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Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline

Image copyright PA Sports Direct's owner Mike Ashley has written a bluntly worded letter to the boss of Debenhams discussing his offer of a £40m investment in the struggling department store chain.The letter, addressed to Sergio Bucher, suggests without the money the company "has zero chance of survival".Mr Ashley writes he is frustrated Debenhams doesn't…
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Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Holidaymakers will have to apply for an electronic permit to travel to the EU Britons will have to pay €7 (£6.30) every three years to travel to EU countries, as a consequence of Brexit.The European Commission has confirmed that while UK travellers will not need a visa, they will…
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Ted Baker to 'learn lessons' of hugs probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ray Kelvin has often hidden his face in photographs Troubled fashion chain Ted Baker has said it is "determined to learn lessons" from the "forced hugs" scandal that forced out its boss Ray Kelvin.The pledge came in its annual results statement, less than three weeks after Mr Kelvin resigned…
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Why India is one of world's most protectionist countries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the "Make In India" project The world's largest democratic exercise begins today. Nine hundred million Indians are registered to vote in general elections taking place over the next five weeks. Much is at stake.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised…
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Marmite-owner Unilever snaps up snack brand Graze

Image copyright Graze Image caption Anthony Fletcher led a management buyout of Graze in 2012 Marmite-owner Unilever has bought healthy snack brand Graze, which started life a decade ago as a snack box delivery service. Graze produces nuts, seeds, trail mixes and snack bars, with no artificial ingredients and Unilever said the purchase would accelerate…
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Does the EU need us more than we need them?

Image copyright Getty Images "They need us more than we need them," has been a recurrent theme in the Brexit debate. After the referendum, the idea has been used to suggest the government could have taken a tougher line in the negotiations over the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union. Before the…