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 CITY DIARY: Moneysupermarket chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown snaps up £105,000 worth of shares 11 Oct 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Moneysupermarket chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown snaps up £105,000 worth of shares
Clubbable Bruce, 58, is also the newish chair of Lloyd’s of London, where friends say he’s quietly growing into the grandeur of the role. Rowers on the Thames now deferentially salute him.
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Currencies in USD
GBP 1,26 -0,796%
EUR 1,13 -0,709%
CHF 1,00 -0,399%
 Apple buys iPhone power management technology from British chip maker in £450m deal 11 Oct 4:51pm Apple buys iPhone power management technology from British chip maker in £450m deal
The US technology giant will acquire patents and staff from Reading-based Dialog Semiconductor. Since the first iPhones a decade ago, Apple has used Dialog chips to extend their battery life.
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 Watchdog probes British Airways and other airlines over transatlantic flights 11 Oct 4:51pm Watchdog probes British Airways and other airlines over transatlantic flights
Under the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement, BA, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair have teamed up on certain routes between the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
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 Hargreaves Lansdown founders left more than £200m poorer after shares tumble 11 Oct 4:51pm Hargreaves Lansdown founders left more than £200m poorer after shares tumble
Shares slid 5 per cent, or 97.5p, to 1850.5p, knocking £148.8m off the value of 32.2 per cent stake owned by Peter Hargreaves, who co-founded the firm with Stephen Lansdown.
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 ON THE BOARD: Compass poaches chief financial officer of Kingfisher Karen Witts  11 Oct 4:50pm ON THE BOARD: Compass poaches chief financial officer of Kingfisher Karen Witts 
Karen Witts, 55, will be finance head on a date yet to be agreed. It will be a blow to Kingfisher, which has been struggling to improve its fortunes after launching a turnaround plan.
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 DAILY BRIEFING: Elon Musk denies reports Fox boss James Murdoch could become next Tesla chairman 11 Oct 4:50pm DAILY BRIEFING: Elon Musk denies reports Fox boss James Murdoch could become next Tesla chairman
Billionaire chief executive Musk must step down as chairman for three years under a regulatory settlement. He has sought to quash reports that the 21st Century Fox boss could take over from him.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Ten years after the financial crisis and the tectonic plates are shifting again 11 Oct 4:50pm ALEX BRUMMER: Ten years after the financial crisis and the tectonic plates are shifting again
Stock market volatility has become normalised as a result of computer-driven trading and can be dismissed as of little importance if economic conditions are benign.
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 Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market with prices subdued and completion times up 11 Oct 3:47pm Updated Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on the housing market with prices subdued and completion times up
Property prices are down, buyer demand is slipping and the time it takes to complete a sale is on the up, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.
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 FTSE LIVE: London stocks sink as global sell-off continues; Patisserie Valerie on brink of collapse 11 Oct 12:25pm Updated FTSE LIVE: London stocks sink as global sell-off continues; Patisserie Valerie on brink of collapse
The FTSE 100 closed down 138.81 points at 7006.93 and the pound was at $1.32 against the dollar.
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 LISTEN to what electric cars will sound like from next year 11 Oct 12:19pm Updated LISTEN to what electric cars will sound like from next year
From July 2019, by law every new electric car sold will have to make a noise so that pedestrians - especially those who are visually impaired - can hear them coming. This is what they will sound like.
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 Stockmarket meltdown: IMF warns over trade war, Brexit and debt 11 Oct 12:17pm Updated Stockmarket meltdown: IMF warns over trade war, Brexit and debt
The FTSE 100 closed nearly 2 per cent down today at 7,006 - having briefly dipped below 7,000 at one point. It suffered a 1.3 per cent drop yesterday.
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 Top stocks to ride out the trade war and Brexit storms 11 Oct 11:30am Updated Top stocks to ride out the trade war and Brexit storms
We are in the midst of turbulent times economically and politically, and investors could be forgiven for shying away from the stock market altogether.
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 WH Smith shares slide 10% after the retailer unveils plans to overhaul its High Street division 11 Oct 11:09am Updated WH Smith shares slide 10% after the retailer unveils plans to overhaul its High Street division
WH Smith, which has been buoyed by its vast portfolio of airport and train station stores, said it is taking action to ensure its 225-year old High Street arm is 'fit for purpose now and for the future'.
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 FTSE LIVE: London stocks plunge as dramatic global sell-off continues 11 Oct 9:32am Updated FTSE LIVE: London stocks plunge as dramatic global sell-off continues
The FTSE 100 has started the day in sharp decline - sinking nearly 1.6 per cent at the open - as investors adjust to a world of higher US interest rates and join in with a dramatic global sell-off.
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 How bullying and harassment cases the Bank of England have jumped under Mark Carney 11 Oct 7:07am Updated How bullying and harassment cases the Bank of England have jumped under Mark Carney
There were between 21 and 39 formal probes into bullying and harassment between the Canadian’s appointment in July 2013 and June this year, a freedom of information request has revealed.
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 Do you miss any of these obsolete car features from the last 20 years? 11 Oct 4:53am Updated Do you miss any of these obsolete car features from the last 20 years?
We've listed 15 common items found in vehicles 20 years ago that are becoming a thing of the past - and want you to tell us which (if any) you miss the most.
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 Saver locked out of Phoenix Wealth pension for seven months demands fees back 11 Oct 4:30am Updated Saver locked out of Phoenix Wealth pension for seven months demands fees back
Roy Strawbridge, pictured, a retired IT professional, is faced with a lock-out screen when he tries to log in to see his pension investments. Phoenix has apologised, and it paid him £350 last June.
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 Edinburgh has hottest property market with homes taking 22 days to sell, reveals Zoopla  11 Oct 3:38am Updated Edinburgh has hottest property market with homes taking 22 days to sell, reveals Zoopla 
The average amount of time it takes to sell a property in Britain is 47 days, reveals property website Zoopla.
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 Vauxhall hits out at business rates: Carmaker says tax is stiffling investment at its UK plants  11 Oct 3:29am Updated Vauxhall hits out at business rates: Carmaker says tax is stiffling investment at its UK plants 
In a highly unusual intervention Bosses at Vauxhall hit out at rates for charging businesses extra when they expand or buy equipment to make a factory more efficient.
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