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Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

27 Nov 2020

LONDON Britain will impose a new competition regime next year to prevent Google and Facebook using their dominance to push out smaller firms and disadvantage consumers.

A third of England face toughest COVID curbs, London spared for now

26 Nov 2020

LONDON More than 20 million people across large swathes of England will be forced to live under the toughest category of COVID-19 restrictions when a national lockdown ends on Dec. 2, while London was placed in the "high alert" second-toughest tier.

British publisher Future to buy Go Compare for $793 million

25 Nov 2020

LONDON British publisher Future has agreed to buy the owner of price comparison website Go Compare for 594 million pounds ($793 million) to link titles such as Ideal Home and Country Life with information on choosing financial products.

Google under review for possible British competition enquiry

23 Nov 2020

LONDON Britain's competition regulator said on Monday it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertising warranted a formal competition law investigation.

UK's Sunak: no return to austerity in new spending plan

23 Nov 2020

LONDON British finance minister Rishi Sunak said there would be no return to austerity in a spending plan he will announce on Wednesday, even as the coronavirus crisis pushes Britain's debt further above 2 trillion pounds ($2.7 trillion).

Cloud investment to squeeze profit at UK's Sage

20 Nov 2020

LONDON Software company Sage said increased investment in cloud products would squeeze its profit margin and wipe 60 million pounds from annual earnings, sending its shares sharply lower on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Cloud investment to squeeze profit at UK's Sage

20 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 20 Software company Sage said increased investment in cloud products would squeeze its profit margin and wipe 60 million pounds from annual earnings, sending its shares sharply lower on Friday.

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