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Mix 96 – News – Financial Times journalists may strike over gender pay gap

Financial Times’ journalists could strike over the gender pay gap at the newspaper amid fury that female journalists are being paid 13% less than male colleagues. Sky News has learnt the FT’s union has called a meeting on Wednesday after concluding senior managers were not taking the lack of pay parity and pay transparency at the newspaper “seriously enough”. “The ...

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UK to start using VAT returns to measure GDP

Britain’s official statistics on economic growth will become more accurate and less volatile next year, according to the Office for National Statistics, which plans to start using data from VAT returns to augment its existing methods at the end of this year. In the last release of gross domestic product figures of 2017 just before Christmas, the statistics agency will ...

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Rail fares to rocket as train companies ‘rob’ passengers to fund overseas services, union claims

Rail fares are set to “rocket” next year, with European owners of UK train services “robbing” passengers to hold down their domestic prices, a new study claims. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union published a prediction of rail fares, which will rise in line with August’s RPI inflation. The RMT calculated what a 3.5% increase would be on some ...

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European Markets Pull Back On Weak Earnings

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (Alliance News) – The European markets ended Friday’s session in negative territory. After a weak start to the day, the markets remained stuck in a sideways pattern for much of the session. Losses accelerated slightly in late trade, following the weak opening on Wall Street. Investor sentiment took a hit after companies like Renault and BT Group reported disappointing ...

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How investors can profit from the “Amazon Effect”

Ernest Hemingway once stated “there is no friend as loyal as a book”. In considering its unfathomable rise from humble online bookseller to global retail sector dominance, there is clearly no-one as loyal as an Amazon (AMZN) customer. Having celebrated the 20th anniversary of its IPO earlier this year, it seems hard to believe that Amazon’s flotation in 1997 established a ...

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In the loop: Twitter tumbles while fintech flourishes

Fintech companies globally raised £5.2bn in the last quarter Things are looking good for the world’s fintech startups. While the first quarter of 2017 saw global VC investment in the sector slow down, funding came back with a vengeance in the three months leading up to June. And if the pace of deals is kept up, investment could even overcome ...

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UK trio in line for Galloper base – Offshore Wind | reNEWS

RG Carter, Jackson Civil Engineering and Farrans preferred bidders 28/07/2017 Three UK companies have been named as preferred bidders to build the £7m operations and maintenance (O&M) base and associated infrastructure at the port of Harwich for Innogy’s 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the UK east coast. RG Carter will build the O&M ...

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