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  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Netflix, Budget, tax-free shopping, Patisserie Valerie

    Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Netflix has announced plans to raise a further $2bn (£1.5bn) in debt, adding to mounting long-term liabilities which now total more than $30bn. The US streaming service said the money raised will be used for a range of "general corporate purposes", from buying new programmes and films to acquisitions. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Energy bills, Hammond, Lloyd's of London, Debenhams

    Monday 22 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Around a third of dual fuel energy tariffs will leave customers paying more than the government's price cap when it takes effect at the end of the year. While ministers have promised that the cap will protect 11m households on poor-value default tariffs, the measure does not apply to fixed tariffs which are usually thought to be more competitive. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Theresa May, People's Vote, Ryanair, Debenhams, Babcock

    Sunday 21 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - A Tory rising star today issues a call to arms for MPs to oust Theresa May, saying Britain cannot be led by someone guilty of an "abject failure to govern" at such a defining moment in our history. Writing in the Sunday Times, Johnny Mercer says he "cannot continue to support an administration that cannot function" on issues from Brexit to the Grenfell Tower disaster and the Windrush scandal. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, HSBC, Unilever, Amazon, Uber

    Friday 19 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May is facing the most perilous week of her premiership after infuriating all sections of her party by making further concessions to Brussels. Her offer to extend the transition period after Brexit - made without cabinet approval - enraged Remain and Leave Tory MPs alike. With confidence in No 10 ebbing away, rival blocs of Conservative MPs stepped up plotting against the prime minister. - The Times

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, US rates, power, restaurants

    Thursday 18 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has hinted that the UK could extend the Brexit transition period to allow more time for trade talks, but she dismayed leaders at a crunch Brussels summit by failing to offer any new ideas to break the impasse over the Irish border. In a development that immediately drew the wrath of Brexit supporters, EU officials said that the prime minister had suggested she was "ready to consider" a longer transition period in the hope of breaking open the deadlocked talks. - Guardian

  • Wednesday paper round-up: Brexit, more Brexit, consumer confidence, Amazon

    Wednesday 17 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May will urge EU leaders in Brussels on Wednesday to keep the door open to continuing Brexit negotiations, after a two and a half hour cabinet meeting that underscored the challenge of bridging the gap between London and Brussels in the days ahead. May told her colleagues on Tuesday: "If we as a government stand together and stand firm, we can achieve this." - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Yellen, Italy, Grant Thornton

    Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May faces a frantic 48 hours to try to save her Brexit negotiating strategy after she admitted talks had ground to a halt because of the EU's insistence upon a Northern Ireland-only backstop. The prime minister is expected to plead with EU leaders to drop their Irish backstop proposal at a make-or-break summit dinner on Wednesday night after seeking the support of members of her cabinet on Tuesday morning. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, banks, budget, tobacco, motor insurance

    Monday 15 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The Brexit negotiations are on a knife-edge as Theresa May's domestic vulnerability over the Irish border threatens to kill off hopes of an October deal, with the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, forced to make a dash to Brussels to seek more time from the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. Days before the crunch leaders' summit at which the EU has demanded "maximum progress" be made to allow the talks to develop, Raab made the unexpected flying visit. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Patisserie, Lloyds, Babcock, vaping

    Sunday 14 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The UK Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, is holding crunch talks with the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, after making an unexpected dash to Brussels days ahead of a "moment of truth" leaders' summit. Raab arrived in the Belgian capital on Sunday for a 4pm meeting, with the talks expected to last late into the night, sources close to the Brexit secretary said. - Observer

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Coast, Irish cheddar, StockX, Blackstone, Patisserie Holdings

    Friday 12 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The fashion chain Coast has become the latest casualty of the high-street crisis, with 300 jobs and 24 stores set to go. The brand's high-street stores are closing, but its 145 department-store concessions will carry on trading as part of the sale to sister brand Karen Millen as part of an 11th-hour rescue deal. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, BP chief, Elon Musk, Tesco

    Thursday 11 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Brexit uncertainty has crushed confidence in the property market, according to the official surveyors' body, with buyers evaporating, prices falling and sales taking a record amount of time to complete. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said the time taken to complete a property sale has widened to 19 weeks, the longest duration since it began collecting data. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, HSBC, Barclays, Paddy Power

    Wednesday 10 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Britain's public finances are among the weakest in the world following the 2008 financial crash, according to a fresh assessment of government assets and liabilities by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Washington-based lender said a health check on the wealth of 31 nations found almost £1tn had been wiped off the wealth of the UK's public sector - equivalent to 50% of GDP - putting it in the second weakest position, with only Portugal in a worse state. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: IMF, Brexit, taxes, BT, Unilever

    Tuesday 09 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Clouds are gathering over the world economy because of a burgeoning international trade war, while Brexit fears are taking an unexpected toll on Europe, the world's lender of last resort has warned. The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for global growth from by 0.2 percentage points this year and next, in its World Economic Outlook. - Telegraph

  • Monday newspaper round-up: housing, Brexit, stamp duty, RBS

    Monday 08 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is considering using this month's budget to introduce a "good landlord" tax break rewarding investors who sell properties to sitting tenants amid a housing crisis that has left 40% of young adults unable to buy a home. The Treasury is weighing up a new Help to Buy proposal whereby landlords would not have to pay capital gains tax when selling up to tenants who had been living in a property for at least three years. The plan has been drawn up by the right-wing thinktank Onward, which suggests the £1.3bn-a-year cost of the policy could be covered by curtailing other tax perks enjoyed by buy-to-let investors. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: housing, Brexit, stamp duty, RBS

    Monday 08 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is considering using this month's budget to introduce a "good landlord" tax break rewarding investors who sell properties to sitting tenants amid a housing crisis that has left 40% of young adults unable to buy a home. The Treasury is weighing up a new Help to Buy proposal whereby landlords would not have to pay capital gains tax when selling up to tenants who had been living in a property for at least three years. The plan has been drawn up by the right-wing thinktank Onward, which suggests the £1.3bn-a-year cost of the policy could be covered by curtailing other tax perks enjoyed by buy-to-let investors. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, GSK, Unilever, bookmakers, trains

    Sunday 07 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Brexiteers have issued a last-ditch threat to vote down the budget and destroy the government unless Theresa May takes a tougher line with Brussels - amid signs that she is on course to secure a deal with the European Union. Leading members of the hardline European Research Group (ERG) last night vowed to vote down government legislation after it was claimed the prime minister will use Labour MPs to push her plan through the Commons. - Sunday Times

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: May, Nissan, copper, RBS

    Thursday 04 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has made a bold pledge to bring a decade of austerity to a close, as she appealed to the public over the heads of her squabbling party to back her to deliver a Brexit deal. Speaking in Birmingham on Wednesday at the end of the Conservatives' annual conference, which was marred by repeated clashes over Europe, May cast aside the chancellor's concerns about the health of the country's finances and signalled Brexit would mark an end to public spending cuts. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Italy, inflation, Unilever, Funding Circle

    Wednesday 03 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May is under pressure to set out a timetable for her departure after Cabinet ministers said it was now a question of "when, not if" she stands down as Prime Minister. Discussions have begun about when Mrs May should be ousted if she refuses to leave Number 10 before the next general election. - Telegraph

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Sports Direct, Unilever, Google

    Tuesday 02 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May is preparing to limit Britain's ability to strike free-trade deals after Brexit in a significant concession to the European Union aimed at breaking the deadlock in negotiations. The prime minister is ready to propose a "grand bargain", according to her colleagues, which would keep Britain tied to European customs rules on goods after the transition period ends in December 2020. - The Times

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Nafta, insolvencies, Barclays, Melrose

    Monday 01 Oct 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The United States and Canada have reached a deal on a "new, modernized trade agreement", which is designed to replace the 1994 Nafta pact. In a joint statement on Sunday night, the two nations said the new deal would be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). - Guardian

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