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BHP boss: nationalism a potential threat to world economy 19 Aug 10:13pm BHP boss: nationalism a potential threat to world economy
Despite huge profit, BHP’s Andrew Mackenzie is cautious on global outlook The rise of nationalism and governments that interfere in markets pose a threat to the global economic system, the boss of BHP, the world’s biggest mining company, has warned. Despite announcing a 124% rise in profits to $US8.31bn, helped by booming iron ore sales to China, Andrew Mackenzie said on Tuesday that there were “a number of things abroad” that were causing concern for the Anglo-Australian behemoth.
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Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning -- as it happened 19 Aug 2:45pm Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning -- as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn
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Germany likely to head into recession, central bank warns 19 Aug 1:57pm Germany likely to head into recession, central bank warns
Bundesbank says slump in exports is expected to continue into the autumn Germany’s economy is heading into recession after the country’s central bank warned that a slump in exports during the summer was likely to continue into the autumn. The Bundesbank said a downturn in orders for cars and industrial equipment in the second quarter of the year was likely to continue in the third quarter, leaving the economy on the brink of a technical recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth.
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Leading US bosses drop shareholder-first principle 19 Aug 1:51pm Updated Leading US bosses drop shareholder-first principle
The real test will be in deeds not words, IPPR thinktank tells Business Roundtable The bosses of 181 of the US’s biggest companies have
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Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning - business live 19 Aug 1:49pm Updated Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn
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‘He locked me out of my own home’: readers’ tales of nightmare letting agents 19 Aug 12:05pm ‘He locked me out of my own home’: readers’ tales of nightmare letting agents
As Stath Lets Flats returns to Channel 4, Guardian readers share their own stories of inept agents and dodgy practices Inappropriate jokes, damp walls, poky dimensions and pests – all for an extortionate price per calendar month. The second series of the Channel 4 comedy
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UK households cut big ticket spending on recession, Brexit fears 19 Aug 11:57am UK households cut big ticket spending on recession, Brexit fears
Purchases on holidays and cars fall, with consumer confidence at lowest ebb in three months UK households have cut back on big purchases such as holidays as fears of a possible recession continue to loom, a survey suggests. Confidence among UK households has fallen to its lowest in three months, according to the latest IHS Markit household finance index, dropping to 43.7 in August from 44.3 the previous month.
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Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland? 19 Aug 9:56am Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland?
The US president’s talk of a ‘large real estate deal’ says a lot about his view of the world Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in Donald Trump’s Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractive proposition? For the president, it is the
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Leading US bosses’ group drops principle of shareholder-first 19 Aug 9:12am Leading US bosses’ group drops principle of shareholder-first
Business Roundtable urges companies to consider environment and workers
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Germany could be falling into recession, warns Bundesbank - business live 19 Aug 8:16am Updated Germany could be falling into recession, warns Bundesbank - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn
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I want to sell my UK home; can I avoid capital gains tax? 19 Aug 8:15am I want to sell my UK home; can I avoid capital gains tax?
I’m a Jersey resident and hear that if I live in my UK house for a year, I don’t have to pay
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Pay for FTSE 100 bosses at five-year low after anger over pensions 19 Aug 7:32am Pay for FTSE 100 bosses at five-year low after anger over pensions
About one third of the companies have cut pension pay for new executive hires Pay for FTSE 100 bosses fell to a five-year low last year and could drop further as firms bow to investor anger over bumper pension payouts. Median total pay for bosses of the UK’s largest listed firms stood at £3.4m in 2018, compared with £4m a year earlier, according to Deloitte. It is the lowest level since 2014, when UK rules first required companies to report a single figure for chief executive pay. That year, median pay packages totalled £4.4m.
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5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert 19 Aug 6:29am 5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert
Advertising Standards Authority to investigate whether claims breach code The first hostilities have broken out among telecoms rivals over who offers the best 5G to customers, with EE seeking an advertising ban against claims by Three UK that it offers the only “real” next-generation service. BT-owned EE is understood to have lodged a complaint with the advertising watchdog over an ad campaign by Three UK implying that 5G services offered by rivals are inferior.
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Stimulus hopes lift markets as Trump plays down recession fears - business live 19 Aug 6:02am Updated Stimulus hopes lift markets as Trump plays down recession fears - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Donald Trump insists that America’s economy is doing ‘tremendously well’
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Call for cut in stock market trading hours to aid working parents 19 Aug 5:36am Call for cut in stock market trading hours to aid working parents
Proposal by City lobby groups could make the industry more accessible to women City lobby groups are proposing cutting stock market trading hours to help make banking and asset management more accessible to women and working parents. The Investment Association, which represents City firms with £7.7tn in assets under management, and the banking lobby group the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, are planning to consult their membership on options that include reducing trading hours down from 8.5 hours to 6.5 hours.
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Tell us about your worst experiences of letting agents and property viewings 19 Aug 5:10am Tell us about your worst experiences of letting agents and property viewings
Were there bugs crawling on the walls? Did the estate agent just lie to you? Share your experiences with us Hit sitcom
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Markets rally as Trump plays down recession fears - business live 19 Aug 4:07am Updated Markets rally as Trump plays down recession fears - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Donald Trump insists that America’s economy is doing ‘tremendously well’
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Whirlpool has left me using one of its ‘at risk’ tumble dryers for four years 19 Aug 1:59am Whirlpool has left me using one of its ‘at risk’ tumble dryers for four years
After the alert, I checked my Indesit was safe and it said it was; four years on I’ve checked and it isn’t
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Global dividends hit new high but growth slows to just 1.1% 19 Aug 1:01am Global dividends hit new high but growth slows to just 1.1%
Financial companies achieve fastest rise but technology sector payouts fall Shareholders in companies listed on the world’s stock markets pocketed more than half a trillion dollars in dividends during the second quarter of the year, a record for
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White Claw craze: why the canned drink is the obsession of summer 19 Aug 1:00am White Claw craze: why the canned drink is the obsession of summer
It’s not just a drink – it’s a lifestyle, fans say. White Claw sales have surged 320% since last year, even as the brand was briefly ‘cancelled’ White Claw has become the obsession of the summer. The alcoholic sparkling water is
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