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HSBC sparks controversy with ad campaign

Image copyright HSBC Image caption Comedian Richard Ayoade stars in HSBC's TV ad campaign HSBC has been criticised for an advertising campaign that claims the UK "is not an island".The campaign, created by the agency J Walter Thompson, is described as "championing the idea that we are all global citizens amid uncertainty around Brexit".Thousands of…
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Missguided fashion chain sees losses widen as costs rise

Image copyright Missguided Women's fashion retailer Missguided has seen losses deepen after what it said was an "extremely challenging" year. According to accounts newly filed with Companies House, it made a pre-tax loss of £46m in the year to 1 April 2018.That compared with a £1.6m loss in the previous 12-month period.The firm, which began…
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Supermarkets battle over New Year price cuts

Image copyright Steve Dresser The UK's biggest supermarkets have launched a range of price cuts.On Monday, Morrisons said it would cut prices by an average of 20% on 935 products, including tinned tomatoes, cereals and multivitamins.Also on Monday, Tesco, which is celebrating its centenary, said it was cutting the price of hundreds of products this…
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The tech boss who smashed through barriers

Image copyright Neil G. Phillips The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Therese Tucker, founder and chief executive of US financial software business BlackLine.To set up and grow BlackLine Therese Tucker spent her retirement savings, maxed out her credit cards, and took…
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CES 2019: Smelly advent calendar beats 'nose fatigue'

A smelly "advent calendar" that helps people identify their favourite fragrances has been developed by a German start-up.The Cinq kit is designed to beat "nose fatigue" by mixing a user's favourite smells dynamically. The BBC's Chris Fox tried it out - but will he turn his nose up at the result?Read and watch all our…
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Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested over '$2bn fraud scheme'

Image copyright Reuters Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been arrested over their alleged role in a $2bn (£1.5bn) fraud scheme connected to firms in Mozambique, according to US authorities.The men have been released on bail in London while the US seeks their extradition. The scheme allegedly involved loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique.Two others,…