December 28, 2017 / 1:25 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Dec 28

Dec 28 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Rogue landlords face 30,000 stg fines in fresh crackdown

Government urged to act over automation inequality

Ascential buys Clavis to help extend reach into data analytics


The UK government is to press ahead with new measures intended to crack down on rogue landlords, including banning people with certain criminal convictions from renting out property, as it tries to win over younger voters in rented accommodation.

The government should oversee a “managed acceleration” of automation to boost economic productivity and ensure robotics and artificial intelligence do not exacerbate wealth inequalities, the Institute for Public Policy Research said in a new report published on Thursday.

Festival and exhibition group Ascential Plc agreed to buy ecommerce analytics provider Clavis Insight on Wednesday in a deal valued at at least $119 million. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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