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Bank of England boss calls for furlough 'rethink'
Tuesday September 22, 2020

Governor Andrew Bailey suggests that some sectors may benefit from further targeted help.


Barclays to send staff back to working from home
Tuesday September 22, 2020

City firms SocGen and Lloyd's of London also tell staff to stop coming into the office after new guidance.


'Closing pubs at 10pm halves your takings'
Tuesday September 22, 2020

The hospitality industry warns the earlier closing time will have a 'devastating' impact.


Kingfisher to hand back £23m of UK furlough cash
Tuesday September 22, 2020

The B&Q owner's profits soar after home improvements boom during the coronavirus lockdown.


Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as hotel demand slumps
Tuesday September 22, 2020

The owner of Premier Inns has warned that almost 20% of its workers could be laid off.


Loyal customers 'must not pay more for insurance'
Tuesday September 22, 2020

The City regulator plans a "radical" shake-up in home or motor insurance, to tackle the loyalty penalty.


FinCEN: Why gold in your phone could be funding drug gangs
Tuesday September 22, 2020

Gold from a refiner used by criminals to launder drug money has entered supply chains for smartphones and cars.


Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes
Monday September 21, 2020

The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.


Coronavirus: Asia stock markets continue global fallout
Tuesday September 22, 2020

Fears of a second coronavirus wave sent stocks lower but European shares open with small gains.


GE: Industrial giant will stop building coal-fired power plants
Monday September 21, 2020

In a dramatic reversal, one of the world's biggest makers of coal-fired plants will exit the market.


Microsoft buys Fallout creator Bethesda for $7.5bn
Monday September 21, 2020

Xbox's owner confirms it has bought the game developer ahead of the launch of the new Xbox console.


TikTok deal under new threat as Trump insists on total US control
Monday September 21, 2020

The US president says he will not approve the deal if Chinese company Bytedance remains involved.


Fears of second lockdown wipe £50bn off UK stocks
Monday September 21, 2020

Shares in the US and Europe fall sharply with travel, hotel and pub firms worst hit.


Premium Bonds issuer slashes chance of winning
Monday September 21, 2020

NS&I has cut the interest rates it pays, reducing the chances for savers in its £1m draw.


Rail franchises axed as help for train firms extended
Monday September 21, 2020

The rail franchising system has been scrapped and a £3.5bn survival scheme for train firms extended.