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Volkswagen not shy about virtues of all-electric ID.3

Volkswagen has not been shy about the virtues of its new all-electric ID.3 hatchback, hailing it as the groundbreaking spiritual successor to the Beetle and the Golf.  That’s a brave claim. I’ve just driven one of the first to arrive on British shores to check it out.  The ID.3 comes …

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Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta moves to expand empire

Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has moved to expand his empire with an audacious bid for a German rival’s business.  The Indian-born, British businessman’s Liberty group has swooped on the legacy steel business of Thyssenkrupp, a tie-up that would bring together Europe’s second and fourth-biggest producers.  No details of the price …

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ALEX BRUMMER: Testing times for outsourcing sector

Given that the UK Government has allocated £12bn to build a ‘world-beating’ test and trace system to halt progress of the pandemic it is not surprising that every breakdown leads to an endless search for scapegoats.  Mistakes were made from the start of lockdown when trained tracers mysteriously were let …

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Record £59.1bn spent on debit cards in July

A record £59.1billion was spent on debit cards in July amid signs that the pandemic is accelerating shopping on the internet.  Debit card spending surged 7.9 per cent month-on-month and was also up by 9.4 per cent compared with July 2019, UK Finance said.  Surge: Debit card spending surged 7.9 per …

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Barclays prepares to reveal third-quarter results

Barclays will become the first major UK bank to report third-quarter results on Friday, amid growing concern about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.  In July the lender revealed a 66 per cent drop in first-half profits, after it set aside £3.7billion to cover loans that might …

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Trusts could boost your portfolio: Back Buffett and The Beatles

A number of investment trusts have come to the market in recent weeks. These include the successful launch of Home, which will invest in homeless accommodation, mentioned here earlier this month. It is to be followed by other launches, including the Buffettology Smaller Companies Trust – inspired by the investing philosophy …

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Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Fan’s Claim About Her Baby Boy’s Name

Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight on rumors about her baby boy’s name. On Thursday, Oct. 15, a follower tweeted a photo of an infant and suggested the little one was the 37-year-old rapper’s newborn. “Welcoming Jeremiah-Maraj-Petty,” the fan wrote from a since-deleted account. “You are a blessing to us …

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