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Banks fail in bid to share cost of refunding scam victims

Negotiations between banks to create a permanent, central pot of money to refund scam victims have collapsed.

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Eurozone suffers double-dip recession as pandemic impact continues

Activity in the bloc has been hit by a renewed surge in infections this year and Covid-related restrictions.

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Apple charged over ‘anti-competitive’ app policies

The tech giant faces a huge fine and may be forced to make changes to the App Store.

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UK housing market ‘on the boil’ as prices rise

UK house prices rose by 7.1% compared with a year ago, the Nationwide says, amid high demand from buyers.

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Barclays boss predicts biggest economic boom since 1948

Jes Staley gives his upbeat assessment on the day Barclays reveals profits have more than doubled.

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Twisted Sister awarded $1.2m from Clive Palmer over copyright claim

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer used a version of We’re Not Gonna Take It when he ran for parliament.

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Giants Tencent, Bytedance among companies reined in by China

Beijing for years took a hands off approach towards tech firms, but it is now stepping up scrutiny.

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One in seven shops lie empty after lockdown

Research suggests the number of shop vacancies has risen again, with the North of England worse hit.

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Amazon hopes pandemic habits stick after profits triple

The tech giant may be entering a “golden age” as the pandemic boosts its range of businesses.

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UK and Norway fail to reach fishing deal

Hundreds of crew members will be out of work after losing access to a £32m market, ministers are warned.