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Evening Star News

Five people stuck in lift in College Street’s Wolsey Apartments for over two hours rescued by firefighters (16 minutes old)

A group of people – three adults and two children – are currently stuck in a lift in an Ipswich apartment block.

Santa arrives at Notcutts in Woodbridge to the delight of youngsters and their families (4 hours old)

Record crowds turned out to welcome Santa Claus to a Suffolk garden centre as bosses kicked off their festive season.

Suffolk brewers Adnams stirs up Ipswich fans by praising “Mighty Norwich City” (6 hours old)

Suffolk brewers Adnams have stirred up storm in a beer glass by extolling the virtues of “Mighty Norwich City” while not having a shop in Ipswich, their own county town!

Tributes after the death of Suffolk gardening expert Ric Staines (8 hours old)

Suffolk gardening expert, writer and broadcaster Ric Staines has died – prompting tributes from people who knew and worked with him.

Bramford Road in Ipswich closed during Monday rush hour over building collapse fears (9 hours old)

Bramford Road in Ipswich is set to remain closed during Monday morning’s rush-hour while safety engineers continue their inspection of building work at a former pub.

Modellers make tracks to Kesgrave school for annual rail exhibition (11 hours old)

Some people may still think of model trains as “toys” but hundreds of people who visited Kesgrave High School on Saturday went to admire the skills of those who put so much time and effort into an exacting hobby.

Ipswich youngster Alexander Boyle gets major boost in bid for new tricycle (12 hours old)

Ipswich seven-year old Alexander Boyle is much nearer getting a new specialist tricycle that will enable him to play with his family and friends after fundraising effort.

Illegal Eagles show audience a good time in 20th Anniversary Tour (13 hours old)

The Illegal Eagles are perennial favourites at the Regent, bringing country rock to Ipswich where it seems to have found a home.

No trace of Corrie four weeks into fresh search and police have still not found any relevant rubbish (14 hours old)

Specialist officers searching a landfill for missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague have still found any rubbish dated from when the 23-year-old went missing – nearly a month since the hunt restarted.

Have you won the Lotto jackpot? These are tonight’s winning numbers (1 day old)

Tonight’s Lotto draw has an estimated £18.1 million jackpot after no ticket holders scooped Wednesday’s top prize.

UK homepage

Mugabe defies calls to step down as president (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Leader shocks TV viewers with speech that fails to deliver expected resignation

How Zimbabwe’s economy was brought to the brink of collapse (7 hours old)

Regime brought hyperinflation, bankrupt state enterprises and chaotic land reform

Cabinet ready to back May’s increased Brexit bill offer (5 hours old)

UK prime minister keen to break deadlock at next month’s EU Council meeting

Conoco sets $50-a-barrel ceiling for oil projects (5 hours old)

US group targets North American shale for bulk of its investment spending

Tusk spat with Warsaw deepens after ‘Kremlin’ tweet (2 hours old)

European Council president’s fresh attack seen as a re-entry into domestic politics

Banks prepare to settle over Brussels forex probe (5 hours old)

Fines of billions of euros likely on 8 lenders for allegedly rigging $5.3tn market

An old-fashioned rentier economy loses its clout (7 hours old)

The great irony of leaving the EU is that Britain will be forced to be more European

Glint app brings gold into the digital age (6 hours old)

New service allows customers to use debit card to pay for goods in bullion

Chipmakers bet on the ‘big bang’ of artificial intelligence (15 hours old)

Broadcom’s $130bn bid for Qualcomm reflects semiconductor companies’ desire to depend less on smartphones and vie for a foothold in AI

Companies face high cost to meet new EU data rules (11 hours old)

Businesses rush to hire staff and invest in software as privacy regulation looms

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Economy | The Guardian

Hammond’s budget big five: cuts, pay, housing, roads and students (1 day old)

Does the chancellor upset some by loosening the purse strings, or imperil a government with no majority by wielding the axe? Whatever he decides, some topics will have to be addressedPhilip Hammond will face his toughest test as chancellor on Wednesday when he stands up to deliver his third and most important budget statement. By comparison, the 2016 autumn statement and this year’s spring budget were exercises in treading water. Conservative MPs expect him to set the agenda for the rest of the government’s term and deliver a vision of how Britain will prosper outside the European Union.The ta[...]

Philip Hammond must ditch deficit reduction and invest. But he won't | Larry Elliott (11 hours old)

The chancellor should change course but with no majority, no money and no productivity growth there’s no hope of thatPhilip Hammond did not get his nickname of “Spreadsheet Phil” for nothing. The chancellor is a cautious man, who thinks that tackling Britain’s productivity challenge is a better use of his time than trying to wrongfoot his opposite number, John McDonnell, with political gimmicks.Hammond’s instinct in the run-up to his second budget has been to hunker down, to hide himself away in the Treasury and send out messages that he simply doesn’t have the money to bail the government out[...]

Monaco builds into the Med to house new throng of super-rich (7 hours old)

The tax haven has a luxury housing crisis – it doesn’t have enough land for the 2,700 multimillionaires forecast to settle there over the next decadeConstruction has begun on a $2bn (£1.5bn) scheme to reclaim land from the sea around Monaco so that more luxury apartments can be built for the thousands of extra millionaires expected to move to the principality in the next 10 years.Nearly 35 in every 100 Monaco residents are millionaires and more of the global super-rich want to join them. Around 2,700 more are expected to call Monaco home by 2026, according to research by estate agent Knight Fr[...]

UK trade minister lobbied Brazil on behalf of oil giants (7 hours old)

A telegram obtained by Greenpeace shows that Greg Hands met a Brazilian minister to discuss relaxation of tax and environmental regulationBritain successfully lobbied Brazil on behalf of BP and Shell to address the oil giants’ concerns over Brazilian taxation, environmental regulation and rules on using local firms, government documents reveal.The UK’s trade minister travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo in March for a visit with a “heavy focus” on hydrocarbons, to help British energy, mining and water companies win business in Brazil. Continue reading...

Top Mirror editor warns of deeper job losses if Express deal fails (8 hours old)

Lloyd Embley says failure to buy Richard Desmond’s papers would lose cost-savings and admits looming gender pay gap data could be ‘embarrassing’The editor-in-chief of the Mirror titles has indicated that their parent group will face deeper job losses across its 5,000-plus workforce if it fails to seal a £130m deal to buy Richard Desmond’s Express and Star newspapers and celebrity magazine OK!Lloyd Embley also said Trinity Mirror was preparing to reveal an “embarrassing” gender pay gap with the enforced publication of official figures, because senior positions at the newspaper group are dominat[...]

How Brexity is your vacuum cleaner? (8 hours old)

Staunch leaver James Dyson has said Britain should walk away from talks with the EU. Here’s where other dust busters stand on the issue As well as vacuum cleaners, Dyson is famous for gadgets that blow hot air, from fans to hairdryers. These days, that list also includes the company’s billionaire founder James Dyson, who regularly blasts unsuspecting Britons with his gung-ho view on Brexit.Most recently, the outspoken British inventor argued we should walk away from talks with the EU. Walk away and “they will come to us”, argues Dyson. Continue reading...

As Amazon opens a ‘guerrilla shop’, has the internet beaten the high street? (23 hours old)

The online giant will have a real store in London for Black Friday. In this topsy-turvy retail world, innovation is now a necessityOn London’s Oxford Street a row of glittering snowflakes guides shoppers along the golden mile of fashion and department stores. The 750,000 lights floating above Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams are a decades-old tradition but events like Black Friday have changed Christmas shopping for ever.The UK high street has just experienced something of a watershed, what some have called its “Tesla moment”. Online fashion website Asos overtook Marks & Spencer in market [...]

Hard Brexit highly damaging, says former top civil servant (23 hours old)

No bespoke trade deal can be as good as the single market, says Sir Martin DonnellyThere is no trade deal on offer from the European Union that will stop Britain taking a major economic hit after Brexit, the government’s former top trade official has warned.In a direct warning to MPs, Sir Martin Donnelly, the chief civil servant in Liam Fox’s Department for International Trade until earlier this year, states that leaving the single market in favour of negotiating a long-winded, Canada-style trade deal will “damage UK competitiveness and leave us with less investment, lower living standards and[...]

Outrage at ‘lavish’ spending by City of London Corporation (23 hours old)

Labour calls for reform as figures show £4m spent on independent schools and hundreds of thousands on luxury dining and alcoholThe secretive local authority that runs London’s Square Mile has come under fire for “lavish” spending – including subsidising its own members’ club and supporting a trio of private schools – at a time when funding for vital public services has been slashed.The Labour party said the City of London Corporation was now in “desperate need of reform” after figures obtained by the Observer detailed spending on a luxurious dining club and bar, grace-and-favour accommodation [...]

How Wagamama changed the way we eat | Sophie Wilkinson (15 hours old)

It’s 25 years since Wagamama opened its first branch. Sophie Wilkinson reveals how the chain stays freshA waiter scribbles on my placemat, asking: “Have you eaten here before?” Yes, of course, because I’m at Wagamama, the 128-strong chain which has been feeding hungover, shopping-weary and other assorted Britons for 25 years. Continue reading...

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Telecoms

Singtel faces challenges in its shift to digital strategy (1 hour 55 minutes old)

Some analysts are sceptical as company seeks growth amid increasing competition

Altice’s humbled boss faces battle to restore investor confidence (14 hours old)

Patrick Drahi’s cable empire reins in M&A strategy to focus on operations

Interoute sues 14 former Easynet executives over acquisition (1 day old)

Cloud services operator says telecoms company did not disclose problems ahead of deal

Best of Lex: your weekly round-up (2 days old [17/11/17])

Carillion, Experian, US junk bonds, China’s debts, Zimbabwe’s coup, Razer and more

Aircel joins Reliance Communications in debt default (2 days old [17/11/17])

Carriers were considering a merger with both pressured by price war initiated by Jio

Altice faces the music, again (3 days old [16/11/17])

Welcome to Due Diligence, the FT’s daily deals briefing

US high-yield bonds: junkyard dogs (4 days old [15/11/17])

Stock investors better start paying closer attention

Altice to pull back on acquisitions and focus on cutting debt (4 days old [15/11/17])

Telecoms group tries to restore calm after recent collapse in share price

Restructuring costs push TalkTalk to first-half loss (4 days old [15/11/17])

Shares drop more than 10% after telecoms group warns full-year profits will be hit

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Technology

Singtel faces challenges in its shift to digital strategy (1 hour 55 minutes old)

Some analysts are sceptical as company seeks growth amid increasing competition

Monzo plans crowdfunding push to deepen ties with customers (5 hours old)

Fast-growing bank plans to raise headcount and offer more retail banking services

DBS breakdown shows profit potential of banks’ digital services (5 hours old)

Singaporean lender says internet-based clients 42% more profitable than regular ones

Glint app brings gold into the digital age (6 hours old)

New service allows customers to use debit card to pay for goods in bullion

Chinese tech groups duel over violent video games (10 hours old)

Tencent and Netease push boundaries on ‘survival’ genre as they compete for $24bn market

Companies face high cost to meet new EU data protection rules (11 hours old)

Businesses rush to hire staff and invest in software as privacy regulation looms

China’s Transsion dominates African mobile phone market (11 hours old)

Group sells more smartphones in Africa than any other company and is now targeting India

Chipmakers bet on the ‘big bang’ of artificial intelligence (15 hours old)

Broadcom’s $130bn bid for Qualcomm reflects semiconductor companies’ desire to depend less on smartphones and vie for a foothold in AI

Apple delays launch of HomePod smart speaker (2 days old [17/11/17])

Siri-powered audio device will miss holiday gift season

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BBC News - Business

Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021 (12 hours old)

The chancellor says the country must embrace new technologies in order to succeed.

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year (10 hours old)

The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.

Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances (2 days old [17/11/17])

Here is what we already know about changes to your finances ahead of a second Budget of the year.

Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'no unemployed' remark attacked (10 hours old)

The chancellor made the comment as he played down the threat posed to jobs by new technology.

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered (1 day old)

The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS' (2 days old [17/11/17])

Philip Hammond will use the Budget to "attack problems" that lost the Tories votes, a former minister tells Newsnight.

Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire? (2 days old [17/11/17])

Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?

HS2 contractor Carillion's shares hit by profit alert (2 days old [17/11/17])

Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, warns on profits for the third time in a year.

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless cars on public roads (2 days old [17/11/17])

The UK's biggest car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is testing driverless cars on public roads.

Credit card limits 'need control' (2 days old [17/11/17])

More than a million credit card users have had their limits increased without asking.

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UK Equities

United Utilities shares hit three-year low after HSBC downgrade (2 days old [17/11/17])

FTSE 100 down 6.26 points as Severn Trent and Centrica drift lower

Reducing stamp duty complexity would make a Budget surprise (2 days old [17/11/17])

House sales tax is a serious drag on mobility both within UK and across age groups

Global stocks snap losing streak as earnings please (3 days old [16/11/17])

Dollar inches higher after House approves tax proposals

Dignity slides to 2-year low on competition fears (3 days old [16/11/17])

UK stocks edge higher but weighed by slew of ex dividends and looming options expiry

Miner Fresnillo standout gainer on falling market (4 days old [15/11/17])

FTSE dips as stocks such as WPP lose ground

Shire bounces higher as Liberum urges rethink (5 days old [14/11/17])

UK stocks weighed by weakness among mining groups

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Opinion

Ignore the experts when you name your child (15 hours old)

I will never get back the hours I have spent spelling out Pilita — but I don’t care

The London Stock Exchange tests good governance (2 days old [17/11/17])

As Brexit approaches, a key City institution is wobbling

Ingram Pinn’s illustration of the week: Military in Zimbabwe (2 days old [17/11/17])

Support for Robert Mugabe’s government has drained away after years of corruption

Zimbabwe: a ‘slow motion coup’ (2 days old [17/11/17])

The military intervention was designed to ease Robert Mugabe from power but retain Zanu-PF rule. Now the opposition hopes for a more open system

China will fill the space left by America’s retreat (2 days old [17/11/17])

Trump’s tour of Asia may strengthen doubts over US commitments

David Davis must realise Europe will favour itself over economics (2 days old [17/11/17])

The Brexit secretary needs to appreciate the EU’s desire to protect its interests

Taming technology (2 days old [17/11/17])

Flexibility ignites clashes as disrupters like Uber force change for the digital age

So . . . let’s not get het up about the English language evolving (2 days old [17/11/17])

Exposure to sub-Wodehouse style of parliamentary speeches makes me long for change

Jeremy Hutchinson, barrister, 1915-2017 (2 days old [17/11/17])

The silk who took on the British establishment

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