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The £190bn cost of global tax dodging: Economic think tank calls for crackdown 18 Oct 5:29pm The £190bn cost of global tax dodging: Economic think tank calls for crackdown
Facebook paid just £15.8m of UK corporation tax last year, despite revenues of £1.3bn. Meanwhile, Cadbury owner Mondelez has paid no net tax through its main UK arm since 2010.
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DAILY BRIEFING: Former O2 boss plays down rumours he is in the running to take the helm at BT 18 Oct 5:23pm DAILY BRIEFING: Former O2 boss plays down rumours he is in the running to take the helm at BT
Ronan Dunne, a senior vice-president at US telecoms giant Verizon, said: ‘I have the privilege of working with a company that is leading the world in 5G, so there is a ton of exciting stuff to be done.’
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Bookie cashes in on internet betting boom: Ladbrokes owner GVC reports a 28% surge in online takings 18 Oct 5:23pm Bookie cashes in on internet betting boom: Ladbrokes owner GVC reports a 28% surge in online takings
The company completed its £3.2bn takeover of Ladbrokes Coral in March, bringing two of the most established names in bookmaking under the same roof as brands such as Foxy Bingo.
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Chinese-backed Cypriot airline Cobalt goes bust leaving hundreds of passengers stranded 18 Oct 5:22pm Chinese-backed Cypriot airline Cobalt goes bust leaving hundreds of passengers stranded
Cobalt, which was backed by Avic Joy Air, operated flights to 23 destinations in Europe, including Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Manchester, as well as Russia and the Middle East.
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CITY DIARY: Morgan Stanley staff swoon over US actor Patrick Dempsey 18 Oct 5:20pm CITY DIARY: Morgan Stanley staff swoon over US actor Patrick Dempsey
Hollywood studmuffin Patrick Dempsey, 52, best known for playing Dr Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd in hospital drama in Grey’s Anatomy, popped in to do research this week for a future role.
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Unilever bounces back after spat with investors 18 Oct 5:18pm Unilever bounces back after spat with investors
Just a day after boss Paul Polman spoke to us about his botched attempt to base the company in the Netherlands, Unilever said business has picked up as it sold more products at higher prices.
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Bumper year for income investors with the FTSE 100 set for 10% dividend growth 18 Oct 11:12am Updated Bumper year for income investors with the FTSE 100 set for 10% dividend growth
The record £89.8billion payout means the Footsie's yield - dividends as a proportion of share prices - is set to be about 4.3 per cent, according to research by investments firm AJBell.
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New name check safeguard to help prevent customers transferring money to fraudsters 18 Oct 10:15am New name check safeguard to help prevent customers transferring money to fraudsters
Banks will check names on payments to help combat fraud where people are tricked into transferring money.But industry has been criticised for not introducing this sooner.
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Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform 18 Oct 9:50am Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform
Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and changes to charges have left many investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best.
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Food sales fell to their lowest since October 2015 last month 18 Oct 8:17am Food sales fell to their lowest since October 2015 last month
While food sales slipped after the scorching summer last month, shoppers drove total retail sales up 1.2 per cent in the three months to September.
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Customers will miss out on £408million of interest in a year as full rate rise is not passed on 18 Oct 7:32am Customers will miss out on £408million of interest in a year as full rate rise is not passed on
Long-suffering savers were cheered when the Bank of England hiked its base rate in August from 0.5% to 0.75% - the second rise since November 2017.
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Nuisance callers cost my 84-year old uncle £10,000 in 9 months 18 Oct 5:55am Updated Nuisance callers cost my 84-year old uncle £10,000 in 9 months
While accompanying his uncle Brian to his local Barclays branch to close and old account, Andrew Green (pictured with wife Lesley) caught a glimpse of Brian's current account on a computer screen.
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Slum landlord fined £22,000 for leaving tenants with no fire alarms and no glass in the windows 18 Oct 5:54am Updated Slum landlord fined £22,000 for leaving tenants with no fire alarms and no glass in the windows
Following a complaint from a tenant, a environmental health officer inspected the property to find eight unrelated occupants sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities - against regulations.
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Do you need to act now if you want to buy a new home before Brexit? 18 Oct 5:52am Updated Do you need to act now if you want to buy a new home before Brexit?
With so much uncertainty surrounding what Brexit will look like, some homebuyers and sellers may delay making decisions until after March next year. But is this a good move?
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Day of shops refusing to accept cash could be near, says Natalie Ceeney 18 Oct 4:51am Updated Day of shops refusing to accept cash could be near, says Natalie Ceeney
How would you react if a shop you used regularly stopped taking cash? Industry expert Natalie Ceeney describes how the death of physical money could unfold.
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