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28 minutes ago // BBC

business UK film industry 'needs government support' after Brexit

Extra help is needed if the industry is to survive after Brexit, a senior figure in the sector warns.

33 minutes ago // Reuters

business PPG to make case for Akzo acquisition to Dutch government officials

AMSTERDAM Reuters - The chief executive of U.S. paint maker PPG meets Dutch government officials on Friday to make the case for its proposed 22.7 billion euro $24.5 billion takeover of Dutch peer AkzoNobel .

38 minutes ago // BBC

business Red Nose Day challenge: 'I feel naked without my beard'

Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, agreed to have his beard shaved off for Comic Relief.

38 minutes ago // UPI

business Energy demand metrics indicate strong U.S. economy

Metrics measuring consumer demand for fuels and related products in the United States were indicative of an improving economy, a trade group said.

47 minutes ago // USA Today

business Ford lowers outlook as vehicle sales fall, costs rise

Ford Motor says its first-quarter profit will fall by more than 50%

48 minutes ago // Reuters

business German environmental lobby sues motor authority over VW scandal

HAMBURG/BERLIN Reuters - German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe DUH has filed a suit against German motor authority KBA, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

business Whatever you do, dont say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

Its the most cunning robocall scam Ive encountered and the fact that Ive fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be. The phone rings. You pick it up and say hello. Theres a brief silence and then a womans voice says, Oh, hi there! She offers an embarrassed laugh....

59 minutes ago // ABC

business Eurozone economy keeps accelerating in face of uncertainties

A survey of business managers suggests economic growth in the 19-country eurozone has accelerated to a near six-year high

1 hour ago // BBC

business Co-op Bank sale plan attracts suitors

The beleaguered bank says a number of "credible" parties have expressed interest in buying it.

1 hour ago // BBC

business Deutsche Bank commits to new London office

Germany's biggest bank says the new office "underlines its commitment" to the City of London.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Healthcare vote delay worries stocks, dollar

LONDON Reuters - All eyes in global financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, with failure likely to undermine faith in Donald Trumps promise to deliver a "phenomenal" U.S. tax reform.

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

Closing your social media accounts can help protect your privacy, but it can also mean cutting yourself off from friends, family and opportunity.

1 hour ago // The Province

business World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms

HONG KONG - World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

1 hour ago // ABC

business World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms

World stock markets are mixed after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts about whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda

1 hour ago // The New York Times

business College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.

1 hour ago // BBC

business Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom plans.

1 hour ago // BBC

business Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get automatic refunds under Ofcom plans.

2 hours ago // BBC

business Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

Manufacturing and retail jobs are most at risk from automation by the 2030s, a report says.

2 hours ago // VOA

business Report: State Department to Approve Keystone Pipeline Friday

The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. The State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for the White House to grant a presidential permit to TransCanada to build the $8 billion pipeline, two officials said. Its a sharp reversal from the Obama administration, which rejected the pi

2 hours ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Acacia says Tanzania ore export ban costing $1 mln in daily revenue

March 24 Reuters - Gold miner Acacia Mining said it was incurring an average daily loss of more than $1 million in revenue at its two mines in Tanzania due to a local government directive banning exports of gold and copper concentrate.

2 hours ago // BBC

business Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal

The firm apologises to shareholders its role in a corruption case and for the Galaxy Note 7 recall.

2 hours ago // Reuters

business German engineering group Aumann rise in stock market debut

FRANKFURT, March 24 Reuters - German engineering group Aumann rose 15 percent in its stock market debut on Friday, in the country's first initial public offering this year.

2 hours ago // Reuters

business Exclusive: HSBC to boost China staff by up to 1,000 in 2017, mostly in Pearl River Delta

HONG KONG Reuters - HSBC plans to add as many as 1,000 new employees to its Chinese retail banking and wealth management arm this year, the business's regional head said, most of them in the Pearl River Delta, the heart of the bank's growth strategy in China.

2 hours ago // Reuters

business Saudi bourse to start new settlement period, short-selling on April 23

DUBAI, March 24 Reuters - Saudi Arabia's stock exchange said it would extend the period for settling trades and introduce short-selling on April 23, reforms that may help the market join international equity indexes, attracting billions of dollars of fresh investment.

2 hours ago // The Province

business 'We'll get there': Morneau on more transparency for gender-based analysis

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he recognizes the importance of transparency when it comes to scrutinizing how government spending impacts men and women — as well as other groups of people — in different ways.

2 hours ago // The Province

business Trump administration expected to approve the Keystone XL pipeline today

WASHINGTON - The much debated Keystone XL pipeline project is expected to be approved by the U.S. government today.

2 hours ago // The Province

business House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

WASHINGTON - In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business BRIEF-Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management acquires UK-based investment dealing and custody business from C. Hoare & Co

Canaccord Genuity wealth management acquires UK-based investment dealing and custody business from C. Hoare & Co.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Credit Suisse pays CEO $12 mln for 2016, ups bonus pool

Bank says preparations continuing for Swiss unit IPO Adds CEO and chairman quote on Swiss IPO, detail

3 hours ago // Reuters

business Acacia says Tanzania ore export ban costing over $1 mln in daily revenue

March 24 Reuters - Gold miner Acacia Mining said it was incurring an average daily loss of more than $1 million in revenue at its two mines in Tanzania due to a local government directive banning exports of gold and copper concentrate from the country.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 24

March 24 Reuters - Britain's FTSE 100 futures were flat ahead of the cash market open on Friday.

3 hours ago // The New York Times

business China to Plant Green Necklace of Trees Around Beijing to Fight Smog

Chinese officials want to plant more trees in Hebei Province, which surrounds Beijing, to clear the air in a region filled with factories.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business German stocks - Factors to watch on March 24

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, March 24 Reuters - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.1 percent higher on Friday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0715 GMT.

3 hours ago // USA Today

business Apple: Latest WikiLeaks CIA hacks to iPhones fixed long ago

It says the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in 2009.

3 hours ago // Reuters

business METALS-London copper faces weekly drop as supply concerns ease

MELBOURNE, March 24 Reuters - London copper was on Friday set to drop 2 percent for the week, with striking union members agreeing to return to work at the world's top copper mine, in Chile.

3 hours ago // The Province

business Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

WASHINGTON — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.