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Firms start to act in self-defence as Brexit looms - BCC survey

British businesses have already started setting up shadow units on the continent and shifting investment to the other side of the UK border in Ireland, according to a new report on Brexit from Britain's leading business lobby group.

SoftBank reaches for stars with $18bn OneWeb, Intelsat merger

The Japanese technology investor SoftBank is hatching plans for a multi-billion dollar merger of two major satellite companies - OneWeb and Intelsat - in a deal that would create a global powerhouse in the fast-changing arena of space technology.

Tesco demotes 1,700 staff in shake-up of Express chain

A shake-up of Tesco's Express convenience chain will force 1,700 deputy managers into a pay cut if they want to keep their current job.

Sony unveils 4K and super slow motion Xperia XZ Premium smartphone

Sony has unveiled the world’s first smartphone to be equipped with a 4K definition high dynamic range screen – technologies which until now have been limited to premium televisions.

Primark owner sees no sign of Brexit spending slowdown

Primark owner sees no sign of Brexit spending slowdown

The owner of fashion chain Primark said it had seen no sign of UK consumers reining in spending as it pencilled in a 2% rise in like-for-like sales.

Former boss of B&Q owner to chair Barclays UK operations

Former boss of B&Q owner to chair Barclays UK operations

Barclays has named Sir Ian Cheshire, the former boss of B&Q owner Kingfisher, as chairman-designate of its new ring-fenced UK operations.

Lion talks stall as Ashley takes lead in Agent Provocateur race

Lion talks stall as Ashley takes lead in Agent Provocateur race

The battle for control of the struggling Agent Provocateur lingerie brand has taken a fresh twist amid a breakdown in talks between the company's lender and the leading bidder.

Energy switching reaches six-year high says Ofgem

Energy switching reaches six-year high says Ofgem

The rate of customers switching energy suppliers rose to a six-year high in 2016, regulator Ofgem said.

'Crazy' compensation bill hike to hit NHS and insurers

'Crazy' compensation bill hike to hit NHS and insurers

Insurers have condemned a "crazy" reform increasing payouts for personal injury victims that they say will lead to steeply higher premiums for motorists as well as landing the NHS with a £1bn bill.

HSBC and Rio Tinto chairs get call to replace BT's Rake

HSBC and Rio Tinto chairs get call to replace BT's Rake

The chairmen of HSBC and Rio Tinto are engaged in a two-horse race to replace Sir Mike Rake at the helm of BT Group's board as the telecoms group battles to hammer out a deal with Ofcom over the future of its Openreach infrastructure unit.

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Tesco demotes 1,700 staff in shake-up of Express chain

Tesco demotes 1,700 staff in shake-up of Express chain

A shake-up of Tesco's Express convenience chain will force 1,700 deputy managers into a pay cut if they want to keep their current job.

Former boss of B&Q owner to chair Barclays UK operations

Former boss of B&Q owner to chair Barclays UK operations

Barclays has named Sir Ian Cheshire, the former boss of B&Q owner Kingfisher, as chairman-designate of its new ring-fenced UK operations.

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