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Economic growth

TIME TO PUT THE ECONOMY BACK ON TOP OF THE AGENDA SAYS CBI CHIEF

Business leaders have called on politicians to reassure the markets and protect the economy. CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn said politicians should now “get their house in order” and form a functioning government. “Politicians must act responsibly, putting the interests of the country first and showing the world that the UK remains a safe destination for […]

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TROUBLED UBER LOSSES NARROW BUT THIRD SENIOR EXEC IN A WEEK QUITS

Uber’s head of finance, Gautam Gupta, is leaving the company, the third senior executive the ride hailing firm has lost this week. Uber said losses narrowed in the first three months of 2017 to $708m (£549m) from $991m in the previous quarter. The company does not report financial results publicly, but said it was “on […]

Ageing workforce

MERGER OF STANDARD LIFE AND ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT TO BE INVESTIGATED

The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the planned £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. The regulator said it wanted to determine if the deal would result in a “substantial lessening of competition”. The two companies agreed the terms of the merger, which will create the UK’s biggest asset […]