INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
22 Feb
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South Korean app allows women to share sexual harassment experiences anonymously

The new feature for the South Korean app 'Blind' allows women to share their experiences regarding sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace, giving importance to the #MeToo movement without risking being victimised yet again for whistleblowing.

21 Feb
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Fidessa agrees to £1.4bn takeover by Switzerland's Temenos

Fidessa was flying high again on Wednesday as it agreed to a £1. 4bn takeover by Swiss banking software company Temenos a day after confirming that the two were in talks.

21 Feb
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EC fines vehicle shipping and supplies firms for cartel behaviour

The European Commission handed out a total of €546m in fines to car shipping and parts suppliers for anti-competitive behaviour in three separate decisions, with all companies acknowledging their involvement in the cartels and agreeing to settle the cases.

20 Feb
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Qualcomm increases NXP offer in order to fight off Broadcom takeover

US chip giant Qualcomm upped its bid for NXP Semiconductors to roughly $44bn on Tuesday as part of its efforts to win shareholder support for the acquisition and further its expansion into the fast-growing motor vehicle chip market and reduce its reliance on smartphones.

20 Feb
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Thomson Reuters CEO hospitalised after heart incident

Thomson Reuters reported on Tuesday that chief executive Jim Smith is set to make a full recovery after being hospitalised following an arrhythmia incident on 12 February.

20 Feb
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Spain's Balearic Islands fine Airbnb €300,000 for illegally marketing apartments

The Balearic Islands regional government has fined Airbnb €300,000 for advertising homes whose owners didn't hold a licence for vacation rentals, a legal requirement since August 2017.

20 Feb
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Rite Aid surges on Albertsons merger plan

Shares in drugstore chain Rite Aid surged in pre-market trade on Tuesday as it agreed for grocery chain Albertsons to buy the remainder of the company that isn't being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance.

20 Feb
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Bankruptcy fret: guitar-maker Gibson up to its neck in debt

Guitar manufacturer Gibson may be pushed into bankruptcy as a declining interest in rock music has led to an industry suffering from dire financial problems.

19 Feb
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Randgold, Glencore and other miners club together to fight Congo legislation

A group of mining companies, including Glencore and Randgold Resources, have banded together in an effort to halt legislative changes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

19 Feb
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Deutsche Bank looking to cut more than 250 jobs at corporate and investment banking arms

Deutsche Bank began making moves to cut no less than 250 jobs in its corporate and investment bank units, as it looks to stem the flow of expenses while its securities division continues to slide.

19 Feb
KFC forced to close 750 UK shops after running out of chicken

KFC has been forced to close 750 of its 900 restaurants in the UK after its new supplier failed to deliver promised supplies.

16 Feb
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Kraft Heinz falls short on fourth quarter sales targets as US demand dwindles

Ketchup maker Kraft Heinz posted declining organic sales in its fourth-quarter report card on Friday, saying demand for its products had weakened across the US.

16 Feb
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Kitron shares stumble despite strong Q4 revenue and profit

Share in Scandinavian electronics manufacturer Kitron took a tumble on Friday even as it reported strong revenue growth and improved profits.

16 Feb
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India's PNB hit by $1.8bn worth of fraudulent operations

India’s Punjab National Bank (PNB) has uncovered a $1. 8bn fraud that benefited a small group of customers and could affect other banks.

15 Feb
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Lidl keeps up pace with store openings to overtake upmarket rivals

Lidl is set to open 19 new stores in the first two months of 2018, creating 700 new jobs across the country, as the German-owned discounter looks to overtake Waitrose as the UK's seventh largest grocer.

14 Feb
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Gunmaker Remington files for bankruptcy as US gun sales fall

Remington is preparing to file for bankruptcy after reaching an agreement transferring the ownership of the 200-year-old company to its lenders.

14 Feb
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United Airlines flight forced into emergency landing after engine cover blows off

A United Airlines flight destined for Hawaii was forced to make an emergency landing just forty minutes short of its destination on Tuesday after one if its engines began to disintegrate mid-flight.

14 Feb
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Storm clouds on the horizon for Amazon as Walmart ups the ante

Walmart has announced plans to go head-to-head with Amazon, building its own internal cloud network to store almost limitless client information and manage sales.

14 Feb
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Danone to cut stake in Yakult to 7%

Danone has announced plans to cut its holding in Japanese probiotic dairy drink maker Yakult to around 7% from 21. 3% in a move that reflects its "continued focus on disciplined capital allocation".

14 Feb
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Russia eyes Saudi Aramco IPO investment

A Russian and Chinese joint investment fund, working in conjunction with several major Russian banks, has made moves to take part in the much awaited Saudi Aramco initial public offering, according to a sovereign Russian investment fund head.