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Japan will not join U.S. plan to bar China from telecoms networks: Yomiuri

Stock Markets1 hour ago (Oct 16, 2020 12:40AM ET) (C) Reuters. TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has told the United States that Tokyo will not, at the moment, join Washington’s plan to exclude Chinese firms from telecommunications networks, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Friday, citing several sources. Japan will take its own steps to respond in […]

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Record levels of smaller businesses sought external financial support in 2020

Published today, the British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets 2020/21 report highlights a surge in applications for external financial support, including government and local grants, among SMEs. Almost half of all SMEs surveyed saying they applied for external financial support in 2020, compared to 13% in 2019. At the same time, gross bank […]

Regus owner IWG posts £620m loss but expects Covid-19 rebound

‘Right to repair’ law to come in this summer

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M&S to close floors at largest London store to create office for hybrid workers

Marks & Spencer has unveiled plans to downsize its Marble Arch shop and convert upper floors to offices. The high street retailer has launched a consultation on its plans to redevelop the shop in central London. Lower floors will continue trading as M&S, with in-store digital shopping technology to promote products from M&S.com. A […]

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M&S to close floors at largest London store to create office for hybrid workers

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