Sri Lanka travel: what should you do?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The advice from the Foreign Office comes after the Easter Sunday bombings in which more than 350 people died. “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka,” it said in its advice. “Attacks could […]

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Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Microsoft boss Satya Nadella Microsoft has seen its stock market value top $1 trillion (£774bn) after reporting better-than-expected sales and profits. The US software giant passed the mark briefly on Thursday, before its share price fell back. It makes it one of only three public firms to have hit the […]

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RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoss McEwan says not enough time was spent on customers The chief executive of RBS, Ross McEwan, has resigned after five and a half years in the post. Mr McEwan, aged 61, said that he had “delivered the strategy” that he set out when taking over in […]

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Sainsbury’s-Asda merger blocked by regulator

Image copyright Alamy The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the UK’s competition watchdog over fears it would raise prices for consumers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also said it would raise prices at the supermarkets’ petrol stations and lead to longer checkout queues. Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe said the […]

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Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise

Image copyright TEDImage caption Twitter founder Jack Dorsey answered questions at TED on problems with his platform at last week’s Vancouver conference Shares in Twitter have surged more than 17% after the firm reported rising numbers of users and higher revenues, days after its chief executive promised to improve how it tackles online abuse. The […]

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