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Virgin Media and O2 merge and create one of the UK’s biggest telecoms companies

BROADBAND provider Virgin Media and mobile operator O2 have announced a merger to create what will be one of the UK's largest entertainment and...
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Oil price hits negative territory for the first time, Virgin Group ailing, UK firms...

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...
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Bid to ease virus impacts on cash flow is ‘flawed’ — CEO

THE UK government’s proposed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CIBLS) is coming in for some criticism. HM Treasury and the Bank of England last week...
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Press ponders the wisdom and reason for British Steel buy-out

BRITISH Steel late last year announced a “rescue deal” with China's Jingye Group, a move that was expected to safeguard up to 4,000 UK...
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Twitter shares tumble in wake of revenue reports

TWITTER shares nosedived after reports of lower-than-expected revenues and rising costs. Company earnings per-share are at their lowest point in seven months — 17 cents,...
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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
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Thomas Cook ceases trading, leaving tens of thousands of customers stranded abroad

AFTER almost 180 years in business holiday firm Thomas Cook has collapsed — leaving 150,000 Britons stranded abroad. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said...
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Mega-merger of media giants brings stock moves and criticism

BROADCASTING giants CBS and Viacom are set to merge in a media deal that will see shared ownership of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount...
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Plunge in disc sales seems to prove that future is virtual and streaming

THE NEWS that sales of DVDs, CDs and video games has plunged by almost a fifth should come as no surprise. After all, consumers...
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Max woes continue for Boeing, with production halt mooted

BOEING may halt production of the controversial 737 Max because of the aircraft’s grounding in the wake of two fatal accidents. (Click here to see...