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Weak pound helps boost UK tourist numbers



News August 18, 2017


The number represents a 7% increase when compared to the same month last year.Most of the visits were made by European residents, but trips by people from North America received a particular boost - increasing by 35% year-on-year ...

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Heineken deal to buy Punch pub chain cleared by regulators



News August 18, 2017


The Dutch brewing giant agreed to sell pubs in 33 areas to allay the Competition & Markets Authority's concerns that the takeover would hit choice in those districts and potentially push up prices for drinkers.Heineken announced l...

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Airline stocks drop after Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks



News August 18, 2017


The FTSE 100 opened 0.6% down and had increased its losses to 1% by 10am, while the French CAC dropped by 1.2%Spain's own IBEX index was down 1.1%.Airlines were particularly badly affected, as the fact that the attacks took place ...

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Post-Brexit trade deal 'desirable but not essential' - report



News August 18, 2017


The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said the possibility of a hard Brexit - which would mean the UK leaving the European Union with no ongoing trade deal and therefore defaulting to World Trade Organisation rules - would "...

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Singaporean fund and KKR team up for £6bn Unilever spreads bid



News August 17, 2017


Sky News has learnt that the Asian city-state's Government Investment Corporation (GIC) has agreed to back KKR's interest in buying brands such as Flora and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.The emergence of another consortium in th...

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