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Apple doubles Apple Pay users – and faces huge EU fine

The number of iPhone owners using Apple Pay has doubled over the past 12 months, according to new estimates.

Richard Reed
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Stocks and dollar struggle for direction, says Centtrip analyst

After a tumultuous week, the stock market, Miles Eakers, chief market analyst at Centtrip says is struggling for direction.

Claire Hunte
Pearson returns to profit in 2017

Pearson, the FTSE 100-listed publishing group, reported full-year profits in line with the top end of its own forecasts on Friday, delivering also an upbeat assessment of its prospects in 2018

Neil Dennis
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Snapchat hit by reality star influence and unpopular redesign

Snapchat has had a long week. Its redesign has been unpopular as 1.2 million users vote for a rollback and on Thursday the company had $1.7bn of share value wiped off after reality star, Kylie Jenner of Kardashian fame and uber Snapchat user, tweeted unfavourable views.

Claire Hunte
British Airways operator reports full-year profit growth

International Consolidated Airlines reported a near 19% rise in full-year operating profit on Friday, thanks to lower non-fuel costs, and increased capacity, while its strong cash position prompted the announcement of a share buyback

Neil Dennis
RBS reports first profit in a decade

Royal Bank of Scotland reported on Friday its first full-year bottom-line profit since it was bailed out and taken under the ownership of the British taxpayer

Neil Dennis

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AM update: RBS reveals surprise £752m profit, IAG profits up, celeb tweet shock hits Snap

This morning a £752m profit for RBS.

Adrian Holliday
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Chinese government seizes control of Anbang Insurance

Anbang Insurance, owners of Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and other high-profile real estate properties around the world was taken over by the Chinese government and its former chairman Wu Xiaohui has been charged with economic crimes

Claire Hunte
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US update: Dow and S&P rise, energy gains as oil resurges, dollar retreats

Stock prices finished higher on Thursday after swinging between highs and lows in late-afternoon trading demonstrating what a volatile bull market looks like.

Claire Hunte
PM update: Flybe shares take off, Ford appoints new boss, UK GDP revised down

The Dow hadn’t managed to re-cross the 25,000 line mid-afternoon

Adrian Holliday
Snap CEO Spiegel receives $638m in compensation for IPO year

Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8m (£457.53m) as total compensation during 2017, the year the company went public, according to a security filing on Thursday.

Alison Bloomer
Flybe shares take wing as Stobart Group eyes takeover bid

Shares in Flybe have soared by more than a fifth after the owner of London Southend Airport said it was weighing a potential swoop for the regional airline.

Alison Bloomer
Amazon will not "take over everything" says economist as its shares near $1,500

Retailers do not need to fear Amazon taking “over everything” as there are limits, according to a leading economist

Alison Bloomer
Go-Ahead shares enjoy double-digit surge on rail outlook boost

Shares in Go-Ahead have gathered steam after the group pencilled in a rosier outlook for the rail business following a “one-off” boost linked to the London Midland franchise.

Alison Bloomer
Chesapeake Energy shares jump on results beat

Shares in Chesapeake Energy were up 5% on Thursday in pre-market trading after the US-based oil & gas producer swung into profit.

James Hester

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