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The streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?

Image copyright Marvel/Disney Image caption Disney, owner of the Avengers and Star Wars franchises, will test its brand appeal with the start of its own streaming services Last year Disney put Netflix on notice, announcing it would launch its own streaming services and end distribution agreements with the online video giant. The move was yet […]

University students hit by wave of fake tax refund emails

Image copyright Getty Images University students have been bombarded with fake tax refund emails in the last month, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of students have been targeted in a bid to steal their banking and personal details. The fraudsters appear to be using .ac.uk email […]

Publisher of the ‘i’ newspaper sets out rescue plan

Johnston Press, publisher of the ‘i’, The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, has detailed a rescue plan aimed at ensuring its survival. The newspaper group put itself up for sale last month, but said none of the offers it received were strong enough. It now plans to file for administration and says the firm’s assets […]

Brexit turmoil: Small businesses ‘fed up with the whole thing’

Image copyright Getty Images It’s hard enough to run a small business at the best of times. But the Brexit talks are adding an extra level of stress for many entrepreneurs. During the run-up to the referendum in June 2016, the BBC spoke to dozens of small business owners about the prospect of the UK […]

UK shares remain fragile amid Brexit turmoil

Image copyright Getty Images The UK stock market has slipped lower amid the political fall-out from Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The FTSE 100 share index ended 0.3% lower at 7,013.88, with shares in UK-focused stocks such as banks and housebuilders continuing to slide. However, the pound – which suffered its biggest fall for two years […]

Publisher pulls plug on ShortList magazine

Image copyright ShortList ShortList, which claims to be UK’s biggest men’s magazine, is being axed by its publisher as advertising continues to move online. The magazine will stop publishing its free print edition, which has a circulation of about half a million copies, but live on online. Its publisher has been renamed the Stylist Group […]

Rolls-Royce boss says May’s Brexit deal is better than no deal

Image copyright Rolls-Royce Politicians must get behind a “practical plan” for Brexit, the boss of engineering giant Rolls-Royce has said. Warren East said time was running out, and that any deal was better than leaving the EU without an agreement. Rolls-Royce employs 22,300 people in the UK making aerospace, marine and submarine engines. Mr East […]

Properties ‘taking longer to sell’

Image copyright Getty Images Properties are taking longer to sell than a year ago, analysis suggests, at an average of more than three months in urban areas of the UK. Homes in cities and major towns were on the market for 102 days on average before being sold or put under offer. This was six […]

Pound and UK shares hit by Brexit turmoil

Image copyright AFP The pound and shares in housebuilders and banks have fallen sharply after cabinet ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit over Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal. Royal Bank of Scotland sank 9%, with 7% falls for Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments. Sterling fell 1.7% against the dollar and 1.9% […]

Manchester United revenues slip on fewer home games

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French World Cup winner Paul Pogba is one of the stars of the side Revenue at Manchester United fell in the first quarter as the Premier League club played fewer home games. Sales for the three months to 30 September came in at £135m, compared with £143.7m a year […]

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