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RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital - The Guardian

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:46:47 GMT

After the closures there will be 151 RBS and 856 NatWest branches remaining. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/EPA. Royal Bank of Scotland. RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital. Up to 362 jobs could go, prompting union to accuse ...

State pension age could be raised to 70, says report - BBC News

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:08:45 GMT

Two separate reports for the government have raised the possibility that millions of people may have to work longer to qualify for a state pension. An analysis for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has suggested that workers under the age of ...

UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise - The Guardian

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:40:07 GMT

UK retail sales were 1.4% up on January, the ONS said. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images. Retail industry. UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise. Recovery after slump in December and January is not enough to reverse slide ...

Crest Nicholson investors reject directors' pay deal over 'too easy' targets - The Guardian

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:53:53 GMT

Shareholders in Crest Nicholson, one of the largest housebuilders in Britain, have voted against a pay deal for the company's directors because of concerns that the performance targets were too easy. The rebellion means Crest Nicholson is the first ...

1100 Jones Bootmaker jobs at risk as private equity deal collapses - The Guardian

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:37:24 GMT

Jones Bootmaker is expected to call in administrators on Friday in a move that will put more than 1,100 jobs at risk. The shoe retailer, which employs 1,145 people, has nearly 100 stores and a handful of concessions in department stores. It is ...

Senate votes to kill privacy rules meant to protect people's sensitive data from their Internet providers - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:56:36 GMT

The Senate narrowly voted Thursday to overturn tough new privacy rules for Internet service providers, employing a rarely used procedure to invalidate restrictions that cable and wireless companies strongly opposed. The Republican-backed measure, ...

Deutsche Bank chooses site for new UK post-Brexit headquarters - Belfast Telegraph

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:43:01 GMT

Deutsche Bank has pinpointed a site for a new UK headquarters, boosting the City of London's status as a global financial hub following the Brexit vote. The German banking giant has entered exclusive negotiations with Land Securities on a new building ...

Eddie Stobart gears up for return to London market - Financial Times

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:15:00 GMT

Eddie Stobart, known for its fleet of red and green trucks, is planning to raise £130m on London's junior Aim market. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic. Select topic, Top Stories, Brexit, US ...

U-shaped skyscraper proposed for Manhattan would be 'World's Longest Building' - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:51:05 GMT

NEW YORK — New York City is a city of epic skyscrapers, but one ambitious architect has a big U-shaped vision for the skyline that would be the longest building in the world if built. His proposal, unveiled Thursday, calls for a slender, U-shaped ...

Rangers 'do not need extra funds before end of season' - STV News

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:07:57 GMT

Rangers do not need extra investment to see them through to the end of the season due to their on-field performance, the club has said. On Thursday, Rangers International Football Club PLC released unaudited accounts for six months to the end of ...