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Evening Star News

Christmas cheer for Lavenham Fair (1 hour 6 minutes old)

Lavenham is getting ready to host thousands of visitors to its annual Christmas Fair - but it was facing a bleak midwinter this year, with even the threat of Santa being left homeless.

Decision made on 150 Brantham homes (1 hour 9 minutes old)

Developers behind speculative plans to build 150 homes on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been criticised for failing to appear before planners.

Police release update on condition of Ipswich victim who was stabbed in the face (1 hour 36 minutes old)

Emergency services rushed to the scene last night when a man was attacked by two masked men.

Man stabbed in face in attack on Ipswich river path (1 hour 43 minutes old)

A man was taken to hospital last night after being stabbed in a robbery by two masked men in Ipswich.

Then and now: 10 years of change on Ipswich high street (Part 3) (2 hours old)

The last bruising decade has meant some ups – and a good deal of downs – for Britain’s high streets, whose existence have been threatened by online shopping and rising rates and rents.

Two more charged in connection with quarter-million cocaine seizure (2 hours old)

A second and third man have been charged in connection with a quarter-of-a-million drugs seizure at a Suffolk scrapyard.

Machine makers set to wear ‘Made in Britain’ marque ‘with pride’ (2 hours old)

A Stowmarket-based manufacturer is celebrating after its products qualified for a prestigious marque for British makers.

Country pub’s team in line for yet another prestigious national award (3 hours old)

Multi-award-winning Suffolk pub The Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell near Woodbridge, is in line for yet another top national prize.

No one won the 2019 General Election debate - so Tories stay in poll position (3 hours old)

Watching this week’s 2019 General Election debate reminded me so much of watching a Champion’s League second-leg match between two heavyweight teams where one starts 3-0 ahead after the first skirmish.

Discussions under way over future of former Toys R Us site (3 hours old)

The former Toys R Us store at Copdock Mill Interchange could be set for a new lease of life - with discussions under way over its future.

UK homepage

HSBC set to replace investment banking chief (5 hours old)

Samir Assaf expected to move to a non-executive role

Betrayed by the Big Four: whistleblowers speak out (9 hours old)

An FT investigation reveals a culture of fear at the world’s leading accounting firms

Janus Henderson fined £1.9m for retail customer rip-off (50 minutes old)

FCA says 4,700 people were charged active management fees for tracker-like funds

‘Torture’ claim by ex-staff member of UK consulate in Hong Kong (4 hours old)

Simon Cheng says Chinese police detained and interrogated him demanding details of HK protesters and British diplomats

Brexit talks: the brutal reckoning that awaits the UK (9 hours old)

When and if Britain leaves the EU, an array of difficult questions about a future trade deal will spring up

Investors pay up to join the private equity rush (10 hours old)

Trading of stakes in buyout funds on course for a record year

Self-driving car groups face stricter safety oversight (6 hours old)

Fatal Uber accident with pedestrian puts spotlight on ‘self-certifying’ approach

Tottenham Hotspur appoints José Mourinho as manager (6 hours old)

Move follows sacking of Mauricio Pochettino who led club to Champions League final last season

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Business | The Guardian

European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – business live (31 minutes old)

Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news amid warning of increased risks posed by non-bank lendersMore detail: Risks to global financial stability have increasedTwitter enters general election fray with rebuke to Conservatives Stock markets: Trump threatens tariff rise in China trade dispute Prosus hits back after Takeaway.com and Just Eat try to go forward with mergerAlibaba raises up to £10bn in Hong Kong share offering 1.55pm GMT Investment manager Janus Henderson has been fined £1.9m by the City regulator for not telling customers that their money was tracking investment in[...]

Fever-Tree mixes revenue warning with US expansion cheer (3 hours old)

Premium tonic water and mixer maker lowers forecast after slowdown in UK retail salesThe drinks company Fever-Tree has said a slowdown in consumer spending has hit UK retail sales of its popular mixers.The premium tonic water and mixer maker lowered its forecast of global sales this year to £266m to £268m, about 13% year-on-year growth. Analysts had been forecasting sales of about £272m to £275m. Continue reading...

Aston Martin unveils £158,000 SUV aimed at wealthy women (1 hour 22 minutes old)

Luxury carmaker hopes DBX will reverse its fortunes amid falling sales and share priceAston Martin Lagonda has unveiled its first sports utility vehicle in an attempt to compete in the fast growing luxury SUV car market and reverse the 75% slide in its share price since the company floated last year.The British company, which supplies cars to James Bond in the 007 films, said it hoped the long-awaited £158,000 DBX model would widen its appeal to wealthy women, as almost all of its current customers are men. Continue reading...

Legal & General to build 3,000 affordable homes per year (1 hour 3 minutes old)

UK insurer agrees tie-up with 14 housing associations in attempt to ease property crisisThe UK insurer Legal & General has teamed up with 14 housing associations to build 3,000 affordable homes annually, as official figures show a 22% rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in England in the past year.The insurance and pensions firm set up an affordable housing business in April 2018 and has built up a pipeline of 3,500 homes to be constructed over several years. Continue reading...

Letter casts doubt on when Prince Andrew met Epstein (57 minutes old)

Pressure on prince grows as BT distances itself from him and letter to the Times emergesThe firms cutting ties with Prince Andrew in wake of scandalA claim by Prince Andrew during his controversial BBC interview to have first met the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 1999 has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that the duke’s previous chief of staff said the two men met in “the early 1990s”.The claim was made by Alastair Watson, the prince’s private secretary for nine years until 2012, who wrote a letter to the Times in 2011 in order to reject reports that the Duke was a friend of[...]

China's appetite for coal power returns despite climate pledge (44 minutes old)

Capacity rose by 42.9GW in 18 months, far outpacing global efforts to cut use of fossil fuelChina’s growing appetite for new coal-fired power stations has outstripped plant closures in the rest of the world since the start of last year, data shows.Elsewhere countries reduced their capacity by 8GW in the 18 months to June because old plants were retired faster than new ones were built. But over the same period China increased its capacity by 42.9GW despite a global move towards cleaner energy sources and a pledge to limit the use of coal. Continue reading...

Value of UK's live music scene hits record high (8 hours old)

Report reveals live music is worth £1.1bn to Uk economy with industry as a whole put at £5.2bnThe value of Britain’s live music sector hit a record £1.1bn last year, as fans flocked to see big name artists including Ed Sheeran, the Rolling Stones and Sam Smith on tour.It helped to drive the music industry’s overall contribution to the UK economy – which also includes sales of British music overseas and the money spent on food and accommodation by music tourists – to £5.2bn in 2018. Continue reading...

Boeing wins up to $6bn of orders for grounded 737 Max jets (19 hours old)

Deals for planes announced at Dubai airshow despite ban after two fatal accidentsBoeing’s 737 Max has taken centre stage at the Dubai airshow as airlines announced plans to order up to 50 of the jets worth $6bn (£4.6bn) despite a global grounding in place since March.Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana said it had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets for its FlyArystan subsidiary. Air Astana, which operates Airbus and Embraer jets in its main network, said it was confident in Boeing’s ability to resolve problems with the Max. Continue reading...

Leading thinktank calls for targeted public sector pay increases (19 hours old)

IFS says rises needs in order to compete with private sector after decade of wage restraint Targeted increases in public sector pay are needed to enable the NHS, schools, the armed forces, the police, the civil service and prisons to hold on to and hire workers in the face of competition from the private sector, a thinktank has said.The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that after a decade of wage restraint, the government now needed to respond to growing evidence of recruitment difficulties. Continue reading...

Labour would rewrite rules of UK economy, says John McDonnell (1 day old)

Shadow chancellor criticises corporate excess but rules out windfall tax on oil and gas firmsLatest election news – live updatesJohn McDonnell has promised that a Labour government would “rewrite the rules of our economy” as he announced proposed reforms to business regulation that he said would help workers “take back control”.In a speech that made a series of attacks on corporate excess, the shadow chancellor declined to confirm that Labour is planning a windfall tax on oil and gas companies – a policy Labour had been seriously considering in recent days. Continue reading...

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Telecoms

Labour’s BT plan spooks broadband entrepreneurs (10 hours old)

More than 600 small providers would be affected by nationalisation plan

Indian telecoms groups signal end of price war (20 hours old)

Sector leaders Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio to lift tariffs

What Labour's broadband giveaway means for the telecoms sector (20 hours old)

FT's Nic Fildes examines a radical proposal to renationalise parts of BT

T-Mobile/Sprint: shirt off his back (1 day old)

John Legere to step down as chief of US’s third-largest phone carrier

US extends licence for companies doing business with Huawei (1 day old)

New 90-day extension comes as US prepares rules on telcos that pose national security risks

John Legere to step down as T-Mobile USA chief (2 days old [18/11/19])

COO Mike Sievert to take over from May next year

Labour broadband pledge is fantasy politics (2 days old [17/11/19])

The move would leave an enormous hole in BT’s pension fund

The Thatcher revolution is coming under threat (4 days old [15/11/19])

Labour plans for a nationalised broadband network are misguided

Will consumers reap benefits of free broadband? (4 days old [15/11/19])

Experts say ‘wheels would come off’ the competitive telecoms market

Labour telecoms plan triggers fear of investment freeze (4 days old [15/11/19])

Billions in broadband spending at risk as Openreach nationalisation dismissed as ‘lunacy’

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Technology sector

China approaches chip self-sufficiency breakthrough (2 hours old)

Tech Scroll Asia, your guide to the billions made and lost in Asia tech

SmileDirectClub: brace for impact (2 hours old)

Sales are rising quickly, but so unfortunately are costs

Alibaba to raise up to $12.9bn in Hong Kong listing (3 hours old)

Shares in world’s biggest deal this year priced at slim discount to US ADRs

Self-driving car groups face stricter safety oversight (6 hours old)

Fatal Uber accident with pedestrian puts spotlight on ‘self-certifying’ approach

Are user data protection rules fit for purpose? (11 hours old)

Google ruling reinforces view that loss of data security and control harms consumers

Retailers brace for cyber attacks in peak shopping season (11 hours old)

Hackers target distracted consumers and weak ecommerce defences

Ecommerce turns to biometrics to validate shoppers (11 hours old)

Fingerprints, facial scans, vein recognition and gait analysis among verification options

Cyber Security (11 hours old)

The final part of this FT report examines the importance of cyber security for ecommerce. The looming peak shopping period presents more opportunities for hackers; cyber insurance becomes mainstream; and the rise of quantum computing raises questions about encryption methods

Race is on to build quantum-proof encryption (11 hours old)

Cyber experts fear data security will be exposed by quantum tornado

Uber back-up driver faulted in autonomous car death (14 hours old)

Regulator criticises company’s ‘safety culture’ and failure to prevent ‘automation complacency’

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BBC News - Business

Would you rent a vacuum cleaner for $499 a month? (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Japanese firm Softbank says its robot is meant to replace "over-worked janitorial teams".

Dubai Air Show: Emirates boss says he took too long to accept climate crisis (14 hours old)

Emirates' president Sir Tim Clark says climate change activists helped airlines focus on the need to act.

Is shopping at Primark really a way to be greener? (14 hours old)

The High Street chain says shopping in-store is greener than buying online, but not everyone agrees.

Amazon and eBay 'listing unsafe toys for sale' (14 hours old)

A Which? investigation found toys listed on both sites which appeared to have been declared unsafe by the EU.

House of Fraser: 'House of Horror' for reversing fur ban, says charity (52 minutes old)

The change in policy at the department store is believed to have taken place since Mike Ashley's Sport Direct bought it

Freelancers should be paid higher minimum wage, says think tank (14 hours old)

A higher rate would insulate workers from some of the risk they face, according to think tank Demos

UK gambling machines loaded with AI 'cool off' system (2 hours old)

Software designed to curtail excessive play has come to all gambling machines in betting shops.

Music streaming market 'needs more choice' (13 hours old)

Music fans deserve more options and choices from streaming services, says a new report.

Westpac bank 'breached anti-money laundering laws' (7 hours old)

Australia's second largest bank is accused of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws.

Aston Martin launches first car made in St Athan factory (3 hours old)

The luxury car brand hopes the new DBX SUV will deliver a sales boost after a disappointing year.

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UK equities

Labour’s BT plans leave investors nervous (4 days old [15/11/19])

Share price moves limited by belief opposition will not gain majority

Why now might be the moment to buy British (8 days old [12/11/19])

A flurry of acquisitions show that overseas investors see value in UK shares

Stocks to watch: William Hill, GVC, Pets at Home, Intesa (15 days old [04/11/19])

Whitbread may be more valuable to bidder thanks to growth strategy, says Peel Hunt

London’s top stock suggests magazines are the future (18 days old [01/11/19])

Specialist publisher may be the market’s definitive boom-and-bust story

Stocks to watch: BP, Stora Enso, RBS, Ryanair (21 days old [29/10/19])

Strikes during peak online shopping season would spell trouble for Royal Mail, says JPMorgan

Muddy Waters crashes the Burford party (22 days old [28/10/19])

Featuring margin call stress balls.

Stocks to watch: HSBC, Cairn Energy, Drax, Informa, William Hill (22 days old [28/10/19])

Merrill Lynch predicts an Aston Martin profit warning and a cash call

Stocks to watch: Whitbread, Just Eat, Reckitt, Tui, CYBG (29 days old [22/10/19])

UK banks have already priced in a Brexit resolution, says Citi

UK stocks are trapped in a never-ending Brexit loop (32 days old [19/10/19])

Discount attached to domestically focused shares has barely moved since mid-2016

Bust a deal and face the Wheel (33 days old [17/10/19])

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global markets

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Opinion

Aviva: sniper site  (12 minutes old)

New boss Maurice Tulloch must hit his targets with a marksman’s accuracy and articulate a clearer vision

Tesla’s German plant plan illustrates Brexit harm (1 hour 17 minutes old)

Instead of erecting trade barriers with the EU, Britain must foster the green economy

The power of the nation state is over-rated (1 hour 26 minutes old)

Many predicted that passport would supersede party — that has not happened

SmileDirectClub: brace for impact (2 hours old)

Sales are rising quickly, but so unfortunately are costs

Meat alternatives/China: hamming it up (2 hours old)

Size estimates of the plant-based meat products market in the next decade suggest opportunities in China exist but could easily end up a niche for hipsters

Trump is killing hopes for Middle East peace (4 hours old)

Recognising ‘facts on the ground’, not legal norms, is full of risks

Valuing data is tricky but crucial (4 hours old)

Governments and businesses mismanage what will be a key asset of modern economies

Impact investing about more than saving world (4 hours old)

Companies seeking to promote sustainability deliver better returns over the long term

Further reading  (8 hours old)

Art-secured lending; seclusion rooms; short-selling bans; fishy support letters; and more.

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