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Hot Off The Wires - 7 October 2019


  • Bloomberg News reported that Chinese officials have narrowed the scope of issues they will discuss at the trade talks, lessening the chances for a broad agreement.

  • Thomas Cook bosses were warned ahead of its collapse that creditor claims could top £10bn, as a complex network of off-balance-sheet guarantees unwound.

  • Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman has labelled the £22bn takeover of data business Refinitiv that would make the private equity titan the biggest shareholder in the London Stock Exchange a “big bet” on Britain

  • Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct is believed to be preparing to shut down almost every House of Fraser store at the end of the crucial Christmas trading period.



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