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CITY DIARY: Why Mark Carney might regret not high-tailing back to Canada when he had the chance 9 Jan 4:51pm CITY DIARY: Why Mark Carney might regret not high-tailing back to Canada when he had the chance
Bank of England governor Mark Carney agreed to host a Q&A with the public yesterday on the central bank's website. Sample question: 'With relevance to the upcoming RTGS/NPA renewal.'
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MARKET REPORT: Investors tune into ITV amid hopes it could soon sign a new deal with Sky 9 Jan 4:51pm MARKET REPORT: Investors tune into ITV amid hopes it could soon sign a new deal with Sky
Ian Whittaker at broker Liberum said a deal between Scottish broadcaster STV and Sky, announced earlier this week, could point to a bigger agreement being in the pipeline for ITV.
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Neil Woodford and his business partner pocket £37m windfall despite dismal 2018 9 Jan 4:50pm Neil Woodford and his business partner pocket £37m windfall despite dismal 2018
Woodford and his chief exec Craig Newman were handed the cash in dividends in the year to March 31, 2018. Woodford's star has fallen dramatically after punishing setbacks.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Germany hits the skids as its much admired motor industry misfires 9 Jan 4:50pm ALEX BRUMMER: Germany hits the skids as its much admired motor industry misfires
With all eyes on Brexit shenanigans in the Commons it would be easy to miss the fact that not all is well in the eurozone. It is no secret that Italy is on its knees as has been the case for two decades.
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How Apple boss Tim Cook trousered a £9.4m bonus just weeks before announcing sales slump 9 Jan 4:50pm How Apple boss Tim Cook trousered a £9.4m bonus just weeks before announcing sales slump
The 58-year-old collected £12.3m in 2018, including a £2.4m salary and a £9.4m bonus. It was a 22 per cent pay rise for a year that saw Apple post record revenue and profit.
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Taylor Wimpey shares jump 7% as housebuilder shrugs off Brexit uncertainty 9 Jan 11:24am Updated Taylor Wimpey shares jump 7% as housebuilder shrugs off Brexit uncertainty
The housebuilding group said it ended the year with an order book worth £1.8billion, up from £1.6billion a year earlier.
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Police fail to recover more than half of stolen cars in the UK 9 Jan 10:55am Updated Police fail to recover more than half of stolen cars in the UK
Auto Express research found that 522,214 vehicles had been stolen in the last decade, and just 236,636 of these were marked in police records as being returned to owners.
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Majestic Wine stretched by back-breaking retail market and changing shopping habits over Christmas 9 Jan 8:06am Updated Majestic Wine stretched by back-breaking retail market and changing shopping habits over Christmas
Wine seller Majestic said today that Christmas trading was more difficult than it anticipated as economic uncertainty and weak consumer confidence in the run-up to Brexit take their toll.
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Banks offer hard cash and holidays to customers who switch their current accounts 9 Jan 7:58am Updated Banks offer hard cash and holidays to customers who switch their current accounts
It follows increasing pressure on the big banks to keep customer numbers up after a number of challenger banks launched rival current accounts and wooed millions of, typically younger, customers away.
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Hargreaves Lansdown slashes top funds list down to a Wealth 50 9 Jan 7:29am Updated Hargreaves Lansdown slashes top funds list down to a Wealth 50
Hargreaves Lansdown says the new slimmed down selection aims to remove confusion and reflect the difficulty in finding managers that have the skill to consistently deliver.
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Cost of the smart meter rollout could become even greater, consumer group warns MPs 9 Jan 7:28am Cost of the smart meter rollout could become even greater, consumer group warns MPs
A consumer group has warned MPs that the growing cost of the smart meter rollout to households across the UK could become ‘potentially even greater’ amid a ‘real information gap’.
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Victims of the green rush: How thousands of homeowners were left saddled with debt 9 Jan 5:55am Updated Victims of the green rush: How thousands of homeowners were left saddled with debt
The Green Deal was hailed as the ‘biggest home improvement programme since the Second World War’ when it was launched by the Government in 2013.
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ASK TONY: I ordered a laptop from John Lewis but someone else collected it 9 Jan 5:54am ASK TONY: I ordered a laptop from John Lewis but someone else collected it
I ordered a laptop on a computer in the John Lewis store in Oxford Street, London, and chose next day delivery to a Little Waitrose. But someone else picked it up.
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Greggs gobbles up a healthy 7% sales rise and share price boost 9 Jan 5:33am Greggs gobbles up a healthy 7% sales rise and share price boost
Breakfast food, hot drinks, mince pies and the puffy pastry and chicken Festive Bake, all proved  popular among consumers at the High-Street bakery in the last few months.
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Why a Christmas savings club may prove a costly mistake 9 Jan 4:37am Why a Christmas savings club may prove a costly mistake
It has been more than a decade since the sudden collapse of Christmas savings club Farepak, which left thousands out of pocket. Yet clubs like it are still very much in business.
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Five steps to avoid a New Year tax trauma: Our guide to getting your return in by 31 January 9 Jan 4:25am Updated Five steps to avoid a New Year tax trauma: Our guide to getting your return in by 31 January
You have just 22 days to complete your tax return online to avoid a £100 fine. Of the 11.4 million people who have to fill in a tax return annually, around 5.5 million are yet to file for 2017/2018.
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Why an Xmas savings club for 2019 may prove a costly mistake 9 Jan 4:21am Updated Why an Xmas savings club for 2019 may prove a costly mistake
It has been more than a decade since the sudden collapse of Christmas savings club Farepak, which left thousands out of pocket. Yet clubs like it are still very much in business.
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Bereaved miss out on tax break: Widows, widowers and civil partners have right to inherit Isas 9 Jan 4:20am Updated Bereaved miss out on tax break: Widows, widowers and civil partners have right to inherit Isas
If your partner had £25,000 in their Isa, you could put this into a so-called 'additional permitted subscription' Isa (APS) in your own name and continue to pay no tax on the interest.
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ASK TONY: I clicked for a £1,350 laptop from John Lewis but someone else collected it 9 Jan 4:18am Updated ASK TONY: I clicked for a £1,350 laptop from John Lewis but someone else collected it
I ordered a laptop on a computer in the John Lewis store in Oxford Street, London, and chose next day delivery to a Little Waitrose. But someone else picked it up.
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Mothercare suffers 11% drop in sales over Christmas 9 Jan 4:15am Mothercare suffers 11% drop in sales over Christmas
Online sales also dropped by 16.3 per cent as fewer people visited its website and its toy range was smaller than a year ago.
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Customer service heroes: We asked for inspiring examples of firms that go the extra mile 9 Jan 4:08am Updated Customer service heroes: We asked for inspiring examples of firms that go the extra mile
We do not shy away from holding companies to account when they let their customers down — but today we pay tribute to the exemplary customer service efforts that often go unrecognised.
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Waitrose suffers a Christmas wipeout as two thirds of shoppers visit German discounters Aldi or Lidl 9 Jan 3:03am Updated Waitrose suffers a Christmas wipeout as two thirds of shoppers visit German discounters Aldi or Lidl
Sales at Waitrose slid by 1.7 per cent in the 12 weeks to December 30, making it the biggest festive loser among grocers as customers snapped up bargains at Aldi and Lidl instead.
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