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Evening Star News

Ipswich hailed ‘tourist hotspot’ as May bank holiday visitor bookings up by 49% (1 hour 5 minutes old)

Ipswich is set to be one of the most visited town’s in the UK this long bank holiday weekend.

Crime writer to make appearance at Woodbridge bookshop (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Crime writer Sharon Bolton will be visiting a Suffolk bookshop to talk about her new book this week.

Ministers consider merger of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney – decision expected soon (1 hour 22 minutes old)

Further consultation will take place before Government reaches a final decision on whether to allow two Suffolk councils to merge to create a “super district” along the east coast.

Woman suffers head injury after being struck by level crossing barrier in Woodbridge (1 hour 23 minutes old)

A woman in her 70s has been taken to hospital with a head injury after being struck by a level crossing barrier in Woodbridge.

Search for pocket-sized pup Stanley – teacup chihuahua stolen from a park in Woodbridge (1 hour 25 minutes old)

A family has appealed for the return of a chihuahua puppy, stolen from a park in Woodbridge after getting loose from a garden.

Part of Goring Road in Ipswich closed after car crashes into house (1 hour 52 minutes old)

A car has collided with the wall of a house near Ipswich Hospital.

Wicker castle to be star turn at Eyke Elephant and Castle Inn fun day (2 hours old)

Seven weeks’ work and 50 kilos of wicker have been put to good use to create a new feature for a pub garden.

Kirton man James Heathcote appears in court charged with rape in Felixstowe (3 hours old)

A man from Kirton has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in Felixstowe more than 10 years ago.

One lane of A14 westbound closed near Stowmarket due to gravel on road (3 hours old)

There are traffic delays on the A14 because a lorry has dropped a “shed load of stones” in the road.

Felixstowe rescue service needs extra volunteer fundraisers (3 hours old)

A coastal rescue group is appealing for volunteers to join its fundraising team.

UK Homepage

Euro and French stocks surge on bets Macron will win (2 hours old)

Centrist’s likely success in head-to-head for French presidency eases investor nerves

Macron, Le Pen and the limits of nationalism (2 hours old)

The original core of the EU is hardening an internationalist stance

France faces national fight over global order (16 hours old)

Macron and Le Pen offer a clear choice between supporting or disrupting the status quo

Macron buoys markets but Assembly vote also crucial (4 hours old)

Investors see centrist’s ability to implement policy as next risk factor

Jimmy Choo put up for sale by JAB Holdings (5 hours old)

German owner of shoemaker switching focus from luxury goods to coffee

UK in last-ditch plea to delay air pollution plan (2 hours old)

Court bid to extend strategy deadline due to policy purdah surrounding snap election

Tories hire Jim Messina for UK general election (3 hours old)

Data expert ran Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign

PPG raises stakes in battle for Akzo with third bid (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Pressure on Dutch group’s chief to engage as Elliott demands talks

Silicon Valley superstars risk a backlash (22 hours old)

Tech groups escape voters’ ire perhaps because their job-disrupting sway is so subtle

Adaptive Markets, by Andrew Lo (11 hours old)

A remarkable new paradigm puts human instinct at the heart of market behaviour

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Economy | The Guardian

France's stock market hits nine-year high in election relief rally - business live (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Shares surge across Europe as investors welcome the prospect of Emmanuel Macron becoming France’s next presidentLatest: French stock market jumps to nine-year highInvestec: Why Macron is likely to be next presidentABN Amro: Macron could struggle to get reforms throughEuro spikes to $1.09 after French electionFrench bonds are rallying tooLive reaction: France wakes up to new political landscapeFrench election: Macron to face Le Pen after first round 2.48pm BST Another sign of the relief among investors following Macron’s first round victory, with the volatility index falling sharply:The VIX plu[...]

Inflation puts the brakes on Britain's economic activity (9 hours old)

Official GDP estimate – due on Friday – will reflect how weaker pound has pushed up the cost of imported goodsBritain’s economy cooled considerably in the first three months of the year as higher inflation put a squeeze on disposable incomes, official figures are expected to show this week.The economy shrugged off the shock of the Brexit vote last June and has been surprisingly resilient, with growth rates of 0.5% in the third quarter of 2016 and 0.7% in the final quarter. Continue reading...

Tory energy bill cap dents company share prices (6 hours old)

British Gas owner Centrica and SSE shares fall after Conservatives unveil general election pledge to rein in standard variable tariffsShare prices for two of Britain’s biggest energy companies have fallen in the wake of the Conservative party’s pledge to cap energy bills.Shares in British Gas owner Centrica, the UK’s largest energy supplier, fell 4.2%, while SSE shares fell 3.2%. The pair’s share prices had dipped by similar amounts after Ed Miliband promised an energy price freeze in 2013. Continue reading...

Now on sale: Jimmy Choo (the whole company) (7 hours old)

Shoemaker with market value of more than £700m says surprise decision to sell up followed board review of strategic options The luxury shoe and bag retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale in a move that took the market by surprise.The retailer said it had “decided to conduct a review of the various strategic options open to the company to maximise value for its shareholders” and that it was seeking offers for the business. Continue reading...

Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it (6 hours old)

Uber added fingerprinting code in effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, leading to CEO Travis Kalanick’s reported dressing down in Apple’s Cupertino headquartersUber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive Travis Kalanick being hauled in to Cupertino for a personal dressing down from Tim Cook, it has been revealed.Apple prevents developers from identifying specific iPhones for privacy reasons, arguing that a phone that is completely wiped and resold should have no links to its previous owner; to that end, in 2012, the comp[...]

Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655 (9 hours old)

Amounts demanded by sellers are up by 2.2% year-on-year across England and Wales, according to Rightmove The housing market continues to defy fears of a post-referendum slump after sellers’ asking prices hit a new record high of more than £313,000 on average in April.Across England and Wales, the average price tag on a property being put on the market increased by £3,547 – or 1.1% month-on-month – to reach £313,655. Continue reading...

Bill sets out plan to tackle 'extortionate' UK overdraft fees (22 hours old)

Legislation proposed by MP Rachel Reeves would make banks subject to similar rules as payday lendersBank customers ripped off by “extortionate” overdraft fees will get support next week from a parliamentary bill that promises to protect the most financially vulnerable from escalating charges.Rachel Reeves, a Labour MP who sits on the Treasury select committee, will outline plans on Tuesday for regulators at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap the maximum amount that banks can charge customers for unauthorised overdrafts, similar to the limit imposed on charges on payday loans of £24 a[...]

Sir Philip Green could still lose knighthood, says MP (23 hours old)

A year after BHS collapse, Labour’s Frank Field says retail tycoon’s settlement with Pensions Regulator is ‘inadequate’Sir Philip Green has been warned that he could still be stripped of his knighthood and faces further questions from MPs, one year after the collapse of BHS.The veteran Labour MP Frank Field said Green had not done enough to keep his title amid lingering concerns over the £363m settlement struck between the retail tycoon and the Pensions Regulator. Continue reading...

HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project (2 days old [22/04/17])

The new line’s progress is anything but speedy and, in light of controversy and recent political events, it could grind to a halt‘Passengers awaiting the 2026 fast train to Birmingham: your service is on its way. Honest.” If this announcement has left the public sceptical after seven years of relaunches and debate, there are signs that HS2 is starting to carve its first marks on the landscape. Is anything now stopping the £55.7bn high-speed rail scheme from becoming physical reality?Royal assent in February gave HS2 Ltd the full legal, financial and planning powers to build the first half of a[...]

BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets (2 days old [22/04/17])

The retail sector is still reeling a year after the collapse of the chain, with rising numbers of staff on zero-hours contracts and other big hitters shutting shop as the internet squeezes their share of profitsWhen BHS crashed into administration, taking 11,000 jobs along with it a year ago, one employee described the feeling as a “terrible gut-punch”.A year on, the high street is still reeling from the body blow. More than two-thirds of the retailer’s 164 stores are still lying empty and its pensioners have been left worse off, even after former owner Sir Philip Green agreed to pump up to £3[...]

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Telecoms

Verizon bleeds customers despite new data plan (4 days old [20/04/17])

First-quarter profits at largest US mobile carrier tumble by a fifth to $3.45bn

SoftBank seeks change of tack after Snapdeal woes (4 days old [20/04/17])

Knockdown sale a reflection of Japanese group’s soured investment in India online marketplace

US telecoms M&A: swear capacity (4 days old [19/04/17])

T-Mobile has suddenly become kingmaker

Vivendi threatens legal action after Italy ruling (5 days old [19/04/17])

Vincent Bolloré’s growing influence at Telecom Italia and Mediaset halted by regulator

Google settles Russian Android antitrust dispute (6 days old [17/04/17])

Agreement allows rivals’ apps to be pre-installed on Android phones’ home screens

Price war expected to hit Verizon and AT&T profits (7 days old [17/04/17])

Groups will ‘take a hit’ this quarter as they hunt for market share, analysts say

India’s phonemakers cry foul on Chinese rivals (7 days old [17/04/17])

Homegrown companies call for ‘antidumping’ duties as market share leaps towards 50%

WH Smith masters the art of managing decline (11 days old [12/04/17])

The retailer’s travel division will soon dwarf its legacy stores

BlackBerry boosted by $815m Qualcomm refund (11 days old [12/04/17])

Former phonemaker had overpaid for patents as its handset sales collapsed

Broadband providers told to improve customer service (11 days old [12/04/17])

Regulator reveals some companies deliberately made their service worse in 2016

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Technology

Panasonic ups PanaHome offer after activist anger (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Bid to own all of housebuilder seen as test of Japan’s corporate governance reforms

Software companies plot global domination (10 hours old)

Lack of funding has often impeded international growth

Swedish tech know-how aids Stockholm’s start-ups (10 hours old)

Despite success, business leaders fret that the city could lose its edge

Renault and Nissan push ahead in smart race (11 hours old)

Alliance’s head of connected vehicle strategy discusses pricing and other challenges

Silicon Valley superstars risk a backlash (22 hours old)

Tech groups escape voters’ ire perhaps because their job-disrupting sway is so subtle

3D printing gains traction in industrial tool kits (1 day old)

Despite barriers to widespread use, F1 shows how technology is gaining position

Companies to showcase tech advances at Hanover fair (1 day old)

Second wave of digitalisation is creating cost savings and enhancing productivity

Waymo claims Uber copied self-driving car component (2 days old [22/04/17])

Former allies head for Silicon Valley showdown over intellectual property

Theranos accused of setting up secret company (2 days old [21/04/17])

Off-the-shelf machines were used to run most of its blood tests, lawsuit claims

Week in Review, April 22 (2 days old [21/04/17])

Arconic chief’s fate sealed; Facebook, SoftBank, Fox News and Weetabix in the news

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BBC News - Business

General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' (2 hours old)

Tory plans for a cap on household energy bills will "stop competition", warns one provider.

French elections: Euro and shares jump after vote (1 hour 13 minutes old)

Stocks rise across Europe and the euro hits a five-month high after the first round of the French election.

Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer (3 hours old)

The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m ($900m), is seeking offers from potential bidders.

Offer for Dulux owner AkzoNobel raised again (3 hours old)

PPG raises its offer for the Dutch owner of the famous paint brand for a second time.

Five-a-side firms Goals and Powerleague in merger talks (5 hours old)

Goals Soccer Centres says a merger is among "strategic opportunities" being assessed by its board.

LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation (4 hours old)

Eric Olsen resigns in the wake of revelations about payments in Syria, but denies any wrongdoing.

Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter (1 day old)

The number of profit warnings posted by listed companies reaches 75 in the first quarter of 2017.

Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 (6 hours old)

The project will include a journey between London and Oxford in 2019.

FTSE 100 jumps following French vote (4 hours old)

Shares across Europe see sharp gains following the first round of France's presidential election.

IMF meeting drops anti-protectionism pledge (1 day old)

But the global body believes protectionist policies could choke off improving global growth.

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UK Equities Market Data - FT.com

UK dividends to feel end of currency ‘sugar rush’ (16 hours old)

Bumper returns set to dwindle and payouts likely to lag behind profit rises

TalkTalk climbs on talk of price controls backfiring (2 days old [21/04/17])

Mixed wider market leaves the FTSE 100 little changed

Ladbrokes less a dotcom bargain, more a value trap (3 days old [21/04/17])

Why sterling does not tell the whole story behind FTSE 100’s patchy year

FTSE snaps losing streak as sterling-driven selling ebbs (3 days old [20/04/17])

Burberry and Unilever in demand as blue-chip index ends four-day losses

The unique advantage of equity investment (4 days old [20/04/17])

Compounding effect is attractive — if a company has a source of growth

Stronger pound is not the only test for UK blue-chips (4 days old [20/04/17])

Even before the latest Brexit twist, there were signs FTSE investors were uneasy

Royal Dutch Shell hits 4-month low (4 days old [19/04/17])

FTSE closes at a session low, even as the pound drifts back from a 6-month high

FTSE 100 negative for 2017 on hit from strong pound (4 days old [19/04/17])

Currency climbs to highest level in six months after general election call from May

Ladbrokes pulls ahead of flagging FTSE (5 days old [18/04/17])

UK benchmark sinks 2.5% in sharpest dive since EU vote

Mid-caps in focus as May calls snap UK election (5 days old [18/04/17])

FTSE 250 has fallen in 3 of the past 5 general election campaigns

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Opinion

The irresistible rise of Macron (1 hour 29 minutes old)

He took a huge risk in running as an independent and has been handsomely rewarded

Iran’s supreme leader moulds his successor (3 hours old)

Raisi, if he defeats Rouhani, is Khamenei’s pick to safeguard the Republic of Virtue

Venezuela’s broken system cannot fix itself (21 hours old)

Protests highlight weaknesses that keep Maduro in power

Loosen the straitjacket of a compulsory audit (1 day old)

Rigorous internal controls are the best defence against malfeasance

Memo to May: the manifesto must strike a bold note (2 days old [21/04/17])

The Conservatives have no need to bribe British voters

Labour’s new dawn fades, but populism is no answer (2 days old [21/04/17])

After the financial crisis, we failed to grasp the scale of voters’ disenchantment

If he wins, Emmanuel Macron has to be bold (3 days old [21/04/17])

Technocratic tinkering will do nothing to cool France’s anger

France’s republican monarchy loses its mystique (3 days old [21/04/17])

The presidency designed by de Gaulle struggles to produce decisive leadership

Judgment frees Nawaz Sharif to prepare for elections (3 days old [21/04/17])

Public anger at corruption is just one of the issues Pakistan’s PM has to face

In defence of reason: why scientists are marching (3 days old [21/04/17])

Sometimes it is right for researchers to go public

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