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Pupils at school

London markets slide as Pearson and coronavirus weigh down FTSE

William Hill

Investors eye merger and regulation as Flutter and William Hill present figures

Bullring shopping centre

Birmingham Bullring owner sells remaining nine retail parks for £455m

Pearson is a publishing and education company

Pearson weighed down as university students avoid printed course books

London city skyline

European markets slip during subdued trading amid coronavirus caution

New £20 note

New £20 banknote has special security features and can be ‘brought to life’

Climate change protest

Accounting watchdog to probe companies on climate change


Staffline boss steps down after string of profit warnings

A medic

Smith & Nephew hits sales record, but cautions over coronavirus uncertainty

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Moneysupermarket boss bows out with bumper profit

A Laura Ashley store

Laura Ashley reveals ballooning loss after emergency funding deal

RAF Hawk jets

BAE to plug pensions hole as profit rises

Rishi Sunak

Chancellor’s spending boost to offset steep growth downgrades, says report

City of London skyline

FTSE jumps higher on weak pound and optimism over China

A Stratstone showroom

Troubled car seller Pendragon appoints new chief executive

Arla Foods results

Lurpak owner Arla Foods boosted by lactose-free growth in 2019

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