFING: Borrowers facing another rate rise
The Monetary Policy Committee yesterday decided to hold rates at 0.5 per cent for now. However millions of borrowers face another interest rate rise in just seven weeks.
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 MARKET REPORT: Flybe nosedives as Stobart takeover is abandoned 22 Mar 5:51pm MARKET REPORT: Flybe nosedives as Stobart takeover is abandoned
Stobart, the FTSE 250-listed owner of London Southend Airport, reached for the ejector button after failing to agree terms with Flybe.
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 IN THE MONEY: Shire chief exec Flemming trousers £3.7m 22 Mar 5:51pm IN THE MONEY: Shire chief exec Flemming trousers £3.7m
It comes after shareholders revolted against Ornskov’s £15m pay package in 2015, with nearly half opposing the 25 per cent increase at the time. The Dane has been boss since 2013.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Rowe presses panic button at Marks & Spencer 22 Mar 5:50pm ALEX BRUMMER: Rowe presses panic button at Marks & Spencer
We shouldn't be surprised that, in choosing a new boss for food, the group opted for Stuart Machin, a veteran of the Asda school of M&S chairman Archie Norman.
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 CITY DIARY: Is Wall Street paying its head honchos too much? 22 Mar 5:50pm CITY DIARY: Is Wall Street paying its head honchos too much?
Jamie Dimon’s bumper £20m reward this year is 364 times the JP median. Meanwhile, controversial Tim Sloan’s £12.3m payday is 291 times the median at Wells Fargo.
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 M&S shake-up to stop the rot in food: New boss is parachuted in 22 Mar 5:50pm M&S shake-up to stop the rot in food: New boss is parachuted in
Marks & Spencer has parachuted in chairman Archie Norman’s former protege Stuart Machin (seen here with Australian pop star Dannii Minogue) to stop the rot at its food business.
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 Facebook could be fined £1billion under new data laws 22 Mar 2:08pm Updated Facebook could be fined £1billion under new data laws
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock set out plans today to end the 'Wild West' of the internet in which the biggest social media firms set the rules on how they collect and use private data.
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 Petrol Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai have poor real world emissions 22 Mar 1:47pm Updated Petrol Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai have poor real world emissions
DVSA said petrol cars were 'generally compliant' with the emissions levels during lab tests but some - including the Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai - showed 'poor real world emissions'.
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 Trade war fears send the FTSE 100 index diving below 7,000 22 Mar 1:32pm Updated Trade war fears send the FTSE 100 index diving below 7,000
Trading screens were a sea of red across Europe, as the FTSE 100 index dropped 1.2 per cent to go back below the 7,000 mark for the first time since November 2016.
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 FTSE CLOSE: Shares on the slide after US Fed raises rates 22 Mar 1:11pm Updated FTSE CLOSE: Shares on the slide after US Fed raises rates
The Footsie closed 86.38 points, or 1.2 per cent lower, to 6,952.59. It fell steadily on the back of the stronger pound, then losses were exasperated as the US opened.
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 FTSE LIVE: Shares on the slide after US Fed raises rates 22 Mar 12:58pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Shares on the slide after US Fed raises rates
The FTSE 100 is slipping lower this morning after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates in America last night.
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 De La Rue shares fall after missing British passport contract 22 Mar 12:05pm Updated De La Rue shares fall after missing British passport contract
De La Rue's boss spoke out today against the Government decision to award the contract to Gemalto, which is headquartered in France, instead of his Gateshead-based firm.
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 Carpetright stores to close as B&Q and MossBros reveal sales woe 22 Mar 11:59am Updated Carpetright stores to close as B&Q and MossBros reveal sales woe
Jobs are under threat at Carpetright after the floorings retailer confirmed reports that it was 'exploring' a company voluntary arrangement to keep the business afloat.
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 Where Isa millionaires invest - top shares and funds revealed 22 Mar 10:47am Updated Where Isa millionaires invest - top shares and funds revealed
DIY investing giant Hargreaves Lansdown has put together a list of the 10 most popular shares and top 10 funds among the 168 Isa millionaires who invest with it.
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 Grocers, fuel and online shopping lift retail sales in February 22 Mar 10:31am Grocers, fuel and online shopping lift retail sales in February
UK retail sales volumes, or the amount of goods bought, rose by 0.8 per cent in February, double than analysts expectations of 0.4 per cent.
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 De La Rue shares fall on new British passport contract miss 22 Mar 9:55am Updated De La Rue shares fall on new British passport contract miss
In an almost incredible move, the Government decided to award the contract to Gemalto, which has its headquarters in Munich, Germany, instead of to Gateshead-based firm De La Rue.
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 Bank of England indicates a May rate rise still on the table 22 Mar 9:23am Updated Bank of England indicates a May rate rise still on the table
The monetary policy committee voted seven to two to hold the rate this month, which was widely expected. As ever though, the devil was in the detail of the commentary which accompanied the decision.
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 Universal credit rules mean claimants able to manipulate the system 22 Mar 8:53am Updated Universal credit rules mean claimants able to manipulate the system
Currently, there's nothing to stop you from claiming the higher amount of universal credit by bunching your paychecks to maximise your benefits, but the Government is wise to this loophole.
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 Why a cash Isa is still worth saving into 22 Mar 8:50am Updated Why a cash Isa is still worth saving into
If you pay into a cash Isa this year you will lose money, as rates are below inflation. But if you are going to save, a cash Isa is still worth having.
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 Grocers, fuel and online shopping lift retail sales 22 Mar 8:21am Grocers, fuel and online shopping lift retail sales
UK retail sales volumes, or the amount of goods bought, rose by 0.8 per cent in February, double than analysts expectations of 0.4 per cent.
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 Ted Baker defies high street gloom with 12 per cent jump in profits 22 Mar 6:22am Ted Baker defies high street gloom with 12 per cent jump in profits
The upmarket fashion retailer, which has fans including Kate Middleton and Amal Clooney, posted a 12 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £68.8million for the year to January 27.
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 The attractions of buy-to-let are waning, claims expert 22 Mar 6:11am Updated The attractions of buy-to-let are waning, claims expert
‘My property is my pension’ is a popular notion, but what is the reality? Ian Dyall, head of estate planning at Tilney, thinks property fans are overlooking the drawbacks.
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 Ted Baker defies high street gloom with 12% jump in profits 22 Mar 5:35am Ted Baker defies high street gloom with 12% jump in profits
The upmarket fashion retailer, which has fans including Kate Middleton and Amal Clooney, posted a 12 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £68.8million for the year to January 27.
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 Property versus pension – what’s best for your retirement? 22 Mar 3:50am Property versus pension – what’s best for your retirement?
‘My property is my pension’ is a popular notion, but what is the reality? Ian Dyall, head of estate planning at Tilney, thinks property fans are overlooking the drawbacks.
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