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Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

Image copyright fergusburnett.com Just Eat’s £200m plan to take over rival food delivery service Hungryhouse faces a hurdle. The proposed deal has been referred for an in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Both companies take online orders from customers and act as delivery middle men between them and restaurants. However, the CMA […]

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series

Media captionMeet the voice of Peppa Pig Entertainment One, the company that owns Peppa Pig, has announced it is working on a new series of the popular pre-school cartoon. It expects 117 episodes to be aired around the world from the spring of 2019. The new series of cartoons will be made by the format’s […]

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Image copyright PA Mobile phone users will be able to switch operators by sending a text to the provider they want to leave, under plans drawn up by the regulator. Ofcom said customers could avoid an awkward and long call to their operator and instead send a text. In turn, they will be sent switching […]

GM to stop making cars for Indian market

GM to stop making cars for Indian market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The firm, which sells its Chevrolet brand in India, said it would continue to provide maintenance services General Motors (GM) has announced that it will stop making cars for the Indian market by the end of 2017. The firm, which sells its Chevrolet brand in India, said it would continue […]

Election 2017: State pension triple lock battle lines drawn

Election 2017: State pension triple lock battle lines drawn

Media captionReality Check: What is the triple lock on pensions? Pensions experts say Conservative plans to reduce the generosity of the state pension are a risk, but widely anticipated. The party’s manifesto proposes ditching the “triple lock”, in which the pension is raised in line with the highest of average earnings, prices or 2.5%. From […]

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Image caption NAFTA was a centrepiece of Donald Trump’s campaign The US plans to start talks with Mexico and Canada over Nafta “as soon as practicable”, the Trump administration said on Thursday. The letter to congressional leaders provided formal notice of the administration’s intent to move forward with a campaign pledge […]

RBS settlement has left business couple feeling ‘gutted’

RBS settlement has left business couple feeling ‘gutted’

Image copyright Steve Haywood Image caption Diane and Mike Hockin said they felt they had no option but to settle with RBS A couple say they still feel “gutted” after settling with Royal Bank of Scotland for allegedly mis-selling them a financial insurance product. Mike and Diane Hockin had been claiming £30m in damages after […]

Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Petrol bombs were thrown at police outside parliament in Athens Greece’s parliament has approved a new package of austerity measures needed to release the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout. The tax rises and further cuts to pensions were sought by Greece’s foreign creditors. As MPs voted, anti-austerity protesters […]

Brazil’s stock market plunges after corruption claims

Brazil’s stock market plunges after corruption claims

Image copyright Getty Images Brazil’s Bovespa stock market was briefly halted as investors reacted to corruption allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer. Stocks plunged more than 10% at the start of trading, prompting circuit breakers to kick in and halt dealings. President Temer was forced to deny a newspaper report that he had given consent […]

Retail sales in April beat forecasts with a 2.3% rise

Retail sales in April beat forecasts with a 2.3% rise

Image copyright Getty Images Warmer weather helped retail sales to rise by more than expected last month, according to official data. Sales volumes jumped 2.3% in April from the month before, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, and were 4% higher than a year earlier. April’s rebound contrasted with March, when sales saw the […]