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Boris Johnson's Conservatives raise record UK campaign funds

28 Nov 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives smashed the record for the amount of money raised in the first fortnight of an election campaign on Thursday, while the unions turned on the taps to keep the opposition Labour Party in touch.

UK PM Johnson's party raises 26 times more in donations than Labour

21 Nov 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 26 times more in political donations than the main opposition Labour Party in the first week of the official British election campaign. | Video

Johnson's party raises 26 times more in donations than Labour

21 Nov 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 26 times more in political donations than the main opposition Labour Party in the first week of the official British election campaign. | Video

Britain indicates it is likely to allow Advent's $5 billion Cobham purchase

19 Nov 2019

LONDON The British Government has indicated it is likely to allow Advent's $5 billion (£3.9 million) purchase of defence company Cobham after the U.S. private equity group offered a number of commitments to address national security concerns.

Johnson promises to end 'unbearable' uncertainty around Brexit

14 Nov 2019

COVENTRY, England/LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the "unbearable" uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country. | Video

Financial Times picks first female editor Khalaf as Barber signs off

12 Nov 2019

LONDON Roula Khalaf will become the first woman to edit the Financial Times in its 131-year history after Lionel Barber, Britain's most senior financial journalist, said he would step down.

Rugby World Cup and Love Island boost ITV's third-quarter fortunes

12 Nov 2019

LONDON ITV said the Rugby World Cup and hit dating show Love Island helped boost viewing figures and advertising revenue in the third quarter as the British broadcaster reaps the benefits of measures to turn its fortunes around.

Mothercare's UK operations collapse as High Street woes rage on

05 Nov 2019

Mothercare is set to close all its British stores with the loss of at least 2,500 jobs after its domestic operations buckled under the weight of the pressures plaguing the retail sector.

UK's culture minister Morgan joins exodus from parliament

30 Oct 2019

LONDON Britain's culture minister Nicky Morgan said on Wednesday she would not stand as a candidate in the next election, the latest high-profile lawmaker to cite a toxic political atmosphere as a reason to join the exodus from parliament.

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